About The Blog

June 15th, 2006

Jason AlbaMy name is Jason Alba. I started this blog with the idea of supporting the purpose of JibberJobber.com – to help provide tools and information to job seekers. I did not set out to be a blogger because I really didn’t have anything to say, and wasn’t really an expert in anything. But once I got started I just couldn’t stop, and I’ve been blogging almost every day, Monday through Friday, since I started.

Having been laid off just 2 weeks after Christmas of 2005, I started a very aggressive job search. I didn’t really know what I was doing, even though I thought I did. I wasted at least 6 weeks doing things that I thought was Job Search 101… but I got nowhere. I decided to pull back and figure out what I was doing wrong. This is the beginning of the story of JibberJobber!

I opened my job search tracking spreadsheet and it hit me: having this functionality, and more, online, would be an awesome tool for the job seeker. Since I, as a job seeker, didn’t have any money, I figured I couldn’t really charge anything for it. That’s why you can use almost all of JibberJobber for free, forever. I believe that you will be in a job search at least every 3 – 5 years, and that your network will play a critical role each time. Doesn’t it make sense that this is a life-long tool?

I call JibberJobber a career tool set because it is more than a job search aid. It is a personal information manager and a personal relationship manager. It incorporates the best of the best from experts around the globe, and has only improved since it was first made available in May 2006.

This blog has allowed me to share my thoughts and feelings about jobs and careers, develop knew relationships, and initiate important dialogue. I have heard from many of my users who have had the same experiences, from cutting my hand open to getting advice. During this journey, I have gained an immense respect for job search experts, and love to hear the stories they have to tell. I hope you enjoy my stories, as they come straight from the heart and from my personal experiences.

Here are some of my favorite blog posts.

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13 Responses to “About The Blog”

  1. [...] It is a good idea, as part of your career plan, to form long lasting relationships with a select number of recruiters that specialize in your field. Having identified them and introduced yourself you have the beginnings of a professional relationship that can pay handsome dividends over your career. Check out what Jason Alba of JibberJobber has to say in his article “Love Your Recruiter:” You know that if I had a few that I had relationships with, they would have been hunting for a job for me on the day I called them. But that is based on developing those relationships! Do me a favor… no, do yourself a favor. Go to recruiting.com and browse the posts there. Look for a recruiter that might fit you industry, or your personality. Or, Google for a recruiter in your area. The time to begin this relationship is NOW, not when you need it! [...]

  2. [...] Please take notice that I have added a running list of links to each of the articles in the series so that it is easier to navigate from one to another in the series.  I stole the idea from my friend Jason Alba over at JibberJobber.  He has a great series going on the Job Seeker’s Creed, which is well worth checking out.  So from now on, when I run a series, you will be able to look forward and backward to articles by looking for the running list at the bottom of each article. [...]

  3. [...] It isn’t very often that I get a chance to recommend a product to my audience of job seekers. Today, I’d like to take a few minutes to talk about a website that houses a set of career tools that I think any job seeker will find helpful. The website is JibberJobber and it is the brainchild of my friend Jason Alba. [No he isn’t related to Jessica Alba as I explained before] [...]

  4. [...] Yesterday a website owned by a pretty famous company, CNET, caught on to fact that Jason Alba over at Jibber Jobber has bulit a pretty powerful career tool. They could have just asked me. Congrats to Jason on the great exposure. [...]

  5. [...] Anyways, my pal Jason Alba, of Jibber Jobber has a Christmas present for everyone. Go to his site and read the article. In it he tells of how JibberJobber started and shares the original spreadsheet that started it all. If you don’t know what JibberJobber is, visit his main site, or check my article on it. [...]

  6. [...] The following article was contributed by Jason Alba. Jason is the Founder and CEO of JibberJobber.com. He has an BS in CIS and an MBA from Idaho State University. Jason has created a set of career management tools that are unique in the industry. Click here to sign up for free!. Jason is a prolific blogger who writes on topics of interest to the job seeker. Please visit his blog. And now without further adieu, here’s Jason!  [...]

  7. [...] Jason Alba [who everyone that reads here should already know ], founder and CEO of JibberJobber [and still no relation to Jessica] got tagged in a silly Internet game that has been going around for quite some time. Alex C. Rudloff, cofounder of Emurse.com, is the one who tagged Jason, so I guess I should ‘thank’ him as well:-D for helping give me the privilege of writing a blog post on Dec 20th with only 4 shopping days left till Christmas! [...]

  8. [...] After sending him an initial email response and getting a note back from him detailing sort of what his group is looking for, I had an idea. In between my first note and his return email I had read an article on Jason Alba’s (no relation to Jessica) JibberJobber Blog about "Chicken Lists" and it got me to thinking. See I don’t’ really have a chicken list. After starting in my very first recruiting role with MRI, I had spoken to and recruited about 20 CEO’s of various sized companies. In fact when we added up potential fees for their placement, my boss got the idea that restaurant recruiting might just be lucrative… but I digress. Anyway, I decided that since I wasn’t afraid to call Mike that I might just as well do it… now! So I did just that. Mike and I had a great conversation and I gave him an idea for investment into a chain or restaurant properties not far from his office. Both Mike and I were happy to make the other’s acquaintance and I’m sure that we will be doing business in the future. [...]

  9. [...] That’s it, those two things. In the restaurant industry, people who do those two things will have a long career which will be filled with opportunities for new positions of increased responsibility. Those people who don’t do those two things, will be the ones that are suddenly looking for a new job. If you are looking for restaurant jobs, check out our corporate website at http://www.cecsearch.com. If you are thinking about how to create some strength in your personal brand visit JibberJobber and sign up for a free account. [...]

  10. [...] After sending him an initial email response and getting a note back from him detailing sort of what his group is looking for, I had an idea. In between my first note and his return email I had read an article on Jason Alba’s (no relation to Jessica) JibberJobber Blog about "Chicken Lists" and it got me to thinking. See I don’t really have a chicken list. After starting in my very first recruiting role with MRI, I had spoken to and recruited about 20 CEO’s of various sized companies. In fact when we added up potential fees for their placement, my boss got the idea that restaurant recruiting might just be lucrative; but I digress. Anyway, I decided that since I wasn’t afraid to call Mike that I might just as well do it; now! So I did just that. Mike and I had a great conversation and I gave him an idea for investment into a chain of restaurant properties not far from his office. Both Mike and I were happy to make the other’s acquaintance and I’m sure that we will be doing business in the future. [...]

  11. [...] My friend Jason Alba of JibberJobber (see the end of the article) has asked a number of recruiters and professional resume writers and coaches to participate in critiquing a resume. I was asked to do it from a recruiter’s perspective and agreed at first to just be a judge of the final work. [...]

  12. [...] As a quick addition to the post that I prepared for Jason Alba’sResume Experiment, I thought that I would include an blind resume from a real candidate so that you could see how the principles that I outlined in my first post come together in the real world. [...]

  13. [...] First, whether it is 90 million or 9 million or 900,000, there are professionals there that can help you with your goals. ~ Jason Alba [...]



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