Many people in their 40’s and above message us, afraid that they don’t have it in them anymore to work online. Some even asked us if it was possible to hide their age from their profile.
Hence the question, “Does Age Matter When Applying for a Virtual Assistant Job?”
As long as you’re legally allowed to work, age shouldn’t be a factor if you want to be a virtual assistant. Age is a much less factor compared to these qualities:
If you have the skills to do the job, why in the world not? Young applicants may be more tech-savvy. But you have the skills that don’t require software aid. Don’t underestimate the current skills you have.
2. Discipline and work ethic
Many younger applicants have good work ethic. But experience is still the best teacher. You have the experience that gave you the discipline to get the job done. You have the work ethic developed from years of employment. These are qualities you will need, especially if you have a job where you can’t see your boss.
3. Communication Skills
Good communication isn’t intuitive. It’s something you develop over time. It’s not that easy to adjust to different bosses or teammates. You learn that by trial and error and the willingness to adjust.
4. Willingness to Be Trained
If you don’t have the skills for online work yet, but you’re willing to be trained, that’s what counts. If you were able to create an onlinejobs.ph despite your kids snickering at you, then you’re brave enough to learn and start something new.
5. Asking for Help
You might think that’s not a big deal. However, not everyone is willing to ask for help. Not everyone can swallow their pride. It doesn’t matter if you’re asking for help from your boss, teammates, or friends. But learning to ask for help is essential. It shows that getting the job done is more important to you than your pride.
Are these qualities exclusive to a specific age group? No.
Is belonging to the tech age an advantage? Yes, of course!
But being a virtual assistant isn’t just about being a tech pro. Everybody has positive qualities that can be helpful for work and life. As long as you remain positive and have the genuine want to help a client and his business, you’ll be the perfect virtual assistant, even if you’re a “Tito” or “Tita.” 😉
About Jessica Madrazo
Jessica creates content and support for OnlineJobs.ph. She is also involved in different advocacies like climate revolution, local arts, internet freedom, women’s rights and more.
She dreams of a world where people are able to tap their inner heroism and work together for a better world.
She has a Dalek watching over her computer.