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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Once you know what you want, it’s time to good address how you’ll handle child and elder care. You may want to assess your career options, update your skills with a course or volunteer work, and update your resume. Then you can choose a strategy to look for jobs that are actually described as flexible or to target the full-time jobs in your selected job market.