How to Become a Virtual Assistant with BELAY

Are you looking for a career change and considering becoming a virtual assistant? Awesome - you found an incredible place to apply. At BELAY, we love making connections with super talented people and introducing them to busy business leaders who need their administrative expertise.

We have over 700 Virtual Assistants among BELAY’s ranks. Some work part-time hours while others carry a heavier load. On average, a BELAY Virtual Assistant may serve up to 3 clients, however, some prefer 1-2 clients at a time.

Becoming a Virtual Assistant with BELAY is no easy feat. It’s a bit more competitive than just filling out an online application and getting an offer the following week. With nearly 5,000 people applying for a BELAY Virtual Assistant spot each quarter in 2019, we take our job seriously about who makes the cut. In fact, less than 4% of applicants are offered a contract making it harder to become a contractor with BELAY than getting into an Ivy League school. (It’s true!)

So how can you become a Virtual Assistant? We spoke with Cheryl White, one of BELAY’s talent acquisition superstars, to learn more about how to become a BELAY Virtual Assistant.

How to Become a Virtual Assistant

Describe the ideal BELAY Virtual Assistant candidate.

The ideal candidate is someone with five years of Executive Assistant or Virtual Assistant experience, with high emotional intelligence (the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others), a broad range of technology experience, hungry, humble, and smart and a huge heart for serving.

Detail the BELAY Virtual Assistant hiring process, from application to start date.

We have a multistep process for the candidate to complete to ensure we find the perfect Client match. This process includes assessments on personality, strengths, work experience, professional knowledge and much more. Once the process is completed and a match is made, a contract will be extended to the candidate.

What are some signs that an applicant will be successful with BELAY?

Throughout the interview process, we are primarily looking to see if the candidate shows a kind, humble heart while also displaying resourcefulness, timeliness and competency. This delicate balance of professional skills and emotional intelligence is what makes our Clients and our Virtual Assistants successful.

What are some signs that an applicant may NOT be a good fit?

If you aren't proactive, a work-from-home productivity master, or love helping others achieve their may not like serving BELAY clients.

What role does the client play in the “matching” process?

At BELAY, we have a team of Client Success Consultants that work directly with our Clients to discover wants and determine their needs. We also have a multistep process for our clients to ensure the perfect VA match is made for their individual businesses. This process includes key points such as technology, professionalism, software, preferred skill set, personality type and communication style. We want to make sure that both the client and VA are set up for success.

Why should Virtual Assistants choose BELAY as a place to work vs. a competitor?

The best way to answer this question is through feedback provided by our Virtual Assistants. Most of their comments list our mission statement, core values and company culture as the main reason for choosing BELAY. Our mission centers around glorifying God in all that we do: "Glorify God by providing solutions that equip our clients with the confidence to climb higher". Our core values include God, Team, Fun, Passion, Gratitude and Vision, all key components that our Virtual Assistants respect and admire. Of course, we can't forget the work/life balance they have when working from home.

Interested in exploring the possibilities of becoming a BELAY Virtual Assistant?

Fill out the online application today.

Did you find this post in your search for a Virtual Assistant to help your growing organization?

If you are looking to hire BELAY to help you find the perfect Virtual Assistant — we hope this sheds light on our high standards and commitment to bringing you the very best. We'd love to tell you more about using BELAY. Start the conversation.

*This blog post was updated 7/26/2019.