Episode 009: Instantly create a profile with Kara of Instant Teams

Show Notes | December 5, 2019 | Episode 009

Instantly create a profile with Kara of Instant Teams

If you are looking for inspiration, or for something to light a fire in you to finally make that leap into remote work, this is the episode for you. We are diving into a deep discussion with VirtForce Power Partner, Instant Teams! Kimber talks with Kara Smith, who is the Director of Customer Operations for Instant Teams. As an Army spouse and seven year remote career veteran, Kara is a subject matter expert on remote work and personal life balance. 

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We’ve all been at the point where we didn’t realize that virtual work was an option or a possibility for us. On top of that, as military spouses our community is often times overlooked because employers think we don’t have the necessary skills because we move so often.

If you are looking for inspiration, or for something to light a fire in you to finally make that leap into remote work, this is the episode for you. We are diving into a deep discussion with VirtForce Power Partner, Instant Teams!

Kimber talks with Kara Smith, Director of Customer Operations for Instant Teams (previously MadSkills). As an Army spouse and seven year remote career veteran, Kara is a subject matter expert on remote work and personal life balance. 

As active duty milspouses, we need portable jobs in order to maintain careers. We want to PCS and know that our professional life is one thing that will remain constant. There is so much out of your control not only with virtual careers, but in the military lifestyle. It is incredibly easy to get into a negative mindset and think things like “I’m not worthy of this position” or “they’re going to judge me for being a milspouse.” Kara recommends owning what your life is. Do you like your life? Show that! Be honest with your potential employer and talk about your journey and what has brought you to remote work.

“If there’s one thing I can say to anyone applying for remote positions: Don’t have the mindset that I did. Think like you’re going to get it and let the person on the other end know that you want it. It’s definitely possible,” says Kara. Basically, you should be treating every opportunity like it is the opportunity you are going to get.

So what is Instant Teams? They build remote teams for their customers, who may have never worked with a virtual team before. They also focus on building up the culture of a remote workspace. As an organization, Instant Teams prioritizes encouraging people and building them up while cultivating relationships with both talent and customers.

One of the best things about Instant Teams is that they are CONUS and OCONUS friendly. If you are interested in being a part of their team, the first thing you absolutely need to do is fill out a profile (Click on Join As Talent, make an account, and get to work on filling out your profile). This is the best way to reach Instant Teams and makes the matching process easier and more efficient. Because the profile is your first introduction to Instant Teams, make sure to be thoughtful and thorough in how you fill it out.

Do you want more tips for how to fill out a rockstar profile, what Instant Team’s new leveling system means for applicants, and what the application process looks like? Listen to the full conversation between Kimber and Kara!

Kara is also available as a mentor and is an active member of the VirtForce community. She is definitely someone you want to get to know.

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