Craigslist is one of the most popular job search platforms in the world. Over 300 million users access the site every month to find everything from jobs and apartments to events and gear.
The site is incredibly flexible. Any type of content can be posted as long as the poster satisfies the posting requirements. These requirements consist of a simple description, a photo, and a job rating between one and five stars.
While Craigslist is an incredibly valuable tool for finding your next job, it’s not the most efficient way to find a job.
There are other, more specialized sites that can help you narrow your search results to posts that are more relevant to your needs. One of the most popularly used job search engines is called Clickfunnels. Here’s how to get a job on Craigslist with Clickfunnels.
Create a Custom Job Search Page On Clickfunnels
The first step to finding a job on Clickfunnels is to create a custom jobs page. To get started, go to Settings and scroll down to Web Traffic. Here you can configure the URL of the page, the frequency with which the page is refreshed, the maximum number of leads that can be shown on the page, and many more options. To create a jobs page, simply enter a URL that ends in .html, click Save Changes, and voila! You have a custom jobs page.
Now, let’s say you want to find a job in the marketing field. As a marketer, you’re probably already familiar with many of the tools and platforms that are available to help you find a job. With your skills and experience, you could create your own page to attract the interest of potential employers. This is also a great place to post your LinkedIn profile. To learn more, read our guide, How to Build a LinkedIn profile that gets you Hired . For now, we’ll assume that you’ve already done this and your LinkedIn profile is already complete.
Explore The Different Posting Options On Craigslist
Now that you have a custom jobs page, you can start exploring the different types of postings on Craigslist. Job Titles are the main search criteria that people use on the site. These are the titles of the posts that you’ll find when you perform a search. For example, if you’re searching for a marketing job, you’ll see title tags like Marketing Manager or Senior Marketing Manager. These are the types of posts that you’ll want to focus on if you’re looking to break into marketing.
On the other hand, Job Descriptions are simply the short descriptions of the posts. These are often quoted or summarized from the job title, but they can also vary a lot from one post to the next. Take a look at the following two examples:
“As a Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for leading the marketing efforts of a company, overseeing all facets of marketing from branding to strategy to execution. You will also be responsible for measuring the effectiveness of all marketing tactics and campaigns. As a manager, you will be able to exercise leadership and discretion in solving problems, making decisions, and conveying directions.
“A Marketing Manager is responsible for leading the marketing efforts of a company, overseeing all facets of marketing from branding to strategy to execution. You will establish and maintain productive relationships with internal and external customers, create promotional material, and analyze marketing data.”
In both of the above examples, you can see that the job descriptions are extremely similar. However, the first one is a bit more detailed and contains many specific terms that you might not know. The second one is more high-level and contains a lot of general buzzwords.
When someone clicks on a job title, they’ll be taken to a page containing the full job description. From there, they can apply for the job or continue onto the next one.
Sign Up For Email Alerts From Craigslist
One of the great things about Craigslist is that they send you frequent emails containing information about new listings and changes that you might like to know about. These emails are called Email Alerts and can be found at the bottom of your Craigslist page under the Settings tab. If you’d like to be the first to hear about new listings as they appear on Craigslist, simply click Sign Up For Email Alerts. You can also specify which types of listings you’re interested in (job titles, descriptions, etc.) and set how frequently you want to receive email notifications.
Now, it’s important to note that not all email alerts will be marked as promotional. Some of them are published by mistake, and you can’t opt out of these. However, if you do see a listing that you like and it happens to be in your area, you can click Apply Now and continue to the next step.
Use The Clickfunnels Sandbox To Try Out The Product
One of the great things about Clickfunnels is that it provides you with a sandbox. This is a completely secure environment where you can try out the product for free. To create a sandbox account simply visit My Account and scroll down to the Products tab. On this page you’ll see a link to the Clickfunnels sandbox alongside a number of other products that you might be interested in. To create a sandbox account, simply click the link for the Clickfunnels product and you’ll be landing on their secure login page. You can now log in to the sandbox and begin playing around with the product. To get started, click the Try Out The Product button and you’ll be taken to a page containing a video tutorial for the Clickfunnels product. Follow the on-screen instructions to get set up and started building your sales funnel.
Build A Marketing Funnel With Clickfunnels
When you sign up for an account on Clickfunnels, you’ll automatically be provided with a sales funnel. This is a tool that helps you plan out how to sell your product or service. To create a marketing funnel, simply follow the steps outlined in the video tutorial on the Try Out The Product page. If you’ve ever created a sales funnel or used a similar tool, you’ll have no problem getting set up. Once you’re in the habit of using it, you can go back and add more steps, add more pages, and even connect the funnel to a mailing list so that you can send out notifications whenever a lead comes in.
In summary, getting a job on Craigslist is straightforward. Using a few keystrokes and the power of social media, you can have your resume in front of hundreds of potential employers who are actively looking for marketing professionals. Whether you end up getting the job or not, you’ll learn valuable skills along the way. If you’d like to find a job in the near future, consider pursuing a degree in marketing or another related field. This way, when you do land that job, you’ll be prepared to hit the ground running. With a little bit of ingenuity, you can even use some of the tools above to find a high-paying job that you love.