You would be surprised as to how many individuals are not aware that you can find and secure a job on Craigslist. The connotation for many is that this vehicle provides furniture for sale or an apartment to rent, but that is about all.
Craigslist is an important tool in your online job search. Of course, there are certain steps to follow to get the most out of your Craigslist experience.
Make sure your resume is up and running to perfection. Before uploading your resume, take a look at it and make sure that it is specific, concise, and creative all at the same time. No potential employer wants to read a boring, pat resume.
Your Cover Letter
If you are sending a cover letter, make sure it reads creatively and not just as a statistical report. Make it something that will stand out in the crowd of many.
Search by City or State
The job you are looking for may not be in your local vicinity so it is important to keep your search options open. If you cannot find the job you are looking for in your particular city, you may have to expand your search to include cities nearby within a certain radius.
Expand Your Search for Jobs
Craigslist has many other opportunities for job searches above and beyond the standard and typical search. If you cannot find a typical office job from 9 to 5, you can search their telecommuting section. Craigslist is also useful for obtaining internships for that all-important experience to add to your resume.
If you have not already done so, consider searching the part-time section. You never know, if you are searching for employment, part-time may be the way to get your foot in the door. It could possibly turn into a full-time job. Expand your job search and look at all options.
Be sure to include the job title description in the headline subject of your email. If you feel creative, add something to it in order to get the recipient’s attention. If your future employer is like everyone else, he or she will have tons of emails in their inbox. Make yours creative so it will stand out.
Don’t Get Discouraged
If you apply for jobs and don’t hear back right away, do not be afraid to revisit the site. Nothing ever happens by giving up. Keep at it, and before you know it, your search will lead you to a company that is looking for exactly what you have to offer.