- What are these outsourcing companies and how do they work?
- What are the requirements for applying in Crewbloom? Can I be anywhere in the world?
- How to apply at Crewbloom? What is the process like?
- What is the Crewbloom Initial Interview like? What can I expect from it?
- How much can I earn with Crewbloom?
- How Outsourcing Companies can help you
We are living in a global economy, and companies are looking to hire better talent at more competitive prices.
This has given rise to several outsourcing platforms, which help you connect with contractors.
Crewbloom is one such outsourcing company that specialises in providing remote work to sales and support professionals. So if you have any experience (or would like to build a career) in the sales & support industry, you have a great opportunity.
Note: They also have openings for other positions from time to time as well. I applied for a Content Marketing Position with them once, and they also have some openings for Developers. The main focus, however, is on Sales & Support Jobs.
What are these outsourcing companies and how do they work?
Outsourcing organisations (such as Cyberbacker and Crewbloom) have a dedicated pool of talent, verified by them.
They make sure that their talent can handle the requirements of the client, and mediate information between both.
This is not Upwork or Fiverr where you do everything by yourself. The client explains the project to their team, who then relay it to their talent pool.
They act as a middlemen, helping the client and contractor communicate better, and then take some kind of commission.
But if you are sick of trying to find jobs on platforms like Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, etc. then you should give them a try.
They guarantee work to you upon clearing their interviews. Their payment is also decent for the countries they outsource their talent from.
What are the requirements for applying in Crewbloom? Can I be anywhere in the world?
So Crewbloom deals with providing talent from all around the world. How do you manage that?
Fast Internet and Quality Communication devices.
They state several requirements upfront, without which you cannot be a part of their talent pool. These are
- At least 15mbps main internet and at least 10mbps for backup
- A desktop or laptop that has an i5 processor with at least 4 GB RAM and an i3 processor for backup
- A webcam
- Noise-cancelling USB Headset
- Quiet, Dedicated Home Office
And they require you to provide proof of having all of that. You will be required to submit all the details (And screenshots) of your two internet connections and computers during a section of the application.
These requirements are eerily similar to Cyberbacker, except for the backup device part.
As for the geographical restrictions, they don’t mention any. In their application, they allow you to register from anywhere in the world.
On their website, they mention that they are working with people in 19 countries. And a lot of the open positions available on their company page belong to the Philippines, Manila and other south asian countries (Again, very similar to Cyberbacker).
I have also noted that they have blocked access to their website in several countries (such as mine), and you need to access them via VPN.
So this indicates that they aren’t willing to hire from some geographic locations as well.
But I would still say that their jobs are of a global nature.
How to apply at Crewbloom? What is the process like?
Crewbloom has a very simple and streamlined process of application. And unlike Cyberbacker, it does not require you to give a psychometric evaluation.
- Go to their Careers Page and click on “Start Applying”.
- You will be taken to their Jobs Hub. Choose the job you would apply for, and you can read a small description of the same.
- Click on the “Apply” button at the bottom. Register for a Crewbloom account with your name, email and number. The usual schbang.
- After a while, you will receive an email from Crewbloom asking you to complete your application.
- The application is a long form that asks you regarding your experience and skills. You are also required to upload proofs of your Internet connection speeds and Computer specifications.
Long one, right? Well, it might seem troublesome, but you would need to work twice as hard to find a freelance client by yourself, believe me.
Then you will be scheduled for a one on one meeting with a Crewbloom representative.
Again, Cyberbacker feels. But unlike Cyberbacker, you don’t instantly get to the interview part. It is scheduled for later.
What is the Crewbloom Initial Interview like? What can I expect from it?
The initial interview you need to give at Crewbloom is nothing to worry about. The representative from Crewbloom will just verify that you have all the necessary equipment and facilities to work from home.
They will also tell you some requirements and rules about working for the job. How they will connect you with a client and pay you a salary.
This was pretty much how the initial interview for Cyberbacker was like.
They also ask you about your experience and skills. Make sure you are the right fit for the job. But the technical interview is actually scheduled for later.
This is also the part where I was rejected, so I cannot tell you what happens after that. But the whole thing is very legit and organised. I think a lot of people looking for such jobs can benefit from them.
How much can I earn with Crewbloom?
The Crewbloom guy did not give me an exact figure of how much I can earn with them. But I’m sure it depends on the type of job you do and whether you do it full-time or part-time.
They usually pay you a monthly salary in the range of 500-1000$. It might not seem much for some, but considering that they source their talent from third-world countries, it sounds okay.
But it is a great way for beginners to gain experience and add something to their resume.
How Outsourcing Companies can help you
Over time, I am seeing an increase in more and more of these outsourcing companies popping up.
They simply act as middlemen, and take their cut. But they can also help workers find a job easily.
The market out there is kind of ruthless. You apply for a hundred jobs and will hear back from like 10 of them. And even during the process some companies will stop replying to you.
This mostly happens for global remote positions, as there are a lot of applications for a very few positions.
This is where outsourcing companies come in. They help both the employer and employee navigate through the noise.
Some of these companies even provide you with training, resume and interview assistance and more.
By incentivizing your job finding success through a commission, they have all the more reason to get you placed in a company.
And these companies have been around way before the Internet as well. Though you cannot trust every one of them.
Some of them might scam you, and some companies ask money from the job-seekers for assistance. They are usually good for nothing and should be avoided at all costs.
So, you should definitely look out for these outsourcing companies, as they can fast-track your process of finding a job. But beware of any scammers and do not pay them to find you a job.