Vera needed a job but possessed a limited skill set. The only work experience she had was that of a housekeeper at a hotel in another state. She went to the library in downtown Salt Lake City and used the computer to log on to the job search website indeed.com. When the website came up she entered the search terms “cleaning service salt lake city.” Several links appeared and she clicked on the top one. The link brought her to the website of a local cleaning service and she then clicked on the “careers” button located in the upper right corner of the screen.
Once there she was prompted to answer a few questions. The first question asked if she was authorized to work in the United States. Vera was a full citizen so there was no problem there. The next question asked if she was at least eighteen years old. Vera sighed because she was well over that age. The next question asked if she had a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Luckily Vera had always prided herself on being a very safe driver. The next question asked if she had reliable transportation. She smiled. Her car was not pretty but it still got her where she needed to go. Finally the website asked her if she had verifiable work references. Fortunately, she had left her previous job on good terms and she knew her supervisor would vouch for her character.
There were a few other questions regarding her address and contact information which she answered before submitting the form. She then went back to indeed.com and retyped the search terms “cleaning service salt lake city.” There were a few other links to other services and they all wanted basically the same information. Vera left the library with hope as it seemed there were several positions available.