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JibberJobber Enhancements: Last Night’s Release and Updates

August 22nd, 2014

Last night my team did a release, which means they updated JibberJobber with new and improved “stuff.”  I’ve been talking about this release for a long time, but it got stuck in the QA process as my QA team has been intent on releases without bugs.

Just minutes after the release an outplacement firm in Australia emailed me and said “Nice work – looks great!”  This is just minutes after the release… it was pretty cool that someone noticed that quick! I asked him what he noticed, and it is exactly what I want to blog about today.  Below this list of enhancements that will impact you is a list from my QA team, reporting what has been fixed/released.

Thing One: Action Item Notifier (on top-left of every screen)

This is an enhancement that really enriches your experience with JibberJobber.  Now, on every page, you’ll be able to see how many Action Items you have pending in the next two weeks.  This makes JibberJobber more of a follow-up tool.  I talk about “follow-up” and “nurturing relationships” a lot… and we’ve provided tools and reports for you to see what you have coming up, but this is the most blatant, in-your-face enhancement to show you exactly what you have so things don’t slip through the cracks.  You’ve probably already noticed this, when you login, on the top-left:

jibberjobber_action_item_notifier

The “6″ means that I have six Action Items coming up in the next two weeks.  Click on that little icon and you will see those six Action Items in this view:

jibberjobber_action_item_notifier_2

Here are some things to help you get more value out of this widget:

#1 – this allows you to click and drag to resize this view.

#2 – this closes (or, hides) the widget.

#3 – notices each Action Item is listed with a checkbox to the left… that way you can close multiple Action Items at once, or you can print one report with all that you have checked. (NOTE: You can close or edit each one… when you mouse over an Action Item, icons will appear on the right to close or edit)

#4 – these are the actions you can take for each of the checked Action Items. For example, click on three of them, then click the close icon (the clock), and those three will be closed.  Easy.

This enhancement should make your JibberJobber experience much richer!

Thing Two: The Log Entry and Action Item screen is cleaned up. 

We removed some of the superfluous wording and white space, and made it more compact.  This should make it easier to add a Log Entry.  This was a small, marginal change, but I think the impact will be big, and make it easier for you to create Log Entries and Action Items.

Notice we moved much of the “stuff” (create an Action Item, associate this to other Contacts, Companies and Jobs, etc.) to the bottom.  It works pretty much the same, but it’s just cleaner.

jibberjobber_log_entry_action_item_window

To create a Log Entry, simply put in a date, the title, and the details/comments.  To create an Action Item, or associate Contacts, Companies and/or Jobs, simply click on the icons on the bottom.  Cleaner, more intuitive, easier.

Thing Three: more use of the width of your monitor

This is the first of a few changes to use more of your monitor.  A while back we did a UI “enhancement” which left, for some wide monitors, a few inches of white space on each side.  I hated that… JibberJobber needs space!  So we opened up the List Panels and then extend from one end to another, without inches of wasted white space.  There is still more to do here, and we’re working on it.  This was just the first step.

Other Things: This is the list from my QA team. It might not make sense to you, but it’s all important stuff.

