Feb 12, 2011 1:45 PM
Sara Sutton Fell, FlexJobs.com CEO says, "I was amazed at the amount of scams. Some ratios say 70 scams to every one real legit job in the telecommuting niche which is outrageous."
Sara Sutton Fell was looking for a telecommuting job while pregnant with her first child. But she was disappointed at the number of scams there were online. In 2006 she decided to open her own online job seeking company.. FlexJobs.com.
Sara says, "We have over 50 different job categories and they range from entry level to executive level. From freelance to full time." Not only that, there are over 2,000 companies world wide with job opportunities posted. Big names like American Express, Wells Fargo, and Hershey. And job titles range from a speech pathologist, to a web designer, or even a wine and beverage instructor. Something for everyone.
Sara says, "It's really quite exceptional the different opportunities we have for someone that just graduated from college all the way up to an executive." In the past five years, 100,000 job seekers have subscribed to the site..many successful in finding what they were looking for. But is a company like this necessary?
Phil Feser with Rush Personnel says you can do the research on your own.But you need to look out for a few things to make sure you're not getting scammed. Phil says, "It's amazing how people don't do the background checks to find out do I send in my credit card information, giving out personal info, do I actually have to pay to get jobs.. Which you should never do."