We hired a new member as a full time virtual assistant into our team! His name is Jomvie, and these are his thoughts on grabbing that spot as a VA.
Writing has always been my passion. The idea of conveying your thoughts into words is an activity that demands practice and repetition–until the flow becomes natural. This is the reason why I applied for the job to be a Virtual Assistant (VA for short). I want to hone my skills and knowledge in writing as well as widen my understanding regarding this kind of online business.
It may sound easy but grabbing this kind of job is similar to trying to push a piece of string through the eye of a needle.
First of all, most employers will require you to undergo a rigid screening process. Necessary details like previous experiences, fields of expertise, topics that may be comfortable or otherwise, usage of monitoring tools, and expected wage will be asked from you. If both parties would come into an agreement with all the stipulations considered, then you are half-way of grabbing the job. Yes, half-way. It is because there are also other applicants who are scrambling to get that spot.
There may be a lot of job openings out there but its ratio to the number of applicants for a sole position would be twenty-fold. This is something everyone applying for an online job must remember. If you want to have an edge in the hiring process, develop yourself to be skilled, flexible, and precise in your writing style. Learn then master your current niche and eventually make your employer pleased with your productivity.
And finally, after days or even a week of waiting fastidiously, you will receive the good news — you are hired! But this celebration is short-lived. This is the start of the many challenges you need to hurdle to get to the top and be among the best of the business. Once hired, both parties must now lay down their cards and be explicit with their expectations. This would be beneficial for both the employer and the employee in the long run.
Grabbing a VA job is dependent on several factors. This is what I have learned in almost a year of working online. Although this job is generally labelled “Virtual Assistant”, the job descriptions of a particular VA are not exactly the same as that of another. Before applying for a job, be sure to be equipped with the expected skills, knowledge, and attitude that would be required from you.
As for me, this particular niche may be new to me; but nevertheless, I will delve into this new challenge with excitement and exuberance.
Comments for Grabbing that Coveted VA Spot
|May 29, 2014||Welcome to my team 🙂
by: FrancisJomvie, I am happy to have you on board. During our first 4 weeks together, we will have a “trial period” where we both get to know each other.During your first week in my team, I already can see your strengths. If I had to point out any “weakness”, it would be that you write “too well”.
Think of writing on my sites as talking with your friends. The more open, familiar and simple your writing style becomes, the better actually people “listen” to what you write.
But you’ll get there, guaranteed. 🙂
I am also excited, because I have tons of ideas where I can get more done with your help. Let me know when I am overrunning you with too many ideas 😉