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Remote job search tips and career advice from FlexJobs.FlexJobs is a job board highlighting only the best remote, hybrid, and flexible schedule jobs ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time, and local to global. Our team of trained researchers hand-screens every job listing to ensure legitimacy.In 2007, FlexJobs founder and CEO - Sara Sutton - was looking for something better after losing her full-time job. She was already seven months pregnant with her first child and n ...
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In this previously recorded webinar turned podcast episode, FlexJobs Career Expert, Keith Spencer, will teach you how to use artificial intelligence (chatgpt, gemini, etc.) to make the most of your job search. His tips will help you use AI in a way that can help you improve your job search so that you see results when applying for jobs. FlexJobs is…
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Even if you missed the live webinar, you can still learn how to ace your job search with this previously recorded webinar turned podcast episode from FlexJobs. In this episode, you'll learn everything you need to know about the job search process, from updating your resume and cover letter to researching companies to nailing the job interview and s…
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In step 17, we explore the strategic ways to leverage your personal network during your job search. Alerting your network about your job search can lead to valuable advice, insights about potential opportunities, and connections within targeted companies. We discuss how to approach notifying your network depending on your current employment situati…
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Step 18 of the job search challenge focuses on identifying your top 3-5 dream companies. We explore the reasons why researching and targeting specific companies is crucial, including finding a good fit for your lifestyle, personality, career goals, and personal values. The "Reverse Job Search" approach involves starting with companies you already k…
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Step 19 of the job search challenge focuses on contacting 2-4 people at the companies you are targeting. By researching company websites and using LinkedIn's search features, you can identify the right people to connect with based on location, school, job title, and more. Personalizing your connection request is essential, highlighting any mutual c…
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Step 20 of the job search challenge introduces the concept of informational interviews, a powerful tool to gain valuable insights into your target role or industry. Informational interviews involve connecting with professionals in your desired field and engaging in conversations to draw from their experience and expertise. While the ultimate goal i…
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In this final step, the video encourages job seekers to take a moment to evaluate their accomplishments over the past three weeks. It suggests asking critical questions to identify what's working, what needs adjustment, and where to dedicate more time. The emphasis is on continuously tweaking and tailoring the job search action plan to stay on the …
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In Step 14 of the "Mastering Your Job Search" series, we dive into the importance of following up on your job applications and provide strategies to conduct effective follow-ups. Submitting your resume and cover letter is just the first step in the application process. Often, job seekers eagerly await a response, hoping for an interview invitation …
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In this step of our 21-step job search challenge, learn valuable tips on how to tailor your resume for recruiters, make your cover letter personal, and include essential links in your application. Discover the power of leveraging the recruiter network to enhance your job search and increase your chances of getting noticed by potential employers. We…
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In Step 16, you'll learn how to harness the power of LinkedIn Groups to expand your professional network and open doors to exciting career opportunities. In this step of our job search challenge, discover the potential of LinkedIn's hidden networking tool and how it can significantly impact your career growth. Gain valuable insights on joining rele…
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In Step 13 of the "Mastering Your Job Search" series, we delve into the importance of developing a strong personal brand and crafting a persuasive elevator pitch. These two essential components play a significant role in effectively marketing yourself to potential employers and making a memorable impression. Important Links: • How to Create a Perso…
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Writing a good, tailored cover letter is an essential part of your job application. Applications that include a cover letter that is carefully tailored to the job are reported to generate over 50% more interviews than job applications submitted without a cover letter. 83% of hiring managers report that a great cover letter was actually enough to gr…
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In step 5, we're covering the steps to help you make your online presence job search ready. We'll share tips and tricks to update your LinkedIn profile and other social media accounts. Important Links: • Using Social Media for Your Job Search: Tips and Tricks: https://bit.ly/47bie8y • How to Protect Your Personal Brand on Social Media: https://bit.…
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In Step 6 of the "Mastering Your Job Search" series, we emphasize the crucial importance of having someone review your application materials before submitting them for different roles. After investing significant time in preparing your application, it's easy to overlook errors that could potentially eliminate you from the candidate pool. Typos, poo…
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In Step 7 of the "Mastering Your Job Search" series, we dive into the crucial process of applying for 1-3 jobs while tailoring each application. Applying for jobs can be nerve-wracking, so it's essential to give yourself ample time to be careful and thoughtful with your applications. Always save a copy of the job description to refer to later, as s…
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In Step 8 of the "Mastering Your Job Search" series, we tackle one of the most common and open-ended interview questions: "Tell me about yourself." This seemingly simple question can be intimidating, but with our expert tips, you can confidently craft a compelling and succinct response that sets the right tone for the rest of the interview. Learn h…