  • Import contacts (bug with companies): there was an issue when you imported Contacts, with Companies, but the Companies didn’t import and associate right.  This should be fixed.
  • Bug of custom fields on Jobs (reported by Chris R)
  • Bug on IE uploading images: apparently Internet Explorer was having issues with the super cool way we bring in images on a Contact or Company.
  • Bug on email2log (when was adding the secret email as other contact): Sometimes when you used the Email2Log feature, JibberJobber would create a new record for your own ultra-secretive email address… which was not supposed to happen.  This is now resolved.
  • Bug on email2log (about formatting): In a prior release we kind of goofed up… some of your Log Entries created by the Email2Log feature stripped spaces between paragraphs.  This made the Log Entry look all bunched up.  This is now fixed.
  • Change of wording to Coach Dashboard: We are going to change a lot of the functionality here, but for now we needed to change this from My Coach Landing Page to Coach Dashboard.  Very small change but will make it more intuitive. This is for anyone who coaches others, or is an accountability partner.
  • “Log Entries and Action Items Report” To remember the session variables: when you customize the Log Entries and Action Item report, we didn’t save your preferences… we are now.
  • Allow edit on Log Entry view in the shadow box: when you opened a Log Entry to “view,” there wasn’t much more you could do than view or print.  Now you can easily edit it from right there.
  • Pre-populate fields correctly when I add a Contact after a search: on my weekly webinars I noticed that if I did a search for a Contact that doesn’t exist, like searching for “Fiiiiiirst Naaaaame,” I would click “add Contact” and then it would enter it in all lower-case.  This was a pain because I’d have to change the first letter to upper-chase each time.  Bleh.  This is now fixed.  Another really small enhancement, but you can see the level of detail we’re going for.
  • New interface on import contacts from file: We spent a lot of time cleaning this up and making it more intuitive.  It’s still not the most intuitive thing in the world, but it’s getting closer.  
  • Bug with payments of one year with Paypal: we had a problem with people who upgraded for one year on Paypal… the system wasn’t recognizing the upgrade and they sometimes emailed us (before we could manually upgrade them) asking “WHAT THE HECK?”  This was an issue of trust… if you pay us money, and you don’t get upgraded, what else won’t work??  Fixing this non-high-profile bug allows you to trust us more.
  • Minor wordings and change of tool tips throughout the system: when you mouse over things, we cleaned up the little messages you see.
This release represents “about 25-30 work orders,” and I’m sure we came up with another 50 things to fix, clean, or change since we started this last project :)

Have things you would like to see?  Let us know!

 

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Organize Your Job Search: Action Item vs Log Entry

August 20th, 2014

This morning on the weekly user webinar we talked about the difference between Log Entries and Action Items.  It might seem obvious to you, but I’ve been asked about this a lot lately.  So here’s how we see the two:

A Log Entry might be notes on a conversation I had with someone.  For example, let’s say that you call me and we talk for thirty minutes… I’m going to create a Log Entry and store any information that I might want later.  I might say how long we talked (there’s a big difference between a three minute call and a thirty minute call), what we talked about, and what I learned from our call.  I might record specific questions I asked, if I did a good job asking questions.  I might record what your demeanor was, and if you seem to be someone I want to continue a relationship with.

That’s about it… just recording information.

If I found an article about you, or your company, I might create a Log Entry with the link to the article, and maybe even the full text of the article (you never know when things disappear). If I have a thought about you, which turns out to be something I need to record, I might create a Log Entry… even though we didn’t talk or communicate!

I create an Action Item when I need to do something, like “follow-up on the resume I sent in,” or “email John and see how he is doing,” etc.  An Action Item is something I need to do, and I want a reminder of it.  In a job search and in networking it’s easy to list things, whether they are just informational or something to do later, but if we aren’t prompted to do them, we can really fail in our activities.

The way I create an Action Item is to create a Log Entry, and then put a “due date” on it.  For example, I talked to John about xyz (that is the Log Entry), and I need to call him next Friday (that is the Action Item).  Once a Log Entry has an Action Item due date, I have a reminder to follow-up on it.

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My favorite way to create Log Entries is the Email2Log feature, which allows me to create a Log Entry just by BCC’ing an email to the server.  Watch the video on this Email2Log blog post to learn more.

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Follow-Up Requires Organization: JibberJobber, the Job Search Organizer

August 19th, 2014

In my Career Management 2.0 presentation I have a slide that prompts me to quote Keith Ferrazzi, saying that “if you want to be better than 95% of [your competition], all you need to do is follow-up.”

He says that 95% of people don’t follow-up.  You can really stand out if you are part of the five out of hundred people who do.

In yesterday’s post (on how to get networking introductions), Hunter Walk’s point #4 is to make sure you follow-up with the person who made the introduction.  In point #5 he says that you should continually follow-up with the people who give you introductions.

Why do 95 out of 100 not do this?

Because we are not organized…..!

You know how it is: we get too many business cards, we try to manage inbox zero (while having 2,000 messages in our inbox), we find out about new people all the time, we go to conferences, we see cool people on LinkedIn that we really want to have a chat with… after a while we are drowning in information overload, where it has accumulates to a point where it’s hard to remember who is who, and why anyone is important.

You think your email inbox is going to manage it all, but finding anything in Outlook will cause great intellectual and emotional distress.  Searching for conversation information, contact information, and information to put the relationship into context will require that you look through 50 emails and try and piece it all together.  It’s really simply undoable.  Even with Gmail, the king of search.  It’s really a matter of using the right tool for the job at hand, and an email client is not a relationship manager.

