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7 Methods for Treating the Job Search Process Like a Project

Why do many job searches fail to produce results? It’s usually due to a lack of planning, strategy, and commitment. To make the most of your time and increase your chances of success, try applying standard project management methods to your telecommute job search process.   How to Treat the Job Search Process Like a […]

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2018 Recruiting Trends Remote Jobseekers Need to Know

Are your tactics for applying to remote jobs out of date? Every year, recruiters use more automation technology to find and qualify new talent. Learn more about these and other 2018 recruiting trends as well as how they affect you as a telecommute jobseeker.   2018 Recruiting Trends Remote Jobseekers Need to Know As technology […]

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How to Build a Strong Resumé When You Lack Experience or Education

Think you don’t have enough education or work experience to land a telecommute job? Think again. Many telecommute-friendly companies post entry-level positions that require little or no educational background or experience. All you need to do is create a strong resumé that showcases your best attributes.   How to Build a Strong Resumé When You […]

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12 Work-at-Home Scam Avoidance Tips for Millennials

Although many job scam alerts focus on seniors, millennials are twice as susceptible to online scams, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Millennials in the workforce value flexibility and technological integration in the positions they choose. Scammers target them much more successfully using job search engines, advertising, and phishing. We break down the most […]

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CV vs. Resumé: Is There a Difference?

Is a CV the same as a resumé? Do you need one or both documents to apply for remote jobs? In this article, we dig into the differences between a CV and resumé as well as how you can leverage both to build a solid telecommuting career. CV vs. Resumé: Is There a Difference? Telecommuting […]

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Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

Americans with disabilities have the right to work and are legally protected from employment discrimination. However, federal legislation does not require employers to provide accommodations that are not considered “reasonable.” Is telecommuting considered a reasonable accommodation? It depends. Telecommuting as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA American civil rights legislation prevents employers from discriminating against […]

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Top Tips for Writing Resumés That Will Pass ATS Software

Did you know recruiters use software programs to process resumés and pre-screen applicants? To get past the robots and get noticed by employers, you need to learn about applicant tracking system (ATS) and how they affect your telecommuting job search. Top Tips for Writing Resumés That Will Pass ATS Software How many times have you […]

How to Follow Up with an Employer or Hiring Manager

Should you follow up with employers after submitting your resumé? Will following up hurt your chances of getting a job? In this article, we dive into the application follow-up conundrum and share best practices to help you maximize your telecommuting job search. How to Follow Up with an Employer or Hiring Manager Finishing a telecommute […]

Create a Winning Resumé Virtual Vocations e-Course Overview

Does your resumé need a makeover? Whether you’re new to telecommuting, changing careers, or climbing up the ranks, you need a resumé that meets current hiring expectations. Virtual Vocations offers premium members an exclusive resumé writing e-course to help you get through automated recruiting software and catch employers’ eyes. Create a Winning Resumé e-Course Overview […]

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Are There Differences in Resumés for Remote Jobs Versus Onsite Jobs?

Changes in the nature of work in our society stipulate that there will also be changes in the way professionals seek out work and establish their personal brands. In today’s marketplace, it is vital to think beyond a single document such as a resumé. Are There Differences in Resumés for Remote Jobs Versus Onsite Jobs? […]