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How To Find Chicago Jobs

Published at 02/02/2012 19:08:05


Chicago is one of the United States', and in turn one of the world's, biggest and most well-known cities. Many people flock to the city of Chicago for business and pleasure, and many are brought to the city looking for Chicago jobs. Because of its very large size, Chicago is the largest hub in the midwest for a variety of industries, which means that many people can find all sorts of Chicago jobs depending on what they're looking for. If you're looking for a Chicago job, there are a great deal of ways that you can do so successfully. So if you live in Chicago and need a job, following some important steps can you help find that job you're looking for and make enough money to catch a game at Wrigley Field (or U.S. Cellular if you're a Sox fan), go to the Field Museum, ride the ferris wheel at Navy Pier, and have a drink at the Signature Lounge on top of the Hancock building. If you really work hard at your Chicago jobs, you might even have enough money left over to eat at one of the city's world class dining establishments (but if you don't, you can always afford a Vienna Beef dog with all the trimmings or maybe just a wet Italian beef sandwich with extra au jus and giardinera). 

Step 1

The first step in finding Chicago jobs can be accomplished by looking online. In addition to sites like Craigslist, you can take advantage of local resources as well. For example, the Chicago Reader is a publication that many Chicago residents are familiar with. If you walk around throughout the city, you're bound to find the yellow boxes containing this free weekly newspaper, which advertises hundreds of Chicago jobs in every issue. The Chicago Reader also has an online edition, which will allow you to search for Chicago jobs even faster. 

Step 2

See that distinctive box located right next to the Chicago Reader box? Did someone walk up to you while you were trying to board a Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train and hand you a free newspaper? That's the Red Eye, and it can also help you to find Chicago jobs. The Red Eye is a free newspaper published by the Chicago Tribune every day for busy commuters, and it can help you find the Chicago jobs you're looking for. The best thing to do after you pick up the Red Eye is to read through it carefully, looking at both the advertisements and the jobs section, which both can contain listings for a Chicago job. 

Step 3

The Internet is your best friend when looking for Chicago jobs. You can search sites like Craigslist, Career Builder, Monster, Indeed, and even social media sites like LinkedIn to find Chicago jobs. These sites are free to use and are another great way to find the Chicago jobs you're looking for. Make sure to set up a profile, write a great resume, and don't forget that cover letter, which is an important tool that many job applicants, particularly for Chicago jobs, forget to include when applying for a job. The cover letter can help you stand out and express yourself over other candidates. 


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