If you’re living in a place you love and don’t want to leave, finding a great remote job can change your life. Our FlexJobs success story this week lives in Hawaii, where, thanks to his FlexJobs membership, he works from home in a remote IT job.
With a newly minted master’s degree in hand, David K. was looking for a job in the IT field that would allow him to remain in his small town in Hawaii. After becoming a FlexJobs member, he found just the right full-time job working from home as a technical support engineer. David was hired by CrowdStrike, a global cloud-based company whose services help protect clients from cybersecurity breaches.
Working Remotely from a Small Town
David lives in Mountain View, Hawaii, an enclave where there isn’t a huge number of jobs in his field. Intent on finding flexible work that would put his skills and education to use, David launched a search for a flexible IT job he could do from home.
David’s job search is an example of how persistence in a job search can pay off. “My application at CrowdStrike was application number seven of more than 50 applications that I submitted via FlexJobs over a period of about six weeks in early 2018,” David wrote, adding, “It took me more than six weeks of keeping my nose to the grindstone each and every day at FlexJobs, and today I’m realizing the fruits of my labor.”
Discovering Remote IT Jobs at FlexJobs
The FlexJobs site proved a great source of remote IT jobs with the potential to meet David’s job search criteria. “I didn’t know what kind of company CrowdStrike was, but I had just earned my master’s degree in information technology in January 2018 that had a focus on cybersecurity,” David mentioned about the early stages of his job search success.
When he found CrowdStrike, David was intrigued by an opening. “I thought their technical support engineer, 100% remote position, was interesting,” he wrote. “So I took a chance and submitted my CrowdStrike application at FlexJobs.”
Tips to Inspire Other Job Seekers
David targeted his job search by taking full advantage of the FlexJobs benefits that came with his membership. “FlexJobs makes it so easy to submit multiple applications in various IT fields in single sittings,” he said. “I didn’t know who I wanted to work for or what I wanted to do—I just knew I didn’t want to limit myself to the very few quality IT jobs in my tiny town, and I wanted to have a 100% telecommuting job so I can live where I live and work from home.”
Although he knew “it wouldn’t be easy,” staying vigilant in his job search paid off. “For those six weeks, I checked the job postings on FlexJobs each and every day and submitted applications to any 100% telecommuting position that I remotely qualified for. I really wanted to change my life, and FlexJobs made it easy for me to apply to massive amounts of 100% telecommuting jobs that I qualified for.”
David reached an upbeat conclusion about his job search experience at FlexJobs. “Thank you for my new life, FlexJobs!”
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