Do you help me find a job?
No, all of our sites are self-serve, meaning we do not assist with the hiring process, nor do we help you search for a job.
Our sites act more like a job board, where employers and employees can connect online regarding job opportunities. We do not provide you with matches or reach out to others on your behalf. All communication on-site will need to be performed by you if you would like to find a match.
The more time you spend searching for jobs in your area and reaching out to prospective employers, the better the likelihood of you finding a job(s). Make sure you stay active online and check the site daily for new jobs!
What is a job description?
A job description is a profile listing belonging to an employer. It clearly states essential job requirements, job duties, job responsibilities, and skills required to perform a specific role.
A job description makes it easier for employers and employees to identify if they are a good fit for the role.
How do I apply for a job?
To apply for a job you are interested in, send a message to the employer.
To learn more, see, How do I send a message to a potential match?
Do I need to sign a contract?
It is highly recommended that a contract be drafted between yourself and your employer before starting the job. Contracts outline the terms of your employment, including how many hours you are required to work, the tasks you are required to complete, and the amount you will be paid for your services. Without a contract, there is no legal way to prove your employment or hold an employer responsible for paying you once your work is complete. By signing a contract, you are protecting yourself and your employer from any wrongdoing during your employment period.
However, do not just sign any contract that is given to you. All contracts should be read thoroughly, and you should never sign anything with terms or conditions you do not agree to. Contracts should be negotiated between you and your employer, not mandated or controlled by them alone. Before signing anything, be sure you understand what you agree to. If need be, have a friend or family member review it to ensure there is nothing in it that seems suspicious.
How do I find the right position for my skills?
The best way to ensure you find a position suited to your skills is to be sure that you have accurately advertised all of your capabilities upfront. When you are creating your profile, make sure to outline all of your skills and qualifications in your profile’s description so that any employer who sees your listing will know exactly what you can do.
Start by outlining your previous experience in similar roles and then listing your skills about the type of work you are looking for on your profile. If you have any certifications, it is also a great idea to list these. Let your personality shine!
In addition, be sure you are honest about the wage you expect for your services. If you feel that you need to make a certain amount, add this to your profile so that only employers who are willing to pay the wage you are seeking will reach out. If your wage is negotiable, be sure to state this instead. You can edit your wage expectations at any time through your Settings.
Unsure of what your wage should be? Research the going rate for the services you are providing, and check your local government website for the current minimum wage.
Do not forget to be yourself and be unique. Don’t try to make your profile sound like everyone else. Show your personality and make your profile stand out by highlighting who you are. Showing employers your personality will help ensure you find a good fit and will not clash with them once hired.
How should I begin a conversation with a potential employer?
If you have found a position you are interested in applying for, the best thing is to reach out and send the employer a message. The best messages will show your excitement for the role, touch on your qualifications and experience, as well as show that you read and understood the requirements outlined in their listing.
Be sure to start the message off with a greeting and introduce yourself just like you would if you were meeting them in person for the first time. Continue by stating how you would excel in this position and back it up with relevant work experience. Closeout the message by asking if they would be available for a quick call to discuss the position further; this shows initiative and can help get the ball rolling a lot faster.
Additionally, when sending a message, be sure to double-check it for spelling and grammar, as this goes a long way when speaking with employers. Lastly, don’t be afraid to follow up. If this is a position you are interested in and you haven’t heard back from them yet, a quick note can help to show your continued interest.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to follow up. If this is a person you are really interested in and you haven’t heard back from them yet, a quick note can help to show your continued interest.
Tip: although we do offer pre-set messaging to help get the conversation going, it never hurts to create your own message or add onto the pre-set one to be unique and stand out.
How should I respond to a message from an employer?