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I’m an International Jobseeker, Can I Apply to Jobs via Virtual Vocations?

Would you like to telecommute while living abroad? Join millions of international jobseekers in their quest to find the ultimate work-life balance.

Do I Have to Live in the U.S. to Apply to Jobs on Virtual Vocations?

Do you dream of traveling the globe while earning a steady income and building a professional career? Does your spouse need to relocate to another country for work or to take care of extended family? Whether you’re an expat who wants to keep ties with your home country, a recent college graduate who caught the travel bug, or a retiree with an overflowing bucket list, you have plenty of telecommuting employment options through the Virtual Vocations Job Database.

Both U.S. and non-U.S. residents are more than welcome to apply to jobs on our site. However, it is up to individual employers to decide whether they will hire internationally. Some employers specify that applicants must live in a certain geographical area or time zone, while others are 100% virtual. Whenever possible, we include citizenship and geographic restriction information in our job listings.

Why Do Companies Hire Internationally?

Companies increase their talent pool when they open their doors to professionals who reside in other countries. As more baby boomers wave au revoir to the office and more millennials opt for alternative work environments, smart businesses keep their operations current and active by providing flexible, remote options.

For example, Gallup’s Potential Net Migration Index shows how developed countries with an aging workforce can benefit from hiring educated, migrating professionals to fill and prevent substantial employment gaps. As a bonus, companies can avoid potential losses by offering telecommuting jobs to non-residents so that they retain top talent regardless of their workers’ locations and lifestyle decisions.

Also, companies who wish to expand business in other countries may need residents to fill empty positions. For example, Deloitte, Accenture, 3M, and Intel Corporation have headquarters around the world and seek skilled professionals for each line of business at each location. Since many of these jobs lend themselves well to telecommuting, it’s possible to find local positions that include at least partially remote options. On the flip side, countries looking to tap into U.S. markets seek American residents to fill roles and help with expansion.

There are also entirely virtual businesses without brick-and-mortar headquarters that manage dispersed teams. They often need employees in different time zones to help with customer service, business development, and location-specific marketing or outreach. Virtual companies also post jobs based on deadlines or quotas, where employees choose their workload level and schedule. Such work is a traveler’s dream.

How Do I Find International Job Opportunities?

The Virtual Vocations Job Database contains telecommuting jobs from companies all over the world. However, not all positions can be worked from anywhere. Before applying for international jobs, look for telecommuting restrictions in the job posts. Here are some of the most frequently used phrases to look out for:

Work Anywhere in the World

Job descriptions stating that you can work from anywhere in the world typically accept applications from candidates regardless of citizenship or residence. Some U.S. companies may require U.S. citizenship to apply, but they may offer a work-from-anywhere arrangement, which means they don’t care if you travel around to different countries or time zones.

Live Anywhere in the U.S.

Some companies post jobs that require candidates to live in the U.S. as their primary residence. Such positions may also require U.S. citizenship. The job descriptions may state something like, “Applicants must be located in the U.S. or if abroad, on U.S. Soil.”

The phrase “on U.S. soil” refers to all 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, and all U.S. territories, such as:

  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

If you live in Alaska, Hawaii, or a U.S. territory, you may want to contact the recruiter before applying, if possible, to make sure you qualify.

Live Anywhere in the Contiguous U.S.

When employers request that applicants live in the “contiguous U.S. states” or “continental U.S. states,” they are referring to the 48 adjoining states on the continent of North America, which excludes Alaska and Hawaii. This type of restriction is often due to time zone differences. However, shipping costs, employment laws, and potential travel expenditures may also influence such requirements.

Geographic Restriction

Jobs with geographic restrictions may need you to work in a particular U.S. state or time zone. State residency is often required for tax, health care insurance, travel, and licensing purposes. However, some companies, such as lifestyle blogs and online magazines, may need staff located in specific cities to capture local art, cuisine, nightlife, and events.

What Jobs Can Be Worked From Anywhere in the World?

These days, plenty of jobs can be performed remotely from any location. However, depending on your background and interests, you may need to broaden your search to include different industries and job titles. Here are examples of jobs that typically can be worked from anywhere in the world:

Don’t limit yourself to this list, however. If you’re in customer service, project management, information technology, fundraising, education, accounting, sales, or e-commerce, there may be international job opportunities in your field.

Head over to our job database and look for openings in your industry. If you find a telecommute job that’s right for you, but you’re not sure whether you’re eligible to apply, contact the recruiter, if possible, or visit the company’s website and track down email addresses for the human resources department.

If you don’t receive a response to your inquiry, you may want to send your application along anyway and explain your living situation. You never know—if you’re a strong match for the job, the company might contact you and explore ways to make it work.

What Companies Hire International Telecommuters?

Here are a few examples of companies in the Virtual Vocations Company Database with globally distributed workforces that sometimes post work-from-anywhere jobs:

350.org

350.org is a global non-profit organization that addresses climate change and supports clean energy solutions through grassroots political and social campaigns. They often seek campaigners, organizers, and project coordinators located around the world.

 

Bluewolf, Inc.

Bluewolf, Inc. is a global consulting firm that helps corporations implement and fully utilize Salesforce to increase business performance and revenue. They need technically competent directors, strategists, and engineers who can work responsibly from remote locations.

 

Worldwide 101

Worldwide101: A talent agency that matches executives with professional virtual assistants. They typically offer telecommute positions to candidates across North America and Europe. Worldwide 101 is one of Virtual Vocations’ Top 20 Remote Enabled Companies for 2017, a list that highlights our new Employer Partners.

 

Rho AI

Rho AI is a U.S.-based company that develops data solution systems for businesses that seek automation, real-time decision making, quantitative analysis, and scalability. Some of their remote jobs listings state that work can be done from anywhere in the world.

 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP is an international non-profit organization that develops and supports solutions for social, environmental, and political issues. They often post home-based jobs that report to the New York headquarters location.

Research companies with multinational projects and clients that align with your career interests. Think information technology, education (especially teaching English), customer service, and travel-related businesses. Enterprises in such industries with offices around the globe may potentially offer more telecommute opportunities because they need to operate round the clock or adhere to standard business hours in multiple time zones.

Why Should I Telecommute While Living Abroad?

The expatriate life usually works well for career-focused professionals, independent contractors, philanthropic-minded individuals, and retirees. Income may be greater than or less than what you’re used to, depending on where you move, the cost of living in the country, and how much you want and need to work to support your lifestyle.

In 2016, InterNations surveyed 14,000 expatriates around the globe, 35% of whom moved to another country for work-related reasons. Expats seem to work at least 40 hours each week, and work-life balance is still a challenge. Plus, Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace reports that only 15% of employees across the globe are interested in their jobs.

Why not take advantage of telecommuting opportunities so you can spend more time exploring cities, indulging in culture, and living mobile? Telecommuting jobs don’t automatically guarantee a fashionable lifestyle, but they can open doors to new experiences and prevent stagnation. On the other hand, if you’re apprehensive about your foreign environment, remote work can help you transition gradually and create a comfy nest before spreading your wings.

For example, telework jobs might benefit:

  • Expat spouses who don’t speak the native language, can’t find local work, or miss home
  • Adventurers who want to make enough income to support their leisure activities
  • Retirees who need some cash to supplement pensions and check off items on their bucket lists
  • Young travelers who want to see the world while jump-starting their career and avoid a gap in employment

In any scenario, if you land a flexible telecommuting job that you love, you may be able to take it with you wherever you go. So, if you decide to move back home or relocate to another city or country, you won’t have to close up shop and repeat the application process for the umpteenth time.

Ready to Get Started?

Start by subscribing as a Virtual Vocations member so that you stay current on telecommuting opportunities. You also get access to our Telecommute Toolkit, which contains over a dozen guides, checklists, and templates to help you feel comfortable in your telecommute job search.

Then, enroll in the Getting Started with Telecommuting e-Course to learn the ins and outs of the remote job search and how to steer clear of occasional pitfalls. Premium members have access to two additional e-Courses on job searching and creating a winning resumé.

