Job Searching Resources for Full Time and Part Time Work

With the unlimited resources on the internet for job employment, it should be easy to find a job. But there’s just too much information for one person to handle. Here are three popular sites to get you started on your job searching.

SnagAJob

If you are looking for a full-time and part-time hourly job site, Snag A Job is a great place to start. Jobs are available in customer service, management, healthcare and retail. Some companies include Burger King, Verizon Wireless, GoodYear, AMC theatres, and Boston Market.

Find a job that fits your schedule at SnagAJob

I understand it’s important to get flexible hours when you have a family or other responsibilities. SnagAjob is perfect for anyone looking for employment with that flexibility. It is free to sign up. You create a profile and then employers will search and contact you through email. You can even bookmark your job searches and return to them later. People of all ages, teenagers, retirees, and young adults can apply and search for jobs. This is also a great site for those looking for summer employment. Get started by entering your zipcode.

oDesk

If you’re mainly into freelance work and tend to work at home, you can advertise your skills at oDesk. You can choose from work such as web/logo design, programming, photography and video, and writing and editing. Projects will be mailed to you and you can decide if the prices are worth the work. Not only is oDesk a good place to look for work, you can also find able minded individuals who can complete your projects.

Monster

If you’re looking for large number of job postings, then Monster is for you. There are over 200,000 job postings available for you to choose. There are over 15,000 national, general, local, and regional niche sites which are used by well qualified candidates specific to every industry and geographic location in the United States and Canada. Monster has job postings ranging from technology to hospitality. You can also sort the jobs by geographical location rather than niche. It is also free to sign up. Create your account, post your resume and submit to job postings.

Update Your AutoCAD Skills With Free Online Training

If you worked in architecture, engineering, design or manufacturing field and recently became unemployed, AutoCAD is offering you a chance to gain some skills.  With computer-assisted drafting (CAD) knowledge, you can create accurate and detailed drawings for items ranging from blueprints to 3D objects. This skillset is in high demand for jobs.autocad-training

The Autodesk Assistance Program offers 

  • Free Software License: Any student license of AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, Autodesk Inventor Professional, and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
  • Free Online Training: On-demand training available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Reduced-Cost Classroom Training:  Many Autodesk Authorized Value Added Resellers and Autodesk Training Center (ATC) partners are offering classroom  training at their training facilities for free or for a significantly reduced fee.  (Offerings will vary, please check with your local reseller or ATC to get details)
  • Certification: Certification preparation and exams available at discounted rates. 

This is a great opportunity for those looking to upgrade their skills. However, there are eligibility requirements. Remember, you must be unemployed and previously worked in architecture, engineering, design or manufacturing field. Autodesk may contact your former employer to see if you qualify. This program is being offered from April 2nd, 2009 until December 31st, 2009.

If you are interested in other free online learning programs, check out the MIT courseware. Almost all the MIT course materials for undergraduates and graduates are available. You will not get a degree or certification but you can improve your future job skills.

Best Unconventional and Strange Careers

Not sure on what the best careers are in this bad economy? You can try out these following unconventional careers. The demand for these jobs are steady and what’s better is that most people haven’t considered them.

Foreclosure Cleaner also known as “Home Preservation” Specialist is someone who prepares the foreclosed home by emptying it of possessions and repairing it for banks to resell on the housing market. A lot of people are rapidly losing their homes and they can’t pack up everything. This career requires no degrees but requires a lot of manual labor. You might be able to pick up something nice for yourself while on the job.

Dumpster Diving – Not so much a career but rather a way to find goods and sell or use them. It’s very common for stores, restaurants and franchises to throw out perfectly good equipment, food and products. The idea of dumpster diving might put you off, but people are able to make a nice side income from it. It’s time to put your pride aside and think of extra income anywhere you can find it.

Work for yourself – It’s time for you to take that next step into independence.  Self-employment is the right way to go. If you have products or services to offer, and want to get away from the 9 to 5, start setting up your own business. Pick something you are passionate about.

If you are completely clueless on what career path to take, just remember, sex, death and taxes. Nothing more real and recession proof than death, taxes and sex.

Funeral Directors, also known as morticians or undertakers, can be a good career in this economy. People want ceremonies for the dead to transition into the afterlife and even in a bad economy, people want these services. If you have no problems with the idea of being around corpses and are able to show compassion on a daily basis to people who have lost their loves ones, this career might be for you.

Taxes – Auditors are always needed as the population grows and the tax code gets larger. You will be in charge of keeping records in order and making sure people are properly preparing their taxes. Many of these jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree, either in accounting or something related.

Phone Sex Operator – Before you giggle and smirk, and think this is a strange career, consider it from a side income standpoint. This is legit work for anyone interested because the job is very time flexible. People need outlets from how bad the economy is going and this is one of the ways. Your identity is hidden and the only skills you need are being able to talk in a sexy and provocative manner. Although some are very sexually oriented, there are also phone calls from lonely people. The pay is determined by long how you can keep them on the line. Women and men are being hired.