Hello, after another full day of applying for writing jobs in Toronto, I cannot think of anything else to write about. My brain is a little fried, my heart is a little disappointed and my confidence is a little bruised after another day of receiving a few “Thank you for your interest, but…” letters.
Please don’t think the situation for writers in Toronto is hopeless. It’s far from that. It’s just that with hundreds of applicants for a single job, it is a bit of a challenge for a resume, with a five-year break from copywriting in an agency, to stand out.
Since my five year old was born, I have been working as a freelance writer/editor. I have done a lot of creative work during this time that I am really proud of, but I guess it does not seem as competitive to an employer as they’d like.
So, I’ve been looking for a steady job for a few months now. And I have to tell you that the first and biggest challenge I faced was finding a job board that suggested good matches for my education and experience. For a long time, I mostly came across job boards that suggested steady jobs, but ones that were far from my education, experience and skill set. Then, there were boards that kept redirecting me to other websites that needed me register and fill out my details all over, which, trust me, is as tedious as it sounds.
Benefits of Using ZipRecruiter
Then, one day I found ZipRecruiter, and things finally got better. I worked on my resume and profile after creating my account here, entered my preferences, asked a few of my former colleagues to write me a recommendation, and I was good to go. Here are a few reasons why I like to use ZipRecruiter to search for writing and editing jobs:
- It suggests relevant jobs, well suited to my experience.
- It has the option of 1-click apply for most of the jobs. So, if your profile is complete, you don’t have to spend hours on each application.
- It lets me know when and how many times my application has been viewed.
- It sends regular updates and job suggestions to my inbox.
Please note that I’m not saying this is the only job board that offers good writing jobs, or that it is the best. I’m saying that this is the one that works for me. I have had a few responses and interview calls for jobs I found here, so I am a bit partial towards it anyway.
Benefits of Using LinkedIn
I also like using LinkedIn job search for finding and applying to jobs because of the following reasons:
- “Easy apply” option
- Relevant job suggestions
- Quick access to recent job postings
- Useful updates
- Reliable platform (at least in my experience)
- Great for building a network
If you have a job board of choice for writing jobs, please let me know through the comments section or through my contact form. I’d love to hear your experience, too.
Let me end on a lighter note with this true story interacting with a funny job board –
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