Next, craft and submit your resumé to our Professional Resumé Review service, and our experts will provide industry-specific guidance to help you land an interview.

Finally, use the search bar and filters in our job database to sort through thousands of listings. You might even enter your country of residence to see if any companies are currently hiring for your specific region of the world. Your next career destination may be only a few clicks away.

Are you an international jobseeker who wants to work remotely? Share your answer when you connect with Virtual Vocations on Facebook and Twitter. We’d love to hear from you! 


VVlogoJoining Virtual Vocations grants you access to our hand-picked telecommuting jobs database. Our family-owned company is committed to helping you find quality job leads. We strive to help make your work-at-home job search faster, easier and safer by bringing you scam-free jobs that offer some form of telecommuting or virtual work.

Learn how our service works, browse job leads by location and career category, or search hundreds of hand-screened telecommuting jobs to find legitimate work-at-home job leads that match your skills and background.

Register for free or contact us for more information on our service guarantee. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Virtual Vocations Members Give Thanks for Their Telecommute Jobs

Virtual Vocations members agree: our daily updated telecommute jobs database, jobseeker resources, and company directory make remote job hunting easier than ever. As you read these testimonials from Virtual Vocations members who give thanks for their telecommute jobs found using Virtual Vocations services, consider joining our growing community of more than one million jobseekers and discover the stress-free alternative to finding your dream job; it will be the best gift you give yourself this year!

The Virtual Vocations Difference

Finding a job that fits your skills and personality, as well as pushes you to grow professionally, is no easy task. With so many job postings and so much career advice out there, sifting through it all can seem like a never-ending maze. At Virtual Vocations, we know you’ve got what it takes to do the work; you just need a bit of support organizing available telecommute jobs, finding companies that fit your needs, and navigating the application process.

That’s where we come in! Over the last 10 years, Virtual Vocations has offered daily, verified, virtual and partially remote positions for every stage of your career. Whether you are just looking to supplement your income or transform your day job, we are certain you can find telecommute jobs to match your professional goals.

Our members are dedicated jobseekers who have made the decision to invest in their futures by subscribing to Virtual Vocations. To date, we have grown to a community of more than one million jobseekers, whom we assist in connecting with telecommute job postings as soon as they become available.

We want you to have the best possible chance of getting noticed. We do our homework—researching each and every company on our site to ensure they offer paid positions with flexible work schedules. We conduct studies about remote work to better understand why it is important to you, to your employer, and to the working world as a whole.

It’s safe to say virtual work is our passion, so when we hear success stories from Virtual Vocations members who are just as excited about their new remote positions, it is a truly amazing feeling!

Virtual Vocations Members Give Thanks for Their Telecommute Jobs

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No matter how many facts and figures we compile about the merits of working remotely, sometimes you just want to hear about the telecommuting experience from someone to whom you can relate.

Our members are current and former telecommute jobseekers just like you, who have found that Virtual Vocations provides what other sites can’t: thousands of human-screened, telecommute-only job postings curated by experienced, knowledgeable teams of researchers and job quality specialists.

Our site delivers updated, tailored, remote job postings issued daily to member email accounts. Additionally, we supply insightful job hunting advice and a host of different ways to search our huge database of available positions. But that’s enough from us. Read some inspiring testimonials from 2017 Virtual Vocations members who give thanks for their telecommute jobs found through our site.

Editor’s Note: All of the testimonials are shared with expressed permission from the Virtual Vocations members. First names and last name initials were used in the interest of member privacy. Each job search experience is different based on factors like the jobseeker’s goals, skills, and professional qualifications; you may or may not experience these same results as a Virtual Vocations member.

Spread the Word

We love to spread the remote work good vibes. Katherine M. raves about her Virtual Vocations experience:

“Great service! I will definitely use you again next time I’m looking for work, as in my profession and where I live I pretty much need to work remotely. I’ve told lots of people about you, including the local Oregon unemployment agency.”

One of the best things you can do is share the joys of telecommuting with a friend, neighbor, or family member. Work-life balance is possible, and it can be achieved by working with companies to promote flexible work schedules.

Alison S. says:

“I have used Virtual Vocations for years. Periods of time may go by, but I always come back to it. I love searching this service. I tell everyone about it!”

Word of mouth recommendations work. When you share a resource you know and love, the impact multiplies. You just never know how you can impact someone’s life with a single referral.

Stephanie B. shares her inspiring story:

“I subscribed to Virtual Vocations after my husband’s co-worker suggested it. I had been searching for over a year for the “right” job. The very first job I applied for…I was hired! I would highly recommend anyone looking for a work from home, telecommute job to start here!”

Thanks to Shannon H. for spreading the word:

“I found a job on your site! I love the site and have (and will continue to) told friends and colleagues about the site. I was totally satisfied and had no complaints at all.I found a job on your site! I love the site and have (and will continue to) told friends and colleagues about the site. I was totally satisfied and had no complaints at all.”

Todd S. also makes a huge effort to spread the virtual work love:

“Great site. I have referred Virtual Vocations to at least 10 people looking for work since I opened my account.”

Find the Perfect Fit

It is absolutely rewarding to hear from our members that they could find a job through our site, but not just any job—one that is a perfect fit for their needs.

Our job search categories include the ability to search by company, industry, job type such as full-time, part-time and temporary, as well as by date, so you know you’re seeing the telecommute job postings as soon as they’re made available.

We know timing matters when applying for jobs, so we make the effort to update our site every single day with new positions sourced online and directly from our Employer Partners.

Elizabeth L. shares how she found her perfect position:

“Thank you so much! Found a dream job Telecommuting! Thanks to your website I found the job of my dreams as a work from home RN Case Manager! Thank you so much!”

Alicia F. says:

“I found a job through Liveops on the Virtual Vocations website. Its a great fit for me!! Thank you. I’ve been recommending your site.”

Paul and Wayne share how Virtual Vocations matched their interests to connect them to the perfect telecommuting jobs:

“I found a fantastic job at UnitedHealthcare through Virtual Vocations! I cannot say enough about this site. I have told all of my fellow friends and co-workers about how great it is. Thank You!” —Paul P.

“I have accepted a position from a posting I found on Virtual Vocations. All postings sent to me were relevant to my experience and interest. Thank you for your excellent service.” —Wayne C.

One of the many perks of a Virtual Vocations membership is our job posting newsletters. Each day, we will send you relevant, fresh-off-the-presses openings that match with your areas of interest. We save you time during your job search and curate a list of leads based on your preferences.

Here’s how this feature helped Brittany A. on her journey to virtual success:

“My Virtual Vocations subscription was worth every penny! I spent a lot of money on a competing website and after over 8 months of constantly searching and applying, I was still unable to find a job. In comparison, after just 2 months at Virtual Vocations, I received not one but two job offers! There was a wider variety of jobs listed and more jobs that aligned with my skills and experience. I will absolutely recommend this website to anyone who is looking for a virtual or flexible job. Thank you!”

Trusted Information for Today’s Jobseeker

We’re on a mission to see all our Virtual Vocations members happily employed and working remotely. This means we also provide helpful employee- and employer-focused content to enhance your skills, polish your resumé, and help you better understand the world of remote work.

The Virtual Vocations blog features more than 1,600 posts that range from practical guides to informative pieces on well-being in the digital workforce, with articles like “18 Telecommute Enabled Companies to Watch in November” and “Beyond Minimum Wage: 8 Telecommute Jobs Paying at Least $20 an Hour,” you can be sure to find everything you need to not only find the job you want, but also thrive in the virtual work market.

Several Virtual Vocations members share their excitement:

“Thank you very much for this service. I found an opportunity on October 23, and had an offer on the table by Nov 1. Very happy, and excited about my new job!” —Deb G.

“What you have here is an absolutely fantastic service. You can tell the prescreening and research that’s been put onto your process. You guys are the real deal! Thank you!” —Renee D.

“Just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for being a reliable job search site for people who wish to find a REAL work-from-home position! Through your site, I was able to find the perfect match for me—and my family couldn’t be happier! I can’t thank you enough! I share your site with all my friends and family who want to secure a WFH position.” —Jennifer N.

