Is Hiring on Craigslist A Waste of Time?


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.

Job Searching Websites: The Pros and Cons of Craigslist, Indeed, Etc.

Career Alley

Some sites offer additional services, such as career counseling and resume uploading, while others only list job opportunities. In terms of features, Monster’s most convenient feature allows users to block their resume from appearing to specific companies. Craigslist.

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When Resume Parsing Goes Bad

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Some will be Craigslist style where you send your resume to a recruiter via a randomized email address. However you apply, most resumes are parsed into an applicant tracking system. Improve your chances to be called for an interview by casting a critical eye over your resume.

Fake Job Post: Bill Starway Wants Your Credit Report -


But let the (alleged) scam below be a reminder to be vigilant when looking for a job on Craigslist. You definitely seem qualified for the position, and more so than the other 16 applicants we received resumes from.

Biography Writer Wanted (via CraigsList)

Telecommuting Journal

2) Please ensure that you have completed the Education and Employment History sections on the Resume tab of your oDesk contractor profile. See the original Job Posting on CraigsList! Writers needed for long-term project (Telecommuting okay).

Statistics are Dead, Not Job Boards


Candidates sent resumes or filled out applications. Savvy recruiters do not throw resumes away. That resume is either a future candidate or a future client. I appreciate statistics, but… what do we really see?

Looking For a Job Can Be Hell


LinkedIn, Craigslist, Temp Agencies, Want Ads, Job Boards, Recruiters telling him – Get Lost , and close to thirty interviews later. Like millions of job seekers, his resume makes him look like a job hopper. Frustration and Anger.

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.” The Key is to Keyword Optimize Your Resume.

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5 Tips to Help Speed up Your Job Search

Career Alley

Modify Your Resume for Each Employer To really help move the process along, or at least help increase your chances of getting called back for an interview, it helps to modify your resume to fit each individual line of business you apply for.

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Extra Income, Would You do any of these?

Resume Bear

– there are plenty of places to sell it, from Craigslist to eBay to Amazon. Work Humor resume resumebear Social MediaSell your body. For science, that is. You can sell whole blood or plasma.

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

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Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.02.10] View Comments My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus If you’ve been looking for a resume or CV template that really works. Not on your resume. After all, a resume or CV is a marketing document.

4 Ways to Use Google Glass for Recruiting #mobilerecruit


Craigslist to Glass. Mobile Recruiting week is sponsored by our friends, RXInsider and their new mobile app tool, CEAppCEnter. Learn more about mobile recruiting by registering for our webinar on 5/22 at 11 AM EST. Click here.

The Real Use of Video in Your Job Search

Career Rocketeer

When Big Commerce began posting job openings on Craigslist earlier this year for customer service reps, Steven and Gareth really wanted to work there. Resumes Joshua Waldman SEO1Steven and Gareth were business partners on three ecommerce websites. In 2010, they started their first site, on a platform called Big Commerce.

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. Related: 3 Executive Resume Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make. 7 Steps To An Attention-Grabbing Executive Resume.

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A YouTube Video Job Search Success Story


When Big Commerce began posting job openings on Craigslist earlier this year for customer service reps, Steven and Gareth really wanted to work there. The YouTube Job Search & the Power of the Video Resume. So why did their video resume and job search approach work?

80 Job Search Resources for Your Job Hunt

Career Alley

Resumes: Resume to Referral. Resume Templates and Samples. Resume Writing Help. Help With Your Resume and CV. Resume Writing, Sample Resumes, Resume Builders. Craigslist.

How to Graduate From College With No Student Loan Debt

Resume Bear

Consider starting a business while you’re in college as both a resume and income booster. Other ideas: Buy and sell gently used appliances or other items on Craigslist, clean them up, take better photos and re-list it at a profit. Two-thirds of U.S.

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? Don’t Apply Just Yet… Now, before you start making a list of 50 organizations from these sites and start firing off resumes, there’s something you should know.

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. Company websites collecting resumes, even if there’s no advertised position or vacancy matching your skill set. “We’ll Write A Human Voiced Resume. “We

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6 Ways To Secure A New Job

Career Realism

Contact a number of recruitment agencies, ensure they have your resume and other details, explain to them what you are looking for in terms of your next role, and keep in regular contact with them so they know you are still looking.

Top 25 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Your Job Search

Career Rocketeer

Craigslist for iPhone (FREE): Craigslist for iPhone features an intuitive interface and myriads of features to browse and post to Craigslist. Most importantly, it gives you access to the Craigslist job classifieds by small and medium businesses looking for local candidates.

366 Job Search Tips for Every Day of 2016


If you attract the wrong recruiters, your resume has the wrong content. Make sure your resume is focused on your direction. Aim for companies who hire by audition, not resume. Don’t lie on your resume. It’s ok to omit resume information that doesn’t help you.

