Is FlexJobs Worth It? Check out WAHS’s Review

FlexJobs: A Review of the FlexJob Work-At-Home Job Database

Sara Sutton Fell the CEO of FlexJobs.com allowed me a sneak peak inside her database of work-at-home jobs and flex-work related services. I’m always on the lookout for great work-at-home job related resources, so I was particularly interested in seeing what FlexJobs had to offer. What I found is that it offers quite a bit. Not only can you search for work-at-home or other flexible work options, but the site allows you to personalize your services, so that you get updates on new jobs that fit your interests and the ability to have multiple resume profiles.  From within the FlexJob dashboard you can save or apply to a job and even send it to a friend.

FlexJobs Jobs

FlexJobs.com offers screened jobs in 55 categories including accounting, call center/customer service, education, marketing, research, and transcription. It also offers various search options including by job type, company name, and location. Plus there are checklists, articles, and other tools to help you improve your resume and job search.

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Not only do you get job announcements, but also you’ll learn about the job including employer information and accolades.

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FlexJobs Personalized Service

As a subscriber, you get your own dashboard from which you can find out what new jobs fit your search criteria, messages related to your applications, job hunting tips and much more.

FlexJobs Dashboard

FlexJobs Features

FlexJobs offers much more than just screened work-at-home and flexible job leads. You get tips and resources, information about the companies, skills testing to make your resume stand out, special offers and much more.

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Why FlexJobs is Worth It to the Serious Work-At-Home Job Hunter

Like most telecommuting job databases, FlexJobs is not free, but is well worth the price ($49.95/year, $29.95/3 mos or $14.96/mo) for the SERIOUS job hunter. And by serious I mean someone who is committed to finding a work-at-home job AND understands that home-based jobs are like traditional jobs that require specialized skills and experience. Someone who is still hoping to sign up to type at home is not suited to FlexJobs (or working at home for that matter).

For people wondering about the rule that you should not pay for a job, let me remind you that the rule is actually that you shouldn’t pay to be hired. It’s okay to pay for services that can help you get a job such as resume writing help or a good telecommuting database. In the traditional work world, it’s not uncommon to pay for resume help or other services to get a job. The same is true in the work-at-home world. What you don’t want to do is to pay someone to HIRE you. FlexJobs.com is simply a service that can speed up the process of finding legitimate work-from-home jobs. It’s still up to you to convince the employer you’re the right one for the job.

There are not many telecommuting databases that I recommend (only 2), but FlexJobs.com offers not just a database full of flexible jobs, but also tools and resources to help you be successful in your work-at-home job search. For anyone who is clear on their skills and experience, and is dedicated to finding a work-at-home job, FlexJobs.com can be a worthwhile resource.

 

 FlexJobs Review

About LTruex
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.








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13 Responses to Is FlexJobs Worth It? Check out WAHS’s Review

  1. Jon says:

    I don’t know… I’m still a fan of people becoming Personal Franchises for companies – where you’re an entrapreneur more than a glorified employee…
    Jon´s last blog post ..Mandura Opportunity – Part 2

  2. LTruex says:

    Thanks Jon. There are certainly many benefits to owning your own business over having a job. But some people don’t have the desire to own a business, so having the option to work from home in a job is great for them.

  3. I just discovered FlexJobs yesterday, and I’m very excited about the possibilities! The $50/year rate is a much better value than the $15/month rate, and they’re offering a JOB30 discount coupon to get 30% off. That brings the cost of the first year down to only $35! Considering all the time you save by looking at pre-screened, legitimate work-at-home jobs, it’s a great bargain. I think I may sign up today.

    I’d like to add that FlexJobs is a great resource for entrepreneurs like me. I am a freelance consultant with my own business, and FlexJobs could make it easier for me to find contract jobs in my fields of expertise.

    You don’t have to choose between owning your own business and working at home. You can do both at the same time!

