Having a Resume Profile on FlexJobs isn’t just about applying for jobs, it’s also about being matched to job leads and having employers be able to find you! So, as one of your first steps as a FlexJobs member, be sure to set up your Resume Profile.
A Professional Resume Profile
A FlexJobs resume profile allows members to fill out a job profile and upload their resume as an attachment in order to automate their job search. Members can build a new resume, download a PDF version of their FlexJobs profile, and attach work samples within the resume profile.
The resume profile serves several purposes on FlexJobs:
- To alert you of new jobs that match your career interests. When you select up to five job categories per profile, this teaches our automated system the types of jobs that would be of interest to you. You’ll then receive messages with the latest job postings that match your chosen job categories.
- To enable employers to find you when they search for candidates. We work with many employers who are actively recruiting for roles by searching our Resume Profile database.
- And sometimes, to allow you to apply for positions with FlexJobs “Featured Employers”. FlexJobs has jobs in our database from two main sources: (1) employers who we work with post jobs directly to our site and (2) our researchers find, vet, and add the best remote and flexible jobs they find to our site. Both are critical, as they help provide you the best, most thorough remote and flexible job database possible, but it’s the jobs posted directly by employers–and if they’ve selected the option for you too–that you can use your profile to apply. Unfortunately, sometimes they want you to apply through their ATS (Applicant Tracking System) instead. Read below for the differences between these employers, and for tips on applying to each type of employer’s job postings with your FlexJobs resume profile(s).
FlexJobs Featured Employers
Featured Employers are companies that have come directly to FlexJobs, have been screened and approved by our staff, and can directly post their jobs to the FlexJobs site for you to see and apply for. Featured Employers have the option to browse job seekers’ resume profiles to select potential candidates for positions they’re hiring for.
How to Detect a Featured Employer
1. Job titles are ORANGE:
2. AND their name is marked with the “FJ Star” (an “fj” with a star shape around it) throughout the site:
Tips for Applying to Jobs with Featured Employers
If the job you’re interested in has an “Apply for This Job” button (rather than a “To Apply or Learn More, Go to the Original Job Post” button), prior to applying to any position with these icons, make sure you have at least one completed resume profile on the site that you are comfortable sending to the employer. If you have more than one resume profile on FlexJobs, the system will allow you to select which one you want to send to the FlexJobs Featured Employer.
The blue button at the bottom of the job description will look like this:
FlexJobs External Employers
External employers are screened and verified for legitimacy in the same way that our Featured Employers are, but they do not post their jobs directly on FlexJobs. Instead, our team of job researchers seeks out these employers through outside websites, including the employer’s website and other job search boards.
How to Detect an External Job
1. Job titles are BLUE:
2. Company names do not have the “FJ Star” icon:
Tips for Applying to Jobs with External Employers
All listings for these positions will link you to the original job post on the company’s website. Follow the instructions, and if they request a resume file, you can attach a PDF of your FlexJobs resume profile (which you can download from the top right of your Resume Profile) or use another resume file you have.
The blue button at the bottom of the job description for external employer jobs looks like this:
All Employers on FlexJobs Are Screened and Verified
Rest assured, all jobs and companies on FlexJobs meet all of the stringent criteria we use to screen and verify. The importance of your FlexJobs resume profile(s) cannot be overstated; it is your first impression with a potential new employer.
Understanding the difference between these two types of employers and how your FlexJobs resume profile(s) are used can increase your chances of finding the flexible job you seek.
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