Unorganized, lost, drowning, we don’t follow-up.  It’s too hard to figure out.

Even job seekers, who are hypersensitive to following-up, and really want to do this relationship thing right, get confused.  It’s embarrassing when you can’t remember who someone is, especially if they totally remember you.  It’s unprofessional to not know what people (especially recruiters) are calling you for. You sound disinterested, and probably like the wrong candidate.

JibberJobber is a job search organizer and a relationship manager for YOU. It is one more piece of the puzzle.  It might be a fundamental piece, and definitely has been the missing piece.  When I think of where JibberJobber fits in, it’s at the center of all of your other tools: job boards, email systems, networking meetings, phone calls, introductions, etc.  All relationships, contacts, and many communications can come back to this central point – like a hub in your networking wheel.

What are you waiting for?  Get organized, follow-up better and more, and get your career management under control with JibberJobber!  To learn how, jump on a user webinar.

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The New Job Search App

August 14th, 2014

JibberJobber.com is a job search app.  Many, many years ago, close to the 1900′s (2006, to be precise), JibberJobber.com was launched to help people organize a job search.

What does organize a job search mean?  Anyone who’s been in a job search for more than a week knows that it can be a long, harrowing process.  The delusions of grandeur they once had, and the expectations of finding a job faster than the competition, quickly erode as they don’t get interviews, their resumes get lost in the “resume black hole,” and their self esteem erodes to the point where they believe they don’t deserve network introductions.

Forcing yourself to meet new people, listing new companies you learn about, and applying to jobs (whether you do it on their pathetic online submission form, or you send a resume in to someone at the company) takes a lot of work.  Before you know it, you are inundated with “data” from all sides – names of companies, phone numbers, dates of application, when you should follow-up, who introduced you to who, what you need to do today, etc.  You start out organizing all of this with a spreadsheet, and then learn that your “system” is a house of cards… and you start to miss follow-up opportunities.  You need something more, and the career counselors at the school you went to who recommend a paper-based form that you print out and fill in all of the sudden lose credibility.  (yes, this happens all the time. Even in 2014.)

When you are more organized, you are in more control.  No longer does the recruiter at the other end of the phone hear you respond to their call with this: “Sorry, what company?  I don’t remember applying there.”  Put yourself in the place of the recruiter… when you say that you sound disinterested.  Lost.  Disorganized.  Not exactly what they were hoping they would hear when they called to see if you were still interested in the company they are recruiting for.

Imagine if you said “can you hold on a minute?  I need to find my notes…” and then you do a quick search for (a) the recruiter’s name, or (b) the company name, or (c) the job title you applied to, or (d) anything else that quickly comes to mind.  This quick search, and the results, can get your mind in the right place to have the right conversation.  Even if it is a company you don’t remember applying to.

When you are organized, you are managing your job search.  Too many job seekers let their job search manage them.

JibberJobber is the app you want when you start a job search.  Get started on the right foot, organized from the beginning.  Don’t try to create your own organizational system, wasting days or months setting up a spreadsheet, or switching from one system to another.  Jump in, get and stay organized, and be in control.  While we aren’t new to the world, we are new to job seekers.  If you have a friend who is in a job search, let him or her know about JibberJobber.  As one of my early users said, JibberJobber is my virtual assistant.  You don’t have to go it alone – leverage JibberJobber as one of the most useful apps in your job search.

Bonus: you probably realize that this won’t be your last job search… if you start using JibberJobber, you’ll have your own personal tool that holds all of this rich data (contact info, job titles, past discussions, etc.) for the next job search.  And the next job search.  And every job search from here on.  How empowering is it to not have to start from the beginning every single time!

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LinkedIn Messaging Part II: The Dangers of Asynchronous Communication (including email)

August 13th, 2014

Yesterday I wrote a post titled Why You Shouldn’t Message Me On LinkedIn. The main argument was LinkedIn’s lack of auto-reply feature, which means that even if I set up a vacation message in my email, I can’t do that in my LinkedIn messaging system (aka, inbox). Note to LinkedIn: if you are going to “fix” that, please let me also create an “email signature”…!

