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If you are currently looking for a work at home job that pays you every week and has good benefits there are several companies that you could apply to. Apple is one of those companies but as of my last check are not hiring at Home Advisors at the moment. Another company that fits this bill is Kelly Services. In fact, they are always hiring remote workers to assist customers with technical issues on their computers, operating systems and mobile devices.
Right now, Kelly Services is seeking candidates with a strong technical aptitude and good customer service skills to work from home as a Tech Support Advisor. They have other work at home jobs but this one is their most popular and highly recruited job listing. What Kelly Services tells you is that in order to be hired, you will need to have the following:
- 6 months Customer Service experience
- Quiet work environment
- Be 18 years of age
- High School diploma
In addition to this, Kelly Services also list some qualifications you should possess in order to be a qualified candidate. They want people with proper phone and chat etiquette, have proper grammar skills that will reflect in their speech and typing ability, has experience with mobile devices since you will be taking calls from customers that need help on their smartphones and tablets, are empathetic, can multitask and be able to work weekends, evenings and holidays.
As with many Call Center Companies, Kelly Services lets you know upfront that all calls are recorded, monitored and coached on a daily basis and may implement recommendations on how you can improve in a particular area. But what about the perks?
Kelly Services gives you a range of pay that is higher than most work at home companies paying between $12 to $14 per hour to start. They provide you with paid training and will even reward you for sticking with the company for 90 days or more. At that time, your pay could increase to $15 to $17 per hour with a guaranteed one-time bonus pay of $500!
Sounds good so far and now you are ready to apply…but before you do, let me give you a honest look inside Kelly Services from someone that actually worked for the company who explains how long it took for them to get hired to work from home for Kelly Services, how much they really made, if there were enough hours and work to perform, and some of the challenges they experienced. I think you will find this review enlightening, honest, and give you a real perspective of what it’s like to work from home for Kelly Services.
By the way, Kelly Services is one of the unique work at home employers that will give you a computer with Apple setup, keyboard, mouse and other work at home equipment. You may be required to take a typing test. If you need some work at home interview tips, please read this article.
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What It’s Really Like to Work from home for Kelly Services
I applied to be a Call Center Agent for Kelly Services. The length of time it took for them to call me back is three months. The interview process alone took about two months because they receive a high volume of applications every day from other people applying to their work at home positions.
After the interview was completed, the manager messaged me on at my email address and then a few weeks later, I was sent everything I needed to work from home. This included my badge, headset, computer program, etc. I was very excited to start my new work at home job as a Call Center agent for Kelly Services.
A little after I began work, I found out that I was invited to move into a new apartment so I didn’t keep the job for a very long time because there was another job waiting for me in another city. Kelly Services paid me $13 per hour and I think that was fair. In my opinion the company has very good management but there were a few setbacks.
One of the great things about working from home for Kelly Services is that there was always plenty of work available. If I had a problem it was very easy to reach the HR department to get assistance. It was also easy to reach payroll quickly if I needed them.
Kelly Services also had some bad days. Sometimes the staff was unfriendly, assignments would be cancelled on a short notice, and they would give me mandatory overtime. At times the customers can be difficult to deal with because they are frustrated and stressed out when they encounter issues with their devices and desperately need your assistance so it takes a lot of patience and consideration for each customer. Having said that, I still would recommend Kelly Services because it is a great company to work from altogether.
A lot of people forget about working from home or don’t understand it very much. I actually feel like there can be pro’s and con’s to it as with any job you work. One of the things I like about working from home is the fact that you don’t have to spend your gas money, you can go to work in your pajamas and you don’t have to spend money on fast food or eat out everyday or every other day.
My cousin is now working for Kelly Services. It took her four months to get the job because she had two different types of information from other jobs regarding her resume, letter or recommendation and references. She just spoke to me a couple of weeks ago and says she’s glad I helped her get the job. Kelly Services was a great company to work from and I still have a good standing with them so maybe one day I’ll go back. If you are interested in working from home, you should apply to Kelly Services. I promise you won’t regret it!
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