Virtual Vocations is an online platform connecting employers with remote workers from around the United States. The site aggregates thousands of job postings every week from job boards, social media streams, websites, blogs and other places on the net.
The company has been in business since 2007, and its headquarters is in Eugene, OR.
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About Virtual Vocations
The company is headed up by founder and current CEO, Laura Spawn, and her brother Adam Stevenson, CTO. Laura decided to create Virtual Vocations to solve the pain point she had of finding a good work-from-home position as a stay-at-home mom.
Instead of crawling the net looking everywhere for good opportunities, she wanted a job board that aggregated vetted, genuine work-from-home positions in one place.
So, she enlisted the help of her brother and created Virtual Vocations to do exactly that.
Browsing their job listings at the time of writing this I could see more than 21,000 jobs across more than 16,000 company profiles, with 40+ categories to narrow down your job search.
You can search by state, hours, education level, and more. Just looking at the job posting feed I could see new jobs coming in literally every few minutes, so I was either on their job board at peak time or they have a very active feed – which is great for you if you’re looking for a remote job.
How Virtual Vocations Works
To get started you need to sign up for either a free account, which has some restrictions on the number of jobs you can see and apply for, or a premium all-access account.
Then, when you see a job you want to apply for, you can click “Apply” and fill out the application for the position.
Virtual Vocations is a job board, it’s not a recruitment agency. The main difference is that their staff are not heavily involved in helping make the connection between job-seeker and employer.
You can talk to their staff by email or by dropping them a message in a web chat box if you have an issue, but their platform is designed to operate automatically for the most part.
For job seekers, as a premium member, you have access to their entire database of jobs and will receive some free online courses to help you with your job search.
As an employer, you can sign up for an employer account and then pay a one-time company vetting fee in order to post remote jobs.
Plans and Pricing
Virtual Vocations have a free account option, but it comes with limitations on the number of jobs you can see and apply for. For full access to the job board you need to pay for a Premium account, which is priced as follows:
- Monthly Fee – $15.99
- 3-Monthly Fee – $39.99
- 6-Monthly Fee – $59.99
They offer a money back guarantee, so if you’re not happy within 30 days for any reason you can request a refund.
Again, the site is free for employers.
Virtual Vocations Alternatives
Other popular job boards that operate on a similar business model as Virtual Vocations are FlexJobs and HireMyMom. FlexJobs is probably the largest work from home job site, and HireMyMom typically has a lot of PA, admin, and virtual assistant type roles. The latter may be more appropriate if you’re looking for part-time help.
Have you worked with Virtual Vocations? If so, please leave a brief review below to help others with their decision.