JibberJobber Mobile: Getting Closer

January 18th, 2016

Some of you know that we have been working on a native mobile application… it’s been in testing since the end of December and my QA team is doing a great job of finding issues before we release it.  Undoubtedly, you’ll find some issues once we release it, but we’re doing the best we can to minimize that.

This is Phase I of the mobile app, and I expect to make upgrades to it all year.

So there you go – a quick update :) You can still navigate on a web browser to m.JibberJobber.com and see the web-optimized mobile interface.

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“You should go into sales for a year or two!” (advice from my brother)

December 28th, 2015

After I lost my job my brother gave me that advice.  Sales, for a year or two. Learn how to sell, learn what sales is, hone your people skills. No matter what I would do after that one or two years, I would use those skills for the rest of my career.

Really, it was brilliant advice.  I had spent years focusing on “hard skills,” technology, my degrees, working in my field… but I really hadn’t paid much attention to my soft skills.

I wasn’t too rough around the edges, and my nature was such that I would do fine in many settings.

But I was never educated in formal sales.  Part art, part science, sales was something that was really for someone else… not me.

I liked his advice but chose a different path.

Now, almost 10 years into my journey with JibberJobber, I wish I had a couple of years of sales under my belt. I wish I understood what it takes to be a successful salesperson.  I wish I had been on a sales team, and had the experience of closing big deals. Salespeople get the highs and the lows, and work through it all with a goal in mind.  I was at lunch with a sales professional who said that sales is all about daily discipline. Discipline to make those phone calls, send those emails, do whatever paperwork and stuff you had to do to make closing the sale feel really, really easy for the customer.

I haven’t had that experience.  But I wish I would have.

In 2016, I want to offer that experience to some of my JibberJobber users.  I’ve already been in talks with people who might be on my sales team.  People who have been in a professional sales capacity.  People who have sold millions of dollars of things, or sold to many hundreds of customers.

I’ve been asking a lot of questions, and doing a lot of listening. I’m soaking it all up.

The plans are still in the making, but I hope that this starts in January.  I find myself vacillating between “this is the most amazing idea ever :) ” to “this will never work :( “… I know that I have to do this, and I want to EMPOWER my JibberJobber users.

I have a great idea, some great plans, and A LOT OF QUESTIONS. I have a lot of details to figure out, and we are still working on the product that we’ll sell.

I hope that doing this, and giving people the opportunity (which I’ll outline later), will somehow make up for me not taking my brother’s advice almost ten years ago.

Here’s to an interesting 2016!

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Can You Help? Feedback on 30 Days to up and Running JibberJobber Guide

September 28th, 2015

We have been working on a new feature in JibberJobber to help YOU feel more confident about JibberJobber, and use the right features to help you accomplish your goals.

Why?

Because too many people login to JibberJobber with a hope that we can help them, but they get to the front page and think “uh-oh… I don’t know were to start! This looks too complicated?”

And then they go back to their 1900′s solution of a very ineffective spreadsheet, thinking that the sophistication of JibberJobber is reserved for people who are smarter than they are.

Over the years we’ve been introducing various things to help you get up running on JibberJobber, and feel like this is YOUR system, and it WILL work for you.  The latest thing we’re rolling out is a 30 day email series to help YOU.

The technology is in place.  The emails have been written.  We’ve tested it internally and are ready to have you give us your feedback.

Whether you have logged in 3,000 times, or you haven’t ever signed up on JibberJobber, would you please sign up on this email series, and then let us know how it goes?

We want any and all feedback, including:

The Technical

  • Are you getting the emails in your inbox (or, are they going to your spam folder?)
  • Does the formatting in the email look okay, or does it look messed up? (in other words, is it clean?)
  • Do you feel you are getting the emails are weird times of the day?

The Human

  • Are the messages too short? (our goal is to have SHORT messages that you can act on each day, and not feel like it’s too much to (a) read or (b) do)
  • Are the messages written well? Are there any typos, grammar issues, etc.?
  • Do the daily tasks seem like they are too much?  Or too little?
  • Do you think this would help someone who is trying to make heads or tails of getting started and getting value out of JibberJobber?

