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Ready to post your first help-wanted ad? Having trouble describing what you need? Here are a couple of real job descriptions I have personally used, just to help get you started:


General Admin Virtual Assistant required

I am looking for a virtual assistant to handle email correspondence, scheduling and other admin tasks such as expense claims. This is a part time position that has potential to grow into a permanent position.
Please only apply if you fulfil the below criteria
1) Ability to work during some part of Singapore hours (GMT +8)
2) Familiar with the use of Gmail and Google Calendar
3) Comfortable to make phone calls using Skype where required
4) Understand the basics of good customer service
5) Familiar with entrepreneurship
This is a part time position that has the potential to become long term arrangement.
How to apply
Submit your proposal by answering the following questions
1) Imagine I need to reschedule an appointment for a consultation with a client. Describe how you would go about organising this including the steps you would take.
2) Imagine I have attended a networking event and come back with a stack of business cards. I take a photo of the business cards and send them to you. Describe how you would help me get connected with these new contacts I have made.
3) Tell me why you feel you are the best person for the job.
Your responsibilities:
– Manage my emails, reply to customers where needed
– Send out follow up emails
– Organise my appointments and schedule
– Other miscellaneous tasks that can be performed online
– Must be accessible, online and on Elance Work View during agreed-upon office hours
Your qualifications:
– Must have excellent command of English.
– Broadband Internet connection
– Strong understanding of Internet and online communication tools
– Ability to multitask and take on multiple lines of projects
– Ability to meet deadlines
– Strong communications skills and attention to detail a must

Creative Virtual Asst, Good w/ Social Media

I am looking for a virtual assistant to handle some social media accounts for me via Buffer and at the same time do research for my blog and a book I am writing
Please only apply if you fulfil the below criteria
1) Familiar with the use of Twitter, ManageFlitter, Buffer and Facebook pages
2) Understands how to read and discern what are good social media articles
3) Knows how to use Google alerts to get a sense of what are the best articles
4) Able to do simple research by following instructions
5) Are comfortable working with gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered people
6) Understand the struggles of parenting and could be a mother yourself
How to apply
Submit your proposal by answering the following questions
1) Imagine I need information for a blog post on the topic of working mothers in Asia. Describe how you would gather information about this topic and the format you would present it in.
2) Imagine I want to share relevant articles on building a business while being a parent. Describe how you would locate such articles and give me 1 example of an article you think is suitable.
3) Tell me why you feel you are the best person for the job.
Your responsibilities:
– Manage my twitter account and facebook pages
– Research using the Internet or other information databases
– Email management
– Other miscellaneous tasks that can be performed online
– Must be accessible, online and on Elance Work View during agreed-upon office hours
Your qualifications:
– Must have excellent command of English.
– Proven track record with social media preferred
– Broadband Internet connection
– Strong understanding of Internet and online communication tools
– Ability to multitask and take on multiple lines of projects
– Ability to meet deadlines
– Strong communications skills and attention to detail a must
Desired Skills
Administrative Support, Research, Social Media Management

 

Don’t worry if you can’t come up with a full description right away. Remember, jobs and needs evolve. You can always make changes later.