What’s up our sleeve #JibberJobber

April 4th, 2016

Last week I sent this out to my LinkedIn Groups… 

A popular newsletter I sent out a while back had updates that were only 140 characters. Here’s big stuff we are working on, in 140 chars or less. Please email me (Jason@JibberJobber.com) if we can chat about anything below. Please note that #1 is U.S. only.

1. We have been onboarding sales reps for our new job board. I’m looking for people who are motivated by earning money. Email me for more.

2. I hired a UX designer who’s really taking JibberJobber to task. He’s focused on your needs. It’s exciting seeing what he’s coming up with!

3. I brought on a new developer. We have so much work to do, and this new developer should help us get more of the right stuff done, quicker.

4. Our mobile apps, version 1, are awesome. We want more feedback – please download them from the app store(s) and tell us how to improve.

5. My latest Pluralsight course, How to Talk to Business Leaders, will earn you TWO free weeks of JibberJobber premium through the weekend. Act now!

6. Our job board is live. I’m looking for recruiters and those who post jobs to learn more about this space. Please email me if we can talk.

7. At our core is STILL the job seeker, the person who feels disorganized and perhaps hopeless. We will always design with them (you) in mind.

As you can see, I tried to keep these points short. If you need more information, email me: Jason@JibberJobber.com. I’d love to talk.

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Jason Alba
:: http://JibberJobber.com – Organize your Job Search
:: http://JibberJobber.com/mobile – Mobile apps
:: http://www.jibberjobber.com/jp – Job postings
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:: Want to sell job postings for JibberJobber?
:: We’re hiring sales reps right now.
:: Ask me for more information.
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New Course, New Incentive (share this)

March 16th, 2016

I just shared this on my LinkedIn Groups:

Pluralsight just published my latest course: How to Speak to Business Leaders. The link is below.

I’m trying something new… instead of just one week of JibberJobber premium for watching this course, for the next two weeks, I’ll give you two weeks of JibberJobber premium. This is still on the honor system… all you do is turn on the Tracker, and click the “viewed” button twice (and you’ll get 14 days added to your JibberJobber account).

Take advantage of this special once, you get 14 days. Do it twice, you get almost a month. Do it 10 times, you get 140 days. The math is simple. I doubt you can listen to this course 10 times (lest you might go crazy hearing me talk about the same thing too much!) so check out any of the other 27 courses I have published – each of them gives you one week of Premium each time you watch it. Questions? Let me know.

To access the course FOR FREE, turn click this first link to turn on the tracker – it walks you through the 45 seconds it takes to set up a free 30 day Pluralsight account (no credit card required, no bait and switch!), and then you have access to all of my courses…

Turn on the tracker: http://www.jibberjobber.com/blog/2016/01/04/how-to-get-free-jibberjobber-and-your-30-day-pass-to-the-pluralsight-library/

The new course: https://app.pluralsight.com/library/courses/how-to-speak-to-business-leaders/table-of-contents

All of my courses: http://app.pluralsight.com/author/jason-alba

Feel free to share this with anyone and everyone, thank you!

Jason Alba
CEO of JibberJobber.com
Pluralsight Author

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Contract Sales Opportunity: Sell Job Postings to Employers for JibberJobber

March 14th, 2016

I recently announced I’m offering contract sales opportunities for salespeople with JibberJobber.  You can read my original announcement here.

In response to inquiries, I am putting together a document for people who ask for more information.  Let me know if you want this document… the questions I answer in this document include:

  • What is JibberJobber?
  • What is the opportunity?
  • Why might you want to do this?
  • What is the sales cycle?
  • How much can I make?
  • What is the sales price?
  • How can I get started – where do I go from here?
  • What is JibberJobber’s value proposition?
  • How is selling JJ Job postings different than selling monster, career, etc.?
  • But…I have never done sales… can I still do this?
  • Is there really a market for job postings?

Sound interesting?  Email me with a resume, your LinkedIn Profile, and seriously, try to sell yourself a little to me (aka, send me a cover letter, which could be the body of your email).

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New: The JibberJobber App for Android

February 25th, 2016

Yesterday I posted Announcement #1.  This is Announcement #2.

