Thursday, March 06, 2008

Any success in getting jobs through Craigslist?

Have any of you reading this blog had any experience using Craigslist to get a job? I know that the posts show an email address with which you can reply, but it's a Craigslist email address. Usually company names are omitted in these postings.

I did see that you can subscribe to an RSS feed of search results in Google Reader or some other feed reader, which is pretty cool.

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Mandatory Vacation said...

I got almost all of my job interviews through craigslist, although the one that ultimately hired me was found via a recruiter. It was the only one of the job boards that was worth checking daily.

I blogged a comparison of all the sites here, but the basic moral was 'craigslist wins'

Mark Cummuta said...

One of the web programmers I just hired for a contract project was through CraigsList.

My partner posted to CraigsList and I searched LinkedIn. I then interviewed the resulting candidates, and the selected contractor was from CraigsList.

I also research the job market for new techniques, technologies, methods and processes. I then apply these to my own real life CIO job search. Some are back to the basics, while others are more daring (and generally guided by experts in the field).

I write about all of these experiences and research in my job search blog in CIO Magazine’s online source, ( I hope your readers can benefit from these articles, too.

Keep up the good work!!

Mark Cummuta

Stephen said...

Thanks. I'm going to check Craigslist more often from now on. I'm on LinkedIn (, but haven't been checking Craigslist much. Yet.

David B. Wright said...

I had posted an entry on The Job Search Strategist on using Craigslist in your job search.

You can read it here.

To your success,

David B. Wright
Author, Get A Job! Your Guide to Making Successful Career Moves

career said...

Also found craigslist useful when searching for a job.

Green Jobs said...

Craigslist is helpful for both the job seekers and the recruiters.

Anonymous said...

Craigslist is a joke. Yes, there are many postings but 99% of them are scams wanting your personal information and a credit report. Being one of the first things Craigslist advises against you would think CL would screen their posters better. All the responses I have received are basically form letters requesting a resume and credit report which I will not give if I don't know the name of the company. One of the postings gave a name and address of the company and asked that you apply in person. I went to the business to apply the next day and the people at the business looked at me like they did not know what I was talking about. I WILL NEVER USE CRAIGSLIST AGAIN!