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For this week’s job search success story, we’re specializing in a job seeker who was seeking to increase her versatile work choices. Whereas she had been working for an organization that selectively allowed distant work choices beforehand, Sarah B. was in search of extra flexibility to free herself from the “work-from-home guilt” she was feeling.
Searching for a change, Sarah turned a FlexJobs member and located a full-time, distant job as director of selling communications for TeamSnap. With greater than 15 million customers, TeamSnap is devoted to simplifying communication and coordination for coaches, directors, gamers and households.
Sarah’s seek for a versatile job was fueled by her earlier optimistic expertise working from house. “Previous to having success on FlexJobs, I had been working for an organization that was really fairly versatile,” Sarah wrote in response to questions from FlexJobs.
Her earlier employer was headquartered in Chicago, the place a lot of the staff labored, however Sarah was amongst a couple of staff who labored from house a few times per week. “Whereas I felt empowered to earn a living from home as wanted, there was at all times a nagging guilt and voice inside me, saying ‘Am I being judged for working remotely at the moment?’” Apparently, Sarah mentioned, “This was extra my challenge than the corporate’s challenge.”
Sarah wrote that her earlier employer was nice about acknowledging her want for work flexibility. “In the end, I used to be extremely fortunate they usually had been fairly accommodating,” she wrote. “For me as a mum or dad, having flexibility to work remotely, no less than at some point per week, is the one approach to preserve some stage of sanity.”
Sarah’s seek for work-life integration “was much less about needing extra flexibility and…extra about needing a change. I selected FlexJobs as a result of at a minimal I wanted to keep up my present stage of flexibility. Whereas we’re seeing a shift towards flex-culture, it actually amazes me what number of corporations nonetheless have the five-day-a-week, 9-to-5, in-office mindset, regardless of the quantity of analysis on the market on distant productiveness and price financial savings for the corporate.”
Having the ability to set her personal hours has meant an incredible change for Sarah’s household. “Having this extra flexibility will enable me to make dinner each night time through the week so we are able to really eat as a household and go to my gymnasium extra incessantly,” Sarah mentioned. She’s additionally minimized her use of prolonged child-care hours and is ready to get her son to mattress in a well timed vogue. “Now, I’m hoping he’ll be going to mattress on time and might be extra rested at college.”
Her position at TeamSnap is an effective match for Sarah. “We’re frequently bettering our platform for group exercise individuals and organizers, enabling our customers to spend extra time enjoying and fewer time organizing,” Sarah wrote.
“I don’t count on this place to be straightforward and I’ll seemingly be working greater than ever,” Sarah continued. “However figuring out the work is on my phrases, and figuring out the corporate tradition round steadiness, flexibility, and avoiding burnout, I’m assured that it’ll result in elevated productiveness for me, personally.”
Sarah was frank in letting us know that she’d been a FlexJobs member some time again, and that she discovered higher success on her second go-round. “I didn’t have a lot luck again then,” she wrote of her earlier FlexJobs expertise.
“After I determined this previous summer season to maintain my eyes open for a brand new position, I used to be hesitant to pay for a subscription once more. I don’t know if there was a shift within the final three years, however I used to be amazed on the quantity of positions that met fairly a little bit of my standards,” she mentioned.
Weighing whether or not to hitch FlexJobs? Right here’s Sarah’s recommendation: “For somebody contemplating a FlexJobs membership, I’d say go for it. You’ll completely see jobs right here that you’ll not discover on different free job search websites. If an attention-grabbing place has been posted for a couple of weeks, I’d nonetheless apply. The job I discovered was not a brand-new posting.”
Extra particularly, she mentioned, “There have been two type of advertising and marketing positions I used to be making use of to, so I had two variations of my resume. I solely embody a canopy letter if I’m over-the-top excited a couple of job. I’ve discovered success up to now with and with out cowl letters. And clearly researching the corporate is essential when you care concerning the tradition and services or products.”