Many Thanks from Virtual Vocations

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Virtual Vocations would not be able to provide the services we do without the incredible support from our members and community of jobseekers. As we wrap up another thrilling year of researching, posting, and spreading virtual cheer, we could not let the holiday season go by without sharing our gratitude with you.

We can’t wait to share with you even more success stories from real-life jobseekers. If you’ve found success using the Virtual Vocations website, we want to hear from you! Reach out to our Customer Service Department by phone (1-800-379-5092) or email (customerservice@virtualvocations.com), contact our blog manager (kim@virtualvocations.com), or give us a shoutout on social media (links below).

If you’re still searching solo for a fulfilling and flexible job, we are here to help guide you. Become a Virtual Vocations member and instantly gain access to telecommute job search resources, motivation, and assistance to increase your likelihood of success.

From our telecommuting family to yours, we give thanks for the ability to work remotely, for all the wonderful jobseekers we’ve met over the years, and wish you and your family a safe, happy, and healthy Thanksgiving! 

For what will you give thanks this holiday? Is it your own telecommute job found in the Virtual Vocations Database? Share your answer when you connect with Virtual Vocations on Facebook and Twitter. We’d love to hear from you! 


VVlogoJoining Virtual Vocations grants you access to our hand-picked telecommuting jobs database. Our family-owned company is committed to helping you find quality job leads. We strive to help make your work-at-home job search faster, easier and safer by bringing you scam-free jobs that offer some form of telecommuting or virtual work.

Learn how our service works, browse job leads by location and career category, or search hundreds of hand-screened telecommuting jobs to find legitimate work-at-home job leads that match your skills and background.

Register for free or contact us for more information on our service guarantee. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Upgrade Your CV with a Virtual Vocations Professional Resumé Review

Think your resumé isn’t critical to your success? Think again. Before you apply to job openings, submit your resumé for a Virtual Vocations Professional Resumé Review. 

A resumé is a vital pillar for your career. It tells the story of your education, experience, and skills. It also demonstrates your ability to communicate meaningful information concisely and accurately. Your resumé says a lot about you as a professional and is often the first impression you make on potential employers.

In the telecommuting world, intelligently constructed written communication is essential. It’s less common to find remote work through face-to-face business networking, as most telecommuting positions are advertised via online job boards and recruiting websites. Though some employers receive employee referrals, many initial conversations for telecommuting jobs take place over email or an online portal. Thus, telecommuters must be skilled at marketing themselves through written communication, especially the resumé.

Virtual Vocations Professional Resumé Review Overview

Whether you’re a professional writer or language arts dropout, it’s helpful to have a fresh pair of eyes review your resumé. At Virtual Vocations, our team of human resources and resumé writing experts provides a one-of-a-kind resumé review service to help you land your next telecommuting job. This service is more than simple proofreading or style advice. Virtual Vocations’ Professional Resumé Review is a comprehensive analysis of your most critical career document and the overall impression it presents.

Here are some of the major areas that the review team addresses:

Key Resumé Components

Though resumés may change in appearance as new technologies and trends emerge, their purpose remains the same: to communicate your knowledge, skills, and experience and prove that you are a perfect fit for a job. Therefore, your resumé must contain the essential components that employers use to evaluate your qualifications.

You probably already know to include your work experience and education, but you may ask questions like:

  • Should I have a summary or an objective section?
  • Should I list my graduation dates and GPAs?
  • How far back should I go when listing my work experience?
  • Should I include my home address?
  • Where should I list my certifications?

Our experts help you determine which key resumé components are appropriate for telecommuting jobs in your industry. They also provide guidance on optimizing each section to make every word count. Since job applications are sometimes submitted online through an applicant tracking system (ATS), our team helps you structure your resumé to ensure the ATS reads your resumé correctly.

Keywords

Whether you submit your resumé through an ATS, upload it to a website, or send it by email, you want to include keywords specific to your industry and job category. Keywords are individual words and phrases that employers look for to determine whether your resumé matches the job description and requirements. ATS software also uses keywords to scan your resumé for specific qualifications. However, it’s easy to overdo it and use keywords incorrectly. For example, you don’t want to randomly list a bunch of corporate buzzwords at the end of the document, especially if they’re unrelated your skills and experience.

When applying for telecommuting jobs, you also want to include keywords that demonstrate your telecommuting experience or that you’re capable of working from home. Though the nature of remote work is often the same as in-office work, telecommuting requires some additional skills. For example, you need strong self-management skills to adhere to business hours, avoid distractions, stay on task, and meet deadlines. No one is physically looking over your shoulder, so you need to be your own personal manager and hold yourself accountable.

Our experts provide guidance on how to use keywords effectively throughout your resumé. They can pinpoint sections that need more keywords to draw an employer’s attention and help your resumé get filtered through an ATS. They also encourage you to tailor your targeted keywords to each job description. Though tailoring your resumé may sound daunting, nothing attracts success more than good old fashion hard work. Lucky for you, our team is here to spot you during the heavy lifting and nudge you in the right direction.

Related: 4 Ways to Address Common Work-at-Home Resumé Woes

Formatting and Style

The first thing that employers notice is how your resumé looks overall. If the font is too small or if the content is visually unorganized, you might begin your job application on the wrong foot. Keep in mind, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for resumé formatting and style. Therefore, you want to have a couple of versions tailored to different job categories and company types.

For example, if you’re applying for a job related to design and creativity, you may want to fancify your resumé to show off your skills. A stunning, colorful document that flows well and represents your uniqueness may impress startups, contemporary small businesses, or companies that seek innovators and out-of-the-box thinkers. However, if you’re applying for a job with standardized business tasks and processes, a simple and direct document may be more appropriate. Conventional organizations may also prefer a plainer resumé devoid of color, social media icons, and nontraditional fonts.

Now, stylized resumés are great for uploading to recruiting sites and sending over email, but you still need a format-free version tailored to ATS software. Think about it: How many times have you copy and pasted individual lines of your resumé to an employer’s online application portal? After creating a beautifully designed resumé, it’s always discouraging to remove your stylized content and manually enter your information line by line. Fortunately, some ATS’s offer the option to upload your resumé, and then the software fills in all the fields. However, you don’t want to upload a fancily formatted resumé because the software might not decode the data correctly. Instead, you want to create a separate version from which the ATS can accurately extract information.

Our reviewers will recommend specific formatting and style elements that make your resumé stand out while adhering to industry standards. They also provide guidance on how to format your resumé specifically for an ATS, which will spare you time and frustration.

Spelling, Punctuation, and Consistency

Though formatting and style help make a first impression, appearance only goes so far. If your award-winning resumé design contains basic spelling and punctuation errors, looks don’t mean squat. No matter what type of job you’re seeking, it’s important to understand the fundamentals of writing, construct sentences correctly, and maintain consistency throughout a document. For example, you want to maintain an active voice and use consistent verb tense, tone, and capitalization. You also want to write clearly and concisely to communicate your qualifications within the recommended page limit.

Our review experts will identify glaring spelling and punctuation issues; however, make sure you run a spelling and grammar check before submitting. It’s also helpful to read your content aloud to make sure it sounds right and catch anything your spellchecker may have missed. Our team may also point out major inconsistencies in the way you describe your work achievements and responsibilities. Even if you’re an expert writer, a second opinion is always helpful to sharpen your document.

Gaps in Employment, Education, or Skills

If you are rejoining the workforce or transitioning to a new industry, your resumé may contain gaps in employment, education, or skills. Though employers may be understanding and willing to accommodate your individual needs, they still need straightforward evidence that you’re fit for the job. There’s no need to worry, however. Your past life choices and circumstances don’t dictate your future success. Upon request, our pros can offer tips for filling in the gaps without embellishing or sounding inexperienced.

