Where do you find jobs?!

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  1. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Like...where do you find jobs to apply to?
    I feel like there is some sort of secret place that I have no clue exists, where people get together and give out little slips of paper with job descriptions that match what you want to do.

    I've tried Craigslist, I've tried search engines like indeed, etc. and really all I seem to find are scams, Target, and super specific jobs like engineers which I'm obviously not qualified for.

    Are jobs still posted in papers? Where do people find job postings that aren't just crap?
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    I found my job because I happened to be following this dog supplies/self grooming/walking store on facebook and they mentioned they were hiring. I called like 5 minutes after they posted lol
    My last job I just walked into this store I thought was pretty cool and asked if they were hiring lol left my application/number on file and a month or so later emailed asking if there was any positions available, told them I had dropped off an application a month ago and was just eager to know if anything had opened up. I guess they appreciated the enthusiasm because they hired me lol

    Make connections, ask around, call and ask, walk in and ask, edit your resume to highlight what looks best to that specific job each time you send it in....

    Oh and I've had ZERO luck with job sites as well. lol especially craigslist.. there are some really interesting ads on there.
     
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    The trail guide gig I had over the last couple of summers came of of a chance glance at the newspaper. Selling cars came through sheer dumb luck...hit up Dealership Row with a stack of résumés and was hired on the spot with Subaru. The last boarding job was via Craigslist.

    Usually I just go out to a bunch of places I'd like to work at and see what happens. I just had an "out of curiosity" interview with a holistic doctor's office yesterday and that came via networking connections/Facebook.
     
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    I've had a lot of luck through craigslist finding jobs in the past. Recently... have had a lot of interviews which is a plus. A couple of them wanted to hire me but wanted me to move closer, which I can't afford to do until I've been working full time for a few months. Sigh.
     
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    PlottMom The Littlest Hound

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    I found my vet asst job on craigslist...
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Online mostly, but I work in the public sector and look on council websites. But I'd also check company websites, charity websites, job websites, call recruitment agencies etc. In the UK we have the jobcentre. It's a statutory agency to help people find employment, deals with benefits etc. They list most jobs and companies have to advertise there if they're recruiting (or something).

    Id say 99% of my jobs before my "career" were found through recruitment agencies.
     
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    Puckstop31 Super-Genius

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    For IT jobs, hands down the best is www.dice.com. There are often entry level, 'will train' helpdesk type jobs there. So don't think its a waste if you are not an IT type.

    Also try www.careerbuilder.com and www.findtherightjob.com. Findtherightjob can be a little spammy, but there are some good ones in there too. Also, don't waste time building a profile there, they send you all kinds of stuff you don't wan't anyway.

    Good luck!
     
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    Beanie Clicker Cult Coordinator

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    Indeed crawls other websites (like Monster) and imports jobs so it's like a mega-search engine for jobs.
    Craigslist definitely, but you have to be careful; if an ad seems weird, copy and paste the job info into Google. Odds are you'll see the same job posted in a million different cities, and it's a scam.
    Yes, jobs are DEFINITELY still posted in the paper! So check there too.
     
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    Pops2 New Member

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    for gov't jobs go to USAjobs.com, although i know this doesn't apply to most people here a good resource if you have a current security clearance is clearancejobs.com

    also just try googling the specific job you're interested in
     
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    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    Every job I've had has been through networking with friends. Can you start there?
     
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    I've had success with Craigslist and indeed.
    My current job was posted on my colleges website.
    My new job at a school was posted on the school district's website.

    So sometimes you have to kind of know where you want to work and see if they're hiring. Or if you at least know the field you want to work in, sometimes there'll be specific sites for that.
     
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    I liked Indeed when I was job searching, but I also made use of Craigslist.

    Scour websites of places you like, a lot of them have a "careers" page and don't link their jobs elsewhere because they want applicants to do their research. That's how I found the Global job posting!
     
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    It really depends on your industry. I have a friend who's a CPA and she (and most of her classmates) had to go out and hunt down the companies she wanted to work for and contact them. They also recruited at her school, and interns would sometimes go on to work for companies they interned with.

    The graphic design studio I worked at was similar. I found them on craigslist, but I started as the receptionist. The designers would apply directly to the company, or be found through word of mouth. They rarely ever advertised job openings.

    Word of mouth, actually, applies to my CPA friend as well. If you know someone who works at a company you want to work for, it helps. And especially in the film business, it's all about who you know. To get your foot in there, you have to work for free for a while to get to know people, or go to a good film school and use your fellow students and the teachers to network.

    IME, Craigslist is mainly full of people who don't want to pay what you're worth.
     
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    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    THIS^^

    The site is a great resource. The federal government is always hiring in an extremely wide range of jobs, ranging from scientists to food service workers. From what I've seen, federal benefits and pay are almost always much better than the same job in the civilian market.
     

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