Wednesday, January 28, 2009
If you are currently seeking a work at home job and have the following qualities, you may be a great candidate for at home jobs in transcription.
Keep in mind that that each company is different in the minimum requirements you need in order to work for their company. Most transcription companies allow you to audition with a test without a digital pedal, but if you do start working for them they require you purchase a digital pedal within a certain time of accepting jobs. Some also require you have a good quality headset, a dsl fast internet connection, phone where you can be reached, compatible MS Word programs etc.
Please check each individual company in order to see if you have the necessary equipment, software requirements and also qualifications to be employed.
I have listed several companies that offer Transcription Position working from home. Please check them out.
Entertainment transcription positions
Fast turnaround within 12-24 hours
Test included on information page-must pass 92 out of 100%
Independent contractor positions
Positions for Entry-Level and Experienced Transcribers
Legal positions require a background check
Compensation depends on the position department, the level of the contractor and the speed of completion.
Need quality headset
Independent contractor positions
Experience helpful, but not needed in Entertainment or Legal Transcription
Transcription of audio to documents
Shifts in one-hour increments
Compensation ½ cents per word transcribed
No caps in amount you can earn
Testing jobs-demonstrate your typing skills
Foot Pedal (approx $75.00) if testing jobs are accepted, need pedal to sign up for work
Quick typist with a good ear for language and strong sense of written English
Test on site that can be taken and reviewed
3 Years transcription service experience
Medical & legal transcription experience helpful
VEC Infinity foot pedal (not necessary for audition, but to obtain work it is necessary)
Criminal justice and Law Enforcement Transcription positions
Full criminal background check required
Prior law enforcement transcription experience
Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) positions available also
At-home financial transcribers
Must be accurate and fast
Transcription software/foot pedal for digital .ra sound files
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Are you currently working as an administrative or executive assistant? Do you have experience in office and administrative assistant services? Are you currently seeking a work at home job or telecommuting position? Do you have a motivated entrepreneurial personality and want to start your own business working at home? Now is the time to become a virtual assistant. In this wonderful age of technology and with a great amount of technical tools and resources, consider the option of working at home as a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant is an independent contractor or freelance professional who owns their own business and provides administrative assistant support to business professionals working mainly out of their own home.Start off with creating your winning resume that highlights all of your educational and work experience and skills. Spend time on it as your resume will set you apart from the rest of applicants. There are many resources online in order to help you create a great resume and start your business.
When starting a virtual assistant business there are a couple of pointers to keep in mind before launching your business.
·Settle on what services you are going to provide? ·Take skills and assessment tests in order to clearly define what services you are qualified to offer. Also consider getting professionally certified as a virtual assistant. ·Join virtual assistant networks and affiliations. ·Seek out freelancing websites and create profiles in order to gain positive feedback and references working for business clients. This can also help you prove how versatile and motivated you are to working at home for yourself from a virtual office. ·Create a business plan. Outline all the goals that you hope to achieve and your virtual assistant company vision and types of services. Also include your financial plan and marketing strategies that you will be using. ·Start a professional virtual assistant website including credentials, availability, feedback, references and also propose the services you will be providing. Any good virtual assistant knows that in order to market yourself as a virtual assistant you must be technology savvy and up to date with the use of remote office tools. The website should be launched before you begin your practice, because this is clearly like an online resume and will be your biggest marketing tool.
The cost savings and benefits for businesses in hiring virtual assistants include:
·Not having to deal with lost commute time and less absenteeism ·Being able to select candidates from a larger pool of qualified professionals. Businesses do not have to look to hire from local applicants only because they can choose to work with virtual assistants who have just the right credentials that will fulfill the needs for their company. ·There is a smaller learning curve. If a business seeks to hire virtual assistants they are usually versed in the right areas of expertise when chosen. ·Savings include not having to provide office space, benefits to be provided and health insurance costs. ·Less time is lost when businesses choose to work with a virtual assistant because the time they pay for is time that is solely dedicated to their project. If you are interested in working from home and not seeking to start your own business consider applying at legitimate work from home companies that hire virtual assistants to work for them. List of companies that hire virtual assistants: Longerdays.com VOT Virtual Office Temps TeamDoubleClick
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Once you have decided that you are going to give a 100% effort into transferring your work-place from the office to working from home out of a home office, one thing you should commit to and make a daily task of is job searching. There are many great job boards that you can weed through work at home or telecommuting jobs in order to determine what jobs are legitimate work at home jobs, but if you are serious in doing this, you must put forth a committed effort. My first priority, when I sign on for the day, is checking my email and the second task is doing a frequent job search on several different jobs boards and listings that I have found. I have added a Work at Home Job Listing to this blog and I will update it regularly and share with you the work at home, telecommuting, remote or virtual jobs that I have found that appear to be from a legitimate source. I hope that this list aids you in finding that perfect job so that you too can join the ranks of the virtual workforce that works at home.