Craigslist for Finding Medical Jobs

Craigslist is the largest free classified ad system in the United States. Because it’s free for most employers to post jobs, Craigslist often gets much higher volume than paid websites. On the flipside, for the same reason, employers who aren’t as serious may put up job ads “just to test the waters” as it doesn’t cost them anything.

That said, when it comes to finding a job, volume matters. Getting in front of as many employers as possible is an important part of an employment strategy. Craigslist can provide that volume, with thousands of employers posting up ads every day. Here’s how to use Craigslist to apply for jobs.

Step 1: Select Your Category

On the right hand side of Craigslist is the jobs section. Click the section that contains your industry.

Step 2: Refine Your Location

Be default, Craigslist uses your IP address to detect your general location. For example, it might detect that you’re in “New York City” or “San Francisco,” but it can’t detect your exact neighborhood or location.
Select from the location sub-categories along the top to narrow your job search to something in your neighborhood.

Step 3: Narrow Search

Enter a keyword to narrow down the search. For example, if you’re in the “Food, Beverage & Hospitality” section but only want to see job openings for head chef positions and not waiter positions, then type in “chef” or “head chef.”
You can also choose whether or not you want to see telecommute, contract, internship, part time or non-profit employment opportunities.

Step 4: Contact the Employer

The employer will describe the job in as many or as few words as they want. At the bottom of each job posting is a summary of the compensation and contact preferences of the job.

To contact the employer, scroll back to the top and send an email to the email address in the listing.

Using Craigslist to find and apply for jobs is one of the fastest, easiest and most hassle free methods of getting in touch to prospective employers.

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