Post Jobs For Free

For some time now, the largest job sites have been charging hundreds of dollars to post a job. The result of course is that you could find job candidates pretty quickly, almost instantly. But, if you don’t have hundreds of dollars to post an ad, then you were out of luck. So, sites started allowing you to post jobs for free. But, now, not even all of the free sites will allow you to post a job for free. For example, Craigslist will now charge you to post a job for some of the largest cities in the US. So, what are the small businesses to do?

One question you have to ask, is why? I mean why would you have a free site, then all of a sudden start charging money? Judging based on a lot of the forums out there, the sites started charging because companies were taking advantage of the free service. Individuals were spamming with fake jobs, or marketing their products which, in the end, were not jobs after all. And, the individuals would submit jobs many times, because, after all it was free. So, in an effort to filter out “job spammers” the sites started charging. From what I can tell, it has definitely cut down on the spam and has helped job seekers to get to the real jobs faster. It has also saved some people from falling victim to job scams. So, job seekers everywhere were happy, but businesses still have to pay.

So, what is the real issue here? It appears as though there should be a system where the job seeker community can flag job spam and employers can still post for free. If this was the case, then job spam would still exist, but not for long. And, eventually the spam would cut down because the fake jobs would be flagged almost immediately which would be frustrating to the job spammer. Also, there should be a way that you could research the business posting the job. If I’m going to work for someone, I’d like to get to know them a little better as well. This is where social networking sites can help.

If more social networking sites allowed you to post for free, then we’d have a solution. If you were a member of a social networking site and an employer was as well, you could research each other. For example, you could also see some background and feedback from others on the employer.

If you’d like to see a social networking site where you can post jobs for free, check out, there you can do both, post your jobs for free and get to know your candidate a little better as well.

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Recession Proof Jobs

Let’s face it, jobs are being lost daily.

Looking for a recession proof job? Select one of the many that don’t suffer as bad from the list below. There are industries that the recession has little to no effect on and will provide the security you need to get your bills paid on time. Something that you should consider when switching to a recession proof job is not to rush into it. Choosing a career based on financial worries is foolish, focus on doing what you do best or what you are interested in or you won’t enjoy switching as most recession proof jobs are low paying. You can’t switch into health care coming from engineering in a few months…

The following jobs do not have massive lay offs:

Fast Food & Supermarkets – People need to eat, need I say more?
Entertainment & Casino – When people get layed off, they sit at home and watch television.
Police Force & Security – Security is needed to control people whether there is a recession or not.
Repair Shops/Places – Stuff breaks, its inevitable.
Lawyers/Legal – With many going bankrupt, many laywers are seeing progress as opposed to a down turn.
Internet or IT related – The internet is a cheap source of business building. During the recession many are starting their own business for job security by not relying on an employer.
Education – People are seeking new professions to focus on while jobs are limited. Expansion in knowledge means more job opportunities.
Babysitting – Many individuals have to work 2 jobs to pay their bills and have no time to take care of their children plus most babysitting is done under the table and untaxed.
Health Care – People will always have health issues. Nurses, Doctors, etc are always in demand.

Jobs taking it the worst:

New Vehicle Sales – People are buying used and private since they have no need for a new car. Most cannot afford payments since they either lost their job or took a pay cut.
Oil and Gas – To much speculation and lay offs in the energy industry. Many companies have siezed drilling to avoid profit losses. High end experienced people will most likely get a reduction in pay while smaller ones get layed off.
Construction – There is less work now that people cannot afford new homes. Banks are taking hits on new developments. Many homes to choose from are already for sale or foreclosed.
Banks and Financial Institutions. Many banks have lost millions in the recession and its only getting worse. Many executives are kicking themselves for being greedy and some even accused of poor management.

All in all, if you are expecting to survive the recession with one of these recession proof jobs, you aren’t going to get paid much unless you are involved in the medical, legal or (high end) entertainment industry.

Peter Danihel
Recession proof jobs