Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
FlexJobs is teaming up with career expert Liz Ryan, the country’s most widely-read career and workplace authority, for a free webinar discussing “Are Flex-Friendly Jobs Real – and How Do You Find Them?” Taking place on Tuesday, May 7th at 1pm – 2pm EDT, the one hour discussion will cover topics such as:
- Checking in to see what you bring to the talent marketplace that employers will value.
- Reaching out to prospective employers through non-standard, leading-edge channels.
- How to get a new perspective and confidence to go after a flexible job that supports your life.
- Getting back on or staying on your path so that your job fits into your life, and not the other way around.
“We are very excited to team up with such an esteemed expert such as Liz Ryan,” shared Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. “Our goal is to continue to bring as much knowledge as possible to job seekers to help them land their next job.”
Job seekers interested in attending can sign up at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2970853280343659264
In addition to announcing the webinar, FlexJobs has just released the career fields that had the most open positions for the month of April, with the top five rounding out to:
1. Medical & Health
2. Customer Service
4. Computer & IT
Job categories that saw significant increases in positions hiring according to the Flexible Job and Index included:
1. Food & Beverage up 98%
2. Consulting up 63%
3. Business Development up 19%
4. Sales up 17%
5. Education & Training up 6%
"It's always interesting to see which industries are hiring for flexible jobs, and we're very excited that our report comes on the heels of some very positive April jobs numbers just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics," Fell added. "With the job landscape improving across the board, we hope job seekers will take advantage of our free webinar to ramp up their job search. Liz Ryan will give her advice on finding a job that fits the lifestyle of those hoping for better work/life balance."
The ongoing Flexible Job Index report tracks the availability and variety in the employment market for telecommuting, part-time, and other flexible jobs, and provides reliable data on top career fields that offer work flexibility. Data includes positions listed on the site directly by employers as well as jobs found by FlexJobs’ trained staff of researchers who scour hundreds of online sources, including industry blogs, employer websites, job boards, job feeds, and more. Only professional jobs that can both be confirmed as legitimate and as having some kind of work flexibility (telecommuting, part-time or flexible schedule, or freelance contracts) are included in FlexJobs’ job database.
The Flexible Job Index can be viewed by visiting http://www.flexjobs.com/trends. For media inquiries, please contact Chelsea Gladden, Chelsea(at)flexjobs(dot)com or 1-866-991-9222 x 4.
To sign up for the free webinar, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2970853280343659264
To find out more about FlexJobs, visit http://www.FlexJobs.com.
About Liz Ryan
Liz Ryan, the presenter for “Are Flex-Friendly Jobs Real – and How Do You Find Them?” is a former Fortune 500 HR executive and the country’s most widely-read career and workplace authority, whose columns for Kiplinger’s Finance, Business Week, Yahoo!, TIME.com, the Harvard Business Review and the Denver Post reach 30 million readers per month. Liz’s funny, edgy and current take on the workplace, job hunting and personal branding will give you dozens of take-home ideas for your own resume, networking, salary negotiation and career path.
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With job listings in over 50 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job-seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over a half million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has been featured on CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Good Morning America, among hundreds of other trusted media outlets.