I recently sat down with my friends at WBIR to discuss a couple of ideas on using the internet to help find a job. Now, we’re not talking monster.com or other resume mills… we’re talking grassroots style stuff.
The first website we looked at was the Work at Home Mom online magazine. This site was setup to help stay at home moms, be work at home moms. If you’re a guy, don’t look away yet, this is by no means a “women’s only” club… it’s really a great resource for finding legit internet based jobs. So if you’ve got some free time, a computer / high speed internet connection, and a telephone… this is a good place to start. Jobs listed there are things like telemarketers, transcriptionists, reservationists, and things of that nature. Also, checkout the “scams” section. It does a good job at shedding some light on what to look out for so you don’t end up losing money trying to make money.
The second site we discussed is destined to be a Knoxville classic. Friends Casey Peters and Brandon Clarke started knoxify.com about a year ago to highlight things about Knoxville that make it unique. Touched by the recent lay-offs in our area, the pair decided to start the "Hire Me" series as a way for locals to get their resumes out there… best part is, it’s a free service they’re providing the community. Very cool stuff.
Here’s the video from the spot, check it out and let us know what you think!
– Dan Thompson