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TheBestMe posted 3/30/2014 17:36 PM

I was on another forum and came up with an idea.

I have been looking for a job using Monster. I am looking for a job in the NYC area. Does anyone have any suggestions on additional job search techniques or websites?

Help, I need a job!

little turtle posted 3/30/2014 18:37 PM

I like to check for jobs.

Stillstings posted 3/30/2014 19:41 PM

Craigslist is also a good place to look. Many well known places use it for free job ads. Put your current state and city on the resume you submit but you don't need to put your home address.

Sad in AZ posted 3/30/2014 19:46 PM is an aggregator that pulls job listings from may other sites including careerbuilder, monster, individual employers, etc. I don't know about craigslist, but I'd be leery of jobs found there. You get what (they) pay for. I got a very bad lead from there. Wound up moving 1500 miles for a job that fell through when I got here.

Set up alerts on indeed--it's the best all-over job search site. And good luck.

Stillstings posted 3/30/2014 20:50 PM

When it comes to Craigslist, you just have to be proactive and do research. I landed a job through CL and stayed there for many years.

Job boards can charge a ton of money for ads so many well known places will go through CL since it is a very good source for applicants. The ones I applied to had links that went directly to their websites so you can see it's a legit place.

If the company puts their name and logo up, you know it's a solid place.

sisoon posted 3/31/2014 03:39 AM

Check out - lots of free resources and ideas and a forum. (I'm just a consumer of humanworkplace's stuff.)

Amazonia posted 3/31/2014 06:51 AM

Try Idealist for nonprofit jobs.

[This message edited by Amazonia at 6:51 AM, March 31st (Monday)]

TheBestMe posted 3/31/2014 10:00 AM

OMG... Thanks for all the suggestions.

mixedemotions posted 3/31/2014 21:18 PM has a feature you can set up search terms and get an email summary of the daily and weekly job postings in those categories. Other sites probably have the same feature, I've been using that one though.

There's also,,, and LinkedIn has some job boards

Depending on what field you're looking in, it could work to think like a consumer just to find agencies, then look for job postings on those agencies websites. For exp - I was looking for case management jobs in foster care so I searched for foster care agencies in my area and I check all those agencies' websites for openings.

I also picked up a parent resource guide and went to the websites of all the agencies with ads/info in the directory.

I agree with the proceed with caution advice for Craig's List...could be legit, but also could be a scam.

Good luck! Job searching ain't for the faint of heart...says the woman who's been at it for 7 months!

tushnurse posted 4/1/2014 08:20 AM

I used CL for many positions within my office when I managed it. Meaning Receptionist, Medical Assistant, Coder, etc. I got tons of good applicants too.

You can post yourself too, not just look.

simplydevastated posted 4/1/2014 08:31 AM

Do you also have a LinkedIn account? That would be a good way to start networking with past connections and make new connections as well.

Good luck in your job search.

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