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Note: This site contains advertisements as well as screened job leads. Please visit our FAQ page for more.

How long have you been in business?
We launched our virtual-careers training company, Staffcentrix, in 1999, and have worked with such clients as the US State Department, US Air Force, US Army and many more. We launched the Rat Race Rebellion website in February 2007.
To learn more about us, check our bio pages (linked beneath our photograph), and our media page. You can also of course Google our names (in quotes), Staffcentrix, Rat Race Rebellion, etc.
We also founded the International Virtual Assistants Association in 1999, and transferred it to its members, as planned, shortly afterward. (Chris is credited with having founded the Virtual Assistant industry in 1995.)  

Are all of the job leads on your site screened?
Yes. We screen each job lead we list on the Rat Race Rebellion web site. We do not screen Google Ads, however, as Google itself determines those. (Our site and research efforts are ad-supported to remain free to the public.)

How do you screen your jobs, and do you guarantee they're legitimate?
We consider a variety of factors in screening jobs. Depending on the listing, these may include the nature and location of the employer, duties noted in the job description, presence and nature of online complaints, signs of scams such as claims of high compensation for little work, BBB ratings, etc. While job listings posted to the site have been screened, and we believe in good faith that all listings are legitimate, we cannot guarantee the legitimacy of all listings (if we did, we would have to charge visitors an insurance premium), and we can make no representations or accept any responsibility regarding prospective employers themselves.

Inevitably, with the vast number of leads that we screen and the scammers' constantly-evolving tactics, an illegitimate or inappropriate item may occasionally “slip below our radar” and make its way onto the site. 

As in any job search, it remains incumbent upon the individual to qualify prospective employers. Nor, as we hope you’ll understand, can we be responsible for the outcome of negotiations between employers and the users of this site.

Do you have resources to help me screen job leads on my own?
Yes. As time permits, we continue to develop articles and other resources that appear in the media and on the site to help people screen job leads on their own, and avoid scams. We also regularly post scam alerts, as well as legitimate jobs, to our Facebook page

Further, we encourage you to visit the forums at such sites as WorkPlaceLikeHome.com and WAHM.com, where you’ll find ongoing conversations regarding hirers, jobs and scams. 

I’ve seen ads (not “screened job leads,” but ads) on lots of sites, including yours, that say I can have work if I just send money. Is it safe to assume they are okay?
No. We strongly advise job seekers against making any type of payment for a job -- even if such a payment is referred to as a "registration" or "membership fee."

That said, there are times when a legitimate company may request a fee. (See below.)

Is there ever a time when paying for work is acceptable?
Payment for the privilege of working is rarely acceptable, in our view. However, there are a few exceptions, when fees may be justifiable.

For example, when you apply for a position as a home-based call center agent, some hirers will require a background and/or credit check, which the applicant must pay for.

Also, with regard to home-based craft assembly work (although many of these are scams, we have found a few legitimate companies), the crafter will almost always be asked to pay for materials or a start-up kit. (See our for more.)

I've applied for so many jobs and am not hearing back from anyone. What am I doing wrong?
It's important to remember that there’s a lot of competition for legitimate home-based work, so it may take awhile to land the job or project you want. Also, many employers have done away with the "formalities" of acknowledging receipt of an application, and no longer notify all applicants when a position has been filled.  

You can improve your chances by making sure you have a standout resume – focusing on how you can strengthen the employer. You should also continually upgrade your resume, as qualifications go out of date much faster today.
You should also highlight your ability to work independently, your familiarity with virtual communications tools (instant messenger, Skype, GoToMyPC, etc.), and, where appropriate, your home-based work experience.
If you don’t have a blog, consider starting one, to showcase your expertise and give potential hirers a sense of who you are. 

Also, be sure to follow instructions exactly. If the job lead requests a resume in the body of an email, DO NOT attach your resume – paste your resume in text format into an email and send it as specified in the lead.
If the job specifies a written reply (online application form, resume, etc.), DO NOT phone the company. HR personnel list this among their chief complaints, and smaller hirers may resent the interruption even more.
Failure to follow directions at the time of application is also often viewed as an inability or unwillingness to follow directions in general – not a trait most employers are seeking.

I have great skills and experience and would really like to work from home. Can you help me find a job that's right for me?
Due to our ongoing commitment to provide everyone who uses our site with the best possible resources, we are unable to provide one-on-one job-search counsel.

However, we screen and post fresh home-based job leads to our site almost every day, and you'll also find resources linked on the left of every page. We hope you’ll find something there that suits your background and goals.  

How do I post a job opening on your site?
If you have a home-based job opening and would like to post it to our site, please send the job details to us at CONTACT (AT) STAFFCENTRIX.COM. We'll screen the position internally and will follow up accordingly.
How can I place an advertisement on your site?
We offer a wide variety of advertising options. Please contact us via our contact form, and we'll reply with details. 

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