After 12 years at the same company, Erin H. was looking for some balance. She wanted to continue growing her career, but also needed a job that allowed her more flexibility. More importantly, Erin wanted to have more time for her family and to stop putting herself last.
Erin, the subject of this week’s success story, used FlexJobs’ advanced search options to focus her job search on positions that were a good fit for her experience and were “really something I wanted to do.”
Thanks to the in-depth company descriptions and job postings, Erin tailored her resume and cover letter every time she applied. Personalizing her applications helped her land her current job as the chief marketing officer of continuED.
A Targeted Search Leads to Opportunity
Erin lives in Des Moines and wasn’t interested in relocating. Focusing her job search on remote companies “opened up the type of companies and industries I could work for,” she said. And, while it was a difficult decision to leave her old employer, she loves her new job.
When she saw the posting at continuED, she was convinced it was a “unicorn.” However, she found a company that combines a genuine career opportunity that’s a great fit for her. With an “amazing work culture,” ContinuED is “committed to work-life balance,” says Erin. They have a wellness reimbursement program, company-wide fitness challenges, and flexible work arrangements.
New Job Leads to More Time
Now, Erin has the time to volunteer at her son’s school and focus more on her self-care. She’s more productive and spends less time commuting.
Erin enjoys walking her dog twice a day and has embraced “athleisure” as her new work uniform. In addition to her daily dog walks, she heads out for an afternoon exercise session and still has time to be home for her kids after school.
Using FlexJobs for Your Search
Erin recommends FlexJobs to other job searchers who want remote and flexible job opportunities. “FlexJobs was one of the most useful sites in my job search,” she said. “Many other job sites make it difficult to search for remote positions. And, other sites that do focus on remote work are geared toward IT/development or freelance work. FlexJobs had much more variety, and it was clear they filtered out the scam jobs.”
FlexJobs has jobs in over 50 career categories, making it easy for a variety of job seekers to find what they’re looking for. If Erin’s job search success has inspired you, check out our open flexible jobs to find your own piece of work-life balance.
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