Best Flex Jobs For Busy Mothers (And Fathers!)

Career Realism

Whether you're in between jobs or a stay-at-home parent, flexibility can sometimes be a major factor when looking for the next career opportunity. Flexjobs recently released a list of the most flexible work-from-home jobs. These jobs allow many stay-at-home parents to work remotely while the kids are in school, or on their own terms. Here are five of the most popular work-from-home flex jobs.

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how important are educational requirements, unexpected visitors when working from home, and more

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I’ve been job searching for a few months now and I have yet to really get anywhere, because every time I find a job listing that is in my industry and correlates to what I do, they seem to require a level of education that I don’t have. For context, I have a bachelor’s degree and I work in an industry that is related to academia but is highly populated by people who both have and don’t have masters/PhDs.

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Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019

Ms. Career Girl

FlexJobs has released its annual list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2019. This list is based on an analysis of over 51,000 companies and their remote job posting histories in the FlexJobs database to identify the top 100 companies with the highest number of remote job openings during 2018. To be considered, the jobs offered by these companies had to be remote-friendly, either allowing for candidates to telecommute entirely or part of the time.

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How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward)

Career Realism

As the job search advances one of the top questions becomes "what salary do I ask for?" You see, when a candidate meets a company and falls in love with their dream job, they need to have some awkward conversations before they can commit to each other and start having fun together. The last thing you want to do is to price yourself out of a job because you didn't know you asked for too much. It's business time… so, let's get down to business.

How To Talk About Salary (Without It Being Awkward)

Career Realism

Work It Daily. The last thing you want to do is to price yourself out of a job because you didn’t know you asked for too much. It’s business time… so, let’s get down to business. You never know when an employer will bring up the salary question – it could be in the job application or it could be during your final interview. This can hurt your chances of getting the job offer because the employer might think you’re only in it for the money.

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How To Deal With Interviews When You’re Employed

Career Realism

Work It Daily. Looking for a new job while you’re still at your current one? Related: How To Job Search While You’re Employed. It is best to be honest about your schedule and your times of availability from the get-go. If it will be impossible to schedule calls or in-person interviews during certain days of the week or particular times of the day, be sure to share this with a prospective hiring manager or a recruiter. Flex Wherever Possible.

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an employer sent me rude, critical emails but now wants to interview me

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A reader writes: I work as an associate director for a Jewish nonprofit. Although I am NOT desperate for a new job, I would like one very much and have been looking on and off for 3 years. I have it good now, but most of the time I am not challenged and have very little to do, I have very little growth opportunity, and, well, I think the organization is seriously falling apart for several reasons, all having to do with dirty politics. ” It doesn’t work like that.

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questioning an employee about how sick they really are, a sugar-stealing coworker, and more

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She has no attendance issues, no performance issues, no history of abusing flex-time. Her work is project-based with no in-person client contact and all of her meetings are virtual. Our company has a very generous work-from-home policy. As long as the work gets done, we can work from home as needed. Sansa tells Cersei that she’s not feeling well and wants to work from home the rest of the day.

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how can I get employees to use vacation time? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how can I get employees to use vacation time? January 19, 2011 A reader writes: I have recently begun supervising a small team on a university administrative staff where employees are allowed to carry over a portion of their unused vacation time and can cash it out if they leave/are laid off from the job. I can understand saving up some time in case you needed additional cash after a lay off or before starting a new job.

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short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions March 13, 2011 It’s time for short-answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions. I was not working for her (or the organization) at the time; however, via conversation with her, I know of the date. My boss was my boyfriend’s mother I have begun my job hunt once more and am worried about one thing in particular: my last boss.

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is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

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But it DOES have a policy where you get a 10 minute break for every 4 hours you work, and a half hour for every 6 hours you work (it amounts to a break every 2 hours, more or less). And even if its slow, labor cutbacks have made it so there is ALWAYS more work that needs to be done. T (18 years in industrial HR) Reply Anon January 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm It always bothered me, as a non-smoker, when I worked with smokers who got to take extra breaks.

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