Travel lovers may sometimes feel they’re faced with a hard choice. Should they satisfy their itch to roam, to the detriment of their career? Or, stay put and focus on career, traveling only now and then? This week, we’re focusing on a digital nomad whose FlexJobs membership helped her join the ranks of successful subscribers with a job that lets her do both.
This week’s FlexJobs success story highlights the job search success of Monet S., who lives in Seattle, Washington. Monet is one of many FlexJobs subscribers who’ve found work across 50 flexible job categories. In her case, success meant landing a full-time job as a remote executive assistant at a marketing company.
Embracing the Digital Nomad Lifestyle with Remote Work
What was the primary goal in Monet’s search for flexible work? She summed it up in a word: “Travel!” For Monet, “the ability to work from home suits my nomadic lifestyle. I love the flexibility of being able to work from my backyard or from the beach.”
With her remote executive assistant job, Monet enjoys tremendous latitude to choose how she works. It’s been a life-altering shift, she said. “Having a remote position allows me to travel whenever and wherever I want, as well as build an ideal work-life balance…. It will allow me to build a life that I truly enjoy with the freedom that comes from being able to work remotely.”
Freedom to Roam with a Remote Job
Given her love of travel, Monet was more than ready to break from the constrictions of a traditional job. “I hate the idea of being tied down to a 9-to-5 job and staying in one place for too long,” she said. “I love traveling! Having this new position allows me to work from my backyard or the beach.”
Another benefit of Monet’s new work flexibility has been the discovery of the many flexible jobs of potential interest to her, offering her a whole new career perspective. “I’m already learning so much about a new industry and am excited about where this role will take me.”
Job Search Insights for Other Travel Lovers
Monet shared a few excellent strategies for other job seekers, including those with nomadic tendencies. “Tailoring your resume and cover letters is key,” she wrote. “Reading over job postings and checking out the company websites before you apply is super helpful in giving you an idea of the company’s culture and how to tailor your cover letter to them specifically. (For example, is their language more light-hearted and playful? Or serious? Do they require experience, or are they willing to train? What are the 100% must-haves in their employees?)”
If you’re mulling over a FlexJobs membership, Monet suggested to make the low-cost investment. “Do it!” she said. She offered other great reasons why a FlexJobs membership makes sense.
“I spent so much time online looking for a legit remote position—I even very nearly fell victim to a work-from-home scam! Signing up for a FlexJobs membership gave me the peace of mind to apply for positions I knew were the real deal, and they update their job listings daily! Seeing all the postings for flexible work gave me hope that I’d eventually land one—and I did!”
“Thank you, FlexJobs,” Monet added, “for helping me find the perfect job!”
If you’re ready to find your own remote job, FlexJobs features over 5,500 companies that offer job seekers access to flexible careers in more than 50 fields, including administrative and virtual assistant positions.
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