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Maximizing Craigslist

August 23rd, 2007
craigslist

Craigslist is something I had to explain today along with PlentyOfFish.com to a Korean girl I know. Both are favourites of Guy Kawasaki. I’ve yet to try PlentyOfFish.com but I’ve become a user of Craigslist after John Carley told me it was how he found his roommate.

Craigslist is good for certain tasks targeting a certain age group. Shared accommodation, lessons, and some job postings can be found effectively on Craigslist. Obviously tech jobs will do the best on craigslist and ads targeting people who are wired ie younger will also do better.

My favourite feature of craigslist are the custom RSS feeds you can make and the ability to target geographically. It helps if you have local number and address though. Last weekend I applied to two jobs on craigslist and interviewed for them less than five days later. I’m of course still unemployed and have written extensively about looking for a job online, my post-MBA job search, and the sordidness of my MBA in general…

Guy has advise on how to use craigslist effectively as a job seeker. I’ve previously linked to Guy many times, who knows how much of his technorati ranking I’m personally responsible for, his advice on applying for jobs I’ve tried to use, though some problems are difficult to overcome…


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