Local classifieds

Once upon a time, local classified websites such as Craigslist, Kijiji and Backpage were wonderful resources for job hunters of all kinds. Kijiji seems to now only be operating in Canada and Backpage was seized by the FBI in 2018 because it was being used to advertise prostitution (you can’t make this stuff up).

On Craigslist, if you went to the discussions area to ask for advice about a firm, more often than not, you would find a young inexperienced worker with whom you have nothing in common ranting about a firm. This is not to say that they are wrong . . . it is just that there is very little to balance it out with. Although you can get information and the occasional connection, frankly, I don’t think it is worth your effort to network on it.

Craigslist remains a bulletin board site where people can post assignments or their availabilities for work. Facebook has moved into this arena with its own version of job listings, targeted toward lower wage low skilled workers just like Craigslist does.

Maybe they will be able to build it into something. Maybe they were just throwing crap up against the wall and hope it would stick.

Occasionally skimming these sites may turn up something worthwhile but I wouldn’t bet the ranch on it.

Of course, there are newspapers that still advertise positions. Maybe you’ll be lucky and there will be a job therefore you. But there’s something interesting to me what a firm is advertising in a newspaper. After all, these papers are so 20th century (obsolete) for job ads.

They may disagree but tell me about the last time a friend of yours found the job through a newspaper ad.

I rest my case.


Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2020



Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2000 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

Are you interested in 1:1 coaching, interview coaching, advice about networking more effectively, how to negotiate your offer or leadership coaching? Schedule a free Discovery call.

If you have a quick question for me, you can get it answered with a 3-5 minute video at https://www.wisio.com/TheBigGameHunter. Want to do it live?

If you want to learn how to interview like a pro, order “The Ultimate Job Interview Framework” from udemy.com www.TheBigGameHunter.us/interviews The Kindle and print versions are available on Amazon.

Connect with me on LinkedIn. Like me on Facebook.

Join and attend my classes on Skillshare. Become a premium member and get 2 months free.

Watch my videos on YouTube at JobSearchTV.com, the Job SearchTV app for FireTV, Roku or a firestick or BingeNetworks.tv for AppleTV and 90 smart tv platforms.

You can order a copy of “Diagnosing Your Job Search Problems” for Kindle on Amazon and receive free Kindle versions of “No BS Resume Advice” and “Interview Preparation.” If Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunteryou are starting your search, order, “Get Ready for the Job Jungle.”

Don’t forget to give the show 5 stars and a good review in iTunes. It helps other people discover the show like you did.

Jeff Altman owns the copyright in and to all content in and transcripts of No BS Job Search Advice Radio podcast, Job Search Radio Podcast, The No BS Coaching Advice podcast, JobSearchTV.com ,and other content with all rights reserved, as well as his right of publicity.


You are welcome to share a transcript (up to 500 words but not more) in media articles (e.g., The New York Times, LA Times, The Guardian), on your personal website, in a non-commercial article or blog post (e.g., Medium), and/or on a personal social media account for non-commercial purposes, provided that you include attribution to “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” “Job Search Radio,”” The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast,” “JobSearchTV.com”as well as other content and link back to the TheBigGameHunter.us/url. For the sake of clarity, media outlets with advertising models are permitted to use excerpts from the transcript per the above.



No one is authorized to copy any portion of the podcast content or use Jeff Altman’s name, image or likeness for any commercial purpose or use, including without limitation inclusion in any books, e-books, book summaries or synopses, or on a commercial website or social media site (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) that offers or promotes your or another’s products or services. For the sake of clarity, media outlets are permitted to use photos of Jeff Altman. 

About the author

Leave a Comment, Thought, Opinion. Speak like you're speaking with someone you love.

%d bloggers like this: