I lost my job at the middle/end of November and have been diligently looking for work myself… unfortunately, not many hits yet.
I use http://www.careerbuilder.com, monster.com (although, this isn’t that great of a site anymore), and indeed.com a lot.
Each area/few cities jumbled together typically have their own job search website, too… I don’t want to reveal mine for privacy purposes, but usually if you Google whatever your area is called/nicknamed, it should do the trick.
I also registered with any and all temporary staffing agencies… there are SO many out there. I find you do have to stay on top of them, though. I call once a week to let them know I am still interested and update on any status change (willing to take part time, lower minimum pay requirement, lengthen maximum commute time, etc).
I’ve also found that it helps to go directly to a larger company’s website… typically, they do not place ads in local papers or job search websites. Hospitals and banks/credit unions are notorious for this and it’s almost a treasure trove of possibilities. Look in school district/systems and colleges, too; they often have their own job postings.
You are right, most of the stuff on Craigslist is a scam so I try to stay away from there but I do look at the ads daily just in case.
I also check with churches… lots of part-time stuff I find usually, if anything at all, but there are lots of connections to be made (even if you don’t attend/believe).
I think retail.com is also a good website for department stores, restaurants, etc. My experience is in the real estate and financial sectors so while it’s not a good fit for me, I’ve heard a few people say it’s a good website and I think it’s somehow affiliated with CareerBuilder.
I’d also look at your city/county’s government website… lots of varying positions I’ve found.
Finally, I don’t know if this is applicable in other states, but because I am on unemployment, I’m able to do a job search for the entire state (it’s labeled Career Connect but don’t know if it’s state specific or not) on multiple job types in multiple cities… blue collar, white collar, etc.
GOOD LUCK! 🙂
ETA: I think CareerBuilder is also somehow connected with a healthcare job search, too. I can’t remember the name of it but it’s one central website that has TONS of medical/healthcare related jobs — quite a few where you don’t have to have a medical background for. These jobs do go very quickly, though… matter of two-three days, if not the same day they get posted, they get maximum number of applicants and are pulled. I’ve found it to be a great resource, though.