Has anyone been hired after responding to a job listing on craigslist?
The reason I ask is that my experience has been somewhat confusing - I generally send an e-mail to the address listed (usually “firstname.lastname@example.org”), then I receive an auto-responder with a link to another site, where they request some weird info like your cell phone carrier, rate your credit, would you like to receive info on home businesses, etc. After filling out those pages and attaching a resume, it says your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted in 24 to 48 hours if they are interested.
I have probably done this 8 times now, and they were all positions that I am qualified for (RN with 20 plus years experience). I’m not talking about AmeriPlan, those ads are for home work which is an MLM. I’m talking about big name local companies with fine reputations. No one has ever called me or contacted me via e-mail. I am baffled by this. Perhaps my resume is not as impressive as I like to think, but more likely something is weird with the application process.
Would love to hear your stories, good or bad, anything you can tell me about your experiences with craigslist. I am in a somewhat small job market and cannot catch a break when it comes to a job.