VIRTUAL ASSISTANT RESUMES
When was the last time that you really took a good look at your resume?
Most of us just throw them together, at the last minute, just after we've found a great job that we want to apply for. We type out the basic duties of our last three jobs, throw in a little education information and a generalized objective and call it day.
The problem is - this approach will not win you a job. In the virtual assisting field it may even cost you an opportunity to be hired.
CONTENT FOR YOUR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT RESUME
Focusing on the duties of your previous employment will give you a resume filled with information about reports that you wrote, phones that you answered and documents that you prepared.
Focusing on your accomplishments will give you a resume that highlights how great you are and why you should be hired instead of your competition.
Details on your accomplishments are critical in the virtual workplace because just about everyone who applies can type, prepare reports and answer phones.
JOB WINNING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Employers need trust that you can not only perform the work from home but are motivated to excel and responsible enough to act on your own. This is what makes applying for a virtual job unique and why a virtual assistant resume must include how you have been successful outside of your basic job duties.
Most hiring managers agree: resumes that do not follow a template format, that highlight documented accomplishments and that leave off the typical, resume catch-phrases (like, "has great communication skills") are ones that they consider closely. Resumes that list nothing more than previous job duties are the first to be deleted.
A FEW IDEAS TO HELP YOU LAND THE JOB
That is the average number of resumes that are received to a standard Virtual Administrative Executive job from home.
Double that for word processing jobs.
Triple it for entry level data entry and typing from home.
In other words, if you don't take time with your resume - a hiring employer is not going to take the time to read it or consider it.
Writing an accomplishment based resume is not that hard, but it does take a little more work and know-how. We suggest the following:
- Unbeatable Resumes: America's Top Recruiter Reveals What REALLY Gets You Hired
- Resume Magic: Secrets of a Professional Resume Writer
- Wow! Resumes for Administrative Careers
Landing a virtual assistant job does not end when your resume is done. Successful virtual assistants know that what happens next is vital to your chances of getting hired.
First you must make sure that your best, accomplishment driven resume is posted on your VOT Virtual Assistant profile. Employers search our database daily for home based workers so if you want to be discovered it is your first and best option.
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You will also need to upload your resume to your own website.
This is not only the easiest thing you can do to get noticed it is also one of the most important. Virtual Assistants who want to land jobs must have their own website. Period! Virtual Assistants without a website would be like a person without a car applying for a pizza delivery job... It is just what is expected!
SPREAD THE WORD
Getting a virtual assistant job requires a little marketing on your end and one of the best ways to get free marketing is to make sure your resume is posted online with the top job boards and resume databases. The idea is to make sure that your resume is EVERYWHERE! You want employers to see that you are connected and serious.
Since not all job boards are equal, we suggest you stick to the most respected (and free!) -
- Post Your FREE Resume With MONSTER
- Over 250,000 part-time and full-time hourly positions on Snagajob.
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Posted On October 18, 2012