How Do I Find a Flexible New Job?
Dear Pat: I currently work 32 hours a week for a company I’ve been with for several years. I no longer like my job, but am having a tough time figuring out how to have similar flexibility in a new job. It seems I would need to go back to 40+ hours per week until they get to know me and I can then negotiate more flexible hours. Do you have any suggestions for how to handle the job search and ultimately negotiate flexible hours in a brand new job? ~ Moving On
Dear Moving On: As you recognize, the fastest way to flex for most professionals is to negotiate it at their current job after a sufficient time working a traditional schedule. In your case, it’s the job, not the schedule, that needs changing.
Most employers don’t offer a flexible schedule or telecommuting arrangement from day one.
But some do. Below are several viable options for finding or accessing flexible employers and jobs.