Anything else?

We hope to roll this out to the masses soon, but I would love to get some candid feedback from you before we do… Please send any feedback to me (Jason@JibberJobber.com) or through the Contact Us system.

Here’s how you do it (this will be more automated, and less hidden, once we are ready to roll it out to everyone):

  1. Login to JibberJobber
  2. Click on Account from the main menu
  3. Click on the tab “Mailing Lists”
  4. Click on the only one on that page: New User: First 30 Days Jumpstart
  5. Click the blue Save button.

You should get the first email the day you sign up, and then each morning for the next 29 days you should get the next one in the series.

Thank you!

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Welcome UK and Beepjob Users!

September 17th, 2015

Beepjob is a search engine originating in France, and offering services to UK users.  Yesterday they wrote a post titled 5 online tools for a successful job search. Here are the 5 tools listed (more explanation at the link).

  1. Google (including Google Maps and Google alerts)
  2. LinkedIn
  3. Glassdoor
  4. National Career Website (which is a government service)
  5. JibberJobber!!!

There you go – five great tools to help you in your job search!

 

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Working on a Team: How to be a Better Team Player (New Course)

July 21st, 2015

A few weeks ago my latest Pluralsight course went live.  It is titled Working on a Team.  Here’s what one person said about it on Twitter:

This course has three modules:

  • Understanding Team Dynamics (45 minutes)
  • Tactics to Become an Excellent Team Contributor (29 minutes)
  • Working with Difficult People  (29 minutes)

Remember, you can get free access to this course (if you haven’t done the 30 day code yet), and every time you watch this course (or any Jason Alba course) you get another seven days of premium JibberJobber.  Watch this short video to learn how to get access and how to claim your additional seven days (per Jason Alba course watched):

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Beyond Networking: St. Louis, MO Speaking Tomorrow!

July 20th, 2015

Tomorrow (Tuesday) I’ll be in St. Louis, speaking at the morning meeting of Beyond Networking STL.  I’m excited to be in Missouri again… it’s been a long time since I’ve been in beautiful Missouri! I’m excited to share the message I have with this group of professionals. This is the twelfth of thirteen presentations on this speaking tour.  One more and then I’ll be home!

Beyond Networking STL meets on Tuesdays, 9:00 am to 11:30 am, at the Salem United Methodist Church (1200 S Lindbergh Blvd, St Louis, MO 63131).  See you there?

 

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The Virginia Job Search Presentation

July 14th, 2015

Tonight I’m at one of my favorite places to talk with job seekers: The McLean Bible Church (Career Network Ministry), as part of my 2015 Speaking Tour.  This will be presentation #10 and #11 of this tour.  I’m super excited to come back to the Career Network Ministry, and share my message of hope and inspiration, ideas and tactics.  Here’s hoping that I can touch someone’s life tonight.

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The Maryland Job Search Presentation

July 13th, 2015

Today I’m presenting twice at POAC.  POAC is forward-thinking state sponsored outplacement services for professional level Maryland residents (that is my description).  Very cool and smart people offering great services… at no cost for Maryland residents.

I can’t remember how many times I’ve spoken here over the years, but it’s one of my favorite places to speak.  The audience will be different than those in Madison (WI) and Cincinnati (OH) and in Rochester (NY). More government and contractor types, helping federal agendas and big D.C. organizations. In reality, the needs of the audience are the same: Principle-based job search and career management advice, tips, and tactics. Much like what I talked about in Madison.

Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new friends today!

