The Brains Behind Flexjobs.com: Interview with Sara Sutton Fell

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Looking for a job is never a fun process as it is and you can spend so many hours weeding through the ones that pertain to you as well as the junk out there. Thanks to Sara and her crew at FlexJobs.com they help you weed through jobs that are legit and put the employers right in front of you. We got the chance to catch up with Sara during her busy day and chat about how she came up with the idea of FlexJobs and how she made it work. Sara is such a delight to talk to so enjoy the interview and let her know how much she rocks.

Quick Background on FlexJobs:

FlexJobs is the leading online service for flexible, part-time, telecommuting, and freelance job listings. FlexJobs gives job-seekers a way to find legitimate, hand-screened jobs quickly, easily, and safely. A member of the Better Business Bureau, FlexJobs screens out ads, scams, and other too-good-to-be-true business opportunities in order to deliver users the best of the best flexible schedule and telecommuting job opportunities in an easy to search, ad-free website.

About Sara Sutton Fell:

Sara Sutton Fell, CEOThe idea for FlexJobs came about in 2007 by Sara Sutton Fell, an experienced entrepreneur who at the time was pregnant with her first child. She had started looking at flexible work arrangements for herself, and discovered how challenging it was to find something (a) legitimate and (b) in-line with her career.

In her almost 15 years in high-tech (including as co-founder of entry-level job service JobDirect which was sold to Korn|Ferry International), Sara knew that good flextime and telecommuting positions did exist. So instead of giving up, she thought about it and realized that there was an opportunity amidst her frustration. Empowered by her passion for the idea and her previous experience in the job services industry, Sara decided to create what she had been looking for – a clean, professional, well-designed job site dedicated to providing only the best, most legitimate telecommuting, part-time, flextime, and freelance jobs. And of course, she started it from her home office!

Connect with Sara and FlexJobs:

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Ashley is the co-founder and co-host of Business Beware. Her passion is learning the background of how and why a business started and of course bringing a little laughter to business owners everyday. Proud member of the YEC too.

4 Comments

  1. Chris Davenport /

    Great interview. I was just looking for some part time work the other day and I’m glad I came across this so now I know to use this site. Thanks!

    -Chris

  2. bbeware /

    Glad you enjoyed the interview with Sara! She’s awesome and make sure to check out FlexJobs too.

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