New job-search and career-management portal.

What is VirtualJobCoach?

VirtualJobCoach is the ultimate job–search website built specifically to help you run an effective job-search to get a better job faster. The key is organization and focus. All the tools you need for the search are integrated and easy to use. Plus all of your job-search data is organized in one place on the web. With our tools, processes and advice, you can take charge of your job–search. Stop spinning your wheels and get serious, get organized, get a job. If your job–search is important, you want to use the right set of tools.

How does it work?

VirtualJobCoach encompasses the entire job–search process and brings together tools, processes and expert advice. Simply put, VirtualJobCoach adds ‘structure’ to keep job-seekers organized and focused. This means your job–search is much more efficient, so you find a job FASTER.

What included with VirtualJobCoach?

VirtualJobCoach’s key features are as follows:
  1. Job-lead manager (for all major search engines/job-boards)
  2. Resume and cover-letter builder (with templates and online storage)
  3. Company information tracker
  4. Calendar (with email and mobile reminders)
  5. Contact list (for networking)
  6. To-do list (with priorities and archive)
  7. Progress Tracker (to measure your progress)

Can’t I get these tools free on the Internet?

While you can find point–solutions on the Internet, you cannot find a suite of integrated tools that were built specifically for the job–search. Furthermore, one of the big advantages of VirtualJobCoach is that all your job–search data is now in one place. You don’t have to search for lost notes or misplaced contacts. Every piece of data is right at your finger tips and ready to assist with your search

Can’t I just use my Office applications?

You can but you won’t be as organized as someone using VirtualJobCoach. Most people use many tools: Office, spreadsheets, paper, notebooks and pretty much anything they can, all of those tools work, but if you want to really find a job faster, then you should use the tool that is built for the task. VirtualJobCoach helps you find a job FASTER because all of our tools are integrated. We are a One Stop Website.

Don’t large job boards like (Monster, Careerbuilder, Hotjobs) have the same functionality?

NO THEY DO NOT. All of the major job-boards still make their money from job listings, this is their core functionality. VirtualJobCoach does not post job listings, we take those listings and make them easy to use (they are integrated into our sight). Therefore, we actually complement the major sites. It is this focus and organization that drives an efficient search.

But don’t the large job-boards have some other functionality to help you find a job?

Our key is organization for a more effective search. Try finding that on a job–board.

Is there a fee for using VirtualJobCoach?

VirtualJobCoach has a solution for every budget. The Basic Package is $9.95 for 30 days, the Pro Package is $29.95 for 30 days and the Ultimate Package is $59.95 for 30 days. In most cases this service will pay for itself many times over by helping you get organized to take charge of your search (and get a better job faster).

How does this help (again)?

Most people do not approach the job-search with an eye to following processes and keeping focused. Instead they endlessly revise their resume and search job-boards. VirtualJobCoach provides a dashboard for the job-seeker so that everything is at their fingertips. People who have this structure will find their next jobs quicker.

Do you have a partner program?

Yes, we have an affiliate program. This program will pay affiliates for members that use VCJ and register through the affiliates’ site. Send an email to:partners@virtualjobcoach.com

Why doesn’t everyone use VirtualJobCoach?

Most people don‘t really understand the job–search process. They take the ‘spray and pray’ approach by writing a resume then posting it on every job–board and then searching for listings. In fact, the modern job–search process is non–linear and ever changing so being organized is key to your success. VirtualJobCoach helps you get organized and focused.

Who can see my account information?

Your information is private and only accessible to you; no one else can see your information without your permission. If your account was set up by a coach or any other third party, by accepting the invitation you automatically grant the third party access to your account.

What Browsers are supported?

On computers running Windows XP or Vista, we support Internet Explorer 6.0+, Firefox 1.5+.

On Mac, we support Firefox 1.5+ and Safari 2.0+.

Can I get event reminders sent to my cell phone?

Yes, when you set up an event, you can select to have the reminder sent to an email or a cell phone which you have listed in the “My Account” section. You can set up as many email or cell-phone reminders as you want. Please make sure your cell phone is capable of receiving text SMS messages and the subscription plan with your cell phone provider allows you to receive SMS messages.

What does it cost to send a reminder to my cell phone?

We do not charge for sending the reminder however your cell phone service provider may charge you to receive them. Please check with your cell phone provider for their rates and charges.

Can I exchange contact information between VirtualJobCoach and any other system?

Yes, you can import contacts in the vCard format and can export contacts in either a Vcard or CSV format. Vcard is the industry standard format for storing and sharing contact information. CSV format will allow you to share information with other systems that do not support the Vcard format.

Can I exchange calendar information between VirtualJobCoach and any other system?

Yes, VirtualJobCoach allows you import calendar information in iCalendar file formats, and export in either iCalendar or CSV formats. Most other calendar systems will support either iCalendar formats or CSV format.

Do you publish my calendar to the web?

No. Even though we use the iCalendar format, your calendar is securely stored behind your account login and is not accessible to the web.

Can I publish my calendar to the web?

Yes, you can do this by exporting your calendar in iCalendar format, and uploading it to a web-hosted calendar.

What about privacy, security, and confidentiality?

We understand you take your privacy seriously and so do we. The VirtualJobCoach server is as secure as can reasonably be provided and is housed in a state of the art facility with power and redundant internet backup. Access to your data is password protected and we use one-way password encryption for added security. We will not sell or share your data with any 3rd parties. Please take a minute to review our Privacy Policy

How secure is my credit card information?

VirtualJobCoach takes every precaution to protect your financial information. When you enter your credit card information via the web site, your information is protected both online and offline. We use encryption and SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol to communicate with your browser software. This method is the industry standard security protocol, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send to us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high grade encryption and security protocols.

Am I going to get spam?

No. We hate spam as much as you do, and we will only communicate with you on the terms you define. You can opt out or in of receiving newsletters and emails by changing the setting in your subscription options.

Will my contacts get spammed?

No. The contact data you enter is yours and we will not use it for any purpose whatsoever.

I keep getting signed out!

This usually occurs if your browser does not accept cookies. In order to use our service your browser must accept cookies. We use cookies while your session is active to keep track of your session information. If you checked the “Remember me on this computer” box on the login page, a cookie will be stored for the duration of the session and beyond, until you click log-out or delete the cookie.

What email address do you use when I send an email from VirtualJobCoach?

VirtualJobCoach uses its own email client to send the email but we change the “From” and “Reply-to” fields so it looks like it came from your email address. We use the same email address as you use to access your account at login.

Can people send me an email to my VirtualJobCoach account?

No. VirtualJobCoach does not have an incoming email facility for account holders.

Is my resume visible on the web when I create an HTML version?

No. Creating a resume in HTML format does not automatically publish it to the web. If you want to put your resume on the web you will need to host it on your own website.

How will I know what's going on at VirtualJobCoach?

We've set up a blog where we'll be posting tips, advice, guidance and links to articles we believe you will find invaluable. We'll also be using this blog as a way to keep you informed of what we're doing at VirtualJobCoach, and any new features or enhancements we're introducing. We would really like you to participate in the future of VirtualJobCoach and welcome your comments on the blog or by email. You can check out the blog here: http://VirtualJobCoach.com/blog

What if I have a different question?

Please drop us an email to support@virtualjobcoach.com
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