Related: Telecommuting Resumé Writing — A Complete Guide

Common Resumé Mistakes

From misspellings to vague phrases and disorganized structure – we’ve seen it all. Many job applicants make the same mistakes over and over, and they wonder why they can’t land their dream job. Employers don’t intentionally look for faux pas, but it’s hard not to notice them and subsequently question the integrity of the applicants. For example, when employers catch multiple inconsistencies in a resumé, they may think:

  • Is this person careless? They didn’t seem to proofread their application thoroughly.
  • Is this person unreliable? Will they perform this way when they work for me?
  • Is this person negligent? Will this person overlook essential details while working with my team?

Remember, your resumé represents who you are as a professional. A well-constructed resumé can be your meal ticket, but a sloppy one with lots of mistakes can leave you hungry and out of work. Our experts can quickly identify where you’ve committed a common resumé no-no and provide insight and resources to help you amend the error. The more you know what not to do, the closer you are at creating a winning resumé.

Ready to Launch Your Telecommuting Career?

If you’re looking at your resumé with uncertain eyes, it’s probably time to summon the pros. Our Professional Resumé Review service is available to free members and premium subscribers. Simply sign up for a Virtual Vocations membership, navigate to Additional Services, and add the Professional Resumé Review to your cart. Keep in mind, if you choose our premium subscription, you receive a generous discount on the review. Once you activate the service, upload your document to the Resumé Review section in your account. In two to three business days, you’ll receive a write-up from one of our expert reviewers with tons of information to help you succeed.

Don’t have a resumé or need to start over from scratch? No problem. When you join as a paid Virtual Vocations subscriber, you’ll have access to the free Create a Winning Telecommuting Resumé eCourse, which is five-day, self-directed tutorial sent directly to your email account. The course walks you through the resumé creation process and helps you tailor your resumé to telecommuting jobs. You can also download templates and guides from our Telecommuting Toolkit. Once you have a solid base, request a professional review from our expert team. We will show you how to polish your resumé so that you feel confident applying to new jobs.

Related: Getting Started With Telecommuting: FREE Virtual Vocations e-Course

Not sure whether a professional review is valuable? Consider how badly you want your next big job and how important it is to find a telecommuting position. Think about all the benefits of working from home and the type of lifestyle remote work provides. If achieving your career goals is crucial for living your preferred lifestyle, then it’s worth investing in yourself and getting additional help from our telecommuting specialists.

Are you interested in trying Virtual Vocations’ professional resumé review service? Share your answer when you connect with Virtual Vocations on Facebook and Twitter. We’d love to hear from you! 


Telecommute Jobs at Virtual Vocations


VVlogoJoining Virtual Vocations grants you access to our hand-picked telecommuting jobs database. Our family-owned company is committed to helping you find quality job leads. We strive to help make your work-at-home job search faster, easier and safer by bringing you scam-free jobs that offer some form of telecommuting or virtual work.

Learn how our service works, browse job leads by location and career category, or search hundreds of hand-screened telecommuting jobs to find legitimate work-at-home job leads that match your skills and background.

Register for free or contact us for more information on our service guarantee. We look forward to hearing from you!

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7 Best Virtual Vocations Features for Members and Subscribers

Are you looking for a remote or work-at-home job? Are you curious about what Virtual Vocations can do for you? From the Telecommute Jobs and Companies Databases to e-courses, organizational tools, and the blog, we’re highlighting the best Virtual Vocations features. 

7 Best Virtual Vocations Features for Members and Subscribers

Searching for the right telecommuting job can be intimidating, especially if you’re new to remote work or in the middle of a career transition. Fortunately, Virtual Vocations makes finding and applying for telecommuting jobs a breeze. Our website boasts thousands of human-screened job vacancies and company profiles categorized for easy searching and filtering—but that’s not all.

Virtual Vocations is overflowing with resources to help new and experienced telecommuters find work, get ahead of the competition, and set up a home office. We also offer resumé review services, expert telecommuting insight, and automatic alerts to keep you informed.

Members who register for a free account receive insurmountable benefits, and paid subscribers have access to additional premium perks. Plus, employers post jobs for free and work directly with our experts. Whether you’re an employer, member, or premium subscriber, Virtual Vocations saves you time and positions you well in the job market. Here are some of our most notable features:

1. eCourses

Our eCourses provide step-by-step guidance on finding the right telecommuting opportunities for you. Course material is sent over email and includes expert knowledge, downloads, videos, and links to useful information. Here’s a summary of the courses currently available.

Getting Started with Telecommuting

Getting Started with Telecommuting is a 4-day course that covers the fundamentals of working from home. It helps you prepare for a different type of working environment and find jobs that compliment your lifestyle. We offer this course to free members and premium subscribers.

Telecommute Job Searching for Mid-Level & Professional Jobseekers

This is a 3-day course that guides you through resumé best practices, leveraging your LinkedIn profile, and transitioning to a telecommute career. We offer this course to premium subscribers.

Creating a Winning Telecommuting Resumé

This 5-day course helps you create a resumé that employers can’t miss. It explains the difference between Applicant Tracking System (ATS) resumés and email resumés, as well as what employers expect to see on a resumé. It also uncovers common mistakes and tips for avoiding blunders. During the course, you create and customize your own resumé template for different job postings. We offer this course to premium subscribers.

2. Telecommuting Toolkit

The Telecommuting Toolkit is full of downloads that help you transition to telecommuting work, get back into the workforce after being away, set up a home office, and create a job search strategy. Where else can you find job opportunities and telecommuting support all in one place? Here is an overview of some of the available downloads.

The Telecommuting Handbook

The Telecommuting Handbook is a comprehensive guide for working remotely. From setting up your home office to finding legitimate jobs and skills testing, this guide has everything you need to get started. It even provides guidance for professionals with employment gaps due to raising children or disabilities. We offer the Telecommuting Handbook to free members and premium subscribers.

Career Industry Guides

These guides provide insight into particular industries, such as health care, education, and accounting. They include up-to-date information about job outlooks, hiring trends, and companies with telecommuting options. Use this industry knowledge to position and leverage yourself competitively during your job search. We offer industry guides to premium subscribers.

Resumé Templates

Resumé templates serve as a blueprint for crafting winning job applications. Template styles range from simple and classic to colorful and modern, and layouts are tailored to applicant type, such as entry level and experienced professional. Simply download the files and fill them in with your information. We offer all resumé templates to premium subscribers.

Interview Guide for Telecommuters

The interview guide provides insight from an employer’s perspective. It explains what employers think about during interviews and why they ask certain questions. It also provides guidance on interview etiquette, tips for telephone and video interviews, and how to follow up with interviewers properly.

This guide helps you learn from your mistakes, position yourself well on social media, carefully choose professional references, and answer specific interview questions. We offer the Interview Guide for Telecommuters to premium subscribers.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 10 Common Questions from Telecommute Jobseekers & the Answers covers all your telecommuting concerns regarding age, executive level opportunities, employer responsiveness, and computer software requirements. It addresses some of the most frequently asked questions to help settle your nerves and give you the confidence to choose telecommute work. We offer this guide to premium subscribers.

Downloadable Checklists

The Telecommute Toolkit also has downloadable checklists for writing resumés and proposals. For example, if your job lends itself to telecommute work, but you’re not sure how to approach your employer, our Telecommute Proposal Packet helps you build a comprehensive case to present to your boss. The guide walks you through a series of questions that helps you determine whether your job is telecommute compatible and whether you’re ready to transition to a telecommute role.

3. Professional Resumé Review

Telecommute resumés look a little different than other resumés. It’s smart to get expert telecommute advice to make sure your resumé highlights your best qualities and shows your ability to self-manage, meet deadlines, and collaborate with remote teams. Make your resumé stand out among the competition with our professional resumé review service.

Our experts provide a detailed analysis of your resumé, suggestions for improvements, and guidance on implementing the suggestions. Turnaround time is 2-3 business days. We offer this service to free members and premium subscribers, where premium subscribers receive a generous discount.

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4. Organizational Tools

Whether you sign up for a free membership or premium subscription, you get access to organizational tools that help you keep track of applications, apply for jobs, and store documents. Here are some perks that our tools provide.

