Is Hiring on Craigslist A Waste of Time?

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Craigslist was founded in 1999 by Craig Newmark in San Francisco. Today, Craigslist has websites in over 70 countries and in 700 areas. There are elements of Craigslist that make it an ideal place to post a job. Craigslist is reputable for attracting a good number of applicants.

How to Write a Cover Letter

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No matter how impressive your resume may be, few employers will bother to look at it unless your cover letter catches their interest. Writing a stellar cover letter is an achievable goal for anyone that is willing to put in the time and effort it takes to hone a few short introductory paragraphs to perfection. Two Middle Paragraphs The actual body of your cover letter should consist of about two succinct paragraphs.

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my boss is insisting I get my tonsils out, my applicants including cover letters, and more

Ask A Manager

Why aren’t my applicants including cover letters? In the job description, we state, “Please include a cover letter that tells us more about you, and why you’d be a great fit for this role.” 95% of resumes we receive have no letter. Is there a better way to get people to write a note/cover letter with their resume? You’re more likely to get a lot of that kind of thing if you post jobs on Craigslist or big job boards like Indeed.

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Cover Letters: 1 Get Started Tip and 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid.

Career Rocketeer

Yes, you can hire someone to write a resume cover letter for you – but it’s also possible for you to pen it yourself, and get the results you need. Before you write your next letter, consider this 1 get started tip…and avoid these 4 mistakes. But you can’t include all of them in a 1-page letter. As you work your way through 3-2-1, you’ll quickly distill the dozens of reasons into a short list – perfect for organizing your 1-page cover letter.

Introducing the TruFocus Cover Letter Template | Tim's Strategy

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Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [07.01.10] View Comments Introducing The TruFocus Cover Letter Template I don’t like cover letters. Assuming cover letters get read, that is. Please read the cover letter segmentation study.

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job listing asks candidates to submit a headshot — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

Every now and then, a listing will ask for a headshot along with a résumé and cover letter, and it skeeves me out. Every now and then, a listing will ask for a headshot along with a résumé and cover letter, and it skeeves me out.

How Are Executives Recruited?

Career Realism

For many positions, job board websites such as Monster, Indeed, and even Craigslist have become the go-to spots for job seekers. 3 Tips For A Persuasive Executive Cover Letter.

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Concerned You Have A Weak Resume, CV or Cover Letter? | Tim's Strategy

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Be sure to check out the posts here in the resume and cover letter category. link] [link] American Jobs Concerned You Have A Weak Resume, CV or Cover Letter? link] [link] Kelli Blossom Concerned You Have A Weak Resume, CV or Cover Letter?

Top 3 Up-And-Coming Sites To Find Your Dream Job

Career Realism

Think you’re going to find a job you can brag about to your friends on Craigslist? The traditional resume and cover letter that you were taught to create in school isn’t going to cut it with them.

Why Applying At Online Job Boards Is A Big Waste Of Time 

Career Realism

You check out the “careers” section of different companies, scan Craigslist, Monster, Indeed, and other huge job networks. Your cover letter reads like, “Results-oriented purchasing manager with a bottom-line orientation.”.

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Out With The Old: Job Searching The 21st Century Way

Career Realism

Get acquainted with job search sites like Craigslist, Indeed, and Monster where daily updates are posted. The next step is to have a worthy resume and cover letter to make you a more polished standout. Need help with your cover letter?

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5 Tips to Help Speed up Your Job Search

Career Alley

Looking for work is generally a frustrating experience, and after filling out multiple job applications and putting together who knows how many cover letters, it can feel like you’re just hitting a dead end. Let’s face it, job search can take a really long time.

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3 Ways To Beat The Evil Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Career Realism

You wake up at the crack of dawn, spend hours at a coffee shop applying for hundreds of jobs, each time you tweak your resume and cover letter until you hit that sour point where you realize, “Looking for a job, IS a job in itself.” It’s no secret todays job market is unforgiving.

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how to announce a firing, I’m losing my bonus, and more

Ask A Manager

Writing a cover letter when you don’t know anything about the company. I have a question about writing cover letters to job postings that provide a good description of the position, but very few details about the company. I’m currently looking for a new job and recently found a craigslist ad asking for someone with my skill set and interests, in an industry I’m excited about. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

How to Succeed in Job Search without Really Trying

Career Alley

One Step at a Time: Take a look at my article “ Confessions of a Job Search Fanatic “, where I cover some simple steps to approaching your job search. In addition to ensuring that you have your basics (resume, cover letters, etc.),

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366 Job Search Tips for Every Day of 2016

JobMob

Use fewer pronouns (I,my,me) in your cover letter. Use rejection-response letters. Use external recommendations in cover letters. Prepare a cover story if you want to change careers. Prepare reference letters in advance.

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asking for more info about a job before applying

Ask A Manager

I’ve pasted it below: “My name is _ and I am very interested in the job offer you’ve recently posted on Craigslist. With this knowledge in hand, I would be able to effectively shape my cover letter and resume, demonstrating why I am a quality candidate for the job. I was also hoping to learn whom I should be addressing the cover letter to. They also don’t care if you address the cover letter to a specific person or not.

The Intriguing Truth About Your Dream Job

Career Realism

In other words, we’ll watch Office Space, get fired up about finding a job we love, and research some companies we find on Monster.com or Craigslist… And then make one small change to our resume or cover letter and fire it off to as many companies as we can find.

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Job-Seeker Advice: 6 Tips for Getting Your Résumé Noticed by Recruiters

Ms. Career Girl

Recruiters generally spend a mere 30 seconds skimming a candidate’s cover letter and résumé before deciding whether or not he or she is worthy of phone interview. Conversely, there is no need to write a book or restate your entire cover letter in your E-mail message.

Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner

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I ran across this ad on Craigslist and it says “Telecommuting Okay!&#. Please email your resume and cover letter. Want to email your resume and cover letter? See the original craigslist posting. Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner August 15, 2009 · 0 comments Think urban planning is strictly done in an office? Think again.

55 Hidden Job Finding Tips WITHOUT Using Social Media

JobMob

16) Local craigslist postings – the obvious thing to do would be to check the ‘gigs’ section, but companies sometimes err and post ads in the resumes sections. Use it to distinguish your cover letter and resume for everyone else’s.

7 Tips To Get Off Unemployment ASAP From Someone Who’s Been There

JobMob

Make Your Resume and Cover Letter Stand Out. Cover letters are another area where I messed up. For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to include my tragic unemployment sob story in the letter.

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Top 10 Signs of the Worst Freelance Job Ever

JobMob

This happens mostly to writers applying on Craigslist. Related posts: How To Evolve A Freelance Rock Star Cover Letter. Save yourself massive headaches by knowing which jobs to avoid. This is a guest post by Emily Suess.

Job Boards: How Effective is this Tool in Your Job Search? (Part 1.

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Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts No Related Post Finding Work Today Boomer Fitness Walk, Then Run Beginning Triathlete – Important Triathlon Training Tips Why Do You Need a Heart Rate Monitor?

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How To Write A Great Accomplishment Statement | Tim's Strategy

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Tags: accomplishment | action | CV | ideas | interviews | Job Search | relevant | resume Categories: Cover Letters And Resumes [link] Miriam Salpeter Great advice here!

short answer Sunday: 10 short answers to 10 short questions

Ask A Manager

It’s well known that plenty of the job listings on websites such as Craigslist are put there by scam-sters. Jobs ads that don’t ask for a cover letter. No cover letter or anything else that might be relevant should be included. Do you include contact information in the email, or type a short cover letter in the email and attach your resume? Include a cover letter. Yes, 10. But the answers are extra short.

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5 Tips to Help Speed up Your Job Search

Career Alley

Looking for work is generally a frustrating experience, and after filling out multiple job applications and putting together who knows how many cover letters, it can feel like you’re just hitting a dead end.

50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever | JobMob

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Enter your name & email address, then click this button: How To Share This Article With Your Readers Simply copy and paste the code below into your website (Ctrl+C to copy) It will look like this: 50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever 50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever Youll Enjoy These Articles Too The Funniest Rejection Letter Ever A Personal Branding Overview in 5 Short Video Clips Readers of This Article Also Liked Could Your Career Survive Being Juan-Williamsed?

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11 Ways To Personalize A LinkedIn Invite | Tim's Strategy

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Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.17.10] View Comments 11 Ways To Personalize A LinkedIn Invite Using social media successfully requires engagement. Authenticity. And a personal touch. Especially if you are engaged in career networking. Your first impression to others matters.

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My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus | Tim's.

Tim's Strategy

And for those of you interested in a cover letter template, here it is: Introducing the TruFocus Cover Letter Template Related posts: How To Write A Great Accomplishment Statement If you are regular reader, you may notice that another.

How To Build A High Value Network | Tim's Strategy

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Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [04.28.10] View Comments 10 Ways To Build A High Value Network This is a guest post from Mohammed Al-Taee, a blogger who lives in Amman, Jordan. His Altaee Blog focuses on social media and career development topics.

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bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

3 recruiters contacted me, thru the other armpit of the net Craigslist. short answer Saturday: 6 short answers to 6 short questions employer wants permission to call people outside my reference list am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

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How to Conduct a Successful Job Search

Career Realism

Many people use Craigslist, but it is known for scams and shady people, so use with caution. Another piece of advice that I followed when conducting my job search was having a flawless resume and cover letter.

The One Question Job Seekers Struggle To Answer | Tim's Strategy

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Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.07.10] View Comments The One Question Job Seekers Struggle To Answer It baffles me. How such a simple question throws off so many. And then it doesn’t baffle me. Because I’ve been through a job search.

Building A Great Elevator Pitch | Tim's Strategy

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Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [04.23.10] View Comments 6 Easy Steps To A Great Elevator Pitch Many months back I wrote a post to help you deliver a great elevator pitch to your local networking group. Because when your elevator pitch has a pitch problem , you won’t have the impact.

10 Tips: Asking For Recommendations On LinkedIn | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Surprisingly, in two years of writing I’ve never covered the subject. Just like a traditional letter of recommendation, they lose their value as they age. I never put much stock in letters of recommendation as a hiring manager.

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17 Ways To Build Confidence While Finding A Job | Tim's Strategy

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Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.06.10] View Comments 17 Ways To Build Confidence While Finding A Job The process of finding a job can suck the life out of you. It can drain your best parts. When you need them most. Here are ways to get them back.

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Pro Bono Consulting: Is It Right For You? | Tim's Strategy

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Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [10.05.10] View Comments Pro Bono Consulting: Is It Right For You? The quote in the image (left) is from the Taproot Foundation website. And if you read my post from earlier today, you’ll understand a little bit about how Taproot works.

do I have to be perfect to get a job?

Ask A Manager

The way I dealt with it is that there is no way to figure out what your employer is looking for *to the letter*, so it is impossible to mold yourself to fit that ideal – you just do your homework and do your best. Thompsons cover letter get him an interview?

Best Practices in Writing LinkedIn Invitations: What's In It for.

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Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [09.17.10] View Comments Best Practices in Writing LinkedIn Invitations Neal Schaffer is a LinkedIn expert who offered a tip in my last post 11 Ways To Personalize A LinkedIn Post. But Neal went one step further and explained his method in some detail.

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