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10. Instantly create a profile with Kara of Instant Teams VirtForce Launching Virtual Careers

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Show Notes | December 5, 2019 | Episode 010







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. 







If you are a new listener to VirtForce Podcast, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today!







Links and Resources







VirtForce Podcast 







Kimber Hill LinkedIn







Kara Smith LinkedIn







Explore these Resources







In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:







Instant Teams Profile: Click Join As Talent







Join the Conversation







Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on our live chat, on social media, and in our comments section.  







VirtForce on Facebook







VirtForce on LinkedIn







Check Out More VirtForce Programming







Live Q&A With Career Coach, Kristen Earp







How MilSpouses Can Take A Step into Remote Work







Launching a Career in IT When You Do Not Have A Degree







How VetForce Can Help Military Spouses Launch A Career in Tech







Blog Post







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.

Show Notes | December 5, 2019 | Episode 010







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. 







If you are a new listener to VirtForce Podcast, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our Contact Page and let us know how we can help you today!







Links and Resources







VirtForce Podcast 







Kimber Hill LinkedIn







Kara Smith LinkedIn







Explore these Resources







In this episode, we mentioned the following resources:







Instant Teams Profile: Click Join As Talent







Join the Conversation







Our favorite part of recording a live podcast each week is participating in the great conversations that happen on our live chat, on social media, and in our comments section.  







VirtForce on Facebook







VirtForce on LinkedIn







Check Out More VirtForce Programming







Live Q&A With Career Coach, Kristen Earp







How MilSpouses Can Take A Step into Remote Work







Launching a Career in IT When You Do Not Have A Degree







How VetForce Can Help Military Spouses Launch A Career in Tech







Blog Post







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.

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