Job Email Alerts

You’ll never miss an opportunity with our automatic job email alerts. Sign up for daily or weekly emails to stay current on the latest job postings based on your search history and portfolios. We offer additional priority alerts to premium subscribers.

Saved Jobs and Job History

If you’re browsing the job database but don’t have time to apply, simply save job postings and apply to them later. You can also make notes to yourself to stay organized and keep track of important information. For example, if you have multiple resumés on file, note which cover letter and resumé you send and record the correspondence between you and the recruiter. You can also use your job history to reference past applications.

Portfolio

Your portfolio showcases your credentials to prospective employers. You can create multiple portfolios tailored to specific job categories, choose a theme that best represents you, and complete as many sections as you need to describe your skills and experience. Share the public link to your portfolio on your resumé, email signature, business card, social media platforms, professional website, and anywhere else you want to advertise your credentials and availability.

My Documents

Keep all your professional documents in one place and access them anywhere. Upload multiple resumés, cover letters, and other employment-related documents so that you can send files to recruiters in a flash.

5. Blog

Blog access is completely free for members and non-members and chock full of statistical reports, expert insight, survey data, and telecommuting information specific to each state. Here’s a description of some of the content we provide.

Statistical Reports

Our mid-year and year-end reports provide useful telecommuting statistics, such as the best states for telecommuting, companies who hire the most telecommuters, and top telecommuting job categories. We also collect job seeker data and report on demographics, trends in work-life balance, and remote work benefits.

State Telecommute Directory

Within the U.S. Telecommuting Job Resources Directory, our experts compile information about wages, companies with telecommute options, tax laws, and other job-related resources specific to your state. Though telecommuting work can be performed anywhere in the world, it’s helpful to know your state’s status on telecommuting opportunities.

Company & Industry Lists

We regularly put together lists of top companies that hire telecommute workers and projections for telecommute industries. These lists provide a quick reference for jobseekers and help employers stay up to date on telecommuting trends within their industry.

Related: Top Remote Employers: 50 Fortune 500 Telecommute Enabled Companies

Featured Articles

Our team of experienced telecommuters write articles that answer common questions and provide recommendations on technology, work-life balance, and traveling while working. We also write articles directed toward employers to help recruiters sift through job applications and find qualified candidates that meet their needs.

6. Telecommute Jobs Database

Our Telecommute Jobs Database is where all the magic happens. As a job seeker, you can search specific keywords or use the filters to navigate through listings. Filters include:

  • Job category (there are over 50 distinct categories)
  • Job type (full-time, temporary, contract, etc.)
  • Telecommute status (based on geography)
  • Travel requirements (based on field or onsite requirements)

You can also search for jobs posted directly by an employer or by an employment agency, and based on the post date. Plus, the jobs database home page keeps track of your recent searches, which makes future searches faster and easier.

7. Company Database

We have over 8,000 profiles in our Telecommute Companies Database. Each company profile features a description of the company, when the company was founded, a map of the headquarters location, the company website URL, and other available information.

Our company profiles also catalog hiring trends, current postings in our jobs database, and links to employers’ social media profiles. Our company database gives employers a chance to showcase themselves, while jobseekers get a convenient platform for researching telecommute-friendly companies before applying.

BONUS Feature for Employers: Virtual Vocations Employer Portal

At Virtual Vocations, we make the recruiting process easier. Employers can post their telecommuting jobs for free and work directly with an Employer Relations Manager.

Registering to become a Virtual Vocations Employer Partner is as easy as completing an e-form to set up an account and submit job postings to the database. Postings are published in our Friday Employer Alert blog posts, distributed to our followers on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and included in emails to more than one million jobseekers.

Though telecommuters can still search for jobs on other popular recruitment sites, Virtual Vocations is a hub for top telecommuting talent and makes finding the best candidates free and easy.

Conclusion

Whether you’re curious about telecommuting or a seasoned professional looking to expand, Virtual Vocations has plenty of features and resources to help you excel in your telecommuting career.

As a free member, you can search and apply for jobs, upload resumés, and take advantage of our expert advice. As a premium subscriber, however, you get access to more valuable resources, such as premium job opportunities, industry guides, exclusive e-courses, and priority job alerts from top employers.

Why wait to join? Create your account today and start taking advantage of our best features!

Are you interested in taking advantage of the best Virtual Vocations features? Share your answer when you connect with Virtual Vocations on Facebook and Twitter, and don’t forget to hashtag #VVWorkandFamily with us from October 2 – 7 for National Work and Family Month. We’d love to hear from you! 


Telecommute Jobs at Virtual Vocations


VVlogoJoining Virtual Vocations grants you access to our hand-picked telecommuting jobs database. Our family-owned company is committed to helping you find quality job leads. We strive to help make your work-at-home job search faster, easier and safer by bringing you scam-free jobs that offer some form of telecommuting or virtual work.

Learn how our service works, browse job leads by location and career category, or search hundreds of hand-screened telecommuting jobs to find legitimate work-at-home job leads that match your skills and background.

Register for free or contact us for more information on our service guarantee. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Getting Started With Telecommuting: FREE Virtual Vocations e-Course

Are you interested in working remotely, but aren’t sure how to begin? Virtual Vocations can help. Read on to learn more about our latest e-course, Getting Started with Telecommuting. And the best part? It’s free!

e-Course Overview: Getting Started with Telecommuting

As more companies and professionals transition to remote work environments, it’s exciting to think about how you can benefit from working at home. You might be a good candidate for telecommuting work if you can relate to one of the following:

  • Some of your friends or colleagues have transitioned to telecommuting, and you’re wondering if you should, too.
  • You’re in a career slump, looking for a change, or attempting to ease into retirement.
  • You’re getting back into the workforce after being away for an extended time.
  • You suffered an injury and can’t return to your original place of employment, so you’re looking for alternatives.

If you’re thinking of telecommuting, but not sure where to begin or whether you should try, Virtual Vocations offers a Getting Started with Telecommuting e-Course for FREE.

How the e-Course Works

The Getting Started with Telecommuting e-Course is located within our Telecommuting Toolkit, which is a library of resources for telecommuting professionals. Sign up for a free Virtual Vocations membership (using your name and email address) to access the Toolkit and e-Course.

The e-course is a four-day, self-study course sent over email. Each day, you receive a module loaded with information that introduces you to telecommuting and helps you decide whether it’s a good fit for you.

The first email provides an overview of the entire course, a video to watch, and some downloadable materials. The remainder of the course is divided into four modules:

  • Module I: Telecommuting Basics
  • Module II: Are You Really Ready to Work Remotely?
  • Module III: Finding the Right Telecommuting Job
  • Module IV: FAQ’s and Answers for Telecommuters with Virtual Vocations’ CEO

Keep reading to get a sneak peek of each module as well as the common telecommuting pitfalls that the modules address.

Module I: Telecommuting Basics

Telecommuting isn’t rocket science, but it does take some street smarts to avoid traps and false claims. The first module of the course defines the nature of telecommuting and helps you differentiate telecommuting jobs from other opportunities. Topics covered in Module 1 of the Getting Started with Telecommuting e-Course include the following:

Scams

Some offers are too good to be true. It’s normal to get overly excited when you initiate your telecommute job search and apply to any job that looks appealing. It’s also normal to hastily accept a position from the first employer who responds to your application. In Module I, we help you develop a sixth sense for scams and fake job postings.

Don’t let this scare you, however. There are plenty of legitimate opportunities out there, but it’s important to be aware of potentially fraudulent claims to avoid falling into a trap.

Related: Job Search Tips – Avoid Scams

Business Opportunities vs. Telecommuting Jobs

There’s a difference between landing a remote job and accepting a remote business opportunity. Sometimes the two are hard to distinguish. Unlike scams, business opportunities can be legit, but you still need to be careful and know what you’re getting into before signing any contracts. If you intend to receive a steady paycheck, report to a manager, and receive delegated tasks, job postings that offer work-for-yourself perks won’t align with your career interests.

Module II: Are You Really Ready to Work Remotely?

