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.
Overview of 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.
Not only do you get job announcements, but also, you’ll learn about the job including employer information and accolades.
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 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.
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 shouldn’t pay for a job, 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.
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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