Trap Interview Questions with Ford Myers

March 18th, 2015

You know, when you are in a job interview, the question the interviewer asks might not really be the question they want you to answer.  Or, to put it another way, they might ask a question just to see if you have… issues.

Here’s a great youtube video where Ford Myers addresses the why’s and how to answer specific questions in a job search interview:

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Pluralsight Videos and JibberJobber Upgrades, 30 Days Clarification

March 17th, 2015

I need to clarify something about this 30 days thing.

The offer to watch my videos on Pluralsight for 30 days is, hopefully, indefinite.  That is, the offer doesn’t end at the end of this month.  Hopefully Pluralsight let’s me share these videos (and their entire library) with JibberJobber users for 30 days this month, and next month, and next year, etc.

In other words, you don’t have to do this before March 31!

The 30 days means that from the time you sign up on Pluralsight, through JibberJobber, you get a 30 day window to watch all the videos you want.  If you sign up today, you get 30 days from today.  If you sign up on October 1st, you get 30 days from October 1st.

So, sign up when you are ready, and consume all of the learning you want from Pluralsight over the next 30 days.  And when you are in a position to recommend online learning at your company, recommend Pluralsight :)

And, this means you can share this great offer with your job clubs, your friends, family members, etc. So, share!

List of Jason Alba courses that get you an addition 7 days of JibberJobber Premium

Step-by-step, with pictures, guide of how to get your 30 days from Pluralsight (NO credit card required)

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Pluralsight Update: Track Videos You Watch Easily for 7 Day Upgrades

March 10th, 2015

One week ago we announced the awesome access you now have to my career, job search and soft skill video courses on Pluralsight. Today we’re announcing the Pluralsight Video Tracker, which is an internal tool on JibberJobber that allows you to keep track of which Jason Alba courses you have watched and get seven days of JibberJobber premium for each Jason Alba course you finish.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to take advantage of this very generous access (thank you Pluralsight!) to my videos:

First: login to JibberJobber and click the link right under the menu. NOTE: if you close this box, you can still get access to the right page by clicking Videos, directly under the search box.

 

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Second: Once you click on that link, you’ll come to a page with an explanation of what all of this is about. Note the blue box on the right, where you click to get your personal, unique code.  Click that link and you’re on your way!

 

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Third: The blue box will expand and give you (1) your personal code… just copy that and then click the (2) signup button to go to the next page (which will open a new tab).  NOTE: Step 3 says to come back to this page to turn on the tracker… we’ll get to that in a minute!

 

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Fourth: See how small that form is?  That is IT!  No credit card number, no commitment, no strings.  This is awesome.  Just paste your code in the top box, fill out the form, and then click the button.  If you don’t work for a company, don’t worry.  Pluralsight wants you to know who they are, and when you land your next job, you can introduce your new team, your boss, etc. to Pluralsight.  You now have your Pluralsight account, and the clock starts to tick on 30 days of unlimited access (which means, all of my courses, and the rest of the 4,000+ courses in the library).

 

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Fifth: Notice Step 3 turned into this link.  This takes you to the Pluralsight Video Tracker, where you can see what courses get you another 7 days upgrade, and how to easily report each course you watched…. so, click this link.

 

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Sixth: Click the button to start the tracker… this starts the 30 day counter.  If you sign up for Pluralsight one day, and click this blue button a different day, your days will be off.  No big deal, just do the math in your head, or let us know and we’ll try to adjust it. This counter is internal to JibberJobber, and not coming from Pluralsight.  

 

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Seventh: Now that you have clicked that button, you see the tracker… below this image I will explain the 6 highlights.

 

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  1. This shows how many days you have left, according to when you clicked the Turn on Tracker button.  This is NOT tied directly to Pluralsight, so if you didn’t click it the same day you got your Pluralsight account, it might be off.
  2. This green progress bar shows you how many Jason Alba courses you have watched.  It does not show how many times you have watched one single course.  Right now I have fifteen courses in the Pluralsight library.  If you watch all fifteen, you’ll be at 100%.  If you watch only one course, fifteen times you will only be at 1/15.  I wouldn’t worry too much about getting to 100%, unless you are keen on watching all of my courses at least once :)
  3. This line shows you how many upgraded days you have received because of courses you have reported, and when you premium expires.  If the math appears to be off, let us know!
  4. The left column shows the Jason Alba courses… you can click on the title or the link to get to that course.  The order is a kind-of-logical-suggestion, but you can watch in whatever order you want.
  5. The eye button is what you click to report that you have completed a course.  Every time you watch a course, click the eye button…
  6. Note the counter, which shows how many times I’ve watched a particular course.  You can see I’ve watched the Killer Job Search Strategy course 3 times, the Informational Interviews course 25 times, and the Killer Personal Brand course once.  Each time you click the button the number increments, and you get another 7 days of premium.

Of course, we reserve the right to audit any self-reporting.  If you click 30 times today, we’re guessing you haven’t watched 30 courses in one day… we’ll have a conversation about that.  If you did watch 30 courses, and report them all one on day… great.  We simply ask that you be honest. Also, once you click 52 times, your submissions go into a queue that Liz will monitor.  If you really watched the courses, you’ll still get your seven day upgrades… of course.

Here are two questions I’ve received:

A Pluralsight user asked what happens after the 30 days.  Every time you watch a Jason Alba course on Pluralsight, you get another seven days of JibberJobber premium.  Whether you came to Pluralsight through JibberJobber, or whether your company pays for your account, or whether you have had your own account for years… you get seven more days on JibberJobber for every Jason Alba course you watch.

