How to Get a Job Without a Car

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If you do not have a car, you might feel like there is no way that you can get a job. However, without a job, it is next to impossible for you to be able to afford to buy a car. You can get a job without a car, you just have to be a little more creative.

  • Look for a job within walking distance from home or school. You do not want to have to walk more than 30 minutes one way. If the job is within walking distance from school, you might need to find an alternative way to get home, unless home is also within a 30 minute walk.

  • Buy a used bicycle. Chances are good that you can find a used bike for little money. Sometimes people are even giving them away for free. Bike riding is excellent exercise.

  • Check out public transportation in your area. If you live in a city, or many suburbs, the public bus might be a great way to get to and from your job. Riding the bus is cheap and most buses run on a frequent schedule.

  • Ask a friend who has a car to drive you to and from your job. Offer to pay for his gas, or barter other services with him in exchange for the ride.

  • Find out where colleagues live after you get a job. If someone that you works with lives near you, or goes by your house on her way to and from work, ask her if you can carpool with her. Pay for some of her gas expenses so she doesn't mind doing it.

  • Consider working from home. Search the Internet for work from home jobs, but be careful to stay away from scams. You can also look in your local phone book for telemarketing companies; they often employ home workers. Another good idea is to offer child or pet care in your own home.

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