Zirtual is a company that provides personal and executive assistance for busy people. We hire U.S. based, remote workers to join our team as Zirtual Assistants. "ZAs" directly interact with clientele and act as their delegation point person.
We are working hard to become the leader in the personal assistant space and differentiate ourselves through high-touch methods and our tight-knit community.
If you love the idea of getting in on the ground floor of a truly revolutionary startup, the freedom that comes with working remotely, and most importantly, helping others, then joining our team as a ZA may be the perfect fit for you!
The RoleZirtual Assistants perform a variety of tasks for their clientele within the personal/executive assistant spectrum. We like to think of our ZAs as concierge/assistant hybrids since you can handle anything from booking a flight to Paris, to researching chiropractors in Tampa, to managing a client's busy schedule.
We set limits on the amount of time a client can ask you to spend on any one task and have other caps on types of tasks, working hours, and turnaround times based on the level of plan your client has signed up for.
What we expect from a Zirtual Assistant
- Prompt responses to clients' questions and requests
- Internet savviness
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong internet research skills
- Strong communication skills
- Strong problem solving skills
- A high-speed internet connection
- Solid phone access; landline or dependable cell phone
- Availability during working hours to respond to and engage with your clients
- Familiarity with standard assistant tools like Google Docs, GCal, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
- Strong desire to help people and a positive attitude
You'll need to be passionate about people, be comfortable with technology, and excellent at communication. You will need to have a knack for creative problem solving and conflict resolution, and possess a keen mind and a big heart.
Why be a Zirtual Assistant?Our assistants come from all walks of life, be it stay-at-home mothers who want to earn some additional income from the comfort of their home, or college-students looking to offset their tuition while setting their own hours.
Being a Zirtual Assistant has allowed people to travel, pursue their passions, raise their children and supplement their income while doing a variety of other things with their lives. ZAs enjoy autonomy, ownership of their client relationships and virtual work that always offers a new challenge.
Our clients are comprised of fascinating, successful individuals from all over the world. Zirtual Assistants get to develop real relationships with each client and learn from their experiences while helping them live a better, more productive life.
"Working at Zirtual has given me perspective on what a job should be. When I work with clients, I am challenged to think critically, become learned in realms I would never think of entering, and interact with people with new perspectives each day. No job I've had before this has been able to offer this level of engaging work. I am encouraged to talk and joke with customers rather than keep my head down in an office praying I'll get a small raise in 5 years. Before work was tedious, now it is a unique experience each day. Zirtual doesn't offer the monotony of a regular job and it takes away monotony from our clients. It's a beautiful system that creates time."
"It's incredibly satisfying to solve a problem for a client, or find them a super airfare or hire the right cleaning service for their office. Besides their obvious pleased gratitude, there is also the 'high' I get from a job well done. Also I find a portable job to be a wonderful thing. My Mother is sick but working at Zirtual meant that I was able to take my laptop and go to the hospital to be with her and work from the room as I needed to yet still be there for my Mom. The range of tasks that I get are exciting. At least 50% of the time I'm learning just as much from my clients as they are getting back in professional assistance and support from me. Lastly, the freedom of being able to handle tasks that are not time sensitive when I want to work is priceless. I love to be able to put in a couple of hours of work at 10 PM and then take the next morning off because I'm all caught up."
"Those with dreams to see the world imagine a life of freedom that virtual work can allow. I'm thrilled to say that I'm really living this life. When I began working for Zirtual I did so from my childhood home in New Jersey. For four months now I've been living in New Orleans, and I'll hit the road again soon to spend the summer in San Diego. And while it would be easy to say that this opportunity to explore the country has been Zirtual's best gift to me, it's hardly the truth. The amazing relationships I build with my clients each day and the great breadth of knowledge and experience I've built as a ZA is invaluable. The empowerment that the Zirtual team gives me to pursue my passions - both professionally and personally - is changing my life. And that's really it - Zirtual is out to change lives, one task at a time."
"It's easy to imagine corporate culture as 9-5, sitting at some boxed-in cubicle without any passion for your work. But Zirtual breaks that mold by allowing you the freedom and flexibility to build your job around your life and not the other way around. As I type this, I'm sitting in one of my favorite coffee shops in Philadelphia. Tomorrow, if I felt like it, I could hop on a bus and do this same work in New York. With this ability to move around, it's encouraged me to pursue academic conferences and other opportunities related to my creative and intellectual pursuits. Even my work, helping build relations with remote clients, enables me to flex my creative muscle to come up with clear, coherent solutions to challenging problems. I can't imagine working in any other environment."
Become a Zirtual Assistant
If you have a passion for helping people, working with people, and want
to become a family member of Zirtual's growing team...