Job Applicant QuestionsCategory: ApplicationIs it okay to use Craigslist to find a job?
S.Hunter Staff asked 8 years ago

I am not sure whether or not it’s worth it to use Craigslist to apply for a job. What are your thoughts?

1 Answers
Ben Staff answered 8 years ago

Craigslist, and sites similar to it, are a very mixed bag. The concept is a nice one: they provide a free classified ad system, making it easy for employers to post jobs at no cost. It keeps needless expenses down, and helps small companies. But there is so much potential for abuse here, and nowadays, more people use it for this than for legitimate job offers. For every one decent job posting on a site like that, you are likely to run into three or four scams. So, while there is potential to find something decent here, your odds of success are pretty bad thanks to those that take advantage of the free postings.