Personal assistant and customer service jobs are becoming increasingly popular for people who need assistance with tasks such as finding and completing online orders, filling out tax forms, and receiving emails.
While most jobs offer some kind of online support, people with a disability are often more likely to be turned down for those positions than those with no disability at all.
So, what is a personal aide job?
The term personal assistant refers to people who help you complete tasks, such as completing online and phone orders, or completing tax returns, online or in-person, or providing personal services such as scheduling appointments, sending out emails and phone calls, and completing bank statements.
Personal assistants work alongside customers, and are often part-time or on-call.
Most personal assistants will work from home, or on their own schedule.
A few will work full-time, but most do so at a reduced rate.
As you might expect, they’re more likely than their non-disabled counterparts to be offered a job as a personal service assistant.
However, while many personal assistants are on-demand, there are many jobs where they aren’t.
These include customer service, personal care, food delivery, or grocery deliveries.
There are also jobs that require people to be at a certain location or in certain conditions, such a customer service associate.
These include people who perform personal checks and account entry, and people who deliver food to a customer.
You can also find jobs that offer tasks that require special training or skills such as telemarketers, personal assistants, or even those who help customers with disabilities navigate online orders.
If you’re looking for a job that pays a decent wage, there’s an online career directory that lists personal assistant jobs available to those who can demonstrate a strong skill set.
A personal assistant job can also be part- time, depending on the type of job.
For example, if you need help with customer service and can work in a variety of locations, a part-timed personal assistant may be a better fit.
Some employers, such in-house businesses, also have online job boards, where job seekers can post their resume and other qualifications.
Some companies even offer job boards for those who are looking for jobs as a part of a temporary contract, such that they can work from a different location.
To find the best job for you, look at the types of jobs that people with an assistive technology disability might be able to perform.
A personal assistant who can do some tasks while you’re on the phone or on the go might be the right fit.
For more help on finding the perfect job, check out our infographic with tips on how to find the most qualified people for your job.
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