About That Works For Me
That Works For Me is where talent meets the real world. It’s where we stop hiding our personal lives at work. it’s where businesses see what we can achieve when we work on our own terms, and applaud us for it. It’s celebrating what modern day careers look like. It is what works for us.
Whether you’re searching for flexible work, or recruiting for a skilled role, That Works For Me provides a professional career matching service like no other. Find the work and people you need, on terms that work for everyone.
Who we are
We are people like you, parents, business owners and freelancers. We are a new business with honest intentions born out of a true need and we are made up of lots of bits of brilliant people, which is how we believe business works best. No one is full time. And no one does 9 til 5! Read more about us here and if you think you can bring something special to our small but determined team, email Jessica.
Our customers are people like us and like you – people with families and priorities outside of work. People that need flexible work (we really think that’s all of us!). Our customers are businesses that “get it”. And recruiters that are switched on enough to do this already. If you would like to advertise your roles or projects with us, get in touch!
How it works
The thing we pride ourselves on most is being able to help you get where you want to be. Whether you’ve just had a baby and don’t know your head from your elbow, or you’re an established business in need of a part time FD – we can help.
No matter who you are, using That Works For Me is easy.
Choose your preference when you register – looking for work, looking for help or recruiting for others. This will set your ‘My Account’ view up exactly as you need it from the very first time you log in. Select your free or affordable package based on what you are looking for sign up now to receive our special offers!) and off you go.
Looking for work
Complete your profile in moments, setting your preference to ‘seeking employment’ or ‘seeking freelance work’ – which you can change at any time to suit your needs. Tag your profile with the skills, sectors and specialisms you are known for and you’re good to go. You’ll be visible to businesses and recruiters looking for people like you, and they can invite you to quote on a project or apply for a role.
You don’t have to sit back and wait, you can search for work too.
If you’re a freelancer, you can quote on as many projects as you like. You can send quotes immediately or find out a bit more before committing to a rate. Manage, track and edit quotes from the Projects & Roles area of your account. Accepted quotes will be visible here and you will easily be able to see what projects you are working on. Invoices can be issued (and paid!) at the click of a button and are automatically captured in the Accounting Assistant, where you have an overview of your finances for the month, year or other chosen period. Your account contains everything you need to manage your freelance projects, including feedback to seek testimonials from your clients.
If you are looking for employment, save roles to apply to later or hit ‘apply now’, which can be as straightforward as sending your profile page. If you want to add more detail, you can. Manage, track and view your role applications through the Projects & Roles area. You can Message potential employers at any time. You will be notified of invitations to interview and any offers of employment here too. We’re sure it won’t be long until you’re in the role of your dreams – on your own terms!
In addition to all of this, you have access to our supportive benefits including coaching, training and legal and business checklists. Download your professional CV – designed by That Works For Me from an employers’ perspective, and access exclusive discounts. Read blogs and guides from our favourite industry experts and flexible working activists and enthusiasts. And if you’re struggling with anything at all, you can arrange a call with one of our amazing coaches who will help you figure out exactly what to do next.
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Looking for help
Complete your profile in moments then set up your personalised business page to attract the people and skills you need to grow your business. Add other users to your page, each of you can then add roles and projects to your profile quickly and easily. You can be live in minutes!
You are then free to sit back and wait for people to apply, or you can use our intuitive search function to find exactly who you need. If you see someone you like the look of, invite them to quote on your project or apply for your role. Or save them for later.
Use our Featured function and choose roles or projects to appear at the top of every search page . Appear on our project and role landing pages to increase the reach of your roles and be seen by everyone! And speak to prospective employees via the onsite messaging function.
You and your users can manage everything via the Projects & Roles area of your My Account page. You can view applications, invite people to interview, and make employment offers. You can negotiate project fees, track progress and pay invoices, all at the click of a button. Easily view and download expenditure via the Accounting Assistant, integrating this with your own accounting software or using our onsite functionality.
Finally, you’ll have access to our range of supportive benefits including coaching, training and legal and business checklists. Read blogs and guides from our favourite industry experts. And if you’re in need of some business guidance or need help personally, you can arrange a call with one of our amazing coaches.
Recruiting for others
We believe that recruiters in this space are doing amazing work. Raising the profile of flexible roles and loudly talking about alternative hours and work patterns is something we are truly behind. This
is why we have created a Recruiting for others view. We want to make it easy for you to access our community of job seekers and fill roles quickly with a brilliant candidate.
Complete your profile in minutes, then set up your recruiter page to attract the people you are looking for straight away. Add colleagues to help manage your page and roles. Use our uniquely designed client management function to make adding roles as quick and easy as possible.
You can sit back and wait for people to apply, or you can use our intuitive search function to find exactly who you need. If you see someone you like the look of, invite them to quote on your project or apply for your role. Or, save them for later once you see who else comes forward.
All of your page users can review live roles via the Projects & Roles area of My Account. You can view applications, invite people to interview, and make employment offers. Roles can be grouped by client, job title or by where they are in the process, making it easy to navigate and update.
For more time sensitive placements, you can take advantage of our Featured Roles function, so your roles appear at the top of search results for particular skills or sectors.
Easily view and download expenditure via the Accounting Assistant, integrating these with your own accounting software or using our onsite functionality. And, access the multitude of other benefits including business and legal checklists, discounted business insurance and training.
Our Mission is to:
- Bring parents back into the workplace and stop hard-earned skills going to waste
- Facilitate a more diverse range of professional flexible working opportunities so people can reclaim their time, and small businesses can manage their resource more efficiently
- Bring businesses skills and experience without the long-term commitment, making consultancy affordable
Why are we here
We are deeply passionate about flexible working and bringing work-life balance to people’s lives. The benefits speak for themselves. For people – better health and happier families. For businesses – better cultures and improved financial performance.
We know why we are here and what we want to achieve.
- We bring parents back to the workplace and stop hard-earned skills going to waste – We support our community (many of whom are parents re-building their careers after changes in their family unit), by offering a supportive and affordable platform for flexible work
- We offer businesses skills and experience without the long-term commitment – Businesses can access years of knowledge, experience and skills from our community of skilled professionals, without committing to expensive long-term employment agreements
- We provide the best people to grow businesses – Businesses and flexible work recruiters post roles and projects and we alert the people that best fit them. Alternatively, businesses can invite them to apply or quote directly.
- We make consultancy more affordable for businesses – Businesses detail exactly what they need done or how long they will need someone for, and our skilled and professional community quote accordingly
- Building trust between employers and employees – Our community is built on trust. We trust businesses and recruiters to provide the roles they offer and we trust our community members to commit fully while they are working
- Learn how to make flexible working work – We know that non-full time and flexible working is new to lots of employers, we want to help educate and inspire with our guides and tips on how to make it work for you.