Sunday, March 18, 2012

An Encounter with RareJob

I always wanted to just stay at home and be with my kids. But then, being 7 months pregnant and earning no money made me feel useless. I somehow crave the hustle and bustle brought about by being an employee.

So to ease my boredom, I browsed the web for some work at home opportunities. And then I saw a post on a website about a company hiring English online tutors. I read through the job post and immediately send an inquiry through email.  I immediately got a response enlisting all the requirements and procedures for the application process. I scanned through it and realized that I was qualified, so yes, I applied!

The entire process to actually starting on the job may take two weeks. Let me share to you a few details:

1. Phone interview.
              I received a call from a RareJob staff who verified details on my resume. This is just like any normal interview: describe yourself, your hobbies, what your plans are, and some follow-up questions. Just be ready to describe and differentiate some parts of speech and idioms.

2. Email
             Upon passing the initial interview, I received an email stating so and details on the next step of the application process. The email will also contain your training details. This is one great thing about RareJob, you will be guided accordingly on the steps to take through email.

3. Training via skype
             My training lasted for 2 hours. It includes a brief introduction between me and the trainer, expectation setting and the mock lessons. Yes! You will be the teacher and your trainer will pretend to be the Japanese student. Just follow the guidelines and you'll do just fine.

4. Requirements submission
             I received an email right after my mock lesson stating that I passed, hooray! The email will also include the requirements you need to submit before you get to start on the job. Once you complete all that is needed, you may have to wait for a maximum of three days to get a response from the application team. It's worth the wait, so I didn't mind.

5. Getting hired
           Again, this is through email but this time it included details about my favorite topic: wage and incentives haha! You just have to set-up a BPI or PNB account, or if you already have one then good for you!

6. Familiarize yourself with the RareJob policies, fix your schedule slots and start having your lessons booked! I will share about my first RareJob tutoring class in my next post.

It truly is a wonderful experience to know you are earning without having to leave your love ones at mercy of a nanny or a relative. It is something I hope to share to mothers everywhere. So if you are interested to become a RareJob tutor, don't hesitate to leave a comment or leave your email and I'll gladly assist you!

Happy work-at-home days to come everyone!


  1. Very interesting post, freelancemomma! May I post this on my FB page? I'm sure a lot of other moms would love to know about this job as well. Do keep us updated on how it's like to work for them!

    Best regards,

    The Nanay Notebook

  2. Sure, I'd love to be of help to other moms. By the way what's your FB page? Thanks for visiting my novice blog :)

  3. Hi there! Thanks for sharing your experience. I would just like to ask though, how is the flow of mock lesson? I mean, yes, I received an email about it, but I'm not sure whether I should prepare a lesson plan of sort or what. I m scheduled for this week and I'm freakin' out now. Haha.

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    1. No need for a lesson plan, the one assigned to you will brief you on what to do before you start. Just make sure to read everything that's sent on your email. God bless! My new blog pla is

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    1. Yes, it's easy. You just have to be honest with your answers. Thanks for dropping by!

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