How to Use Craigslist to Find a Job

Are you looking for a new job? Want to bypass the high competition on popular recruitment sites like Monster and Indeed?

I’d like to call your attention to the fact that, in 2020, there are several easier ways to find a good job than just posting your resume in a job portal. Just imagine the number of applicants a human resource professional must be receiving each week via these sites. They must be fed up with so many applications.

Here is the good news, there are easy and non-invasive ways to connect with a recruiter online. Just like you are looking for new ways to find a job, even recruiters and small business owners are in search of niche websites to hire the right candidates. Interestingly enough, Craigslist is one of those niche websites.

How to Use Craigslist to Find a Job

1) Visit the Website and Select a Job Category

The first step to finding a job on Craigslist is to visit the site and select the city you reside in. Next, as the homepage reloads, you will see an entire section on the homepage dedicated to jobs. Select a category and you will see all the job postings in your city.

2) Filter out the Type of Jobs You Want

Like any good search engine, Craigslist has a section where you can filter out the search results. Move your cursor to the left side of the screen and select job posting date, location range of the workplace, job type (internship, full-time, telecommute), and results with/without images.

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3) Search for a Local Small Business Owners

Unless you are looking for a government job or wish to join the army, you are not going to find white-collar jobs posted by large organizations on Craigslist. Most of the jobs are one time gigs or posted by a small business owner who wants you to join on an urgent basis. 

Hence, hunt for those search results which clearly state the salary, job role, and job location–also preferably the name and website of the business.

4) Only Respond to the Jobs If You Meet the Criteria

I understand that for a teenager or a person in their early twenties who has never worked before in their life, it may seem a bit overwhelming to see so many high paying job postings on Craigslist. This is why it is key to step into the shoes of a recruiter and see the world as they see. What if you were in their place? Would you hire someone who does not meet the criteria for the job?

How to Determine If a Job Posted in Craigslist Is Legit 

One downside of Craigslist, as a job portal is, there are 100s of scammers trying to rip innocent people off by posting fake jobs that require you to pay for the training. Once you have the amount they demand, they usually never contact you again. Hence, only apply to jobs postings that provide complete details.

The 5 Best Budget-Friendly Winter Snacks

On a cold winter night, most people crave healthy and tasty food that will keep them full until the wee hours. Also, during winters there is a huge demand for food that produces a tummy-warming effect that stays for a long time. We all know that winter is the best season for soups. They are cheap, healthy, and easy-to-prepare. This post is intended to share with you similar budget-friendly winter snacks. You can prepare them at home or get them from the nearest store.

Also, read Budget-Friendly Winter Holiday Options

Here Are the 5 Best Budget-Friendly Snacks

1) Dried Fruit and Nuts

Dried Fruit is a regular fruit with the entire water content removed by either “sun drying” or processing. People have been consuming dried fruit since prehistoric times. Even during, Mesopotamia dried fruits were consumed as they promote health and general well-being during winters. In addition, nuts like almond, peanuts, apricot, and hazelnut can also be had as a snack during winters.

2) Bacon

Another food that makes a perfect morning snack during winters is Bacon. However, as you would already know Bacon is an animal product and is more suitable for people staying in the western part of the world. Is bacon cheap? According to a report by Statista, in 2018, a pound of sliced bacon retailed for around $ 5.5. Although, its price fluctuates.  

3) Steak Pie

Steak Pie is another traditional British food. They can easily be prepared at home for under $10. All you need is minced beef and some wheat flour. Steak pies are available all over the world including countries like Australia, New Zealand, and in Irish parts of America. In a regular restaurant or a dinner, you can order a gourmet steak pie for less than $20. It is one of the best budget foods for the winter.

4) Potato Chips

Potato chips are very popular in the Northern parts of England. They go really well with Fish. However, you can prepare potato chips easily at home. They are one of the most affordable foods you can have during winters. 

According to Statista, white potatoes cost $ 0.78 per pound in 2019. You can also buy them from a store. But it will cost you a bit more. Also, homemade potato chips are a lot healthier as they do not contain preservatives or low-quality ingredients.

5) Pretzels

Pretzel is a German bakery product popular in the United States. This salty snack is also laced with cheese, chocolate, cinnamon, and nuts. Its long shelf life is what makes it one of the most affordable foods for the winter. A 30 Oz bag of pretzels will cost you around $15. It is available in several shapes and forms. Hard rings and rods are two popular and preferred shapes.


These are the 5 best affordable winter snacks. Most of the ingredients needed to prepare the above-mentioned snacks are available for cheap in the nearest grocery store. You can buy the ready-to-eat items if time is of the essence.