Floral designer, architect, cat adoption counselor, dental assistant. These are just a few of the 108 part-time job listings posted today on Craigslist for the Washington, D.C. area. And Craigslist is just one of hundreds of online job sites, making the internet one of the best job-searching tools available.
One of the handouts at last week’s Re-Entering the Workforce seminar at the Women’s Center in nearby Vienna, VA was a list of online job-related sites. I’ve been wading through them and am amazed at the number and variety of jobs. Here’s the first half of the list with the second half to follow tomorrow:
- www.indeed.com — This site claims more than 1.2 million job postings in categories such as marketing, human resources, data entry, and part-time. You enter keywords for your search such as a job title or company name and your city, state, or zip code. All the job postings within those parameters pop up. You can change your keywords and re-start your search with different parameters.
- www.craigslist.com — This site is loaded with jobs specific to your area. Lots of categories, including part-time. In the DC area there are part-time temporary positions for executive assistants and street sign spinners!
- www.vec.virginia.gov — This site is specific to Virginia. You need to register to use the Virginia Workforce Connection but then have access to job listings and resources for training programs and schools. Lots of good information here.
- www.idealist.org — One of my favorites sites. ”Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.” They currently have more than 6,000 job listings all over the world. You need to sign-up to use.
- www.dice.com — “The Career Hub for Tech.” Currently more than 75,000 jobs listed. Like indeed.com, you input keywords and your location and the site generates a list of job postings in your area.
- www.eLance.com — This is a site for online freelance work. You must register to use. If you register for the free plan, you can submit up to 10 proposals to clients per month. ELance gets a service fee of 6.75% to 8.75% that is included in the proposal. The highest monthly membership fee is $40 and allows you to submit up to 60 proposals a month.