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Check the Newspaper Help Wanted Ads

By April 21, 2013

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With all the focus on online job searching, it's important to remember that some employers recruit the old fashioned way.  Smaller local companies don't always post on job boards or on their company web site, so you may not find their job openings online.  Instead, they advertise in their local newspaper or pennysaver.

In fact, I'm seeing more help wanted ads in my local newspapers than I have in a long time.  My daily paper had two pages of help wanted ads every day this week.  My Sunday paper had quite a few large display ads like we used to see every week.  Plus, some of them were for top local companies with multiple job openings.

So, don't forget to check your newspaper's classified section.  You don't need to run to the store to buy the latest edition of the paper. Online newspaper editions which contain the help wanted classified ads are available for most papers and the help wanted ads are typically searchable by date, category, keyword and location.

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Comments
November 4, 2009 at 2:12 pm
(1) Sandy Davis says:

Hi Allison,
That’s a great article. I think sometimes we get so caught up in the latest technology, we forget about the fact that some businesses still rely on the more traditional forms such as newspapers.

I’ve also been reading that those looking for jobs who don’t possess great computer skills are finding it harder to search for jobs successfully.

This makes me hopeful that companies (at least some of them) are returning to the newspaper to place their job openings.

Thanks,
Sandy

November 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm
(2) Sabrina says:

I found my last job thru a newspaper ad. Hmm. Maybe I’m not the best spokesperson for that method then. LOL

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