FlexJobs Hosts Flexible Work Essay Contest, $1000 in Prizes

What would a flexible job mean for you? For one lucky job seeker, it could mean $500 in time for holiday spending. FlexJobs, the leading site for finding part-time, telecommuting, freelance and other flexible work, is offering three cash prizes for the best essays that answer the question, "What would a work/life balance job mean to you?".

“Many of the job seekers who come to FlexJobs are passionate about jobs that allow them a better work-life balance or accommodate their lifestyle in other ways,” shared Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of FlexJobs. “We are excited to read and share the many stories and different motivations for work flexibility… and hopefully in turn, inspire others as well!”

Job seekers on the site often need flexible employment to be there for their family in some capacity – whether it’s being present for children, helping elderly family members, being a caretaker during illness, or to maintain a job as a military spouse who is often transferred with their serving husband or wife.

“We have spoken with thousands of job-seekers over our four years of helping people find flexible jobs,” said Fell. “And what we consistently hear is that people want to find a better balance between their personal lives and their work lives. I don’t think I’ve ever spoken to someone who doesn’t want more balance!”

To enter the contest with over $1000 in prizes, participants will submit an essay answering the question: “What would a flexible job mean for your life?” Essays should be no more than 1000 words in length. The deadline for submission is November 30th, 2012. For more details, and to submit an entry, please go to: http://www.flexjobs.com/community/contestHome.aspx.

A team of panelists, including FlexJobs staff, will be thoroughly reading and narrowing down the finalists, and prizes include:

First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100

Four additional outstanding finalists will receive a free year subscription to FlexJobs (each a $49.95 value)
About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is the leading online service for hand-screened and professional flexible, part-time, telecommuting, and freelance job listings. FlexJobs gives job-seekers an ad-free way to find legitimate jobs quickly, easily, and safely. A proud member of the Better Business Bureau, FlexJobs skilled research team provides quality job leads in over 50 career categories, ranging from entry-level to executive, freelance to full-time. FlexJobs is a green, carbon-balanced company which is leading the way to the future of work by promoting telecommuting and flexible jobs that allow people to enjoy work and life in environmentally sustainable ways.

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