June 25, 2013

Innovations Hold Promise for Recent College Grads

Today, we’re starting a new series on jobs for 20 something college grads. The last several years have been tough for recent grads.  We’ve all heard the news: a college diploma is no guaranty of a job.  Sometimes, all it seems good for is qualifying you for a job that doesn’t need a college grad in the first place. However, as some innovations in biotech, big data, energy, health and other come to fruition, they […]
June 13, 2013

Negotiating a Flex Job

How can you negotiate to turn a full-time job into a flexible position?  Research the different flex time options and the challenges your selected companies are facing. Choose When, Where and How to Work and Boost the Bottom Line (2010) gives advice on setting up flexible arrangements.  To implement this strategy, you will need to network with enthusiasm and communicate with your family for ongoing support. Remember you’re just trying to get back in the […]
June 12, 2013

How to Get a Flex Job: Part 5

Another strategy is to scan job ads and identify the jobs that most appeal to you. Most of these will be full-time positions. Try to research the hiring company and see if you can find out about their flex policies. Are there any people you know at that company or people who may know an employee?  That should help you determine whether you have a good chance of negotiating an arrangement.  Being clear about your […]
June 11, 2013

How to Get a Flex Job: Part 4

If you are looking directly for flex jobs, there a number of sites that cater to work/balance concerns. Some include: Mom Corp and Flex Jobs for flexible and part-time jobs, On-Ramps is good for part & full-time jobs, and project work. For work from home jobs, Work at Home Job Listing and Alpine Access display opportunities. Flexible Executives has project work listings and Flexible Resource has a variety of flexible jobs. Maybrooks.com also lists flexible […]