Too often, jobseekers imagine telecommuting to mean waking up whenever they want, working in their pajamas or on the beach whenever they feel like it, not answering to bosses or adhering to heavy demands, and never having to send another email or attend another meeting again.

Though some positions lend themselves to this type of lifestyle, most professional telecommuting jobs require the same work ethic and expectations as a traditional, onsite office job. The difference is that you don’t have to commute, get dressed up every day, call off when your kids are sick, or share office space with other people.

While you can exercise great control over your daily life and schedule, you’re not relieved of professional responsibilities. Plus, since you’re no longer working face-to-face with colleagues, you need to leverage your social media profiles, websites, and other online resources as a reference to validate your skills, job history, and professionalism.

Module II helps you figure out whether telecommuting is right for you and if it’s the right time for you to start telecommuting through e-course sections like the following:

The Home Office

Not everyone is cut out for telecommuting. It takes discipline, self-management, and organization. Even though you work at home, you need to separate your work space to maintain productivity and personal sanity. Add kids to the mix, and the challenge increases exponentially.

One of the advantages to telecommuting is the ability to more efficiently balance work and family, but the lines can quickly blur during your transition to remote work. It’s best to take expert advice and set up a home office properly to minimize negative effects during your adjustment period.

Your Online Presence

When you apply for telecommuting jobs, potential employers turn to the internet to determine whether you are a legitimate professional and a good candidate for their position. Thus, your online presence must align with your career path. Module II helps you polish up your virtual profiles so that interested employers get an accurate, appropriate summary of who you are.

Related: Social Media Red Flags: 9 Mistakes Employers Can’t Ignore

Module III: Finding the Right Telecommute Job

Just because you want to telecommute, doesn’t mean you can or should. Believe it or not, some telecommuting jobs have restrictions. Many jobseekers envision a carefree, work-whenever type of lifestyle when they think of telecommuting. Although this may be true for some, certain professions still require that you work within a set of parameters. Remember, telecommuting shifts the work environment and communication methods, but it doesn’t necessarily shift the work itself. You still need to adhere to company requirements and policies.

Module III is all about helping you find telecommuting jobs that are right for you by addressing challenges like these:

Work Hours

Some jobs require you to work in a particular time zone. Before you sell your house and book a one-way ticket to Fiji, make sure you’re prepared to adjust your regular business hours. Depending on your priorities, you may need to expand your search to include job categories that lend themselves to flexible schedules. Module III goes into detail about work schedules, travel, and location requirements that many new telecommuters don’t anticipate.

Related: Telecommuting Productivity Hacks: 10 Insider Tips from VV Team Members

Personal Safety

When you’re new to telecommuting, it’s normal to feel insecure about sending personal information across the internet to employers you’ll never meet. Even if a job posting looks real and the company is established and well-known, it can be strange to send details about yourself through a mysterious portal, especially if you never talk to or hear back from an actual person. Telecommuting should be fun and rewarding – not scary and intimidating. Therefore, Module III has helpful tips for researching companies and safely applying to jobs.

Module IV: FAQ’s and Answers for Telecommuters with Virtual Vocations’ CEO

Another misconception about telecommuting is that you’ll work in total isolation with no one to guide or advise you though your transition to a new remote career. However, in this day and age, many experienced telecommuters are eager to share their knowledge and lessons learned. Module IV addresses this common concern:

Support

New telecommuters often feel isolated and confused. They don’t know who to turn to for answers to specific questions. Laura Spawn, co-founder and CEO of Virtual Vocations, has helped telecommuters find jobs for over 10 years with her 100% virtual telecommuting company. In Module IV, Spawn provides answers to important questions she has received throughout the last decade. You can’t find answers like these anywhere else on the internet!

How to Get the Most Out of the e-Course

Spoiler alert: There are no tests or quizzes. You won’t be graded or given accolades for completing each module, and there’s no glorifying certificate at the end. However, you will gain so much knowledge about telecommuting, understand how you can get started, feel confident during your job search, and be one step closer to achieving more work-life balance.

Whether you’re still on the fence or ready to plunge into telecommuting, use this free e-course as a launching pad to transform your career and your life. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of this course:

Set Aside Time

Give yourself at least 30 minutes each day to read through the course and materials. You don’t need to memorize the content for a test, but consider it a guide to help you through the next chapter of your career and life. You’ll find that investing in yourself and your education pays off in the short and long run.

Take Notes

Take notes and write down responses to the questions asked. Jot down additional questions and concerns that arise during your study. Use this as a time of intentional reflection to better understand your abilities and interests. Capture ideas and tips to ponder and explore in more depth so that you improve your chances of success.

Use the Materials

Read and listen to the supplemental materials. Each module includes helpful downloads and links so that you get the most information possible. Go through these resources and use them as references in future. The course emails are great on their own, but the supplemental materials dive into greater detail and answer more questions about embarking on a telecommuting journey.

Take the Next Step

If you’re still on the fence by the end of the course, take some more time to evaluate your lifestyle goals and needs. Read through the blog, check out our other telecommuting guides, and review the “Getting Started” course again. On the other hand, if you’re revved up and ready to jump in head first, keep the momentum going and take advantage of the special offer at the end of the course. It will help you put your new knowledge and confidence into action so that you can build the life and career of your dreams.

With our Getting Started with Telecommuting e-Course, you may decide that telecommuting is the perfect work environment for you. You may find that telecommuting part-time or as a side gig works great with your lifestyle. You may even wish to turn your current job into a telecommuting position. Whatever you decide, we hope this e-course broadens your telecommuting awareness and provides a means to build your ideal lifestyle and achieve better work-life balance.

Will you enroll in the Virtual Vocations Getting Started with Telecommuting e-Course? Share your answer when you connect with Virtual Vocations on Facebook and Twitter, and don’t forget to hashtag #VVWorkandFamily with us from October 2 – 7 for National Work and Family Month. We’d love to hear from you! 


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VVlogoJoining Virtual Vocations grants you access to our hand-picked telecommuting jobs database. Our family-owned company is committed to helping you find quality job leads. We strive to help make your work-at-home job search faster, easier and safer by bringing you scam-free jobs that offer some form of telecommuting or virtual work.

Learn how our service works, browse job leads by location and career category, or search hundreds of hand-screened telecommuting jobs to find legitimate work-at-home job leads that match your skills and background.

Register for free or contact us for more information on our service guarantee. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Virtual Vocations Benefits: 10 Reasons Job Seekers LOVE Us!

Love is in the air at Virtual Vocations! February 14 is not only Valentine’s Day, but also the second day of our 10-year Virtual Vocations anniversary celebration week. And today we’re talking Virtual Vocations benefits!

From the exclusive Virtual Vocations member Telecommute Toolkit featuring e-courses like “Create a Winning Telecommute Resume” and “Telecommute Job Searching for Mid-Level and Professional Job Seekers” to our Telecommute Companies Database filled with thousands of profiles of telecommute-friendly employers known for hiring qualified professionals to work from home, we could speak endlessly about the Virtual Vocations benefits telecommute job seekers utilize daily. But don’t simply take our word for it.

Read the firsthand accounts of satisfied telecommute job seekers who found remote work opportunities thanks to our Virtual Vocations benefits and services. In honor of our 10-year Virtual Vocations anniversary, here are 10 reasons job seekers LOVE us!

1. We Publish Telecommute Job Openings for Experienced Professionals

“Thank you SO much for your site! I graduated with my PhD a year ago, and have been seeking an online teaching position. It became discouraging when my efforts were unfruitful after applying for more than 50 positions using online job organizations without being hired. Then a few months ago my wife found your site and recommended I try it. I did! The very first job for which I applied I got! I am now an adjunct professor for one of the largest private universities in the United States. Thank you again SO much for following the vision to create Virtual Vocations.”

—Hartford M.

2. We Post Remote Work Opportunities with Location Flexibility 

“Great service! I will definitely use you again next time I’m looking for work, as in my profession and where I live I pretty much need to work remotely. I’ve told lots of people about you, including the local Oregon unemployment agency.”

—Katharine M.