Anyway, in the comments, Lamar asks about sending gmail messages, and getting those bounce back. He argues that his gmail activity is less reliable then sending messages via LinkedIn…

SO WHAT IS THE RIGHT ANSWER?  

Let me clarify that I’m not solely talking about technological success (whether the message you sent was actually received in the person’s inbox).  I’m talking about whether the reader will actually see the message.  Having something sent to the mailbox, but filed in spam or junk, is a failure.  In my opinion, sending something to someone’s Gmail account and having it not be in the Primary tab is a failure.  I use the Gmail corporate service for my JibberJobber email, and I find that too often my @JibberJobber emails are not received by the recipient, because their email spam filters don’t like Gmail’s DNS servers (and perhaps other things that Gmail is doing).  That is lame and unfortunate… Gmail should clean that up. BUT, there are too many factors (like the 3rd party email blacklists, which sometimes are created by some shady guy with no ethics and a chip on his shoulder, working in a poorly lit apartment with energy drinks and empty pizza boxes strewn around his lonely room).  Nothing you can do about that.  Too bad corporations give his input any value :(

In communicating with a human being, though, the real issue comes down to asynchronous communication.

Has anyone ever said something like “why didn’t you do that think I asked you to do?  I texted you!

Um, maybe because I didn’t get the text?!?!

But I texted you!

Sounds like a weak argument, doesn’t it?

When you really need communication to happen, you need to confirm it happened.  Just because you texted someone doesn’t mean that (a) their phone registered the text, and (b) they say the text.

One definition of asynchronous is “not occurring at the same time.”  That, my friends, is text, email, LinkedIn messaging, etc.

In a face-to-face conversation (or phone call, chat, etc.) you have someone who says something, and someone else who can respond immediately.  Even if it is through body language, the response, or the conversation, is “occurring at the same time.”

If you want to know if someone heard you, you can ask “did you hear me?”

If you want to know if someone saw your text/email/message, you could ask them.  Or you could wait for them to respond.  But you can’t assume that any asynchronous communication is going to be received and read (much less responded to) immediately.

Check out this quote, in an article talking about asynchronous communication:

“Sometimes people have to wait hours, days, and even weeks to get a response to a message or feedback…”

It really doesn’t matter what method of asynchronous communication you use, there will always be the element of a gamble (did the user get the message??).

In yesterday’s post, I recommended you not send me a message through LinkedIn, if you really want to get a response from me (or have me see your message).  But really, any other method, except face-to-face, will have similar risks.  I just find that my email is much more reliable than the LinkedIn messaging system, and how my email system interacts with it.

Which gamble are you going to take?

And how can you ensure your communications are being received and responded to?

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Why You Shouldn’t Message Me On LinkedIn

August 12th, 2014

Last week I was out of the office all week.  Two weeks earlier I was out for an entire week.  I was at camps with my kids and really didn’t have access to anything online.

I dutifully set up my “out of office” messages in my two main email systems, knowing that anyone who sent me an email would have known that I would take a few days to get back to them.  Unfortunately, I got a number of messages through LinkedIn’s messaging system… and those people didn’t get any message to let them know I was unavailable.

They just got radio silence.  Sounds an awful lot like being ignored.  Or that I don’t care to respond.

LinkedIn is cool, for sure.  But it’s not the only tool you should use.  Use email, or the phone, but don’t solely message people through LinkedIn.

If you don’t know someone’s email address, GET IT.  If you have it, USE IT.

The other reason I suggest you don’t use LinkedIn for primary or important messaging (if you aren’t doing important messaging, don’t send the message!) is because messages from LinkedIn don’t get in front of me very often.  A while back Google (Gmail) decided they needed to sift my email into three groups (they could have just named tabs 2 and 3 SPAM, right?):

gmail_buckets

Guess where I spend most of my time?

The “Primary” box.

Guess where your LinkedIn message goes?

NOT the “Primary” box.

Don’t use Gmail, so that’s not an issue?  I suggest you check out your spam or junk folder, and see how many LinkedIn messages are in there.  That should be proof enough that you shouldn’t depend on LinkedIn for sending messages.

Want to get on my radar?  EMAIL ME directly.

Sending me a message through LinkedIn is a gamble.

How about you?

