Video Learning Path from Pluralsight for New Hires

August 27th, 2015

Check out the New Hire learning path that Pluralsight recently published. Three of the seven are my courses, only because I started doing “soft skills” or professional development courses early on, when almost everyone else was doing technical courses.

Oh wait, you don’t have a subscription to Pluralsight?  Well, check the video at the bottom of this post and I’ll show you how you can get (a) thirty days of unlimited access to Pluralsight, which means you can watch this entire learning path (and gobs of other videos) at no cost, and (b) seven day upgrades every time you watch a Jason Alba course.  Note that the month-to-month cost for a Pluralsight subscription is only $29/month, which gives you unlimited access.  Pretty awesome.

Here’s the learning path (I’ll recommend some updates to this soon):

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Here’s the video to show you how to get free access to 30 days of Pluralsight, through JibberJobber:

Enjoy!

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Creating and Leading Effective Teams (for team leaders): My New Pluralsight Course

August 21st, 2015

I just finished a Pluralsight course on how to create and lead successful teams.  You can see the table of contents here.

Wait, what’s that?  You don’t have a Pluralsight subscription?  Well, I have two options for you.

Option 1: Just get one for $30/month.  In that month you’ll get full access to all of my courses, and each time you watch a Pluralsight course that I did, you can claim another 7 day upgrade on JibberJobber.  Watch 20 courses? Get 20 weeks JibberJobber upgrade.  Watch one course 20 times?  Get 20 weeks JibberJobber upgrade.  Watch 20 courses 20 times?  Get 400 weeks JibberJobber upgrade.  Pretty sweet.

Option 2: If you haven’t done this yet, take advantage of the sweet offer that Pluralsight extends to JibberJobber, where you get 30 days of premium Pluralsight at no cost to you.  Check out this video to see (a) how to get it, and (b) how to self-claim the week-long upgrades on JibberJobber:

If you watch this course on Pluralsight, please leave a comment and rank it… or at least drop me an email and let me know what you thought!

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What Is JibberJobber? Simplified Version…

August 19th, 2015

Welcome to theMuse.com readers who signed up this week.  theMuse is one of the best places for job search and career advice… and we’re honored to get recommended again.

If you are wondering what JibberJobber is, take a few minutes and watch this video.  I found this video really helpful because people tend to see our menus and get overwhelmed by all of the options… but really, you just need to use the core features, and you can put the rest off until you really want or need them.  This video explains it all:

Also, you might be wondering what you get for free, and what you could pay for.  Let me explain.  For FREE, you get:

  • A personal CRM (that is, your relationship manager, or a “career relationship manager”) for life.
  • Almost every single feature that we’ve built into the system.
  • A private database of your contacts, prospects, target companies, and a record of your interactions with them.
  • Up to 500 Contact and 500 Company records, and unlimited Log Entries and Action Items (Note: there is a loophole where you can have unlimited Contacts and Companies as a free user).

You get all of that forever.  We won’t delete your data if you are “inactive.”  We don’t ever trim, delete, or touch your stuff.  This is your own personal database for the rest of your career/life.

If you upgrade, which is $9.95 a month, or $60 a year (which is $5/month!), OR FREE, if you watch my Pluralsight courses (learn how to get the JibberJobber upgrade free, here), OR FREE (for a year) if you are a veteran (learn more here), you get the four things on this page, which are:

  • Email2Log: This is the “killer app” in JibberJobber.  Want to send an email to someone and have that create Contacts, Companies, Jobs and create a Log Entry out of your email conversation, and even create a follow-up Action Item?  This premium feature allows you to do it… it is killer cool, and the #1 reason people upgrade.
  • Unlimited Contacts and Companies: People like to “quick start” by importing their LinkedIn or Outlook contacts into JibberJobber.  I’m not convinced most of those contacts are relevant, but heck, it’s a good place to start… oh by the way, you get 14 days of Premium when you first login, which means you can do these imports in the first 2 weeks, and have way more than 500 Contacts in your system (that’s the loophole).
  • Importing: This is a premium feature, where we allow you to import a csv file (most systems export Contacts to a csv file, which opens in Excel), a vcard (super useful for mac users), or other file formats.
  • Action Item reminders pushed to your email or SMS (where available): Want JibberJobber to send you a message when you need to follow-up with someone?  That’s what this feature is.  It’s super useful, and one of the main reasons we created JibberJobber (because our spreadsheet wouldn’t email us!).

Want these cool features?  Want hundreds of dollars of my video courses for free, including how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, how to have a proactive LinkedIn strategy, how to do Informational Interviews, and more?  Check out this video:

Finally, if you want some quick-start videos, check out this page: Getting Started Videos

So there you go, everything you need to know about JibberJobber to get started…

 

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The Power of Informational Interviews

August 12th, 2015

I did a course on Informational Interviews because I believe it is a mega-powerful tactic for networking. When I speak I tell the audience “if I started a job search today, 90% of my time would be spent on informational interviews.” That’s a strong, and true, statement. Informational Interviews are for more than just job seekers, that’s for sure. Here’s the link to the PS course:http://www.pluralsight.com/courses/informational-interviews

Here’s an article from executive career coach Martin Buckland about informational interviews. Read his article, then check out my course for easy how-to’s. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-take-advantage-informational-interviews-martin-buckland

Not a Pluralsight member?  No problem! Watch the short video on this page to see how you can get 30 days of unlimited access, no strings attached, and for each Jason Alba video you watch, you get an another 7 days of premium JibberJobber!