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In Step 9 of the "Mastering Your Job Search" series, we delve into the crucial aspect of interview preparation by focusing on practicing responses to the most common interview questions. These top 5 questions include: What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why do you want to work here? Why are you looking for a new job? Tell me about a time you ma…
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In Step 10 of the "Mastering Your Job Search" series, we focus on the unique aspects of video interviews and how to prepare your setup and space for this type of interview. Unlike traditional in-person interviews, video interviews require a thoughtful approach to create a professional and distraction-free environment. Important Links: • Video Inter…
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In Step 11 of the "Mastering Your Job Search" series, we delve into the critical process of researching salaries for your target roles. Understanding salary information is not only vital for making informed decisions about job opportunities but also plays a significant role in preparing for successful negotiations. Important Links: • How Much to As…
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In Step 12 of the "Mastering Your Job Search" series, we tackle the crucial topic of negotiating a job offer and discussing salary. This step aims to equip you with valuable tips and insights to navigate the often stressful and complex process of negotiating your compensation. Important Links: • How to Negotiate Salary for a Flexible Job: https://b…
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Now that you have taken the time to figure out what you want to do with your career and have reflected on your top skills and accomplishments, it’s time to update your resume! Here are some helpful links mentioned in the video above: How to Update Your Resume and Stand Out: 7 Simple Resume Updates for Your Remote Job Resume: https://bit.ly/3rSzZJG …
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This podcast series was originally shared on the FlexJobs YouTube channel, but we wanted to share with our podcast listeners. These 21 episodes feature Toni Frana & Keith Spencer, the FlexJobs Career Expert Team, as they provide job seekers with a ‘challenge’ a day to help you stay focused on the tasks you should complete in order to have a success…
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The second step of the 21 Steps to Mastering Your Job Search is going to focus on identifying your top skills and proudest accomplishments, so you understand your value and can emphasize it more effectively! Important Links Mentioned in Step 2: • How to Figure Out What Your Career Accomplishments Are: https://bit.ly/3OMoyMN • Great Computer Skills …
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Are you getting ready for a job interview and wondering what kind of questions recruiters might ask? Look no further! In this podcast episode, FlexJobs career experts, Toni and Keith, break down the top 20 most common job interview questions asked in 2023 and explain why recruiters ask them. They also provide sample answers to help you better under…
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Ideally, people can balance their career and their personal life in a way that works best for their needs, and having a more flexible job typically helps with this. Are you interested in remote jobs and flexible work options, like being able to work from home, have a flexible schedule, find a professional-level part-time job, or work on freelance/c…
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Work-from-home chat jobs are appealing for many reasons, such as providing customer service support from the comfort of your own home. It should be noted, though, that chat support jobs often include responsibilities beyond simple chat functions. For example, you might be required to be available for phone or email support if a customer wants to es…
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In this episode of the FlexJobs podcast, we're sharing a webinar recording on remote management. A FlexJobs Career Coach shares what makes a great manager in a remote workplace and how to be the best leader when your team is remote. FlexJobs is a subscription service for job seekers that features flexible and remote jobs. With an A+ rating from the…
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A digital nomad lives a nomadic lifestyle, moving from location to location and staying connected digitally. Digital nomads use technology and communication tools to complete work remotely in order to travel the country or the world. Some working nomads stay in one location for a while, putting down some roots for a few weeks or few months before m…
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For many, one of the benefits of remote work is the ability to work from home, wherever that might be. However, what most people don’t realize is that the vast majority of remote jobs often require a person to be based in a specific location. Here at FlexJobs, we’re often asked why remote jobs have location requirements because people tend to think…
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As a job seeker, you know that interviews are a critical part of the process. All the advice tells you that you simply need to prepare and practice, and then you can walk into that meeting feeling confident that you’re the best candidate for the job. Read this blog post on the FlexJobs blog. But feeling confident in an interview can be more challen…
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As parents know, juggling life’s responsibilities on a daily basis often makes them highly skilled at multitasking–especially during the pandemic. The desire to have a career while being available for children can parlay into seeking an online job that melds a working parent’s schedule with the financial needs of their family. Looking for work-at-h…
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FlexJobs Career Coach, Rachel, joins Kelly in this episode of The FlexJobs Podcast to talk about why she loves giving FlexJobs members career tips and working at FlexJobs. Rachel shares tips to help job seekers looking to change careers and explains why it's so important to customize your resume for every job you apply for. Meet the Career Coaching…
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We're talking all about the Research Team in this episode of The FlexJobs Podcast. Kelly is joined by Kelly Kirby, Senior Director of Job Research to learn more about how her team researches and hand-screens all of the jobs and companies in the FlexJobs database. Meet the entire Research Team here: https://www.flexjobs.com/research-team FlexJobs ha…
