Best of the FlexJobs Blog from 2019

2019 FJ Blog Post Round Up

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With 2019 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to get back to work. Whether that means finding new ways to shine in your current job or ramping up your job search, we’ve got tips and tricks for every job seeker and employee. And 2019 brought us no shortage of advice.

But you might be too busy with the start of 2020 to track down all this information yourself. Here are some of our favorite and most popular posts from 2019 that can help you get ahead in 2020.

When it comes to work-from-home jobs, there’s no shortage of scams. However, one of the benefits of a FlexJobs membership is that our staff vets every single job that we post so we can be sure those companies and jobs are legit. Check out this list of 20 companies with work-from-home jobs.

Even when you find a legitimate work-from-home job, you might worry that it won’t pay nearly as well as an in-office job. Or you think that the only remote jobs with decent pay are in technology. Well, we’ve found that that just isn’t true. From medical jobs to sales, there are plenty of work-from-home jobs that pay employees as much as six figures.

Choosing a career isn’t easy. Whether you’re changing careers or picking a career path for the first time, choosing a job isn’t easy. You might be concerned that your future field won’t grow (or is shrinking), or it isn’t going to offer you the opportunities you want in the future. We’ve got a list of the seven fastest-growing remote career fields (based on our job postings) for 2019 to help you figure out what career field might be right for you.

Every year, FlexJobs polls members to learn more about what employees want from their current job and what job seekers want from their next job. While most employees and job seekers want a flexible job, the reasons why they want flexibility may surprise you. From avoiding office politics to wanting to care for a pet, the reasons people desire flexible work are just as varied as the people we asked.

You crafted the perfect cover letter and wrote an amazing resume. So, of course, you got the interview. We all know what to expect in an interview (what are your strengths and weaknesses?). And, we even know that sometimes we might get a curveball question. But, to really shine during an interview, make sure you use the STAR method. This technique will help you give concrete examples of your skills and experience that demonstrate you’ve got the expertise the company needs.

Your resume shouldn’t be more than two pages in most cases. That means you can’t list all of your technical, communication, problem-solving, and teamwork skills. You’ve got to pick the best ones and ditch the rest. But what are the top skills you should have on your resume? We’ve got a list of the best hard and soft skills you should have on yours.

Even with the perfect cover letter and resume, you won’t always hear back from an employer after you apply. It’s easy to get antsy and want to follow up. And follow up again. And again. There are right and wrong ways to follow up after you’ve applied for a job, and we’ve got advice that will help you follow up like a pro.

If you’re a FlexJobs member, you’ve got the ability to create a resume profile that will help you get the attention of employers. The title of your resume profile will be the first thing they see. So how do you write a resume title that summarizes all of your experiences, skills, and abilities in 20 words or less? Analyzing the resume titles of FlexJobs’ members who’ve been hired, this article will help you grab the attention of companies.

For some of us, the traditional employer-employee relationship just doesn’t work. That’s where freelancing comes in. With the freedom to choose who you work for and when you work, freelancing lets you create your own job and career. However, as a full-time freelancer, you may think you won’t make as much as a traditional employee. Fortunately, there are plenty of fields where freelancers won’t have to worry about making ends meet, and this article has it covered.

At FlexJobs, we’ve always worked remotely. And, while that comes with many benefits for our staff, it also comes with many benefits for the environment. When you look at what we’ve saved in commuting (time and pollution), employee retention, and productivity, you might decide that remote work is the only way to work from now on!

Here’s to 2020

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