Craigslist is a website comprised of classifieds and forums. It began in 1995 as an email list created by Craig Newmark, and has since evolved into an online source for finding jobs, news, homes, people, advice, and much more. Over 60 million Americans use Craigslist, and it’s easy to see why – over one million new jobs are posted each month. Craigslist is easily accessible, used globally, and easy to navigate, which makes it a great tool when searching for jobs. The Flagstaff section of Craigslist is no exception – it can be a great online resource when searching for jobs.
It’s easy and free to create a Craigslist account, although you don’t even need to make an account to look through its seemingly endless number of posts. If you do decide to create an account, all you need is an email address.
The layout of Craigslist is clean and simple, making it accessible for users of all ages. Searching for jobs on Craigslist is fairly simple. You should start by choosing your location – Flagstaff. There are a few different ways to search for job posts. You can either choose the industry you are interested in under the “jobs” section, or you can use the search bar. Once you’ve done this, you can use the provided categories – which include jobs, services, and gigs – and keywords to find what you are looking for. You can filter your search results further by specifying the employment type and location. By using these filters, you can save time when looking for a specific type of job post.
Once you find a post that interests you, you can click on the title to find out more. You should carefully read through the job description, and if you decide to apply, make sure to see if there are any special requirements when applying. Employers may provide a specific set of instructions for those applying for their job. If not, you can reply to the poster through Craigslist, which is usually by email.
Even though Flagstaff isn’t the biggest of cities, its section on Craigslist is still incredibly active. Over fifty new jobs are posted in the Flagstaff section of Craigslist each day. Because it is free to post, many employers post their job openings there. You can find jobs and gigs, and even post any services you might have to offer.
However, there are a few drawbacks to Craigslist being so accessible. When searching for jobs, you should always be wary of scammers and junk posts. Craigslist and other websites, such as ToughNickel, provide tips on avoiding and dealing with Craigslist scammers. Craigslist claims that the most important rule in avoiding scammers is to deal locally and in-person. Both of these websites also provide examples of scams, so you can know what to look out for.
For more help on finding jobs in Flagstaff – or in the greater Northern Arizona area, you can check out our post on Northern Arizona Jobs. There, you can find additional information on finding jobs via other online sources, job fairs, and career recruiting services.