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!