How to Search Jobs:
A Step By Step Approach
Here's How To Search Jobs and earn what you're worth, with or without special skills.
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How To Search Jobs Online
If you are looking for paid work online, visit craigslist at least once a day.
Craigslist is the top online resource for job seekers in America.
To Search Jobs online, just follow these 10 simple steps.
- Go to craigslist.org.
- Choose your approximate geographical location from the file menu.
- Click on the categories labeled JOBS. Also try GIGS.
- There are two ways How To Search Jobs in a specific industry on craigslist. You can either select the type of employment from the file menu provided, or type whatever you like into the search bar and hit ENTER.
- Also search other cities accessible from where you live.
- If your goal is working from home, check the box that says Telecommute and hit Enter.
- Or put words like "remote" and "telecommute" in the keyword search bar.
- Scan down the results list, and apply for all jobs you believe you can do well.
- Always include a concise, well written, error-free cover letter and a Professional Resume, unless the ad specifically requests that you don't.
- If you don't hear back from anyone within a week, follow up your online submission with a brief, polite email inquiry.
Repeat these ten steps as necessary.
That's all there is to searching for jobs online.
How to Search Jobs Offline
If you are looking for employment in a local company, just follow these step-by-step instructions.
Here's How You Search Jobs offline:
- Scan the classified ads of your local newspaper.
- Compile a list of local businesses you would like to work for.
- Call these businesses and create a call and email list of appropriate contact names.
- Send a well crafted cover letter to each department head (or company CEO, whatever the case may be), requesting employment. Be sure to include a professional resume.
- If you haven't heard back within a week, follow up with a polite phone call, asking if your contact received your message.
- Repeat the above steps as necessary.
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