It was one thing living in the city this summer, I absolutely refused to look for an apartment on Craigslist. I know a few of my friends who had interesting run-ins on the site with their new abodes. Here’s just a few stories of my friend’s experiences this summer:
- Lived with a man who obsessively took pictures of his cat.
- Kicked out because a woman came back from abroad a month early.
- Found they were an illegal sublet, forced to move, placed in an apartment with broken mirrors.
- Renting a spacious room! Which actually is a couch in the middle of someone’s living room.
You now see how Craigslist is on my “very sketchy websites” list. Now, as a college student I am looking to the site for something different. People keep saying to look for jobs on Craigslist so after I looked at them quizzically and asked them what are you thinking, I started taking a look and here’s what Craigslist told me I can become:
- A Justin Beiber look-a-like! (dream job right there people)
- The assistant to a nightlife promoter (not even a promoter? come on people)
- Intern! (but we’re not going to pay you even though you graduated!)
- A Social Butterfly ( I was too afraid to even read the description of this one)
- A Chic Bartender (I shall market alcoholic beverages!)
- Flyer Distributor (Because I always wanted to know how to glamorize stapling up posters on my resume)
….and these were just a few of the positions I found under the Marketing/PR/Advertisement section of Craigslist. Just what I wanted, a dream career in flyer distributing! My mom and dad will be proud after I tell them how far I got with my $200,000 education.
I’ve come to the conclusion of the types of positions Craigslist posts:
- Jobs that have no connection to your major
- Jobs that will thoroughly embarrass you and cause shame
- Jobs that you will be sketchily paid under the table for
- Jobs that you will never get in a million years
- Jobs that you will never see the light of day outside the office again
- Jobs that you’re overqualified for
- Jobs that may cause you to become crazy
- Jobs that will pay you a million dollars!…in monopoly cash
- Jobs that you’re under qualified for
- Jobs where you’ll be walking around time square in some kind of costume
I think I got the gist of job hunting down on Craigslist. I’m off to try more legitimate sites. Happy hunting!