Remote | Part-time
FlexJobs

Part-time employee, flexible schedule, telecommute, 20-30 hours per week

Locations: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NY, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA

Responsibilities of the Job: The Challenge

We are looking for an experienced career coach and resume writer to join our team and provide one-on-one career coaching sessions to FlexJobs members, as well as review and update member resumes.

You will need to understand coaching fundamentals, career advising, and the job search process with a particular focus on flexible and remote job searching. You’ll also need to be an experienced resume writer who is skilled at editing and updating resumes to optimize them for an individual client’s needs. The members you work with will be from a wide variety of locations, backgrounds, education levels, and personal circumstances. You’ll need to believe deeply in the importance of empowering professionals to take hold of their career development, execute a strategic job search, and find a better way to work through work flexibility. 

Who We Are

Our mission is to improve the future of work by helping people find flexible jobs that make their lives better. We are committed to doing this internally and externally with integrity, intelligence, balance, communication, and care.

In the past 12+ years, FlexJobs has established itself as the leader in the professional flexible job market (remote, freelance, part-time, and flexible schedule jobs) to help job seekers connect with employers that offer these highly desired arrangements. We do this in a way that makes the job search experience easier, safer, and faster for job seekers by utilizing both technology and human intelligence to provide a friendly, effective, and better job service.

In terms of flexibility, we also walk the talk! Our entire team works remotely from locations all across the United States. The ability to flex our schedules as needed to best fit our lives allows us to work in a very focused and productive way.

What You’ll Do

You’ll work with the career coaching team to assist FlexJobs members with their job search questions through one-on-one 30-minute sessions conducted remotely via phone or video calls. This includes one-time meetings and ongoing meetings depending on each member’s preference. You’ll also be responsible for reviewing and heavily updating member resumes, with a particular emphasis on targeting remote and flexible jobs.

You’ll be responsible for organizing your coaching schedule and available sessions and keeping excellent records of coaching sessions and other client communications.

Clients will be a mix of current and returning professionals from all career fields and levels, and with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and individual issues. The career coach’s goal will be to empower them with the best information, tools, resources, and confidence to independently conduct a successful job search.

Your Experience:

  • 5+ years of resume writing and editing experience for a wide range of clients from different career fields, experience levels, and backgrounds.
  • 5+ years of career coaching/advising/counseling experience, including some experience working with clients in a virtual or remote setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree—extra credit if you’ve earned a master’s—in a related area like counseling, career development, or HR.
  • Familiarity with the flexible and remote job market for professional-level candidates, including remote jobs, flexible schedule jobs, professional part-time roles, and freelance or contract jobs.
  • Experience coaching clients in the following situations: returning to work after a break or a layoff, career transition or change, job searching with a chronic health issue or illness, and other special situations.
  • Experience using digital communication tools like Zoom, join.me, GoToMeeting, instant messaging, scheduling programs, and related tools to interact with coaching clients. 

Bonus Points Given:

  • Personal experience using FlexJobs as a job seeker.
  • Experience in career advice writing for websites or blogs.
  • Experience or interest in hosting online webinars on career/job searching topics for job seekers.
  • Professionally active on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) related to job and career coaching.

Traits and Skills for This Role:

  • Ability to offer constructive, positive feedback, advice, and information to people of diverse professional and life backgrounds.
  • Resourcefulness, pulling the most applicable information from FlexJobs and our trusted resources and tailoring meetings based on clients’ needs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills.
  • High emotional intelligence; ability to empathize and help people handle stressful situations
  • Excellent listening skills.
  • Motivational, creative, positive, patient, and have excellent writing and presenting skills.

Traits Required of All Team Members, You, Included:

  • A sense of pride in your work.
  • A streak of perfectionism when it comes to details.
  • Being highly organized, responsible, and ethical.
  • Being proactive when it comes to asking questions, brainstorming, and working with colleagues.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • An appreciation and enthusiasm for the ability to work remotely.

Other Requirements:

  • Interest in a long-term position with a company that you’re proud to be a part of and on a growing team.
  • A fully functioning home office, including: high-speed Internet access, a fast computer, and phone access.
  • A work environment that is quiet and one in which you can really focus without distractions. 

How to Apply:

If this job description makes you feel as if it was written perfectly for you, then please apply! What we’ll need:

  • An intro email/cover letter telling us why you want to work for FlexJobs (v. another company).
  • What makes you a great fit for this position.
  • What hourly rate (based on part-time, hourly schedule) you would be comfortable with.
  • A current resume in .doc, .docx, .pdf, markdown, or .txt.

Applications can be sent through FlexJobs or by email to jobs@flexjobs.com. 

If you are selected to move forward, you may be required to do a background check. 

FlexJobs is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees. 

FlexJobs is also a veteran and military spouse-friendly employer. Our positions are perfectly structured for qualified candidates who meet this criteria and we have a workplace culture that supports their work and life. 

Locations: CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NY, OK, OR, PA, TN, TX, VA