Want to Get a Job as a Virtual Assistant? Here's What You Need to Know

Want to Get a Job as a Virtual Assistant? Here's What You Need to Know

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Cápita Works
May 30, 2022
Cápita Works
May 30, 2022

Virtual assistant jobs have become extremely popular over the past few years. A recent Jobscan report revealed that virtual assistants are currently among the most in-demand job roles. Given that VAs perform a wide range of activities, there are plenty of opportunities.

However, as with any job role, working as a virtual assistant can come with its fair share of challenges. Before you dive into your search for VA jobs, it's essential to know what you can expect from this type of career and your potential chances. Keep reading to learn more about working as a virtual assistant, types of VA jobs, everyday tasks, and more.  

What Is a Virtual Assistant?

Virtual assistants perform various tasks for clients based out of their own homes. They handle a wide range of activities related to office tasks, such as managing email accounts, booking events, organizing calendars, and managing social media accounts. An increasing number of companies prefer working with a virtual assistant instead of an employee, so there are good reasons to consider this career path.

One of the most significant benefits of being a virtual assistant is working anywhere, from home, at your favorite coffee shop, or even while traveling. If you work at Cápita Works, you may even have the opportunity to travel for your work!

 How to Become a Virtual Assistant

To become a virtual assistant, you'll need first to find a suitable job. Once you've found a job that suits your skills and interests, you'll need to apply. Remember, employers are usually looking for someone enthusiastic and dedicated. So, make sure you highlight your skills and what qualifications you have that match their needs.

At Cápita Works, we have many offers to become a virtual assistant in different industries such as marketing agencies, real estate, financial services, IT & software development, and more. If you're interested, you can check out our job offers at https://capitaworks.com/jobs and send your resume to jobs@capitaworks.com.

Tips for Getting a Job as a Virtual Assistant

  • Research the position - Research the job requirements to ensure you're applying for the correct position, whether it's fully remote with an opportunity to travel and that your skillset and knowledge match the job requirements.   
  • Understand the client's needs -It is vital to understand the client's needs before you begin working for them to set clear expectations.  
  • Be professional: This should go without saying, but you don't want to be working with someone who isn't professional. 
  • Know what you want your work's dynamic to be - Some jobs can require you to be flexible, adapt to change, and be able to work with little notice. Read job descriptions thoroughly to fully understand the work's dynamic, whether you are looking for a flexible, dynamic job where tasks can change or a fixed set of functions.  
  • Be creative: Some jobs may require creative thinking or specific expertise. Keep these in mind.  

Why You Should Work as a Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistants perform a wide range of activities and are flexible in their approach. They can work on projects with a set duration or time-subscription basis. This gives you the flexibility in your schedule or to take on part-time work. Also, you can easily set up your schedule and work from your own home. If you're looking for a flexible career that's relatively low-pressure, becoming a VA could be suitable for you.

The Types of VAs Jobs 

Although there is a wide range of tasks a VA can perform, some frequently requested positions at Cápita Works are:

  • Executive assistant: The core duties and responsibilities of an EA revolve around managing email accounts, scheduling meetings, calendar management, arranging payments, updating records, handling client information, and can include managing social media and lead generation. 
  • Marketing coordinator: This type of job focuses on helping keep up with marketing campaigns, content creation, and forming strategic partnerships. Marketing VAs tasks include organizing promotional presentations, preparing and assisting in marketing and advertising campaigns, researching competitive products, managing relationships with external vendors, and identifying trends.   
  • Social media manager: VAs focus on creating an online presence by creating a publishing schedule, developing brand awareness, managing social media content and campaigns, generating inbound traffic, setting objectives, and reporting ROI.  

Nevertheless, VAs can also be graphic designers, customer service representatives, content creators, video editors, bookkeepers, or offer technical support. The virtual workplace is increasingly growing, so there are more opportunities every day.

Conclusion

If you're interested in a flexible career that allows you to work from home, then a career as a virtual assistant may be for you. Virtual assistants perform a wide range of activities, are flexible in their approach, and are relatively low-pressure.

Working at a PEO removes all the hassles of working freelance. At Cápita Works, you can get HR support and private health and life insurance, live and on-demand training, social events, and wellness programs, among other perks.

At Cápita Works, we believe talent should not be limited to location. We offer virtual assistant services to entrepreneurs in the USA, which provides the benefit of networking and creating high-value relationships. If you are based in México and are proficient in English, Cápita Works is just the place for you to work at. You can review our job offers at https://capitaworks.com/jobs and send your resume to jobs@capitaworks.com.    

Cápita Works
May 30, 2022

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