Using Craigslist to find a job

Since just about everything else is on Craigslist, I took a look to see if my next job was there. Not only were there writing/editing jobs,  but some of them sounded too good to be true. craigslist

Check this one out:

Exec. Assist./Writer: $75K with No Exp. Nec.; Med, Venture Cap. Firm –

And then there is the posting from a deep-pocket grad student ($1,000 to edit/mold/type a 50-page thesis):

Need editor/typist for MA thesis Art History –

There are some jobs that are right up my alley — like this one on providing content for a bankruptcy site ( Content Writer For bankruptcy Website ) — but I have no clue who the employer is and if it’s worth my time to apply. Perhaps in such tough economic times I shouldn’t worry about applying. But privacy and safety do count.

That’s not to say that these aren’t legit jobs, but why give out my info if it’s not. Prospective employers pay little if any fee to post a “help wanted” ad on Craigslist. Makes you wonder about some of the gigs. For tips on navigating their job ads, read Craigslist’s tips on personal safety and avoiding scams by CLICKING HERE.

On the flip side — you can post your resume or business on Craigslist. Here’s one that caught my eye — because I hope this isn’t me at year’s end:

Impoverished, soulless writer will do LITERALLY ANYTHING for cash – (You name it)

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Got a nifty job or job-search rant? Post it in comments or email me at dianachiyo@gmail.com

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