Recruiters Finding More and More Jobs Now Suitable for Flexible Work

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Planning to recruit an account executive, client services coordinator, or financial analyst? Maybe you’re in the market for an information security analyst, product manager, or statistician. If so, offering candidates a flexible schedule, remote work, or other nontraditional options can boost your recruiting efforts.

The rise of contingent workers means more options for employers and employees in a number of fields. Flexjobs, a job search site specializing in telecommuting, part-time, freelance, and flexible jobs, used lifestyles website Cheat Sheet’s “10 Jobs That Will Be Hiring Like Crazy in 2017” and Fast Company’s “Jobs with the Most Potential in 2017” to compile a list of 20 flexible jobs with the most potential in 2017.

The jobs on those lists were chosen or a variety of reasons, including:

  • Previous faster-than-average growth rates between 2012 and 2016.
  • Current “critical mass” of job openings.
  • Predicted faster-than-average growth rates through 2024.
  • Pay rates of $20 or more per hour.

By comparing the jobs on these lists to the Flexjobs database, the company could narrow the list to only those high-potential opportunities that offer flexible work options, such as:

  • Remote work.
  • Part-time schedules.
  • Flexible or alternative schedules.
  • Temporary short- or long-term projects.
  • Freelancing (independent contractor).

Here’s the list of the 20 most high-potential flexible jobs for 2017 and the

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