4 Things to Know Before You Sign Up for FlexJobs

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If you’ve been searching for a work-from-home job, FlexJobs is probably one of the job boards that you’ve come across.

Founded in 2007, FlexJobs is a subscription service that’s focused on telecommuting jobs, including freelance, flexible and part-time opportunities.

FlexJobs is a legitimate job search website — not a scam — with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

FlexJobs: What You Need to Know Before You Sign Up

In addition to focusing only on flexible jobs, FlexJobs stands out from its free competitors by having a real person review every single job posting to make sure it’s legitimate.

Thinking about signing up for FlexJobs? Here are a few things to know before you do…

1. Why Does FlexJobs Charge a Membership Fee?

The reason why many other job search websites have so many scams is that they don’t hand-screen every posting, but FlexJobs does — and that’s what you’re paying for.

Members receive access to more than 32,000 flexible jobs from over 49,000 companies, according to its website.

FlexJobs says its research team spends more than 100 combined hours every day reviewing companies and jobs to make sure you’re seeing only the best opportunities. No scams!

2. How Much Does FlexJobs Cost? 

FlexJobs has several membership options to choose from. You can pay $14.95 for one month, $29.95 for three months or $49.95 for a year.

FlexJobs does offer promo codes from time to time, which are typically shared on their Facebook and Twitter pages.

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3. Is There Anything That FlexJobs Provides for Free?

Although you must be a FlexJobs member to see full job postings, the company does provide job search tips on its blog and even hosts occasional webinars for job applicants.

In early 2019, FlexJobs shared with Clark.com a list of the top companies with remote jobs:

  1. Appen
  2. Lionbridge
  3. VIPKID
  4. Liveops
  5. Working Solutions
  6. Amazon
  7. TTEC
  8. Kelly Services
  9. Concentrix
  10. UnitedHealth Group
  11. Williams-Sonoma
  12. LanguageLine Solutions
  13. Intuit
  14. TranscribeMe
  15. SYKES
  16. Transcom
  17. Dell
  18. BroadPath Healthcare Solutions
  19. Cactus Communications
  20. Aetna
  21. Robert Half International
  22. Appirio, A Wipro Company
  23. BCD Travel
  24. Hilton
  25. AFIRM

If you’re really against paying the FlexJobs membership fee, you could identify potential employers from the full top 100 list and browse openings through their official websites.

4. Does FlexJobs Have a Guarantee?

FlexJobs can’t promise that it’ll find you a work-from-home job, but its website says a membership does come with a satisfaction guarantee:

The bottom line is that we want you to be happy with our service, and we’ll do whatever we can to make that happen. So, if you are not satisfied with the quality of our service, simply cancel your subscription and request a refund within 30 days. We will quickly and promptly process a refund for your current subscription.

Have you signed up for a FlexJobs membership? We want to hear about your experience and whether it helped you find a work-from-home job. Leave a comment below!

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