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Tips To Find Your First Flexible Job

5th Aug 2022

Pre-covid there were far few flexible jobs on the mark. Notwithstanding covid-19’s devastating effects, it has led to some positive changes with more companies not just hiring for flexible jobs, but seeing the value of flexible working. 

Talk to your current employer

If you enjoy your current job, and flexibility is the only reason why you are looking to leave, find out if your employer would be open to flexibility. If job flexibility is something your employer is not willing to shift on - or you simply want a fresh start - don’t worry, we have some tips which we’ll discuss below around looking for your first flexible job.

Decide what job you want to do 

Firstly, you’ll need to decide on your career path! Do you want to stick to a similar role? Do you want to work in the same field? Or would you like to pursue a career down a different route? 

Once you’ve established this, you’ll be one step closer to finding your dream flexible job.

Decide what flexible working means to you

Flexible working for one person might differ from another, depending on personal preference and lifestyle. This is where you will need to determine what flexible working needs to look like for you. Let’s take a look at some common examples, to help you understand what it is that you might be looking for.

  • Flexible working for parents - it might mean that working a full-time role is not possible for you; in that case, part-time flexible jobs or job shares might be a great option. Or you might simply benefit from flexible working hours. 
  • Flexible working for carers - you may need flexible working hours to provide care to loved ones and attend any necessary appointments (which, most often, you’ll rarely get a choice in the days/times these are scheduled for).
  • Flexible working for travel nomads - “work from anywhere” is likely to be the best perk if you love to travel. Having this type of flexibility will allow you to work and travel without needing to quit your job or use up your annual leave
  • Flexible working for people who are neurodivergent - remote and flexible working hours might be the best option to allow you to thrive and do your best work. 
Flexible workplaces, as a whole, will enable you to establish a way of working that suits you. That will not only help you to work more productively but also achieve an improved work/life blend.

Applying for your first flexible job

Once you’ve established all of the above, you’ll be ready to start searching for your first flexible job. You might be wondering, where do I find a flexible job? And how do I know if a job is flexible before applying? This is where Flexa Careers comes in. 

Flexa was built on the idea of removing the restrictions of the standard office 9-5, which doesn’t work for everyone. Flexa exists to empower people to find flexible work with truly flexible companies to best fit their needs. 

All companies listed on Flexa must go through the stringent Flexification process. There are many who don’t make it through, but we can assure you that those that meet the Flexa threshold offer some of the best working environments out there.