My 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 every day, Monday through Friday, since I started.
Having been laid off just 2 weeks after Christmas 2005 I started a very aggressive job search. I didn’t really know what I was doing, but I sure thought I did. I wasted at least 6 weeks doing things that I thought was common sense… but got no where. At that point I decided to pull back and figure out what I was doing wrong. That’s where this whole thing began.
I opened my tracking spreadsheet and it hit me – this would be an awesome tool for the average Joe Jobseeker. Since I 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 every 3 – 5 years, and that your network will play a critical role each time – that is why I consider it a tool to use forever.
I call JibberJobber a career toolset because it is more than a job search aid. It is a personal information manager, or 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 been personally rewarding. It has allowed me to share my thoughts and feelings, develop knew relationships, and initiate dialogue. I have heard from many of my users who have had the same experiences, from cutting my hand open to getting advice. I’m different from “the experts” in that I have not received any formal training, I’m not paid to help people find jobs, and I really don’t know how to make a good resume! I have gained an immense respect for these experts, and they have a story to tell. I hope you enjoy mine, as it comes straight from the heart, and my personal experiences.
Enjoy the blog, sign up on JibberJobber, and make sure you take control of your career!