Today we released the Android app for JibberJobber.  If you are a JibberJobber user, please download this free app and let us know what you think.  The iOS app should be released soon, although Apple has a longer release process… so I really don’t know when that will be available.

Click here to see it.

This app is pretty cool.  We’ve worked on the design, development, and testing for months.  It’s also what I call “version 1.” The most important thing we need at this point is YOUR FEEDBACK.

If there is anything that doesn’t work right, or any part of the design that is not intuitive, or if there are features that you need/want, please let us know. Use the Contact page to let us know what we can do to improve (and, what you like).  Your feedback is critical so that we can make Phase II even better.

Here’s a direct link to the app in the Google Play store. Hopefully the app will be found in the store soon, but for now just use that link.

We’d appreciate any great rankings. If you have a problem with anything, please contact us immediately so we can get it fixed… that’s a lot more effective than leaving a rant or low rank on the app store.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Want to Work for JibberJobber?

February 24th, 2016

Over the last almost-ten years I have gotten many a resume and email asking what our openings were.  Frankly, there were none. But now there is.

Oh, while we’re talking about it, let me say that yes, last night we had a big release (which means my team has been working crazy hours developing, testing, debugging, etc.), where we enhanced our job postings (aka, job board).  This enhancement wasn’t what I would call monumental… that’s coming down the road. This was just a clean-up so that it was a lot easier to post a job on JibberJobber.

Companies can now post jobs on JibberJobber.

If you are ready now, mouse over Jobs, then click on Post a Job.  We’ll make this even easier in the coming weeks.

Wait… you mean to say that you didn’t even know you could post a job on JibberJobber?  Put your cool opportunities in front of our smart, engaged users?  Yeah, we’ve actually had that for a few years, but it was not done very well.  So we cleaned it up.  And we have some things that I think are revolutionary to the job search, job postings, and hiring process coming down the line.

There are two really big problems in my world (that is, the world of JibberJobber). Well, there are more than two, but I’m working on these two right now.

First, the job search process is broken.  Specifically, job postings and job boards are broken. Or as Nick Corcodilos says, ineffective.  Here’s a post that can make job seekers cry into their cheerios. Here’s an interview that is a must watch.  Why is job postings a multi-billion dollar industry if it doesn’t work very well?  It’s not going away… and I think I have some ideas that will increase the effectiveness for both job seekers and employers.  Stay tuned over the next few months.

Second, my users have needs.  You need money to pay your bills, and the gap on your resume isn’t getting any smaller.  If you are concerned about those two issues, then check out the link below.  I have spent the last few months designing a role for my users to sell job postings, make money, fill a gap on their resume, and more.  This is specifically designed for professionals in transition (or, JibberJobber users). As I’ve floated the idea past a good 40 people, I’ve been told that the commission structure is “very generous.”  If you are interested in this, I’m interested in talking to you.  Click the link below.

Want to work for JibberJobber? Check out Job Post Numero Uno.

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I Want To Empower You

February 15th, 2016

A few years ago I had an epiphany.  While doing some exercises on mission and vision for JibberJobber, and for yourself, I narrowed down my own mission and purpose to that of empowering YOU.

I created JibberJobber ten years ago because as a job seeker, I felt grossly unempowered.

I wrote my book, I’m on LinkedIn – Now What???, because I felt unempowered and confused with LinkedIn.

I worked hard to get 30 day passes to Pluralsight for my users, and reward you for learning, because knowledge can be empowering.

Everything I’ve done in the last 10 years have been because of things I’ve seen where we, as job seekers (and I believe we are all job seekers, even if we are “happily employed”), can have more personal empowerment.  Where we just need a bit more knowledge, or a bit more tools.

Soon, I will announce another movement to empower you.  This announcement will give you a bit more knowledge, and a bit more tools, but more, it will give you significant opportunity.

We will give you the opportunity to earn money.

We will give you the opportunity to fill a gap on your resume.

We will give you the opportunity to develop your soft skills.

We will give you the opportunity to network differently.

This opportunity is not a handout. Instead, it is an opportunity that meets you where you are, and relies on you to work.  But I know you aren’t afraid of that.

We’ve been working on this for years, and have been designing and developing this for months. Stay tuned for a full announcement, hopefully this week…!

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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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