There are two questions I get asked most often. The first one is “How can I make money with a blog?” The second one is “How can I find a legitimate work from home job”? In today’s post we are going to talk about how to find legitimate corporate jobs working from home with a service called Flexjobs. (I’ll be answering the other question “how can I make money with a blog” in another post – so stay tuned).
FlexJobs is a service that helps you find part-time, contract, & full-time telecommute positions. The site says every job is hand-screened and legitimate. Guaranteed. This type of website fits nicely into what I talk about with my lifestyle design coaching because it lets you create a career around your lifestyle and passions, instead of creating your life around the typical 9-5 career.
I’m not sure where I first heard of Flexjobs but it’s been on my radar for several years when I talk to anyone who is looking for a new job. Like you might be, I was a little skeptical at first before I knew a lot about the company. I figured it might be loaded with a bunch of spam or scam like sites that would be of no benefit to me. Upon looking at the site, I could quickly see I was wrong. Flexjobs has legitimate work from home listings from companies like Wells Fargo, Dell, & United Health Group and many more. Here are just a few others:
Once I realized this site was the real thing, I was impressed by how easy it was to navigate and how robust the job listings were. Here’s how it works:
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FlexJobs knows that there’s a ton of junk out there for job seekers. Whether it’s the too-good-to-be-true business opportunities, endless ads, broken links, repetitive postings, or just straight-out scams… well, yes, there’s a lot of junk out there. And it’s often burying the actual good job opportunities.
FlexJobs can change that. We can make your job search experience better, easier, faster, and safer.
Flexjobs hand-screens every job and company & make sure that there are four hard-to-find key elements:
Professional Jobs – From CEO to Customer Service Rep, we’ve helped job seekers find every level of job in dozens of categories in the US and around the world.
Flexible Work Options – Whether you’re after telecommuting jobs, part-time jobs or freelance and contract work, FlexJobs has the right job to fit your lifestyle.
Legitimacy – We scour thousands of sources then post only the ones that meet our high standards before serving them up to you.
Satisfaction Guaranteed – If we don’t succeed in our efforts, we are happy to offer a satisfaction guarantee. Just cancel and ask for a refund. Simple as that. We truly want our users to be satisfied with our service and to feel that it’s been worthwhile for you.
Here are the job categories included on the Flexjobs website:
As you can see, they cover a wide variety of positions. Their website says “every single job we include on our site has been hand-screened and researched so that there are NO SCAMS, too-good-to-be-true-biz-opps, or ads on our site. Just great telecommuting, part-time, and flexible jobs.”
Here are some of the filters available on the site when I search for a “Business Analyst” position:
The Pros of Flexjobs
I have used Flexjobs in the past when I was searching for a telecommute position so I have first-hand experience using the site. The types of positions I have searched for include Business Analyst and Senior Consultant positions. There are variations of this type of role that I have searched for but have always found the site to contain a lot of available and legitimate positions. Here are a few more of the pros I’ve identified:
- Easy to navigate
- Allows you to set up alerts to get emails when jobs are added that you are interested in
- Large variety of positions listed
- Filter options let you drill down to look at part-time, full time, contract and 100% telecommute positions
- Legitimate companies are included on the site. I mentioned companies like Wells Fargo, Dell, & United Health Group & there are so many others
- Blog posts with timely updates about telecommute work
- Search capability by date to look at the most recent positions listed
- Featured on big name sites like The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, & Good Morning America
The Cons of Flexjobs
I haven’t notice a lot of cons with the Flexjobs service. Occasionally, I will click on a job an find it to have expired. Another thing I’ve noticed is that sometimes a position might be a contract position that is NOT a telecommute position but it will still show up on the site. Those are few and far between (and seem to be mostly with Kelly Staffing Agency) but do pay attention that when you are using the site.
Who Should Use FlexJobs?
The Flexjobs website answers this question by saying: “The quick answer is “anyone who wants a job with some kind of flexibility – a telecommuting, part-time, freelance, or flextime job”. With 55 career categories and jobs ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time, we really do offer something for almost anyone. Specifically, FlexJobs is a fantastic resource for:
- Anyone looking for part-time, flextime, and freelance jobs that are in-line with their career.
- People looking to telecommute some, or all, of the time.
- Professionals looking for flexible, flextime, or non-traditional schedules.
- Parents wanting to be more flexible for their kids and families.
- Someone looking for a second job or supplemental income that utilizes their skills and education in a professional way.
- Military spouses who need the flexibility to work from anywhere, in case their spouses are re-stationed.
- People with physical or health issues trying to find flexible work and telecommuting jobs to suit their needs.
- Retirees looking to stay professionally active and to earn some income.
- Competitive athletes wanting a professional job that will fit around their training and competition schedules.
- And anyone else who would appreciate a job that fits with their life, not a life that fits with their job!”
At the time of writing this post, Flexjobs has the following pricing structure
From time to time, you can find promo codes for the site but overall the pricing structure for this type of service is extremely reasonable. Not only does it save you time by having a complete list of telecommute positions in one place, it saves you the worry of wondering if a position is legitimate or not. Since all the positions are hand-screened, you can be sure that what you see is what you get. There are no fears or worries using this service.
Benefits of Flexjobs
I was able to successfully complete several interviews for positions I found on Flexjobs. So I can tell you their service does what it says it will! Here are some of the other subscription benefits:
In conclusion, Flexjobs is a legitimate service that provides a complete listing of telecommute positions. Positions range from full-time, part-time, contract and temporary positions. The company makes their money by charging a fee for their services. If you are considering a telecommute position as part of designing a life you love, this is one service I definitely recommend you utilize to quickly find a new position. Sign up with Flexjobs today so you can start searching for the perfect position!
Have you used Flexjobs in your job search? Did this review help you out? Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!