Woman Joins FlexJobs, Finds She Can “Have It All” with Remote Job
Balancing work and family is a problem for many people. How do you make time for your family and your job, but make sure that they both get equal attention? Unfortunately, not every job makes it easy to balance both, leaving people with difficult choices.
Jennifer A. found herself in a similar situation. She couldn’t stay at her present job while taking care of herself and her family, but she couldn’t stop working either. In search of a flexible job that would allow her to do both, Jennifer joined FlexJobs.
Needing a More Flexible Job
“I was pregnant with my miracle baby and needed to stop my high-stress corporate role,” she says. But, to her, that didn’t mean quitting her career. “It was important to me that I continue to work to support my family and remain productive.”
After joining FlexJobs, Jennifer found a remote job at Lumina Datamatics as a project manager. Not only did she find a flexible and remote job that will allow her “to continue to be productive while staying home,” but she also found a new perspective on her career.
“I now realize that a career has nothing to do with location.” While Jennifer remains in New Hampshire, her new employer is located in Massachusetts. “My career can add value to my life, financially and otherwise, right from my home.”
Flexible Work for All
Jennifer encourages everyone to join FlexJobs so they can find a job that lets them balance their life however they want. “Do the trial and commit to using the site daily for three to six months,” she advises. “The searches are easy and can be done between tasks or while waiting idly for something (think grocery checkout line).”
She also advises job seekers to tailor their resume to the different jobs they apply to, and to not fear applying to jobs that might be a stretch. “Apply for many opportunities: 80% should be jobs you know you’re qualified for, and 20% should be jobs that might be a stretch for your skill set.”
A Balanced Way of Living
Now, Jennifer is home with her teenage son and new baby. Her remote and flexible job helps her “be more hands-on in their lives. I’m home to cook healthy family dinners each day and teach my teenager how to cook.”
Thanks to FlexJobs and Lumina Datamatics, Jennifer feels like “having it all” isn’t a dream. “It’s the first time in my career I feel like I really can have it all—a rewarding career and hands-on parenting.”
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