3. We Are the Telecommuting Job Board Offering the Most Bang for Your Buck! 

“Just wanted to say how much I appreciated using your site. It was affordable and I was able to find a great job working from home within a month! This is the first site I found that was not a waste of time in looking for work from home jobs for professionals.”

—Lisa W.

4. We Research and Post New Telecommute Job Leads Daily 

“There are a daily variety of opportunities posted on this site that you won’t find on other site until a significant amount of time later! Virtual Vocations gives you the edge above the rest!”

—Amy L.

5. We Share Remote Job Leads from 40+ Career Categories

“I had searched for weeks on sites like Monster and Indeed, but at Virtual Vocations I was able to quickly find so many more legitimate telecommuting positions in diverse fields.”

—Jane M.

6. We Only Publish Home-Based Job Openings Comparable to or Better Than Onsite Jobs

“What a great investment! I found a better paying job with better benefits working from home. I am thrilled!” 

—Amy M.

7. We Help Stay-at-Home Moms Transition to Work-at-Home Moms

“I start Monday on my new life as a working mom who is actually available to my kids, making the same amount in nursing as outside my home!!”

—Stacy N.

8. We Utilize Telecommuting Job Search Filters Tailored to Your Employment Needs

“I have been working with several telecommuting focused sites over the past six months and found yours the easiest to work with. The search and filtering capabilities are excellent and it’s very easy to apply for jobs.”

—Teresa D.

9. We Help You Find Opportunities for a Second Career or Supplemental Income

“I am nearing the end of my career and just wanted to say how delighted I am with the ability you offer to find jobs I can do remotely never thought possible in the past. This may allow me to change when and how I retire and I can now look at one place not like a needle in a haystack in the other job boards.”

—Mary D.

10. We’re Always Here for You!

“I have used Virtual Vocations for years. Periods of time may go by, but I always come back to it. I love searching this service. I tell everyone about it!”

—Alison S.

Now’s the Time to Register and Enjoy Our Virtual Vocations Benefits

You could be a seasoned telecommuter looking for new avenues to work from home or a first-time remote job seeker interested in the flexibility of telecommuting to improve both your personal and professional telecommuter relationships; either way, Virtual Vocations can help you achieve your career goals not only during our 10-year Virtual Vocations anniversary week, but also during any other time of the year!

Unlike other job boards, Virtual Vocations publishes hundreds of new telecommute job vacancies every day, verifying that each job posting will allow you to work from home a minimum of 20% of the time.

It’s our mission to ensure Virtual Vocations members receive fast access to the most current and best virtual job listings anywhere.

We even provide Virtual Vocations members with options for customizable email alerts, giving job seekers instant access to newly published telecommute job openings curated based on their job search preferences.

In addition to complete access to our Telecommute Jobs Database, Virtual Vocations subscribers receive a variety of exclusive telecommute job resources designed to give job seekers the highest opportunity for success in their telecommute job searches.

Here’s a sampling of some of the exclusive telecommute job search benefits we offer for boosting your hireability and connecting you to the right telecommute jobs and employers:

  • Telecommuting Handbook and Interview guide downloads
  • A Telecommute Toolkit featuring e-courses like “Create a Winning Telecommute Resume” and “Telecommute Job Searching for Mid-Level and Professional Job Seekers”
  • Action plans and downloadable resume templates
  • Access to Industry Guides to help you navigate your search for a telecommute job in popular categories like Education and Nursing
  • Free access to our Telecommute Companies Database filled with thousands of profiles of telecommute-friendly employers known for hiring qualified professionals to work remotely
  • Search Filters that allow you to search for human-screened telecommute jobs by job category, type, telecommute status, travel requirements, and more—all to ensure you are applying to the most appropriate telecommute jobs for your experience level, skill set, and job flexibility needs
  • A team of experienced customer service professionals ready to answer your questions about utilizing Virtual Vocations during your telecommute job search via phone at 1-800-379-5092, email at customerservice@virtualvocations.com, and Live Chat Support on our Homepage

Visit our Services Page for more information on how Virtual Vocations can be of benefit to you during your telecommute job search.

Have any of these Virtual Vocations benefits lead to your own job search success story? Share your experience when you connect with Virtual Vocations on Facebook and Twitter. We’d love to hear from you! 

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Learn how our service works, browse job leads by location and career category, or search hundreds of hand-screened telecommuting jobs to find legitimate work-at-home job leads that match your skills and background.

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DETAILS INSIDE: New Virtual Vocations Subscriber Benefit!

Are you a professional with five or more years of experience in your career field? Do you feel like now is the right time to start looking for telecommuting positions, but you’re not exactly sure how to market your skills and strengths? A new Virtual Vocations subscriber benefit delivers solutions!

For many mid-level and executive professionals, making the transition from one’s current position to a telecommuting job can seem like a daunting task, but it needn’t be. One of our newest subscriber benefits is designed to alleviate the reservations of experienced professionals aiming to transition from an onsite job to one that allows them the flexibility to telecommute.

Virtual Vocations is excited to introduce our Telecommuting for Mid-level & Executive Professionals E-Course, in which we seek to answer many of the questions job seekers have when stepping back out into the job market. Available as a benefit for our members, this e-course will help you take your next career step with confidence.

Course Overview

Telecommuting for Mid-level & Executive Professionals is a three-day program that will provide you with all the tools needed to make the most out of your job search. The course was created with professionals in mind, specifically those with five or more years of experience in their chosen job field who are ready to make a successful transition into telework.

The course’s goal is to provide job seekers with fundamental knowledge and resources to help make this transition more effective and informed. At the end of the three-day course, students will have:

  • A streamlined and professional resume, one that will easily pass through any Applicant Tracking System (ATS) filter and thus be more likely to land in the hands of a recruiter
  • Insights into the most popular telecommute job categories and companies that are telecommute-friendly
  • A LinkedIn profile that is visible and attractive to recruiters seeking telework applicants

Let’s look a little more in-depth at what the program has to offer. The course is provided via email and is divided into five segments, over three days.

DAY 1

On day one, subscribers receive an introduction which gives an overview of the program. Also arriving on the first day is a useful guide on how to revamp your resume.

Virtual Vocations Mid-Level and Professional ECourse ATS Best Practices

Today, many employers use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), which allows them to sort through numerous resumes at once and filter out the ones that don’t match certain keywords. This practice often is the determining factor as to whether or not your application will actually be seen by a recruiter.

Our in-house team developed a list of dos and don’ts that will help your resume be read by hiring managers. We provide you with an easy-to-follow guide as well as a downloadable template for creating your own ATS friendly resume.

Day 2

Day two of this course brings with it tips on how to go about building a telecommuting proposal for your current employer. The section includes a downloadable Telecommuting Proposal Packet, which contains an exclusive proposal template and over 10 pages of crucial information for when it’s time to present a case to your boss as to the benefits of converting your position to either partially or fully telecommute.

Virtual Vocations Mid-Level and Professional ECourse LinkedIn

The accompanying section that arrives on day two explores the importance of optimizing your LinkedIn profile. Overlooked by some job seekers who view it as simply another social media site like Facebook, LinkedIn is actually a very important platform that most companies use when searching for prospective hires. This section comes with advice on how to develop your LinkedIn profile so you get results.

Day 3

The finale of the Telecommuting for Mid-Level & Executive Professionals e-course wraps up with a course conclusion summarizing the lessons and providing some context concerning next steps.

If you’re a mid-level or executive professional looking to dip your toes into the telecommuting job search, Virtual Vocations’ three-day course will provide you with all of the important tools you need. It delves into the fundamentals of job hunting for anyone who has five or more years of experience in one field, and harnesses the power of social media to provide you with some of the best insights on the market.

Become a Virtual Vocations Member to Access This E-Course 

In addition to having complete access to our database of more than 10,000 verified telecommute job listings, priority email alerts to telecommute job openings in your career field, and host of other subscriber benefits, Virtual Vocations members are given exclusive access to our e-courses.

Visit our Services page to become a Virtual Vocations member and unlock your Telecommute Toolkit containing our e-courses.

