For many women, finding a job that offers flexibility is a top priority. Whether it's the ability to work from home, set her own hours, or take time off as needed, flexibility can make all the difference in achieving work-life balance. 

In fact, according to our latest research, 87% of job-seekers consider flexibility to be just as important as salary in their job search - with women finding flexibility and the ability to work remotely more appealing than men. And with the rise of hybrid workplaces, the demand for flexible jobs is only expected to grow.

So, what are some of the best flexible jobs for women? Here are six options to consider, along with tips on how to find them.

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customer service representative

With more and more companies offering customer service via phone, chat, and email, there is a growing need for remote customer service representatives. This role typically involves handling customer inquiries, resolving complaints, and providing support. 

Many employers offer flexible hour, including part-time and full-time remote positions - perfect for women who have childcare or other caregiving responsibilities, or who simply prefer to create their own schedules. 

Plus, when set up ergonomically, a work-from-home environment is often less distracting and more comfortable than a busy office.

software developer

If you have a knack for coding, software development can be an excellent flexible job. With the demand for software developers continuing to grow, there are plenty of opportunities in this field. 

And if you're a tech candidate who knows her way around cloud tools, this is great news for you. By highlighting your expertise, you may be able to negotiate a flexible work arrangement as part of your job offer. 

Many software developers work remotely from home and abroad - as long as you have a good internet connection and the country meets your employer's security and legal considerations. 

By investing in tried and true workplace messaging tools, flexible employers know how to amplify collaboration between devOps teams, despite the distance. Some companies also offer flexible schedules, including the option to work part-time or split-shifts.

digital marketer

As businesses increasingly rely on digital marketing to reach customers - especially after the pandemic - the need for digital marketers of various experience levels continues to rise. Plus, as a digital marketer, your role is almost entirely online. 

You will be responsible for creating and implementing marketing campaigns, such as social media advertising, email marketing, and SEO. 

Digital marketing also demands a lot of collaboration, in and out of the marketing team. This means that digital marketers benefit from frequent communication with colleagues, team projects, and a stimulating workload - a great option for women who are worried about isolation in a remote or hybrid environment. 

financial analyst

For women with a background in finance, a job as an analyst can offer both flexibility and career growth. Remote financial analysts typically use video conferencing and other collaboration tools to communicate with colleagues, leaders, and clients in real-time, allowing them to maintain and strengthen healthy professional relationships. 

The nature of financial analysis often requires deep concentration, and working remotely can offer fewer interruptions and a more comfortable work environment, leading to improved productivity. Many financial firms are now embracing remote work due to its cost-effectiveness and ability to attract top talent from different locations.

virtual assistant

The rise of virtual assistants presents an opportunity for women who crave autonomy, flexibility, and control over their professional lives. This career path empowers them to work from the comfort of their own homes and to set their own schedules, making it an excellent option for those seeking to balance work with family obligations or other commitments. 

As a virtual assistant, you would be responsible for providing critical administrative support to businesses, ranging from managing schedules and responding to emails to organizing digital documents. This online-based work offers a range of job opportunities, both part-time and freelance, which can accommodate your preferred hours and allow you to work with clients and companies that meet your need.

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project manager

Project managers are the driving force behind the development and launch of new products, services, programs, and initiatives. Being champions of process optimization, project managers typically rely on a load of virtual tools, such as Asana and Trello for planning, and Slack or Microsoft Teams for communication. 

The ability to collaborate remotely means that women can focus more on productivity and results, all while feeling reassured that they’re not missing out on what matters to them at home.

As companies continue to transition towards remote work, project management is a prime position that can be seamlessly adapted to work from home. This can open up opportunities for women who live in areas where project management jobs are less common, or who have difficulty commuting to an office. 

So, whether you're an experienced project manager or just starting out, there's never been an easier time to take on this role as a remote position. 

3 tips for finding a flexible job

Now that you know some of the best flexible jobs for women, how can you go about finding one? Here are some tips:

look out for women-led businesses.

Workplaces with women in leadership not only offer opportunities for mentorship and career development, but they’re also more likely to promote flexibility, offer better support for work-life balance, and accommodate personal and family responsibilities. 

Look out for networking opportunities geared towards women professionals. This can be a great way to meet people and learn about potential jobs.

use filters and tags to narrow your research. 

Most online job boards will let you filter your search results by location, job type, salary, experience level, and more. 

Keep an eye out for filters or toggles that select remote or on-site positions. For example, we make it easy for women to search for remote job on with a simple work from home jobs checkbox. You can also use the search bar to enter keywords like "part-time," "flexible hours," "telecommute," or "remote" to find flexible jobs that meet your needs.

Woman sitting at a desk working on marketing platform.
Woman sitting at a desk working on marketing platform.

be prepared to negotiate. 

While many organizations are now open to flexible work, your employer may have concerns or limitations that make it difficult to accommodate your ideal arrangement. Be prepared to negotiate and find a compromise that works for both you and your employer. 

When discussing your proposal, highlight the benefits of a flexible work arrangement, such as improved work-life balance, increased productivity, and reduced stress.

At Randstad, we believe that every woman deserves to reach her true potential, and we’re committed to providing the support and resources needed to make that happen. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent looking to re-enter the workforce, a freelancer who wants more stability, or a professional seeking greater work-life balance, we’ve got you.

The Propeller Experience is an innovative program developed in partnership with tellent. The goal? To give women the tools, resources, and confidence to find work that is flexible, inclusive, and suited to their unique needs. 

This program offers comprehensive support, including access to expert coaching, mentorship, and a vibrant community of like-minded women who are all striving to achieve their career goals.

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