In the online world, many great workers prefer to work in a virtual world by choice, because something about the offline job market is out of sync with their needs. Former professional women who are now moms want to be home to raise their kids or care for spouses or special needs children, while others realize that the challenges of the brick and mortar employment world are too great.
So this leads me to the question: Would You Hire A Qualified but Disabled Virtual Assistant?
You're a high energy, always-on-the-go, rising star in the world of real estate. So if you were hiring someone to work for you, do you think you'd hire someone who is profoundly physically disabled? Let's try a quick exercise. Psychologists have proven that almost every thought we have is accompanied by a picture. So, when you think "virtual assistant," what do you see?
Regardless of your answer, the fact is that when you hire offsite workers, you don't see the person, but you hire the talent. Often times, you receive much more than you ever expected. You don't think about the circumstances of the virtual assistant. What do you hire in a virtual assistant?
Let's imagine the most important things first - qualifications. Picture someone with educational credentials that include all of the coursework for a PhD in social policy administration. Now add a work history that includes managing a regional call center for a major retailer's credit operations (roughly 450 employees); add to that a stint managing the same company's statement mailing ops center (30 machine operators and support personnel). Throw in many years in academia as a student adviser at a Big 10 university.
Now think about skills. Imagine having the person working for you who created and administered an automated database to track time management for over 7,500 individuals nationwide. Give that person incredible skills in the Microsoft Office Suite; have them type over 125 words per minute, and throw in terrific data entry speeds. Picture someone with a great eye for design, and imagine the kind of blogs, newsletters, brochures and fliers you'd like to have them create for you. Make this person a quick and willing learner, whose sole task is making your professional life not only easier, but BETTER. You've got a great picture of a virtual assistant. And if they don't have a specific skill that you need, guess what? There's another virtual assistant who DOES have that skill.
Now let's expand the picture. When you think "disabled," what comes to mind? It's a broad topic, so here are some specifics. Imagine someone who, due to a nearly fatal event, is almost completely immobilized from the waist down. Envision someone who, because of being bedridden for nearly three years, suffers from severe scoliosis (curvature of the spine). Picture someone who was once a professional musician, but entirely lost the use of their hands and had to teach themselves to use a keyboard
Can you imagine every quality I've listed above - the qualifications, the skills, AND the disabilities, all rolled into one person? If you can, then you've just pictured ME. I am a profoundly physically disabled virtual assistant. And, like all of my coworkers at Best Agent Business, I specialize in handling tasks which, delegated to a virtual assistant, will free you up to be the best "you" imaginable, both professionally and personally. If you could use help transforming every moment of every day into quality time, take 30 minutes today to schedule a call with Steve Kantor. Steve can show you how part-time virtual assistance can transform your business! Interested in a part time career with us? Visit our website for more information.
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