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LinkedIn Videos update: 4 new videos on writing “Posts” (aka, articles)

July 30th, 2014

I just sent the message below to members of my JibberJobber group on LinkedIn.  If you are not a member, click here to join.  (this is slightly edited for this blog post)

Today I finished creating and editing four new videos to help you understand the (fairly) new Posts feature in LinkedIn. This used to be the “influencer” privilege, which very few people had access to. I think everyone has the feature now, though…. hence the addition to the LinkedIn for Job Seekers streaming video series.These four videos are a part of the LinkedIn for Job Seekers Fourth Edition series… if you have any questions about LinkedIn, go to this page and see what the videos.  The new video clips are:

  • Posts: Introduction (and writing your first post)
  • Posts: Rich text and formatting to your articles
  • Posts: Two important tips to have better articles
  • Posts: Conclusion and wrap-up

If you have a request for additional videos for this series, let me know.

The series is priced at $50. To get access, first get a JibberJobber account, then go here, and you’ll be able to purchase the streaming version.

If you want $11 off, get the one year upgrade on JibberJobber (only $60), and then add the LinkedIn videos for only $39 more.

IF YOU ARE A COACH, work in outplacement, or at a career center, and you are licensing this series already, your clients should have access to them. (if you, or they, have problems, refer them to the Contact Us page, or to Liz)

If you want information on bulk purchasing, and you are a coach, resume writer, in outplacement, a recruiter, etc, please use the Contact form to ask for more information.

Thank you, and have a great day!

Jason Alba
CEO – www.JibberJobber.com
Author – I’m on LinkedIn – Now What???

Let us know if you have any questions!

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How To: Email2Log: What to do when you forget to use this killer JibberJobber feature

July 16th, 2014

I recently got an email from a user asking something to this effect:

“What can I do when I forget to use the Email2Log when I sent someone an email?  Do I have to copy and paste the email into a Log Entry now?”

I don’t think I’ve addressed this in a blog post before.  This is a great enhancement to your workflow, and it doesn’t require copy and paste.  Here’s a scenario:

  1. Identify the email I want to get into JibberJobber. I send have an email in my inbox (that I am not going to reply to), or my sent box (that I already sent, and forgot to use Email2Log — OOPS!).
  2. Send the email to JibberJobber.  Now you simply FOWARD the email to your ultra-secretive Email2Log email address.  You don’t have to send it to anyone else…. just your Email2Log address… and make sure there is a line anywhere in the email that says “contacts:[emailaddress]”  Note that you can have multiple email addresses there (as well as names, to create new Contacts).  See the images below on how I do this quickly and easily from an email in my inbox.

It is as EASY as that! (pictures below)

Remember, what we are doing here is (a) taking the email and making it a Log Entry under every record that matches an email address in the “contacts:______,______,etc.” line, and (b) creating new Contact records for those email addresses that don’t match an existing Contact records.

In other words, let’s say I get an email from someone (a recruiter) who is not in my JibberJobber database, and she cc’s 3 other people (2 colleagues and the hiring manager at a company).  I reply back saying “I’d love to come into an interview on Thursday – thank you!”  But OOPS, I forgot to bcc my Email2Log email address… do I have to go into JibberJobber and manually (1) enter four new Contact records, and then (2) copy and paste the email thread to each of those four new records?  Ugh… that will take like 10 minutes :(

Well, there is a much easier, faster, convenient way to create those new Contacts, and Log Entries!  Here’s how (I’m using an email I sent to myself yesterday as the oops email):

Step 1:  Just forward the email to your Email2Log address…

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Step 2: Put Contacts: on any line (I do the first line, but it can be anywhere (even after the Log End Line)), and then delete everything up to the email address (this almost always show if you are forwarding an email).

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Step 3: (optional) Put any other names and email addresses on this Contact: line, with a comma between each record. In this example I added my JibberJobber.com email address, even though it wasn’t in the original email:

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That is it.  Send this, and it only goes to JibberJobber (not anyone else, unless you put other address in the To, CC or BCC), it will create new Contact records (if they aren’t already in), and add the email as a Log Entry to every address that is in the (a) TO: field, (b) CC: field, and (c) contacts: line (in the body).

Once you figure this out, it can take just a few seconds to do this, and it is AWESOME!

