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No help at all!



May15, 2019

In theory a great tool to help with your job search. After 7 months of nothing I reached out and asked for some analytics around how the tool operates and my specific needs. They had none. When I asked how it was possible in a data driven world that they had no numbers to provide, they simply never replied. That email was sent to the Customer and Career Services Division Manager, CTO

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Virtual Vocations - scam reboot!!!!!



June28, 2016

In the old days - the 1990s - a common scam that was always one of the most complained and prosecuted businesses was the newspaper advertised Rental &/or Job referral service. After a while virtually all states made laws requiring the ads to say "advance fee" or some type of notice that an upfront payment - before additional specific info - about the rental or job was provided. Before (and after that) you would call and get a well trained salesman getting you to purchase a membership/subscription to obtain this "compilation of info that their research team gathered everyday, much from sources the normal person wouldn't have". Of course,generally the places and jobs actually did exist in someway - but the ads glorified them - being frank == misrepresented them. You would come down pay your fee ("cash please., no checks - we're selling information and can't get it back..."), and made a friend, and given a map to your new 3bdroom, 2 car gar, home with fireplace and a view, kids/pets ok - utils included, for $250). This is the reboot of that scam. You aren't dealing with an employer or and employment company or anything like it - but rather someone that wants to sell you a subscription to their info/spam. A place that has a program go through and find job postings - and without any further anything - reprints them and revises, glamorizes and enhances the position to be attractive - but not what it is, wants or needs....and if anything may out you on a worse footing by approaching the employer thinking you are referred and know things (that are inevitably NOT right), than doing it yourself. Their system, like the ones decades ago really doesn't find anything you can't on a few short searches of your own. As you can see here...they come from Craigs List and such are available to all.

Some common sense: Look at the ads....jobs better than you've ever seen before, more of them, exactly where your are, etc. Look at them closer and you'll frequently find how they become a mish-mash of attractive positions which if you were qualified for - have many, many aspects mentioned that could not possibly be done by the position headlined...but the writers of these ads don't know that. They (or the computer compiling it) really have no idea of anything or desire to advance anything but your subscription to their service. AVOID. AVOID. AVOID.

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April 22, 2019

Hi Geoff,

Thanks for your review of Virtual Vocations. Fortunately, I can say that our service is nothing like the newspaper scams you speak of; in fact, that’s what we’re fighting against! At Virtual Vocations, we compile legitimate, telecommute job openings into a searchable, user-friendly database so job seekers can spend less time researching and more time applying. Virtual Vocations members can rest assured that all of the remote jobs they apply to from our site are real (NOT scams— a), because our team of experienced staff members vet each company and screen every job posting for legitimacy. That ends up being quite a bit of work, since in 2018 alone, we reviewed more than 1 million job postings! 

You can learn more about what we do in this blog post: https://www.virtualvocations.com/blog/telecommuting-job-search-help/how-virtual-vocations-works/

If you have further questions, or we can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team and customerservice(at)virtualvocations(dot)com.

Warmest regards,
Michelle Rawlings
PR Rep
Virtual Vocations

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WARNING: You do not have to pay to work (virtualvocations)



September16, 2013

Virtual Vocations claims to hook you up with real companies hiring remote/telecommute workers.
It does this and the jobs are real. Example:

Telecommute Junior Mission Data Analyst I - Cybercrime Analysis

Company Name: available to members
Company URL: available to members
JobID: available to members
...etc.
(you get the idea)

Can you apply for this job? NO!

Clicking apply leads you to a page demanding a whopping $6.99 every week for a fee!

Since I am a computer expert, it took me all of 7 seconds to find the location of the real job; and I could have applied without paying a cent.
Unfortunately, it had been filled.

The actual position was with hacksurfer.com based in MD.
For the entire job description and proof, see www.jobscore.com.
(Posted Sept. 16, 2013)

If you are a member of this site (virtualvocations), and paying to work? Cancel. With very little extra effort, you can locate all of of these jobs yourself. A legitimate company that is hiring, is looking to fill the position and they are not hiding the job opening from the public.

To re-iterate and drive the truth home:
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING.

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March 19, 2018

For the rest of us, HOW do we locate these jobs ourselves in order to apply?

April 22, 2019

Hi Marion,

Thanks for your review of Virtual Vocations. You’re absolutely right that the jobs found our database can be found elsewhere on the web; however, the job seekers who use our services aren’t paying for jobs. Rather, they’re helping pay our expert team of more than 40 experienced staff members who vet each company and screen every job posting for legitimacy. That ends up being quite a bit of work, since in 2018 alone, we reviewed more than 1 million job postings! 

You can learn more about what we do in this blog post: https://www.virtualvocations.com/blog/telecommuting-job-search-help/how-virtual-vocations-works/

I also wanted to add that we understand that many job seekers are on a budget, which is why we offer a free registration option that grants you partial access to our database of thousands current telecommute job leads, as well as several other perks, including emailed alerts on new jobs that match your interests and the ability to save jobs from our database for later viewing.

Paid subscribers have access ALL of the more than 18,000 current job openings on our database—as well as a host of other subscriber benefits, including exclusive downloadable content, priority job alerts, e-courses, and more. Virtual Vocations also provides a risk-free, money back guarantee to all of our paid subscribers.

I hope this provides some clarification into what we do. If you have further questions, or we can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team and customerservice(at)virtualvocations(dot)com.

Warmest regards,
Michelle Rawlings
PR Rep
Virtual Vocations

April 22, 2019

Hi Marion,

Thanks for your review of Virtual Vocations. You’re absolutely right that the jobs found our database can be found elsewhere on the web; however, the job seekers who use our services aren’t paying for jobs. Rather, they’re helping pay our expert team of more than 40 experienced staff members who vet each company and screen every job posting for legitimacy. That ends up being quite a bit of work, since in 2018 alone, we reviewed more than 1 million job postings! 

You can learn more about what we do in this blog post: https://www.virtualvocations.com/blog/telecommuting-job-search-help/how-virtual-vocations-works/

I also wanted to add that we understand that many job seekers are on a budget, which is why we offer a free registration option that grants you partial access to our database of thousands current telecommute job leads, as well as several other perks, including emailed alerts on new jobs that match your interests and the ability to save jobs from our database for later viewing.

Paid subscribers have access ALL of the more than 18,000 current job openings on our database—as well as a host of other subscriber benefits, including exclusive downloadable content, priority job alerts, e-courses, and more. Virtual Vocations also provides a risk-free, money back guarantee to all of our paid subscribers.

I hope this provides some clarification into what we do. If you have further questions, or we can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team and customerservice(at)virtualvocations(dot)com.

Warmest regards,
Michelle Rawlings
PR Rep
Virtual Vocations

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