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What Is Craigslist?
Craigslist is a website that people use mainly for advertising, it is used all over the world in over 450 cities. There are many advertisements on Craigslist of different categories including adverts for jobs in your area, houses for sale and services/items for sale.
Benefits of Craigslist
- Craigslist is a good site to find jobs at smaller local businesses because it is a free site so it attracts small business owners to advertise any vacancies as they may not have the means to advertise vacancies normally.
- Craigslist is a good site to find jobs close to you as it gives you the option to choose your area.
The site shows new jobs every day as more employers are posting job offers so you will never be short for choice.
- You can post your resume to your account which allows employers to find you in case you aren’t having any luck finding jobs yourself.
You can use keywords to search for any specific job you want and avoid wasting time looking through jobs that don’t interest you.
How Do I Sign Up To Craigslist
It is a very simple process to sign up to Craigslist, all you need is your email. You will then be sent an email with a link to click in order to set a password and make your account.
Please fill out all of the information in the boxes with details you will remember for future attempts to log in to the site.
Please click the “Create Account” button on the bottom, this will then direct you to another page which will then be waiting for you to confirm your email address with them.
Confirm your email address by clicking the link in the email that is sent to you, after you have done this you are good to go and start searching.
How Do I Find A Job On Craigslist?
Firstly you need to make sure you are looking for the jobs advertised in your area. Down the right-hand side there is a list of places you can choose from. You can also choose job titles or categories or search for keywords in the search bar.
Once you have found a job you want to apply for click reply on the listing. You can then send an email to the person offering the job through Craigslist, you can also attach your resume to the email unless instructed otherwise. However, it is useful to post your resume to Craigslist to increase the chance that employers will find you as well as you search for them.
You can post your resume by clicking the post option on the top right of the screen and filling in the information it asks for.
Avoid People Scamming
It is important to be careful using Craigslist because it has many scammers and the job you apply for maybe a total scam. You should not share any contact information other than your email address, it is also a good idea to create a separate work email for applying for jobs.
To avoid any scamming you should check that the listing has an employers name, you could also ask for a business phone number or have an interview over Skype or at their offices if they have any in your location. This clarifies that they are in fact a real employer and not a scammer.