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How To: Word Cloud and Key Word Analysis of Job Descriptions and Resumes (on JibberJobber)

July 15th, 2014

Many years ago I heard about the brilliant idea of pasting your resume, or a job description, into a word cloud generator to get an analysis of what words and phrases were commonly used.  We now have a tool to help you do this type of analysis in JibberJobber.  What we have now is Phase I of a bigger project, with some really cool and useful enhancements in the planning stage.

This type of reporting and analysis can help you create better resumes, and prepare for interviews better.  If I had an interview I was preparing for, I would do this analysis on ten jobs with the same titles and then compare, side-by-side, what the analysis shows me.  Smarter resumes, smarter cover letters, smarter interviews, smarter networking dialogs… it all comes from understanding better what companies are looking for.

Below is how our word cloud stuff works (this is all on the Jobs Detail Page – I would create a “Job” record of just my resume, and do the same analysis of my resume as I would of a job description):

First, put a Job into JibberJobber.  You can see this is for a Senior Systems Analyst / release Manager:

jibberjobber_wordcloud_analysis_feature

Then, scroll down on the Detail Page (the page after you save the job, not the Add/Edit page), and you’ll see these three tabs (right above the Log Entries area):

jibberjobber_wordcloud_analysis_feature_2

The first tab is for Notes, which is what we have in the other Detail Pages, and what we’ve had in JibberJobber since 2006.  The second tab is where you paste the Job Description, which is a simple Copy/Paste from LinkedIn, Indeed, Monster, Dice, etc.  The third tab is where you will see the Word Cloud, and other analysis (see below).

Here’s what a Job Description looks like, pasted into the second tab (NOTE that double-clicking on the tab will allow you to add/edit the Notes, and add (paste) a Job Description):

jibberjobber_wordcloud_analysis_feature_3

Now that we have a job description in, we can click on the third tab, and see the Word Cloud (first tab), and the Analysis.  Here’s what the Word Cloud looks like… notice I can change the output to different types of word clouds, and I can show x% of the top words/phrases:

jibberjobber_wordcloud_analysis_feature_4

So that’s it – that is what most word cloud systems let you do (afaik).  The next thing we do is show you a simple statistical analysis, under the Analysis tab:

jibberjobber_wordcloud_analysis_feature_5

NOTE the last line in this image (there more more below this one) is TWO words… we allow you to create multi-word “phrases (see more below), as well as blacklist words or phrases, in the last two tabs.

So, click on the Phrases tab and you can see that we can force phrases – if “computer systems” are two words right next to each other, we force them to be a phrase, instead of making computer one word and systems another word… pretty cool way to “clean up” the results:

jibberjobber_wordcloud_analysis_feature_6

We can also blacklist words, like and or the or something else we don’t need to see in the analysis.  This also helps clean up the analysis:

jibberjobber_wordcloud_analysis_feature_7

SO that’s it’s for Phase I.  There are some REALLY COOL features that I want to introduce in Phase II… stay tuned!  If you have any requests to enhance this analysis and reporting, let me know: Jason at JibberJobber dot com – thanks!

Note: I don’t blog about that because my competitors like to read my blog posts to see what we’re up to, and see what they can squeeze into their system…

 

 

 

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job title, keywords or company
city, state or zip jobs by job search

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Relationship Management for the Job Search (vs. Job Search Organizer)

July 9th, 2014

What’s the difference between relationship management for a job seeker and a job search organizer?

You know JibberJobber is a job search organizer.

What I learned, early in my job search, is that the job search is about relationships.  Yes, you need to track where you apply, and who you talk to, and what’s going on in your target companies… but by the end of the day who you talked with is usually more important than where you applied.

So, in addition to being a job search organizer, JibberJobber is a relationship manager. In my Wednesday webinars I focus on relationships.

Relationship management means you are tracking contact information (phones, emails, addresses, etc.), information about the person (birthday, industry, where they work and what they do, etc.), and of utmost importance, where you are at in the relationship with them.

In JibberJobber you’ll track “where you are at in the relationship” with a few things:

Ranking: how strong is my relationship with this person

Log Entries: what communications did I have, when, etc.

Action Items: When do I need to follow-up

We have some really cool enhancements going through QA (quality assurance) that will make JibberJobber a better… I can’t wait to announce them and show you :)

what where
job title, keywords or company
city, state or zip jobs by job search

JibberJobber is a powerful tool that lets you manage your career, from job search to relationship management to target company management (and much more). Free for life with an optional upgrade.

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