Top 10 Benefits to being a limberer

You’re multi-talented. Whether you’re a bad-ass bartender with some flair in the kitchen or a pukka pastry chef who knows their way around a coffee machine, we believe that you deserve variety by right.

Don’t get us wrong, if you’re looking for a career in hospitality, maybe full time, ladder climbing, experience gaining work might be right for you.

However, if you’re looking for another path, then limber enables you to build your perfect rota in as many venues as you like; then take time off whenever you want it.  

You just agree your shifts and your hourly rates with your clients and then send them for sign off. All your payments, pension and ratings will be handled in one, easy to access place. You won’t even need to deal with tax.

Top 10 Benefits to being a limberer

  1. Set your own rate of pay
  2. Create your own awesome online CV and video profile
  3. Work across multiple venues and roles
  4. Receive all your earnings in one weekly payslip
  5. Save into a pension and manage tax easily
  6. Build your own reputation through ratings to increase your earning potential
  7. Take time off whenever you want – surf, yoga, side hustles, families – spend more time on the things you love the most
  8. Find new workmates by joining limber teams
  9. Rate your employer and contribute to the community
  10. Be your own boss

How to get started as a limberer

First, build your own profile. Add all your experience; get endorsed by your old bosses and add an awesome video to it. You can then share it at the touch of a button with whoever you like.

Once you get rota’d on, just send all your shifts to your contacts for their approval.  Once the shift is over, you each rate each other and the app deals with payroll. The venue will then be able to post shifts in the future and invite you; or you can send more shifts their way for approval.

As limber grows in your local area, more and more hirers will start using the app. Then, you’ll be able to respond to shifts they post and use your profile to make new connections.

Get started today and build your first shift towards a more empowering way of working.

limber guide: building a captivating profile

Here’s another “how to” guide to getting the most out of limber. Let’s get straight to it, with our guide to building a great profile.

1. Your intro

Here’s some inspiration to get you going:

This is one of the hardest parts. How do you tread the line between interesting and professional and still stand out from the crowd?

a. Tell venues what you’re looking for. It’s a two way street and they want to know you want them as much as they want you. Whether it’s sustainability, the use of local suppliers or venues serving the best vegan menus, be clear about what you want.

b. Tell them what you’re into outside of work – it helps build a great rapport and gives venues real insight into you. The whole point at being part of the limber community is that the platform enables you to get more out of life – so be proud of that – let people know what you’re up to.

c. Be clear on your availability. Are you in the area for a while? What about hours or the days off you’ll need. Get all the info our there as soon as you can.

2. Your profile pic

No pressure on this one. They appear nice and small on your profile; so if in doubt, a headshot of you will do just fine.

3. Experience

Be honest with your skills assessments and make sure you give a good description of each piece of experience you add. Did you handle the cellar? Were you a key holder? What training did you have? The more the merrier here!

4. Endorsements

To add a bit of razzle dazzle to your profile, you can send your previous experience to your employers for an endorsement. It adds a bit of additional comfort to hirers so is well worth doing!

5. Video

The holy grail of the limber profile. We could talk about this forever; check out our guide to creating the best video CV you can.

Hope these tips help!

Good luck,
Team limber

limber guide: video profiles

The video part of your limber profile is a real game changer. And there’s so much you can do with it. Here’s our guide to creating the best video CV you can.

1. You don’t need fancy equipment

Most phones will be comfortably good enough to record your video. So just prop it up, point and shoot (or use a selfie stick if that’s your thing).

2. Keep it short

Let’s face it; all our attention spans are dwindling so try and keep your video between 20 and 90 seconds. That’s all you’ll need to make a great impression.

3. Editing doesn’t need to be complex

Most phones will have simple video clipping software already in. Or, you can use free online software too. If you want to go the extra mile, you could use free versions of tools like lumen5, but it doesn’t need to be that fancy!

4. What to include

That’s totally up to you, but at limber, we’ll never ask you to do something that we wouldn’t be prepared to do ourselves. So, we asked everyone at our office to produce one for themselves. Here’s a selection of the least embarrassing ones!

The “here’s me in action” video

Rory, an ex cafe owner is a bad ass when it comes to coffee. So, he played to his strengths in this snappy all action vid.

The “au naturale”

Georgina went for something personal and authentic. Shot on a Samsung Galaxy S9, in her cozy living room…

The “goofy story of my life”

Chris likes to talk about himself. So he did.