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19 Job Boards That Offer Free Job Postings


F ree employment information exchange job board actually modeled from CraigsList. Companies can post their jobs for free, also provides a free resume builder for the job seekers. Active resume database. The worlds largest FREE jobs and resume database!

SCAM ALERT: Job Seekers Take Heed!


SCAM #1 VIA CRAIGSLIST. Sure, Craigslist has had a shoddy past, but there are some legitimate employers with real jobs on the global catch-all site. Here are some ways to spot a scam job on Craigslist: There are no company branded visuals. SCAM #2 VIA RESUME DATABASES.

How to Succeed in Job Search without Really Trying

Career Alley

In addition to ensuring that you have your basics (resume, cover letters, etc.), Take a look at Job Searching Websites: The Pros and Cons of Craigslist, Indeed, Etc. “ As you climb the ladder of success, be sure it’s leaning against the right building.

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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. Make Your Application/Resume Stand Out Like A Diamond In The Rough. The next step is to have a worthy resume and cover letter to make you a more polished standout.

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Part-Time Work at Home Admin Assitant Needed

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Part-Time Work at Home Admin Assitant Needed August 12, 2009 · 2 comments I ran across this ad on Craigslist and bet it’s perfect for someone who stops here looking for work! I have enclosed my resume and telecommuter office information for your review. You’ve got a nice resume over at and all of the tools you’ll need so I suspect you’ve either already found a job or will very soon.

Wanted: Telecommuting Urban Planner

Telecommuting Journal

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.

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

Ms. Career Girl

Thanks to today’s guest poster Sheryl Coonan for these GREAT resume tips! A good example of this would be writing “Administrative Assistant-Craigslist posting” in the subject line, or “I am responding to the __ position listed on __” somewhere in the E-mail message.

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

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I shared this and other tips as part of the tutorial introducing my favorite resume and CV template. Consider a professional resume writer. Related posts: My Favorite Resume and CV Template: Introducing TruFocus If you’ve been looking for a resume or CV template.

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 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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How to Write a Cover Letter

Position Ignition

No matter how impressive your resume may be, few employers will bother to look at it unless your cover letter catches their interest. Job Board – If you saw an ad for a job position on craigslist or another local classified ad board, state this fact in the first sentence of your introductory paragraph. Do not use these precious few sentences to regurgitate information that is already on your resume.

Work at Home as an Advertising Sales Rep

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal Work at Home as an Advertising Sales Rep April 30, 2009 · 2 comments I saw this listing on Craigslist yesterday and thought I’d post it here in case there’s someone stopping by who might be interested in working in the wedding industry… (Note: 1099 simply means that you’ll be a contracted worker as opposed to an employee.)

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

Ask A Manager

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. I tried reaching out by responding to their Craigslist ad 9 days ago, asking for more details about the company (website, team size, minor clarification about the job description), but never received a response. I really want to apply for the job–should I send my resume without a cover letter?

55 Hidden Job Finding Tips WITHOUT Using Social Media


A hiring manager might tell the team that management has okayed a new hire, so “if you guys have any friends that qualify, send me their resumes.&#. Send your updated resume to your friends and family and briefly explain what kind(s) of job(s) would be a good match.

Utilizing Job Agencies to Navigate Your Career Journey

Ms. Career Girl

I didn’t receive many responses after applying to companies through those monster job sites; I felt like I was constantly sending my resume off into an abyss only to be lost among other, more qualified candidates.

5 Ways Teachers Can Earn Some Extra Cash

Career Realism

There are a number of ways you can advertise your services online, through sites like Craigslist and Homework Paradise; you can also check with your local school district. If it was your lifelong dream to become a teacher , chances are you didn’t go into it for the money.

The Live Virtual Interviewee Experience: It Is All About You!

Career Alley

Today, there are not only newspapers; there’s also Craigslist, LinkedIn and a plethora of other online job boards and professional “social” networking sites. By Greg Rokos, Co-Founder and President, GreenJobInterview. It’s a new job-hunting world out there.

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

Ask A Manager

95% of resumes we receive have no letter. No note, not a single sentence along with the resume. My gut reaction is just to delete any resume that comes in without a cover letter because if they can’t follow that simple instruction then I don’t have a lot of faith they are the right person to work for me. Is there a better way to get people to write a note/cover letter with their resume? It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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Your Resume Is Sending A Message. Is It A Good One? | Tim's Strategy

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Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [04.18.10] View Comments Your Resume Is Sending A Message To Hiring Managers. Well, I see that “job, search, career, resume&# are really big. But now I want to focus on your resume. link] Jessica Silverstein TEST YOUR RESUME!