Obsessed With Tech? Best Buy is Hiring Work-From-Home Geek Squad Agents
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Are you tech-savvy and passionate about helping others understand technology?
Do you like the idea of having a job that makes you sound like an undercover agent of the tech world?
Best Buy is hiring in nine major metropolitan cities for its Geek Squad Covert Dispatch -- an arm of the infamous Geek Squad.
As a work-from-home covert dispatch agent, you’ll offer technical support to customers online and over the phone. You’ll also be the first line of contact when a customer has a question about their products or software.
This remote position requires a minimum of 35 hours each week, with day, night, weekend and holiday shifts.
Best Buy is looking for candidates in the following cities: Denver, Colorado; St. Louis, Missouri; Kansas City, Missouri; Salt Lake City, Utah; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Omaha, Nebraska; Wichita, Kansas; and Rapid City, South Dakota.
You should love problem-solving and be able to talk to less-tech-savvy people about technology in a way that helps them make sense of their equipment, devices and programs. As Best Buy puts it:
“Our (Geek Squad) Agents dedicate their lives to making technology easier for people, helping them achieve all they want and even more from their devices.”
You’ll need to understand customers’ questions and make recommendations to solve their tech issues. As the first line of contact, you’ll also be responsible for dispatching calls to other departments based on customer needs.
And it’s your job to make sure the call and any transfers are seamless…
You know when you’re on a call with customer service, and you have to explain your problem anew every time you’re connected with a new agent? Well, it’s your job to prevent that annoying situation for Best Buy customers.
What You’ll Need to Be a Work-From-Home Geek Squad Member
To apply to work for the Geek Squad:
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You should have at least one year of experience troubleshooting and diagnosing issues with Microsoft and Apple desktop operating systems and Windows, iOS and Android mobile devices.
- You should have at least one year of customer service and sales experience.
- You must have a high-speed internet connection and quiet work environment.
You’ll have a variable schedule, so be prepared to work a mix of days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
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Dana Sitar (@danasitar) is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She’s written for Huffington Post, Entrepreneur.com, Writer’s Digest and more, attempting humor wherever it’s allowed (and sometimes where it’s not).