Craigslist is a great place to find job listings (and many other things too, like the person who was trying to sell a child for $1000 but I digress). Here are some tips that can make your telecommute job search more effective.

  • Use the search box on the left-hand side. Put “telecommuting” in the search box and then select “jobs” from the drop-down menu. This brings up listings with the word telecommute in them. Be careful though, as it also gives you listings that say “No Telecommuting” in it.
  • You can do this same search but select “gigs” from the drop-down menu.
  • Don’t limit your search to just your own area. Many times employers post in their own city’s Craigslist site, but the position may be available to candidates from anywhere. Just read the listing carefully.
  • If you want to limit your search to a certain job category, just click on that category and then use the search box at the top. You can leave the search field blank and just tick the telecommute box and select your job category.

Since I look for jobs that are available anywhere and don’t want to have to search every Craigslist city site, I like to use Google to solve that problem. Just go to Google and put “telecommuting is ok site:craigslist.org” in the search field. When you get the results, look to the left and you’ll see that you can narrow your results to the latest listings, listings from the past 24 hours and so on. You still have to weed through them, but this brings up tons of jobs that allow telecommuting.

If you don’t have Craigslist bookmarked as one of your priority job searching destinations, you are missing out on some great listings!

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7 Responses to “Effective job searching on Craigslist”

  1. Great tips. A year ago, Craiglist is my main source for looking home based jobs. I sent out like 5 resumes a day. Finally, after a few months I found the perfect job. Although, I found it on another website. I did get lots of job offers by applying through Craiglist. Thanks for sharing this.
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  2. Lis Taylor says:

    Thanks very much this is some great advice

  3. Salena says:

    Thanks so much for including the tidbit about searching for telecommuting jobs on Craigslist. I am research challenged when it comes to surfing the web, so I would have never known how to do that particular search had you not mentioned it.
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  4. Craiglist is a very informative job searching site, no doubt about it. Also very authentic too.

  5. Yes, we can find telecommuting jobs on craigslist..I do use this when looking for a job. I stopped using this site when I met a bad buyer there. He offered me for long term job and the compensation is really really seductive – $$$$. The client would like to pay me at the end of the month by encoding data..I never expect him for not paying me because the software we use was like from a legit company. But, when I ask for the payment the buyer disappeared from nowhere :(. I lost my energy, time and money :(

    For now, I used freelance site which they have a screw payment feature that secured you as a worker for payment of your hard works or work done. So based in my experiences I would suggest NOT to trust or give your %100 trust to advertisers there. If you’d like to commence you should ask for advance to insure of getting paid. Hope this experience could be helpful too.

  6. Ron says:

    I like the way you think! Very helpful post..since reading your article i have also learned that Craigslist also offers checkable boxes in their search engine that help narrow your search by:
    -telecommute
    -contract
    -internship
    -part-time
    and non-profit

  7. Shamika myles says:

    I lost my job three weeks ago and it hard to find another job. I m a dingle parent with three kids so I would like to do work from home and spend mire times with my kids .

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