What is FlexJobs and How Does it Work? (Video)


What Is FlexJobs and How Does It Work?

If you’re new to FlexJobs, you might be wondering, “How does FlexJobs work?” Well, we’re happy to tell you, and we’re happy to help you find out if we’d be useful to you in your own job search!

Watch this quick three-minute video to learn more about the who, what, where, why, and how of FlexJobs, or read below.

Who We Are

First, a quick history: FlexJobs started in 2007 as a solution to a problem that our founder, Sara Sutton, was having, and that she suspected millions of others were likely having as well—she wanted a better way to find a job that allowed her more flexibility than a traditional 9-to-5 job. Sara had previously started the first online job site for entry-level jobs way back in 1995 (sold to Korn|Ferry in 2001), so she was uniquely qualified to tackle this particular problem. 

Today, FlexJobs is the hands-down leader specializing in the remote and flexible job search market! But you don’t have to just take our word for it. We’re included in hundreds of leading media pieces as a trusted resource. You can browse our huge success stories section, and you can learn about the awards and reviews we’ve received on our Team page—and about how we are a remote and flexible team ourselves!

Our team works incredibly hard to provide the best job search service and resources for people looking for remote and flexible opportunities. We have over 30,000 jobs listed in over 50 different job categories and represent over 5,400 employers currently hiring. And we’ve helped over 4 million job seekers since 2007!

How FlexJobs Works

FlexJobs is different than most job sites out there in a few ways. Here’s the top-level:

Our Jobs

The jobs on FlexJobs are all thoroughly screened by our expert research team to make sure they have three things in common:

  1. At least one kind of flexible work option offered, whether it be remote work, freelance, part-time, and/or flexible schedule
  2. A professionally oriented, career path-type opportunity
  3. Legitimacy—each and every job and company is vetted to make sure they are legitimate (aka, not shady or scammy, which is especially critical in the work-from-home job market)

Our Job Seeker Resources

In addition to job listings, FlexJobs provides many more great resources to our members as well. These are intended to support your job search, as well as related areas of your career and life. For example, FlexJobs members benefit from:

  • Member Savings: Savings with our variety of partners that range from travel and leisure to career advancement services (i.e., coding).
  • Skill testing: Whether it’s soft skills or technical knowledge, showcase your talent to potential employers and put yourself ahead of the pack.
  • Discounted career coaching and resume review: We offer general and remote/flexibility-specific support from our in-house team of seasoned career experts.
  • Job search and career articles: The FlexJobs blog covers job searching, career advice, remote work, industry trends, and much more.
  • Video courses and guides that strive to advance your skill set and make you a better remote worker. 

Our Pricing

FlexJobs is also different than most other job sites in that, while we do offer a significant amount of information for free, in order to gain access to our full job database and job seeker resources you need to be a subscriber. This enables us to focus on job seekers—YOU!—as our primary client (rather than advertisers or employers) and on helping you find a flexible job faster, easier, and safer!

You can choose from three subscriptions: $14.95 for a month, $29.95 for 3 months, or $49.95 for a year. And each subscription comes with a Satisfaction Guarantee—if you’re not satisfied, simply request a refund within 30 days!

We definitely realize that this is not the norm, but we also know that we’ve been doing this for over 12 years, and there’s a reason we are the leader: we help people find remote and flexible jobs better than anyone else!

So consider investing in a better job search today, and ultimately let us help you find a better way to work with flexibility!


A version of this piece was originally published on February 3, 2012. 

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