Online classified ads are frequently the online version of the genuine off-line newspaper classified ads, and these can be great! They are more easily searched online (by keyword, etc.) than the print version. The only downside maybe the date range, frequently only the current day or current week plus the Sunday listings. However, that means that all of these ads are relatively "fresh." And, they usually include the kind of ads you wouldn't find on a typical Web job site.
These are major online classified ad sites, covering more than one geographic area. For the classified ads in local papers, check Job-Hunt's job resources by state listings which include newspapers local to the state covered.
- Craigslist.org - online classified ads on sterioids - apartments, personals, collectibles, etc. as well as jobs and gigs. These are unique classified ads that aren't in print anywhere and are not pulled in to any of the "aggregator" sites (like Indeed.com). Use caution with Craigslist because of the scams, and don't post your resume here unless you convert it to a cyber-safe version of your resume! See Job-Hunt's Guide to Using Craigslist or Job-Hunt's free ebook, Using Craigslist to Find a Job, for more tips. If you are interested in detailed instructions on how to leverage Craigslist for your job search, buy Job-Hunt's How to Find a Job Using Craigslist available through Amazon.com.
- AbyZNewsLinks - a great international directory of news sources, newspapers and other news media, by country within continent (U.S.A., Canada)
- BackPage - more free classified ads, so be very cautious. Probably many scams here.
- Oodle.com - an aggregator of classified ads. Browse by category (region/city or type of classified ad) and then by sub-category, or search. Freshness can be a problem for aggregators, so watch for the most current listings and don't expect the categories and sub-categories to be 100% accurate.