These days, the majority of job ads are online. Very few employers bother posting classified ads in print publications. For you, this means finding the right job requires knowing where to look online and how to search effectively.
We recommend that you search using a desktop computer instead of your smartphone. If you don’t have access to a computer, SEIU Local 99 offers free access to computers and the internet at our Downtown Los Angeles office. Please call 213.387.8393 to inquire.
Job Search Websites
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Job Search Tips
- Most job sites feature search result filtering. Be sure to filter for seasonal jobs. Some filtering options are under an ‘advanced’ section located around the keyword search field.
- Study job descriptions and mirror words and phrases used in it. Tailor your resume to showcase your strengths that seem to be of importance in the description.
- Treat your resume as living, breathing documents that change throughout your job search. Make different versions for different job interests.
- Many job search sites allow you to create a public profile and upload a resume. This allows employers to seek you out.
Other Employment Resources
America’s Job Center of California can assist job seekers in obtaining employment, and strengthening their skill set. Via CalJOBSsm, job seekers can post résumés, and search and apply for job openings. Many workshops and training classes, such as interview techniques, are available and job seekers can receive career guidance.
CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.
Earn Money in the Sharing Economy
What is the “sharing economy?” It’s about people sharing their physical, personal resources and assets with other people. It’s also about earning extra income. Companies that facilitate this sharing allow you to act as an ad-hoc car service, a boutique hotel, or other service, when it suits you and on your terms. These are a few companies that have large user markets in Los Angeles County:
Uber is a ridesharing app that allows anyone with a working car, driver’s license, valid insurance, and a GPS-enabled smartphone to make money giving people rides. The Uber app matches riders with local drivers at the tap of a button. Visit www.uber.com to learn more.
Lyft is also a ridesharing app that allows anyone with a working car, driver’s license, valid insurance, and a GPS-enabled smartphone to make money giving people rides. The Lyft app matches riders with local drivers at the tap of a button. Unlike Uber, Lyft allows riders to tip drivers directly within the app. Visit www.lyft.com to learn more.
Tip: Both Uber and Lyft consider their drivers independent contractors, not employees with the company. This means you can be a driver for both Uber and Lyft simultaneously and connect with more potential riders.
Airbnb is a website for people to list, find, and rent a room, a house, apartment or other space short-term. Users are categorized as “Hosts” and “Guests,” both of whom must register with Airbnb. Hosts set the daily rate. A valid email address and valid telephone, and a scan of a government issued ID is required to create an account. Account profiles include details such as user reviews and shared social connections to build a reputation and trust among users of the marketplace. If you have a spare room, list it on Airbnb and start making money! Visit www.airbnb.com.
Think Airbnb, but for dogs. DogVacay (and rival Rover) connects pet-owners with pet-sitters, avoiding the need to visit a traditional kennel or dog-boarding service. All prospective hosts go through an application process that includes reference checks and phone interviews. Dog lovers can open their home to visiting pets and earn boarding fees ranging from $15 to $50 a night. www.dogvacay.com
For more apps that let you join the sharing economy go to: http://goo.gl/Ur8qtq