Not all flexible job boards are created equally. And fortunately, Julie R. knew that thanks to her history of success with FlexJobs.
As a homebound individual with medical issues, Julie can’t work “traditional” jobs. She needs something that lets her work from home and schedule her hours around her medical appointments. And those types of flexible jobs are exactly the kinds of roles Julie finds on FlexJobs.
No Stranger to Flexible Work
“Flexible work has been part of my career long before I became mostly homebound,” she says. Unfortunately, Julie’s health worsened over time, making it hard for her to work in an office setting. “My vision and mobility disabilities made it almost impossible for me to continue to work outside my home.” Social Security wasn’t enough, and though Julie was able to find odd jobs to help generate income, they “don’t pay the bills.”
Julie joined FlexJobs and, over the years, has found multiple flexible, full-time, and work-from-home positions. “I was hired in several contract positions between 2010 and 2011, and in 2012, took a full-time marketing position working from home.”
Plenty of Flexible Opportunities
Julie was told that it “would be impossible most likely for me to find the type of job that I wanted online.” But, as Julie says, “I found exactly that.” Working as an analyst, she has a flexible schedule that works around her medical appointments and treatments. Since Julie’s husband had to retire early, she is also able to care for him while earning a living that helps stretch their Social Security. Because she can schedule her work during the times she knows are best for her, Julie works when she knows she’s most productive.
Still a Believer
Julie says that “FlexJobs has been the best experience as a website I can go to for jobs. All of the jobs are completely vetted and verified,” she says. “I can easily sort by many different criteria to find listings that I can apply to.”
In fact, there may be too many jobs for Julie. She’s found the best way for her to job search is to be picky about which companies she applies to or interviews with. “I found that often I had to focus on the highest value or best-qualified positions because there were so many to choose from, and I only wanted to spend several hours each day actually applying.”
Julie has found a lot of success on FlexJobs, thanks to verified job postings. She encourages others in the disabled community to join FlexJobs, so they can connect with flexible and work-from-home jobs as she has.
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