    Best wishes,

    Fred Chapman
    Consultant/Scientist
    F.W. Chapman Solutions

  4. LTruex says:

    Hi Fred, I agree, the yearly cost is a great deal and Flexjobs offers lots of great services beyond listing available jobs. Thank you for posting.

  5. Elena says:

    Why pay for FlexJobs? Lots of work-at-home sites belong to it, rip off their listings and post them on their own websites for free? Really dumb to pay for it; Flexjobs should be doing much better policing of these sites.

  6. LTruex says:

    Hi Elena, I can see what you’re saying…why pay for something if you can get it for free? However, many people struggle with finding the legit jobs on free sites or they want the convenience of having someone else weed through the scams, schemes and non-work-at-home jobs that sometimes show up when you search for work-at-home jobs on free sites. For those are serious work-at-home job hunters that know what they’re looking for, the paid sites can save a lot of time. Plus FlexJobs offers many other great tools and resources. And not all it’s jobs can be found elsewhere. For someone like you, who clearly understands how and where to find work-at-home jobs, then Flexjobs and other telecommuting databases are probably a waste of money. I don’t use them either except when I’m checking them out for possible inclusion as a resource at Work-At-Home Success. But I do believe there are some people for which these sites offer legitimate help. Thank you for commenting!

  7. Hi Leslie,

    I just signed up for FlexJobs last night. It cost me under $35 for a whole year’s access, which is less than $3/month. I’m very busy, and it’s certainly worth it to me to pay someone else $0.10/day to weed out the junk! FlexJobs presents me with the best jobs and organizes them nicely on one easy-to-use website. Visiting multiple sites would certainly take up more than $0.10/day of my valuable time!

    There’s another great bonus I didn’t discover until after I signed up: FlexJobs lets you take a wide variety of ExpertRating skill tests as many times as you want at no extra charge! It’s included in the cost of your subscription. These tests usually cost at least $10/attempt on the ExpertRating.com website. I took four tests for free last night, which means I’ve already saved $5 on test fees. 🙂

    My test scores and percentile rankings can now be viewed by prospective employers. You can earn badges of distinction for placing in the top 20% or top 10%, too. This is valuable because it helps you stand out among the competition and increases your chances of getting the job you want.

    If you do badly on a test (scoring under 60%), the results won’t be visible to employers, so there’s no harm in trying. You can retake any test after waiting a day. FlexJobs posts your best score, so there’s no harm in retaking a test if you think you can do better.

    FlexJobs just keeps getting better and better!

    Best wishes,

    Fred

  8. P.S. What I meant is that I took $40 worth of ExpertRating skill tests for free and paid $35 for my FlexJobs subscription, so I’m ahead $5. 🙂 I plan on taking lots more tests, too, so the savings just keep adding up!

  9. LTruex says:

    Hi Fred, Thanks for sharing that. It adds a lot of value to hear the experiences of someone using the service. I’m glad your taking advantage of all the FlexJobs has to offer. Good luck on the job search.

  10. Mike says:

    Hello,

    Thank you for this article, you made me discover the flexjobs.com site. I have a friend who was looking for work from home, I will now be able to learn.

    Thanks again.

  11. LTruex says:

    Glad the article helped you find a new resource. Thank you for commenting.

  12. Rebecca says:

    Hi,

    Since it was looking for transcriptionist jobs that brought me to FlexJobs, I’m a little confused about the remark regarding typing at home. There are an awful lot of transcription companies out there who are relying on accurate typists working out of their homes. And though we are using computers now, instead of typewriters, it’s probably still the same type of people performing this work…the type who were pioneers in the work at home industry and are still quite perfectly suited to working at home.

  13. LTruex says:

    Hi Rebecca, I’m not sure what remark you’re talking about, but often I warn people away from jobs that are listed as “typing”, because that’s what many scammers use. However, transcription is a viable job, although you should still use caution when searching for transcription work. A telecommuting database, such as Flexjobs, helps weed out the scams, so you’re safer when searching jobs there. Thank you for visiting Work-At-Home Success!

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