Just like with any job search, you'll need to use your connections to find flexible jobs. This video details how to use personal and professional networking contacts to find hidden flexible job options.
- Job searching is all about who you know, right?…To some extent, that's true.…You can fuel your job search…by weaving your professional connections into the process.…But the word networking makes most of us shudder.…We picture shaking hands with a big room…full of strangers.…And it's really hard to make…meaningful connections that way, so let's skip it.…Instead, here are a few networking tactics…that are a lot less awkward and a lot more effective.…First, here's the habit to develop.…
Whenever you find a job you want to apply for,…hop onto LinkedIn and see if you're connected to anyone,…anyone in that company.…Send them a message to say…that you're applying for a job there…and ask them about their experience…working at the company.…You're not asking them for something out of the blue.…You're just starting a conversation.…If they respond positively,…ask if they'd mind submitting your application…to the right person at the company.…You're probably still going to need to apply online…but you'll also have the advantage…
- Recognize how common flexible jobs are in the economy.
- Identify what area is leading the economy in flexible jobs.
- Recall what you should do before talking with your manager about flexible work opportunities.
- Explain the problem with using the key phrase “work from home” when searching for jobs online.
- Identify when during the interview process you should explore the possibility of flexible work.