A FlexJobs membership offers more than just flexible and remote job opportunities, and even the most experienced remote workers can discover new information that helps them land their next opportunity.
Kimberly D. has worked remotely periodically for 20 years. And though clearly experienced in finding flexible opportunities and working remotely, once Kimberly joined FlexJobs, she learned some new tricks thanks to webinars and other helpful job search tools.
Kimberly has worked on and off for the last 20 years so that she can take care of her daughter. “I have intentionally focused on my daughter, who has mild challenges,” she says. And though her daughter’s situation has improved and she’s become more independent, Kimberly still needed a job that “had flexibility, was remote, and fit with my personal family situation.”
Over the years, Kimberly has learned that flexible work lets her balance a job with her daughter’s needs while also providing space to focus on herself and her needs. “Having flexible work has allowed me to adjust what I really wanted to focus on or want to learn more about.”
Though Kimberly has a deep understanding of the remote job market, that doesn’t mean she wasn’t open to learning new techniques to help her in her job search. As a FlexJob member, she had access to the member dashboard, which helped her organize her job search and kept her in the loop about upcoming member events.
She advises other FlexJobs members to take advantage of these tools. “Attend webinars for suggestions,” she says. “Use the filter tools to drill down on your specific areas and make a habit to check the site daily.”
Kimberly also says that she learned how important it is to tailor her cover letter and customize her resume each time she applied to a job. She also learned how to identify keywords in a job posting and how to use them effectively in her resume and cover letter.
Following these tips helped Kimberly land a 100% remote job with Enquiron as a Data Entry & Research Specialist.
Flexible work for Kimberly also includes working part-time, which has additional benefits beyond the flexible schedule. “I can pull in some mad money,” she says—perhaps the best benefit of all!
Whether you want some mad money or a full-time job, FlexJobs can help. The FlexJobs database is updated every day with new job postings for flexible and remote roles across 50 career categories. Interested in learning how FlexJobs can connect you to remote opportunities?
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