The days of endless Craigslist scrolling are over.

Summertime calls for a change in routine. Whether you’re looking for that next step or finding your starting point, these five social media handles have you covered in your job search for the latest employment opportunities around:

1. Instagram: Oaklandhasjobs

Started and run by the Oakland Public Library, Oaklandhasjobs is a curated Instagram feed of “help wanted” signs and online job postings from around the East Bay. It’s updated daily, and community members are encouraged to submit job opportunities they come across by photographing the ad and sending it in to


2. Twitter: NeuvooOakland

With dozens of job posts every day, NuevooOakland highlights openings in a wide variety of fields around the Bay such as retail, tech, and education., the parent site of NuevooOakland, offers summaries of the companies and organizations that are hiring, and also helps you gauge how much money you’ll be making depending on the location and field of your work.


3. Website: Localwise

Localwise connects job seekers with locally owned businesses in Oakland and Berkeley. You can narrow your search for employment based on neighborhood, category of work and how often you’ll be working (part-time, full-time, seasonal, etc.) Backed by a mission to strengthen the East Bay’s community and economy, Localwise also offers advice in how to make the most of your application process.


4. Facebook: Rad Jobs: Bay Area Listserv

As a public Facebook group, individuals post job opportunities ranging from brief gigs, such as helping someone move out of their house, to career-oriented positions with local organizations. As a medium for job searching, Facebook is unique in that it connects you directly with people providing jobs, rather than forwarding you to a company’s application site. There are a bunch of public and private Facebook groups that cater to different crowds of job-seekers. Take a look to see if any fit your niche.


5. Pinterest: Job Search Tips

Job Search Tips on Pinterest gives people a comprehensive guide on the best techniques in landing the job you want. Though it doesn’t provide specific job openings, pins on how to build your resume, ratings on the best places to work, and interview do’s and don’ts can be found here. Job seekers (and finders!) also share their reflections on the job market and how to keep your head up when times get rough.


About The Author

Simone writes about the currents circulating beneath mainstream, with a focus on non-profit developments and at-risk youth enrichment. Outside of freelancing for Oakland Local, she works in the foster care system of Contra Costa County and nerds out on literary magazines. Simone also spearheads the Community Voices section of OL. Contact her at

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