When hiring a virtual assistant, should you send a rejection email? – Practical Advice

While looking for the perfect VA for you, it’s understandable that cuts will be made. 

If you’re new to the recruitment process, rejecting applicants and moving to the next part of the process will feel cruel and, sometimes, heartless.

So how do you go about rejecting people? Do you need to let them know they’re not moving to the next round? Or do you just leave them hanging?

That’s exactly what I’ll be talking about in this video: When hiring a virtual assistant, should you send a rejection email?

Find out how I go about rejecting applicants when I do the hiring. Do I let them down easy, or do I just ignore them?

We have more practical tips coming up. So don’t forget to subscribe to our LinkedIn account if you want more. If you want to see how these tips are implemented, check out employer case studies in our blogAlso, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel since we’ll be posting new videos every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month.

You can also check out How To Get A Referral To A Great VA In The Philippines and on how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants.

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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of OnlineJobs.ph.

Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).

With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.

Find John at JohnJonas.com and Facebook.

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    • says

      Hi Priya,

      Thanks for your comment.
      You can apply for any of the jobs posted here by signing up for an Onlinejobs.ph jobseeker account.
      It’s completely free and takes only minutes to apply.

      To register, follow this link =>http://www.onlinejobs.ph/register
      Once you’ve completed your profile, you can start searching for the job that you want here =>http://www.onlinejobs.ph/jobseekers/jobsearch

      Take care and good luck on your job hunt!

  1. Suraj Sanjeewa Samarajeewa says

    Good morning.

    This is to inform you that, I am in UAE on visit visa and looking for a any available position please. My last working position was, Administration assistant cum fleet in charge. Also I have been worked as a store in charge and store keeper too in UAE. Thanking you and looking for a favourable response.

    • says

      Hi Suraj,

      Thank you for your comment.

      I’m sorry if there is any confusion but we only allow Philippine citizens to be workers on our site.
      Unfortunately, at the moment we’re focusing in providing jobs mainly for Filipinos based in the Philippines.

      For online jobs within your country, you can try signing up for UpWork or Freelancer.

    • says

      Hi Mildred,

      Thank you for your comment.
      Once you’ve completed your profile, you can start searching for the job that you want here =>http://www.onlinejobs.ph/jobseekers/jobsearch

      The job posts contain all the information you need to apply for the position

      Take care and good luck on your job hunt!

  2. Franz padriga says

    Hence this is my first time in onlinejobs.ph; Is there anyone who can give an advice/help on how to get hired or find a home based job. I am willing to start imeadiately or undergo any training or test if required. We all know that most of our life now are miserable in the midst of this crisis. But I don’t know how I will give life to my 2 kids and wife because my emergency fund will not last for a longer period of time. I hope someone will consider. Thanks

  3. Jello-mey Dandoy says

    Hi, I just want to ask if somebody can help me regarding the verification process. I submitted my gov’t ID and a copy of my billing address on the portal under my profile but up until now it is “awaiting verification” status. I hope somebody can assist me with this. Thank you very much and more power!

      • Marcia Butastas says

        Hi Jessica, I have the same concern. ID verification is still pending despite having submitted my ID 2 weeks ago. Is there anything that I can do to fix this?


          • Angela says

            Hi, I have a concern about the verification process, I submitted the necessary requirements last March and until now I do not have any update about my application. IT is almost may and until now it still says that it is still on process

  4. Ma. Juneva Cordial says

    Hi! Just want to inform you that its been almost a month since I register here on onlinejobs.ph and until now I’m still waiting for the confirmation & verification of my identity. What take so long for the process? I mean, I already submitted a valid government ID of myself including a pose of myself holding my ID for verification. As I click both the word submit it says that I should have to wait for 1-2 days processing before it gets verified. It’s been long long weeks already till it reach the what it says 1-2 days processing. What take so long for you to get me verified?? I cannot start searching for jobs because your process of verifying my identity is so slow. I cannot increase my ID proof because until now I’m still waiting for my identification to get approve and verified. 1-2 days processing but I keep waiting too long already. Hope for your response with this. Thanks.

  5. Christine says

    Hi good day, I just want to asked if somebody can help me improved my profile. I have an account already in onlinejobs.ph and I already submitted some application but since I dont have any experience in online jobs / home based jobs. Somewhat I feel that my profile is not good enough for employer to take some time reviewing it. Hope you can help me thank you in advance.

  6. Gloria D. Carlos says

    Hi!, , I have completed all the requirements, ,for my profile, still my ID proof did not improve. Can you please review?

    What should I do to improve my ID proof:?

    Thank you for your prompt attention on this matter.

    Keep safe.

  7. Kristina Merin says


    It has been 2 days and my address hasn’t been verified. Can I follow up on that? Thank you so much.

  8. Charlie M. Lozarita says

    Dear Admin,

    I have just attended an online virtual professional course and registered in this site for a couple of days to look for an online jobs that will fit on my capabilities. Until now I am waiting for the verification of my ID and address to qualify me to the said jobs based on ID proof level qualification. Hence, your utmost response on this concern is highly appreciated.

    Thank you.

  9. Marc John says

    Do you have suggestions or samples of different and effective body letters for VA applicants.


    Hi, is there anyone who can help me with my address verification? I’ve uploaded a supporting document 2 weeks ago but the confirmation is still in-process. I would really love to increase my ID proof for my applications. Thank you!

  11. Jennifer says

    I would like to ask if I can apply a part time job here, I am actually based in UAE and looking for a part time job that can be turn to a full time later so I can settle in Philippines. Thank you!

  12. Juliet ileto says

    Good day!
    I would love to do email support!Please i really need this job.Thank you!
    Juliet ileto

  13. Henrich Vanzuela says

    I have some question , are we allowed to apply 10 applications per day?

    And, I have been applying fro three week now but got no response from the client/s, I dont know If I get disappointed or not 🙂
    regardless, I am still trying my best to apply. I have been in this site for a long time but I always discouraged myself because most
    of the hiring , are looking for experienced 🙁 tho I am trained in an online class . Despite, I am still trying until I get a job.


    • says

      Hi Henrich,

      Thank you for your comment. Yes, workers are allowed up to 10 applications per day

      Please continue to submit your applications to the job posts that interests you despite these set-backs. Rest assured you will find the online work that you like soon

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