Have you completed our Telecommuting for Mid-Level and Executive Professionals E-Course? Tell us about your experience when you connect with Virtual Vocations on Facebook and Twitter. We’d love to hear from you! 

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VVlogoJoining Virtual Vocations grants you access to our hand-picked telecommuting jobs database. Our family-owned company is committed to helping you find quality job leads. We strive to help make your work-at-home job search faster, easier and safer by bringing you scam-free jobs that offer some form of telecommuting or virtual work.

Learn how our service works, browse job leads by location and career category, or search hundreds of hand-screened telecommuting jobs to find legitimate work-at-home job leads that match your skills and background.

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Socialize with Us! Virtual Vocations on Social Media

WE WANT YOU to socialize with us!

If you aren’t yet part of our expanding social media community of more than 11,000 members passionate about telecommuting and virtual employment, we encourage you to check out Virtual Vocations on some of your favorite social media sites. In addition to providing you with telecommuting news and content, we utilize our social media pages for subscription discount promotions, surveys, contests, and more.

Get social with Virtual Vocations and explore our profiles today!

Virtual Vocations on social mediaLike Us on Facebook

This week we celebrated growing our Facebook family to more than 6,000 members! When you “Like” our Virtual Vocations Facebook page you’ll join a community of current telecommuters and telecommute-curious professionals bonded by their interest in working from home.

Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on our Facebook page we share links to the latest content posted to our Telecommute Blog. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we’ll connect you with telecommuting industry articles from reputable publications, like the Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and WAHM.com, which alert you to work-at-home job scams, reveal telecommuting job trends, and share advice on achieving work-life balance as a telecommuter. What’s not to Like?

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Follow Us on Twitter

A little birdie told us that you’ll love our Virtual Vocations Twitter account and its ability to connect you to telecommute-friendly employers offering real, paying opportunities to remote job seekers. Our Twitter profile not only links Virtual Vocations’ followers to original blog content, telecommuting industry articles, and special promotions, but also gives followers access to FREE employer submitted job postings tweeted every Friday.

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Add Us to Your Google+ Circles

We give our Google+ profile a +1 for all the ways it allows us to reach out to telecommuting job seekers and follow work-at-home trends. When you’re on Google+, use our #VVEmployerAlert hashtag to instantly connect with our Employer Alert blog posts featuring telecommuting job leads in some of the most popular job categories found within our Telecommute Jobs Database.

Virtual Vocations on social mediaFollow Our Pinterest Boards

If you’re a visually driven telecommute job seeker, Virtual Vocations’ Pinterest profile is the place for you! From more than 150 pins devoted to helping you find a telecommute job, to boards that cover work-at-home lifestyle topics like inspiring home offices and staying healthy at home, we’ve got you covered.

Pinterest is even the spot for when you need a break from the daily grind. Our boards will provide you with work from home job humor, funny life and work confessions from telecommuters, and, yes, pretty pictures of coffee ( a.k.a. telecommuting go-juice!)

Would you like to see Virtual Vocations on another of your favorite websites? Share your answer when you connect with Virtual Vocations on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. We’d love to hear from you! 

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VVlogoJoining Virtual Vocations grants you access to our hand-picked telecommuting jobs database. Our family-owned company is committed to helping you find quality job leads. We strive to help make your work-at-home job search faster, easier and safer by bringing you scam-free jobs that offer some form of telecommuting or virtual work.

Learn how our service works, browse job leads by location and career category, or search hundreds of hand-screened telecommuting jobs to find legitimate work-at-home job leads that match your skills and background.

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Why You Want a Virtual Vocations Account

Since 2007, the Virtual Vocations team has used their daily interactions with telecommute employers to create a reputable service that connects job seekers with real, paying work from home jobs.

You’ve seen our telecommute job postings, you’ve read our free Friday Employer Alert articles, and maybe you’ve even known someone who’s used our service, but you’re still on the fence about registering with us.

By the end of this article you won’t be.

Here’s why you want a Virtual Vocations account:

We Save You Time

Our slogan “All telecommute jobs. All in one place.” is more than a catchy tag line.

You can spend hours online hunting down legitimate work-at-home jobs on questionable website after questionable website, or you can utilize our comprehensive database of more than 11,000 legitimate telecommute jobs to quickly and safely find the work from home job you want.

Our trained, dedicated Researchers visit hundreds of online job resources every day to bring you the latest and greatest telecommute job postings. They scour telecommute-friendly employer websites, industry and specialty job boards, blogs, social media streams, and direct employer listings so you can spend your time where it matters – applying to the jobs we find.

We Connect You with Companies That Hire Telecommuters      

Hundreds of free telecommute-friendly company profiles are waiting for you to explore in our Telecommute Companies Database. You can search for employers by name or industry, and within each company profile you’ll find links to the employer’s website and social media pages, its company description, an overview of the employer’s critical details like its headquarters, industry, and founded date, and more!

We Weed-Out the Junk Jobs

When you browse our Telecommute Jobs Database, you can search for the remote job of your dreams with the peace of mind that you aren’t going to encounter “start your own business” opportunities, low-paying or commission-only jobs, and work-at-home jobs posted by scam artists out to steal your identity and money.

We Expand Your Arsenal of Available Resources

Virtual Vocations’ services strengthen your candidacy as a job seeker by providing you with valuable job search resources that can help you land a telecommute job. We offer customized email alerts, a company blog filled with telecommuting tips and expert advice, online job portfolios, document storage, telecommuting eBook downloads, and personalized customer service. We’re here to help!

We Let You Enjoy Being a Client

By taking care of research and scam-prevention, our hard-working, 100% virtual staff does the telecommute job search dirty work for you, allowing you to breathe easier. We take additional measures to provide you with the most seamless telecommute job search possible by providing you with exemplary customer service via phone, email, and chat, and a money-back guarantee on all paid Virtual Vocations subscriptions.

We Give You Access to the Largest Telecommute Jobs Database Online

The Internet has no shortage of job boards, but if you want to work from home Virtual Vocations should be your only choice. Virtual Vocations is different from other job boards because we are the largest online jobs database that focuses solely on telecommuting jobs.

Simply using your name and email address to register for a FREE Virtual Vocations account immediately provides you with the following Registered Member Benefits, at no cost:

  • FREE Telecommute Job Leads, including limited access to our complete Telecommute Jobs Database
  • Telecommuting Handbook eBook and The Telecommute Interviewer Guide Downloads
  • Telecommute Company Database for personal research
  • The ability to create custom email alerts, save relevant jobs, and make notes to stay organized during your job search
  • Career document storage for easy access
  • Excellent tips and resources available on our Telecommute Blog
  • Personalized customer support through phone, email, and chat
  • Discounts on paid subscriptions to Virtual Vocations

When you opt to take advantage of one of our affordable monthly, three month, or six month paid subscription plans, you’ll continue to enjoy all of the free Registered Member Benefits as well as these exclusive Subscriber Benefits:

  • Complete access to our database of 13,000+ hand-screened, telecommute jobs
  • Priority email alerts notifying you when employers post telecommute jobs directly with Virtual Vocations
  • Priority customer support through phone, email, and chat
  • Risk-free, money-back guarantee: If you are not satisfied with our service, simply cancel your subscription and request a refund within 30 days of your last payment

Will you continue to avoid seizing the essential telecommute job search benefits of a Virtual Vocations account, or are you ready to register today and take the first steps toward your new life as a telecommuter? Leave a comment below to let us know and don’t forget connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest. We’d love to hear from you!

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VVlogoJoining Virtual Vocations grants you access to our hand-picked telecommuting jobs database. Our family-owned company is committed to helping you find quality job leads. We strive to help make your work-at-home job search faster, easier and safer by bringing you scam-free jobs that offer some form of telecommuting or virtual work.

Learn how our service works, browse job leads by location and career category, or search hundreds of hand-screened telecommuting jobs to find legitimate work-at-home job leads that match your skills and background.

Register for free or contact us for more information on our service guarantee. We look forward to hearing from you!