Can I leave discussions on the courses on Pluralsight? I’ve been told that yes, you can leave discussions and rankings, even if you are on the 30 day trial.  Feel free to leave anything you want as long as it is honest :)  I like to answer questions to courses on those discussion boards, as opposed to individual emails.

Now, carve out some time… even if it’s 30 minutes each day, and get watching! 30 days will come quickly (but the upgrade on Pluralsight is very reasonable, if you need more time!)

 

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Focus Friday: Exporting Contacts from LinkedIn

February 19th, 2015

It took a while for me to get this video posted because I had to have part of the video blurred out for privacy.

You might remember that our Focus Friday sessions, which are 10 minutes of training focused on one particular thing (and then as much time as we need to answer all of your questions) has morphed into a “getting started on JibberJobber” video series.  The next logical video was how to export contacts from LinkedIn.

You can sign up to get weekly invitations (links) to join us on each Focus Friday webinar here.  You can also watch archived Focus Friday recordings here.  Note that if you scroll from the bottom up, you’ll see, in order, the getting started videos! In other words, since I started recording these, I have planned them for newbies, in an order that makes sense to get up and running on JibberJobber.

Here’s last week’s video.  Tomorrow morning on the Focus Friday we’ll go through the import process on JibberJobber.

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Kicking Off The New Year with Your Career (Video)

January 30th, 2015

A couple of years ago I was my own guest on my Ask The Expert call.  All of these are free.  You can watch this January 2013 recording below.  To see this full screen, simply click the little icon by the volume which will make it full screen.

AskTheExpert Jason Alba Jan2013 Vimeo from Jason Alba on Vimeo.

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Focus Friday is Back: 10 Minutes of Awesome

January 20th, 2015

Last year I did a 10 minute focus webinar on one single topic every Friday morning.  I am now back in the saddle with this… and it’s a great way to end the week.  On my Focus Friday webinars we go over the one thing, and I try to keep it just at 10 minutes. I stay on for any questions… sometimes that’s another 10 – 15 minutes, other times there aren’t any.  The questions can be about anything.

You sign up once, then you get an email each week reminding you to come, and with the link to join.  If you can’t come, don’t worry… just don’t come.  You don’t have to email me to let me know.  Here’s the link to sign up:

JibberJobber Focus Friday: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5707327729143447042

I try to put the recordings up that same day… you can see the past Focus Friday webinars here.

This is different than the User Orientation, which will run between 60 and 90 minutes… usually on Wednesdays. You can see all of my webinars here.

 

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Getting Started on JibberJobber

December 17th, 2014

A common question I’ll hear is “I’m on JibberJobber, Now What???”

Okay, not in those exact words… but one day there might be a book with that very title! (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out my first book title: I’m on LinkedIn – Now What???)

Anyway, we’ve put together various resources on how to get up and running with JibberJobber.  There is a getting started guide on Slideshare here.  Because I continue to hear the question, though, I’ve decided to use the Focus Fridays as an opportunity to record video of how to get started… you can see the series here, or see individual videos at the links below (this will be outdated as early as this Friday, so to see the most current videos, click here):

Navigating the Home Page

Setting up and using Tags

Email2Log introduction and setup

Email2Log advanced features

Log Entries and Action Items

We’ll continue this getting started series… come check it out if you are looking for help on “getting started.”

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New JibberJobber User Orientation Videos Are Up

October 2nd, 2014

I just updated the JibberJobber User Orientation Videos in the Video Library - click here to watch them.

Remember, to make the videos full-screen, scroll to the bottom and right of the box the video is in and then click the full-screen icon (the middle arrow is pointing to it):

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If you want to catch a live orientation, or get on the Focus Friday’s calls, sign up from this page.

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Being Prepared and Being Lucky: Vazquez Sounds

September 1st, 2014

I am a fan of Vazquez Sounds, out of Mexico.  This is a group of two brothers and their little sister, all talented musicians with a music producer dad.  They put up a video on Youtube and, well, the rest is history.  They seem really, really cool, and I like their music.  Here’s a really cool video worth your eight minutes. I didn’t plan on sharing this with you until I got to 6:55, when one of the brothers was talking about being surprised by their success.  He says they weren’t expecting any success, but it came.  His advice?

“… you have to be prepared… because you never know when the boom may come…”

The boom = success

You have to be prepared because you never know when the recruiter will call.

You have to be prepared because you never know when your contact will be ready to make an introduction.

You have to be prepared because you never know when you will have that critical lunch appointment.

You have to be prepared because you never know when you’ll have a chance to interview.

You have to be prepared because you never know when you’ll have a chance to interview.

Are you prepared?  Or are you wallowing in misery and self-defeating thoughts?

Watch this video – and see the parallels of your journey to a fulfilling and successful career:

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Guerrilla Job Search DVD NOW FREE.

March 18th, 2014

I just got off the phone with David Perry, author of the must-have best seller Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters.  David is one of the most passionate job search advocates that I know.  I love talking with him.  We even did an Ask The Expert together (click here to find it).

He told me the DVD he made, that he used to sell for $50, is now available for a free download.  I haven’t done it yet but I have no problem recommending anything from David.  Just go to PutAmericaBackToWork.com, fill in the small form on the right, and he said you will get a link to download the content.  He said it is big (they had to put it on a DVD), but knowing his stuff, and his passion, I would say it is worth it.

Go on over and do that.  As far as I know, there are no strings attached.  This is pretty cool – thanks David!

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