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How JibberJobber and Pluralsight Help Veterans and Job Seekers

August 11th, 2015

It’s obvious that JibberJobber is all about empowering job seekers in their search, and with their networking.  You might not know that Pluralsight is helping job seekers, too.  If you want a 30 day unrestricted pass to Pluralsight, check out the short video on this page.  You can watch all of my videos, as well as any of the 3,000+ videos in the library, at no cost.  I would say the value of this is priceless, or at least worth hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars, but the normal list price for Pluralsight videos is only $30/month.

Anyway, check out this partnership announcement: White House Demo Day: Pluralsight partners with TechHire to give $20M in free courses. My friends at Pluralsight went to D.C. and met with White House people… and announced twenty million dollars of freeness they are giving away.  That is to help people in their careers, and that is awesome!

Also, check out what they are doing for “USAR Soldiers, direct family members, and veterans”: 50% off Pluralsight – we’ve got your six! I think this is a great start to helping this audience transition to civilian jobs, and help their family members.

At JibberJobber we’ve been doing this for nine years, and it was awesome for me to learn that Pluralsight has similar initiatives!

 

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My Professional Development (aka, soft skills) Pluralsight Courses

July 23rd, 2015

For the last month I’ve been travelling and speaking in various states in the U.S., and one of the messages I’m sharing is that of my Pluralsight courses.

I used to do this presentation and sell special bundles worth $50 or $100, but now I basically give it all away for free.  All is (a) JibberJobber premium and (b) my videos.

You can get it all for free, too, even if you weren’t at my presentations. Here’s how it works:

Go to JibberJobber.com/ps and watch the four minute video at the top of that page.

Then, do what I show you to do in the video.  It will take you a few minutes to set up, and then you have full access to my courses (and thousands of others) on Pluralsight for 30 days.  And, for every course that you watch that has my name on it (or, Jason Alba courses), you get an extra week of JibberJobber premium.

Watch all of my courses and get almost 20 weeks of JibberJobber premium.

Watch all of them again and now you are almost at 40 weeks.  Do that as many times as you want.

All at no cost to you.  But if 30 days isn’t enough, get a $29/month subscription… which is a lot less than what I sell my videos for.

I consider that a pretty sweet deal.  Thanks to Pluralsight for letting me share 30 days of access to my users.

Would you do me a favor?  Share this blog post with other job seekers, LinkedIn Groups, job clubs, coaches, resume writers, etc.  That would help me, and hopefully help many other people.  The share link is at the top-right of this post :)

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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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How To: Set Up Tags in JibberJobber

May 19th, 2015

I’m regularly asked what tags people should use in JibberJobber, for Contacts, Companies, and Jobs.

That, really, is up to you.  I have things like family, friends, recruiters, prospects, and things that make sense for me.  I even have a tag for “service_providers” which I’ll use for my garage door guy, small appliance repair guy, accountant, etc.  You know, all of the people I don’t necessarily want to have to call (because calling them usually mean paying money I didn’t plan on paying), but it’s nice to have their numbers at my fingertips.

What are the best tags for you?I don’t know.  But at the beginning of the Getting Started on JibberJobber series I have a video titled Getting Started: Setting Up Tags.  You can watch it below, or see all of the getting started videos here.

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Announcing: JibberJobber Getting Started Videos (or, JibberJobber Tutorials)

May 9th, 2015

I have finally finished putting in the last two videos in this series: Getting Started with JibberJobber.  You can find the entire video series here.  Below are the videos in the series. You don’t have to watch these in order – just watch what you need.

  • Introduction (1)
  • Overwhelmed? Watch this! (1.5)
  • Homepage & Widgets (2)
  • Setting Up Tags (3)
  • Email2Log Setup (4)
  • Email2Log Advanced (5)
  • Log Entries and Action Items (6)
  • Verifying Action Items and Log Entries Got In (7)
  • Log Entries and Action Item List Panel (8)
  • Optimizing the List Panel (9)
  • Managing Duplicates (10)
  • Exporting from LinkedIn (11)
  • Importing from a CSV File (12)
  • Recurring Action Items (13)
  • Calendar Views (14)
  • Interview Prep (15)
  • Job Description Analysis (16)
  • Events on Jobs (17)
  • The Job Journal (18)
  • Account and Preferences (19)

This should help you understand how to use JibberJobber more – enjoy!

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New Course: Resumes and Self-marketing (for Software Developers)

April 14th, 2015

Last week my newest Pluralsight course went live: Resumes and Self-marketing for Software Developers

This is a course on what to do with your resume… how to use it to self-market, and basic understanding of the resume as a marketing tool.

Remember, for any Jason Alba course you watch on Pluralsight, and as many times as you watch it, you can get an additional 7 days of JibberJobber Premium… no limit! Follow these steps (or scroll down and watch the new video below the image to see exactly how to watch this for free, and get additional Premium on JibberJobber!).

Here’s Pluralsight’s announcement on Facebook:

 

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Not sure if I’ve had anything on Facebook associated to me with that many likes!

Here’s the video on exactly how to do this:

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