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Isn't it better to have real people to support you during your job search? We think so! In our very first team interview, we're speaking to Jess, the Senior Director of Employer and Client Services at FlexJobs. In this episode, you'll learn more about what the Client Services Team at FlexJobs does to help job seekers and members every day. Want to …
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The email subject line for a job inquiry is a prime piece of real estate. It’s often what will either drive a hiring manager to open an email and review your resume, or ignore it. As a job seeker, you need to do everything possible to make your email stand apart. So, think about what you want to convey to a hiring professional, and write your way t…
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If you are a relative newcomer to the world of remote work, you might be wondering what types of work-from-home interview questions to expect. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered on some common interview questions for remote jobs and ways to answer them. We're covering 13 questions including: 1. Do you have previous experience working from home? 2. …
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There can be a plethora of reasons for having no work experience. Maybe you just graduated. Perhaps you never entered the workforce because you got married and had children, and worked as a stay-at-home parent. Maybe you spent years taking care of a loved one at home. Whatever the case, there are remote jobs out there that don’t require a ton of ex…
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f you’re searching for a job that allows you to work from home, you might be surprised at the variety of terms used to describe this type of job. Telecommuting, virtual job, remote job, home-based job – these terms are usually used as synonyms for one another. They all define a job that is not done from inside a traditional office. In this episode …
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Sometimes when you’re in the midst of a job search and you’ve been giving it your all, despite your best efforts, you just can’t find a job. It can be disheartening not to see results from all your hard work, but don’t despair. By following a few simple tips when you can’t find a job, you can turn your job search into a success! Read more on this t…
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There’s nothing like reading a job listing and feeling that this could be the perfect job for you. So you apply to the position—and then it’s crickets. Unfortunately, this can (and does) happen a whole lot when you’re job searching. The hiring process can drag on for weeks (and sometimes months). If you really want to know if you’re in the running …
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As we’ve long known, remote work has a host of advantages for workers. We’re listing out the best of the best benefits of working from home—some you may already be aware of, and some that may open your eyes even more to remote work’s impact on employers, employees, the economy, and the planet. In this episode, we're covering the top 10 benefits of …
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Even before COVID-19, working from home was becoming increasingly common. In 2018, 3.6% of U.S. workers worked remotely half time or more, and remote work as a whole had grown more than 159% since 2005. During the pandemic, though, a whopping 51% of employed Americans transitioned to working from home. And now, more people are working remotely than…
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Given that college costs are on the rise and the average student loan debt in 2020 was about $37,500, many people are starting to question the wisdom of pursuing a bachelor’s degree. Does it make sense to spend all that time and money getting your degree when you could be working, earning, and gaining experience? And, do employers value real-world …
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A FlexJobs survey of 2,100 people who worked remotely during the pandemic found that remote work is here to stay! Fifty-eight percent of respondents said they would look for a new job if they weren’t allowed to continue working from home in their current position after the pandemic. Another 65% want to work remotely full-time post-pandemic, while 3…
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Taking your career in a new direction takes a certain amount of gumption. Even when you know exactly what your next move is, the biggest hurdle to change can be working up the nerve to leave everything you’ve built for the unknowns of a new career path. Whether you’ve been in your current career for one year or are considering a midlife career chan…
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The prospects for finding reputable and professional ways to make money from home are increasing all the time, especially following the worldwide transition to remote work during the pandemic. These days, job seekers can find plenty of legitimate opportunities to work remotely with a variety of work schedules. Ready to start your search for a remot…
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When career changers first think about leaving one career for a new one, the prospect can be exciting! Maybe you’re planning to leave a job (or even a career) that doesn’t excite you anymore and pursue a passion or a long-held dream about what you could do. Whether you are new to your current career field or are looking at a new career after retire…
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Whether you want to be your own boss, test drive a new career, or have a side hustle that focuses on your passion project, freelancing can be the way to go. And, if you decide to pursue freelance work, you wouldn’t be alone. In 2019, an MBO Partners’ survey found that nearly 41.1 million Americans identified themselves as freelancers, whether it wa…
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There are a lot of details involved with job applications, but we’re here to help make the process easier for you! Use this quick and easy job application checklist to help ensure you’re putting your best foot forward, every single time. FlexJobs is a subscription service for job seekers that features flexible and remote jobs. With an A+ rating fro…
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Writing a good resume is a difficult balancing act. Sometimes it can be a challenge to keep your resume length short and sweet while also including enough quality information to make a lasting impression. Hiring managers will also hold a particular interest in the skills you possess. This means it’s very important to know what is relevant to the jo…
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