 

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Speaking Tour 2015

June 23rd, 2015

Here’s a rough map of my road trip this summer. The yellow asterisks are where I’ll be speaking (some areas will have multiple presentations). This is a trip from Utah to Utah… with a bunch of states in-between :)  Below the image you’ll see details of my presentations… Please come if you can, and let your contacts know about these presentations!

roadtrip2015_map

Tuesday June 30 from 5:00 to 6:30 - Madison, Wisconsin

Career Management 2.0 (more info)

21 North Park Street, Madison, WI

RSVP here

 Tuesday July 7 from 10:00 to 11:00 Job Search Focus Group - Cincinnati, OH

Career Management 2.0 (more info)

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church

1345 Grace Avenue (corner of Grace and Observatory Avenue), Cincinnati, OH 45208

Wednesday July 8 from 9:30 – 11:00 The August GroupRochester, NY

Career Management 2.0 (more info)

(location coming soon)

Wednesday July 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 RochesterWorks! - Rochester, NY

Career Management 2.0 (more info)

255 North Goodman, Rochester, NY

Wednesday July 8 from 6:00 – 7:30 Fairport Library (note, different address!) - Rochester, NY

Career Management 2.0 (more info)

(location coming soon)

Thursday July 9 from 9:00 to noon RochesterWorks! – Waterloo, NY

Career Management   (extended version)

 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo, NY  13165

Thursday July 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 RochesterWorks! - Rochester, NY

Getting More Out of LinkedIn (more info)

255 North Goodman, Rochester, NY

Monday July 13 from 11:00 to 1:30 POACColumbia, MD

Career Management 2.0  (extended version) (more info)

(You have to register through POAC)

Monday July 13 from 3:00 to 5:30 POACColumbia, MD

Career Management 2.0  (extended version) (more info)

(You have to register through POAC)

Tuesday July 14 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 Career Network Ministry / McLean Bible Church (Tysons) – Vienna, VA

LinkedIn for Job Seekers + Career Management 2.0

8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA

Tuesday July 21 from 9am to 11:30 Beyond Networking  STL Saint Louis,MO

Career Management 2.0  (more info)

1200 S Lindbergh Blvd, St Louis, MO 63131 (Salem United Methodist Church)

Thursday July 23 from 4:00 to 6:00 Jewish Family Services – Kansas City, MO

LinkedIn for Job Seekers + Career Management 2.0

(location coming soon)

This trip is going to be AWESOME!!!

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Announcing: The Getting Started in JibberJobber Video Series!

April 10th, 2015

I’m excited to finally get this project to a point where I can announce it – I’ve been thinking about it for way too long, and this week I finally made it a priority!  This should help a lot of people “get started” on JibberJobber.  If you recommend JibberJobber to friends, family, job clubs, etc., point them here!  You get here by clicking on Videos, and then it’s right up at the top.

Since October of last year the Focus Friday calls have been structured so that they were in order for someone new to get off on the right foot.  I’ve taken those videos and removed the Q&A, and reduced the time to considerably less than what is in the Focus Friday series… and put them in the right order.

When you come to the Getting Started page you’ll see them numbered so it’s easy to keep track of where you left off. You can also see which videos you have seen.

Confused about what to do next in JibberJobber?  Start watching the short videos, in order.

Want help on specific functionality in JibberJobber?  Scroll through the list of topics and pick the one that will help you get unstuck.

As of right now, the videos are (each week we should add another topic):

  • Getting Started: Introduction (1)
  • Getting Started: Overwhelmed? Watch this! (1.5)
  • Getting Started: Homepage & Widgets (2)
  • Getting Started: Setting Up Tags (3)
  • Getting Started: Log Entries and Action Items (6)
  • Getting Started: Verifying Action Items and Log Entries Got In (7)
  • Getting Started: Log Entries and Action Item List Panel (8)
  • Getting Started: Optimizing the List Panel (9)
  • Getting Started: Managing Duplicates (10)
  • Getting Started: Exporting from LinkedIn (11)
  • Getting Started: Importing from a CSV File (12)
  • Getting Started: Recurring Action Items (13)
  • Getting Started: Calendar Views (14)
  • Getting Started: Interview Prep (15)
  • Getting Started: Job Description Analysis (16)
  • Getting Started: Events on Jobs (17)
  • Getting Started: The Job Journal (18)

The “viewed” shows whether you have watched it or not:

jibberjobber-getting-started_homepage

Do you have requests for other topics? Let me know!

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