Posts By: sheila murphy

FlexProfessionals Launches Partnership with Northern Virginia Community College to Prepare Returning Professionals for In-Demand Tech and Other Jobs

Worried about your career gap and outdated technology skills? With a tight labor market and looming talent wars, especially in the tech fields, now is the perfect time to retool and return to work! In partnership with Northern Virginia Community College, FlexProfessionals is assembling a Winter 2020 cohort of professionals with career gaps to participate… Read more »

Upcoming FREE Community Events for Job Seekers!

Join us at these free, community events targeting job seekers this fall! We will be collecting toiletries during the month of October to support  Women Giving Back, a local nonprofit that helps women and children in crisis by distributing clothing at no cost. Women Giving Back is in need of shampoos, conditioners, soaps, deodorant, feminine products, etc…. Read more »

Don’t Let Weak Technology Skills Stop You from Getting a Job: A 6-Step Plan to Achieve Proficiency – Part 5

You’ve made the decision: It’s time to make your job search a priority, but your technology skills are holding you back. You’ve been out of the workforce for 5, 10, maybe 15 years or longer, just as technology has rapidly changed how we work. You haven’t stayed current with the latest software required for the… Read more »

Don’t Let Weak Technology Skills Stop You from Getting a Job: A 6-Step Plan to Achieve Proficiency – Part 4

You’ve made the decision: It’s time to make your job search a priority, but your technology skills are holding you back. You’ve been out of the workforce for 5, 10, maybe 15 years or longer, just as technology has rapidly changed how we work. You haven’t stayed current with the latest software required for the… Read more »

Work-Life Equation Podcast: Returning to Work

In this first “on-the-go” podcast by Bright Horizons, Sheila Murphy, Partner/Co-Founder of FlexProfessionals, discusses returning to work after parental leave or longer career breaks.

Why These 8 Top Companies Hire Remote Workers

FlexProfessionals is proud to be named to FlexJobs’ annual list of the 100 Top Companies to Watch for Telecommuting and Remote Jobs. This list is based on an analysis of over 47,000 companies

Don’t Let Weak Technology Skills Stop You from Getting a Job: A 6-Step Plan to Achieve Proficiency – Part 3

You’ve made the decision: It’s time to make your job search a priority, but your technology skills are holding you back. You’ve been out of the workforce for 5, 10, maybe 15 years or longer, just as technology has rapidly changed how we work. You haven’t stayed current with the latest software required for the… Read more »

Don’t Let Weak Technology Skills Stop You from Getting a Job: A 6-Step Plan to Achieve Proficiency – Part 2

You’ve made the decision: it’s time to make your job search a priority, but your technology skills are holding you back. You’ve been out of the workforce for 5, 10, maybe 15 years or longer, just as technology has rapidly changed how we work. You haven’t stayed current with the latest software required for the… Read more »

Don’t Let Weak Technology Skills Stop You From Getting a Job: A 6-Step Plan to Achieve Proficiency – Part 1

You’ve made the decision: it’s time to make your job search a priority, but your technology skills are holding you back. You’ve been out of the workforce for 5, 10, maybe 15 years or longer, just as technology has rapidly changed how we work. You haven’t stayed current with the latest software required for the… Read more »

The Future of Aging and Flexible Work: How to position yourself for the competition across ages – Part III

(Note: This blog series is adapted from an article written for the Quarterly Journal – Summer 2016 of the Life Planning Network, a membership organization of professionals dedicated to helping people navigate the second half of life.) Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, contributing to a rapidly changing workforce and work environment.  Many “retirees”, however,… Read more »

The Future of Aging and Flexible Work: How to position yourself for the competition across ages – Part II

(Note: This blog series is adapted from an article written for the Quarterly Journal – Summer 2016 of the Life Planning Network, a membership organization of professionals dedicated to helping people navigate the second half of life.) Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, contributing to a rapidly changing workforce and work environment.  Many “retirees”, however,… Read more »

The Future of Aging and Flexible Work: How to position yourself for the competition across ages — Part I

(Note: This blog series is adapted from an article written for the Quarterly Journal – Summer 2016 of the Life Planning Network, a membership organization of professionals dedicated to helping people navigate the second half of life.) Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, contributing to a rapidly changing workforce and work environment.  Many “retirees”, however,… Read more »