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Online Job Hunt — Heard of this place?

Posted by Cyn | Posted in General | Posted on 04-04-2009

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Yes, yes – I promise this is the last post for now. Prob­a­bly for the week­end, but at least for a few hours!

I con­tin­ue to hope to find some kind of work that I can do from home despite my unco­op­er­a­tive body. Of course, most list­ings for “work at home” and “telecom­mute” jobs are com­plete rip-offs. I don’t real­ly have the ener­gy to go the full self-employ­ment route, which involves doing all the mar­ket­ing and billing and col­lec­tions and such (if you do, check out Noël Figart’s very cool series of ongo­ing posts, How to Make a Liv­ing From Home: A Free Course). More pre­cise­ly, if I do all that stuff, I wor­ry that I won’t have any ener­gy left to do the actu­al income-gen­er­at­ing tasks.

I don’t remem­ber how, pre­cise­ly, but I ran across Vir­tu­al Voca­tions a while back, and have looked around the site a few times. I’ve yet to actu­al­ly pony up the fee to get access to the con­tact infor­ma­tion for the job list­ings, but the fact that they allow any­body to see the rest of the list­ings with­out pay­ing is pret­ty nice.

The only gen­uine­ly-neg­a­tive thing I’ve come across about them any­where is a per­son who claimed that they con­tact Craigslist posters who have stat­ed that they do NOT want to be con­tact­ed by third par­ties. I don’t like that at all, but it isn’t quite a killing blow. The only “it’s a ripoff” com­plaints I’ve seen are anony­mous com­ments left on any blog that posts a VV review. I give those all the seri­ous­ness of the commenter’s will­ing­ness to back up his words – mean­ing none.

BUT – peo­ple I actu­al­ly know are more cred­i­ble. So have any of you used the site, or do you know some­one who has? What do you think of them?

Comments (3)

I’m not famil­iar with Vir­tu­al Vaca­tions, how­ev­er I get notices from FlexJobs​.com and would not hes­i­tate to rec­om­mend them to any­one. While there are only some jobs which they show the infor­ma­tion to every­one, on those jobs you can sub­mit your resume whether or not you’ve actu­al­ly paid for the FJ mem­ber­ship. Oth­er jobs you do have to join to see the full details and infor­ma­tion, how­ev­er it’s extreme­ly rea­son­able ($14.95/mo or $49.95/yr).

That looks promis­ing. Thank you!

I love this song — I have the album which it was released on and it’s amaz­ing the depth that she has