craigslist jobs..

jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Member Posts: 1,899 ■■■■■□□□□□
Has anyone had any luck finding computer related work on craigs list? I'm trying to find work but the jobs on craigs list seem fake. Today I sent an email to the craigs list email on the post and I got a response back that I think was automated. I think it was automated because the person didn't answer my questions, they told me that they received my resume/application, and that I had to apply online to keep the application open. Then I went to check out the website that the automated email gave me and theres no website. I also tried to find the company and I couldn't find a website for the company.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Two of my prior jobs were found through Craigslist. Like with anything else, you have to sift through a lot of junk to find the good stuff, but it's worth it.

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  • AnonymouseAnonymouse Member Posts: 509 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I've worked two jobs I found on craigslist a few years ago but they were not IT related. I have interviewed for many IT jobs on there in the past few years but not gotten hired.
  • BocaRatonITBocaRatonIT Member Posts: 24 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I have been very lucky with CL, I get more interviews from there then from places like Monster and Dice, also all the jobs I was offered over the last few year were from there.

    I think craigslist is more useful in areas where they charge to post, I know here in south Florida it costs $25 to post in the jobs sections, so it's mostly serious companies posting. In grand Rapids its free to post jobs.


    Also using Craiglook.com has helped me a lot, makes it much easier to search tech jobs on CL with a much easier website.


    Here is a link to jobs in your area:
    Technology Jobs in Grand Rapids, MI | Craigslist Search


    good luck with your search.
  • rsuttonrsutton Member Posts: 1,029 ■■■■■□□□□□
    My current and 3 prior jobs were all from CL ads. But I have sent a lot of resumes out and never heard back.
  • BradleyHUBradleyHU Member Posts: 918 ■■■■□□□□□□
    i've had a few interviews from jobs i applied to on CL, never got them, but like previously stated, you have to sort thru all the junk thats on there.
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  • BokehBokeh Member Posts: 1,636 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Three interviews, took two positions. I've had good luck on there.
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I tried to find local computer repair work once (for some extra cash) but all I got was spam and scams.
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  • SlowhandSlowhand MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, MCSA: Windows Server 2003/2012/2016, CCNA Routing & Switchi Bay Area, CaliforniaMod Posts: 5,161 Mod
    Devilsbane wrote: »
    I tried to find local computer repair work once (for some extra cash) but all I got was spam and scams.
    Yup, there's a lot of scams and spam on Craigslist, unfortunately. You have to sift through it in order to find the real job listings. I think that I got somewhere between 15 - 20 automated replies for every 2 or 3 real responses the last time I searched. The real responses I got, however, were quite solid and most ended up with either a phone interview or a face to face interview.

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  • Hyper-MeHyper-Me Banned Posts: 2,059
    Can't speak for anywhere else, but in my area i see FAR more spam on Monster/CareerBuilder than on Craigslist. I can't STAND the stupid listings on the actual job sites i see sometimes.
  • ziggi138ziggi138 Member Posts: 94 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I found my current job on CL. But, like previously stated, gotta sift through junk to get to the real people
  • AnonymouseAnonymouse Member Posts: 509 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Hyper-Me wrote: »
    Can't speak for anywhere else, but in my area i see FAR more spam on Monster/CareerBuilder than on Craigslist. I can't STAND the stupid listings on the actual job sites i see sometimes.

    I know what you mean. I posted my resume on Monster and get emails everyday from Farmers Insurance saying they reviewed my resume and think I am a perfect fit for insurance sales. I guess IT work translates to insurance sales now.
  • DraxtheSovietDraxtheSoviet Member Posts: 21 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I applied to like 15-20 job postings on Craigslist and only 2 companies gave me a call. Also, what an interesting CL's job posting:
    IT Helpdesk Analyst Wanted (Boise id)

    -Help desk assistance
    -Desktop, printer, laptop, and network troubleshooting
    -Remote technical assistance
    -Remote application installation
    -Troubleshoot issues with servers printers

    • Location: Boise id
    • Compensation: $18 per hour

    ... that is ALL. No job requirements/duties, qualifications or skill requirements. Part-time or full-time? Benefits if any? If it ain't a bogus, I'll be damned. icon_neutral.gif
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  • AnonymouseAnonymouse Member Posts: 509 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I applied to like 15-20 job postings on Craigslist and only 2 companies gave me a call. Also, what an interesting CL's job posting:



    ... that is ALL. No job requirements/duties, qualifications or skill requirements. Part-time or full-time? Benefits if any? If it ain't a bogus, I'll be damned. icon_neutral.gif

    I've had about the same luck as you the past few months. In the past few days though I've updated my resumes on Dice, Monster, and Careerbuilder and have been applying everywhere like mad and also browsing company websites and applying to positions there. Possibly three interviews coming up within the next week from all that. If I go through lulls where no one responds to my resume then I make little updates and I feel my current one may be a masterpiece LOL.
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,212 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I applied to like 15-20 job postings on Craigslist and only 2 companies gave me a call. Also, what an interesting CL's job posting:



    ... that is ALL. No job requirements/duties, qualifications or skill requirements. Part-time or full-time? Benefits if any? If it ain't a bogus, I'll be damned. icon_neutral.gif

    There is a chance that it is legit. Some people just lack the common sense to advertise themselves properly.
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  • ssampierssampier Member Posts: 224
    Is there a way to search Craiglists jobs for more than city at a time? For instance I want to find all IT jobs for Utah or Colorado?

    I can browse per city, of course, but that could take valuable seconds ;)
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  • it_consultantit_consultant Member Posts: 1,903
    If you got 2 responses from 15-20 resumes you are doing well. I have had to send out literally hundreds to get a handful of responses. Hiring folks have literally hundreds of resumes per job post.
  • skylineskyline Member Posts: 135
    My last 2 jobs have been from CL. Again like other people have stated you have to shift through the junk ones to find the real jobs.
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  • oldbarneyoldbarney Member Posts: 89 ■■□□□□□□□□
    During a job search in early 2006, I had many hits from Craigslist. However, the job that was finally landed came from Monster.

    Now I'm out of work again, but remain extremely optimistic something should turn up soon. Have been using CL, Monster, Dice, Career Builder, and LinkedIn.
  • jamesleecolemanjamesleecoleman Member Posts: 1,899 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Thanks for the link BocaRatonIT.
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