Why Do We Look For Work Online

There are probably millions of people who turn to the Internet when looking for work. You have to admit it is much easier than pounding the pavement, right? What are other reasons? I mean why do we look for work online?

More Leads Than A Newspaper

You are looking for a job in the classified section of your local newspaper. Not really much in there especially in your field of employment. What do you do now? Maybe spread the word to your family and friends that you really need a job and if they know of anything to let you know. When you are out and about doing errands or whatever, you could keep an eye out for the help wanted signs or now hiring. Maybe even check with your local temp agency.

Back before the internet, that was a few of the only ways to find work, right? With the internet being pretty much available to everyone, and with the variety of what can be done using the internet, why not look for work online as well? Chances are your local newspaper with the classifieds will even be on there. Being able to search for a particular type of job is also a key factor as well as being able to search a certain demographic area.

Search More In Less Time

If you were manually walking or driving around looking for work you might be able to put 3-4 applications in throughout the day? With the internet there are thousands of employment staffing agencies and recruiting agencies right at your fingertips. Like Kelly Services which founded the temporary staffing industry in 1946 and continues to be an industry leader. There is Adecco which has been in the industry for 50 years. That is just two of the agencies that are worldwide. I couldn’t possibly list them all without boring you to death or putting you to sleep.

When we look online for work the search bar in google can be our best friend. In google you can just type in jobs as shown in the picture below

As you can see just typing in jobs, google automatically pulls up jobs in different cities in Texas. Google is showing the most popular searches. Now you just need to refine your search. If you want to look for a specific job just type the job type into your search bar. Let’s say you are looking for construction work. I typed in jobs in construction and even though I misspelled construction google still brought up different types of construction jobs. Construction management, field technology etc. You can search for any type of work you are looking for.

Searching online has another advantage. Most of the time when you feel out any type of form you can allow for the information to be stored and then when you are filling out a form requesting the same type of information you can auto fill most of the required fields, which saves time. You just need to make sure it is the information is placed into the right field.

Don’t Have Transportation

You have a car but unfortunately it isn’t running. You don’t have the money to fix it because you have no job in order to make money. Looking for a job is still possible thanks to the internet. If you are able to find a job, you can make sure that the location of it is on a bus route and take the bus to and from until you can get your car fixed or get the gas money to drive yourself. There is also Uber. But the bus may be the cheaper option of the two.

There are also jobs that you can find online that don’t require you to leave your home at all. Many look for jobs online for just that reason. They have been in the work force for years or maybe for only a couple years, never the less they each have their reasons for wanting to work from home instead in the work field. If you would like you can check out my post on “Make money working from home online” for some ideas on how and what to look for.

Just Not Happy – Need A Change

Some have been at the same job for many years. They may look for work online due to wanting a change. If the company has switched hands, maybe they are no longer happy at their present job. Since they have been there for many years they may feel as if the company is trying to push them out in order to hire new employees that are younger. Maybe stronger, more alert. It really depends on the type of job you are doing when it comes to the physical or mental aspects that is causing the employer to look for a new employee.

Many friends of mine have talked about employers trying to force them out. I don’t agree with that unless you just aren’t able to do your job efficiently or safely. Being forced into retirement can also cause you to look for work online. Maybe this time they only want something part-time. Especially if they have already been working for many years. You can also use google to help with suggestions if you aren’t sure what you are looking for. Use the method we used earlier with construction.

Don’t Have A Sitter

You are taking care of your elderly parent/parents or you have little ones at home and don’t want to leave or take them with you while searching for a job, right? Yes, you guessed it, this is another reason why some may search for work online. Not having a sitter is a huge reason why some parents/guardians miss work and even lose their job. I actually just published a post ” I Need A Babysitter – Or Maybe I Don’t “ Feel free to check it out if you like. (There is more information on baby sitters than what I am including here. The other post is about babysitters where this is about a variety of things) Not wanting a stranger watching my little ones prevented me to work a few times. Other times I had family or friends that were able to help take care of them for me to work. This is also a good reason why some also look for an online job opportunity that will allow them to work from home. Being able to be at home with elderly parents or their little one means not having to trust someone else to do it. We all know abuse among the elderly and children happens everywhere. Even in places you would least expect it. That has always been one of my biggest fears. No parent wants someone to harm their child and no child wants someone to harm their parent in any way.



The internet just makes everything more convenient. From reading your favorite novel to ordering food. It also has many conveniences when looking for work. You see a job that you are interested in, if there isn’t already reviews on the company that you are interested in you can perform your own search on reviews. This way you will have a heads up on what other employees have said about their experience there.

Not sure exactly how far of a commute it will be? Google it. The internet is full of resources just waiting for you. Using it to look for work is just a fraction of what it can do for you. If you had rather try and find work you can do from home online, research it. Anything you need information on, it is conveniently online waiting for you to find it.


Just Get To Searching

You now know that you can find any type of work online no matter what type you are looking for. Whether it is construction, tutoring or even a dog sitter. Your search is pretty much limitless. You are the only thing stopping it from happening. Whether you want your place of employment in the same city as you, are willing to travel, or want to work from home,you can find it by searching the internet.

Remember you may have to narrow down your search. You may also come across a lot of listings that match your criteria. So you might want to have a pen and paper handy. Regardless what type of work you are looking for online, take your time. You wouldn’t take a job without knowing the details in person would you? Don’t do it online either. Make sure that the one you might apply for is legitimate.


Click here If you would like to know more about a legitimate online business.

If you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to post them below. I will definitely respond.

Best Of Luck In All You Do,

Lee Ann






Lee Ann Cermak-McQuay

I am a family oriented mother and love being involved with my little ones. My husband is the best guy a girl could ask for. I love helping others which is why I created this site. I know what it is like to NEED to work and earn an income, but not be able to do it outside the home. I am now able to help others find work they can do from home. And I love it.


  1. Wow, You have gave amazing examples. Mine personally was that I knew there was more. And I knew that trying this online thing had all the benefits that I was wanting. I want a comfortable lifestyle where I can also be available for my family. I also wanted the part of working from the comfort of my home.
    The truth is so many people are stuck. They get a education, find a job and that is it. They never go any further than that. When looking at the big picture, I want to continue to learn and grow. I have a education but I wanted more. I love your article. It hit home with me.

    • Dee,
      Thank you for reading my article and for commenting. I agree with you very much. The reasons for us to search for work online range from our own individual reasons but we basically have the same goal. Be home with our family and earn an income while learning and building a business about something we enjoy.I am really happy you have found the MORE you were looking for.
      Best Of Luck In All You Do

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