How to Research a Company on FlexJobs
At FlexJobs, we know that a targeted, focused job search is more likely to yield better results.
But researching companies takes time, though. You’ve got to comb through a lot of information to find out everything you need to know about a company before you decide to apply.
To save you time, FlexJobs has researched, screened, and written about almost 50,000 companies. That’s 50,000 companies that have offered flexible jobs, like remote, part-time, and flexible schedule positions. And we offer job seekers a way to search those companies to pinpoint the many flex-supporting organizations out there. Here are our recommendations for researching a company on FlexJobs.
1. Start With the Company Guide
In case you’re unfamiliar with the site, here’s how to find the company guide, no matter where you are. Click “Find Jobs” from the main navigation bar. That will take you to the job search page where you’ll find a secondary navigation bar. Look for “Research Companies” and click on that.
2. Understand the “Best Companies That Hire for Remote Work From Home or Flexible Jobs”
The home page of our company database is our “Best Companies that Hire for Remote Work From Home or Flexible Jobs” page. What is that, exactly? Well, it’s a collection of the top 100 companies that have posted the most flexible job listings, broken down by location or job category. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to searching our full database.
3. Search for Companies
On the right side of the screen, you’ll see a menu entitled “Related Company Searches” that allows you to search by company name, popular category (job category), and location.
These three options are probably the most helpful ways to search the company guide. Here’s how:
- Company name: If you know a company’s name and want to find out if it has offered flexible jobs in the past, the company name search is your best bet.
- Popular job categories: If you want to see which companies have offered jobs in some of our most popular job categories, then the popular category search is a great option.
- Location: If you’d like to see which companies hire for flexible jobs in a specific state within the U.S., or in all of Canada, viewing companies by location is the way to go.
4. Explore Each Company
Once you’ve found a company you want to learn more about, click that company name, and you’ll land on their FlexJobs company page.
Starting with the Company Overview, you’ll find a unique description to help give job seekers a strong overview of the company’s hiring practices, flexible work options, and what makes it stand out. You’ll also see the company’s headquarters (unless it’s fully remote and doesn’t have a location), any accolades or awards it has won, and links to its social media profiles.
On the Selected Success Stories tab, you’ll be able to hear from a select amount of job seekers who found jobs at the company!
If you click the Blog Posts tab, you’ll find articles featuring that company and its flexible work options, as well as more in-depth success story articles.
5. Check Out Their Flexible Jobs
Each company page has a list of flexible jobs offered by that company.
If you’re a FlexJobs member, you’ll see both current and past jobs. If you’re not a FlexJobs member, you’ll see only the company’s past jobs, which are still a very useful guide as to how this company hires for flexible work.
6. Follow the Company
This feature is only available to FlexJobs members. When you’re logged into your account and looking at a company profile page, on the upper right side is a follow button. Click that, and that company will be added to your Saved Searches. You’ll be automatically notified when the company posts new jobs.
Start Your Search
That’s how simple it is to research a company on FlexJobs!
Researching the company before you apply can give you an idea if the company is a good fit for you. And, the details you add to your application, thanks to your research, are bound to help your application stick out and give you an edge in the hiring process.
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