How To: Allow Your Coach to See Your JibberJobber Data

August 28th, 2015

Be default, your JibberJobber data is private.  No one can see it except you. This is not a social network… this is a private tracking and organizational tool.

However, it might make sense that someone else sees (and interacts) with your data.  For example:

  • You have a coach who wants to see what you are doing, so they can help you better.  Allowing a coach insight into your database could enhance your relationship with them, and their effectiveness to you.  Click here to see the list of JibberJobber Certified Career Professionals (these are people who have gone through our certification program, which means they understand JibberJobber pretty good!).
  • You have a parent or spouse or brother or neighbor or BFF who you allow access to because they are your accountability partner.
  • You really, really, really trust someone else to see all of your stuff, and even have access to add to your account (like, add a Log Entry).

I strongly encourage you to only do what I’ll show you below with people that you know and trust to the highest degree.  Furthermore, if you grant a coach or accountability partner access to your account now, when your formal relationship concludes, I encourage you to remove this coaching relationship, so they don’t have access to your private relationship management tool forever.  It goes without saying, if you grant someone access, you should probably be careful what you write about them if you have a contact record for them… :)

First, mouse over tools and click on My Coaches:

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Next, click Add a Coach (which will open up #2, the boxes):

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Next, invite the person to be your coach in JibberJobber:

You can do this by adding their username, if they know it, or their email address (which is associated with their account).  Either way, ask them what their JibberJobber username is, or what email to put in.

They will get an email from JibberJobber saying you have requested the relationship, and they have to click a button to agree to this request.  Once they click this button, assume they have access to all of your data.  BE CAREFUL!

Finally, you might consider following up with the person who you invited… 

Just to be sure they got the message, and acted on it.

There is an alternative to this process… your coach can go into their Coach Dashboard and reverse this process, which sends YOU a message asking for permission to be their coach (and access your data).

As long as you totally trust the other person with your data, you should be good to go. Note that this was originally designed (9 years ago) for recruiters, but I got feedback from recruiters that they should not have that level of access to my job search, because they could do bad (unethical) stuff with it (that would not benefit the job seeker).

 

 

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How To Figure Out (Almost) Anyone’s Email Address

August 20th, 2015

Here’s a question I get regularly… how do I figure out someone’s email if I can’t find it anywhere?

There are a bunch of tactics and theories, and much has been written on it.  Instead of duplicating anyone’s in-depth writeups, let me point you to a few cool resources:

YouTube video: Find and email address for almost anybody.  This guy points you to the rapportive Gmail plugin PLUS a spreadsheet he probably created and shares with you to guess email addresses based on common formats.  Basically, you plug a name and company domain into the spreadsheet, then get a bunch of possible addresses, then you paste those into gmail and click through each one until you find one that looks like the right one.  It’s pretty clever, even though it will take some time.  Watch the 5 minute video to see it in action (it’s worth your time, if you are trying to figure out how to get a good email address).

How to Find ANY Email Address Contact in 2 Minutes: This is the rapportive trick explained step-by-step (without the spreadsheet from above).  It’s a great hack/idea.

How to Find Email Addresses: This post starts out talking about rapportive (same as above), but then shares a tool called mailtester.com.  This is a super-cool tool.  Looks geeky, and there’s a lot to ignore in the results, but it can be really helpful. There are other cool tools to check out on that post.

The Complete Guide To Finding Any Email Address: Tools, Tips, Tactics, And More: This starts out saying to please not use the rapportive trick :p  I agree with a commentor that it has too many tool suggested with not enough info… but hey, if you are really wanting to crack this nut, here’s a nice list to spend your time on :)

And then there is always the Jason Alba suggested method: figure out how to network into the person, and ask someone to send an email introduction.  In my experience, that has always been more successful at getting to the next step than a cold email from some dude named Jason Alba, who just happened to guess the right email address :)  (however, if you can’t do that, go for the cold email, and follow up with a phone call!)

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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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Don’t do these things in a job search!

August 17th, 2015

martin_buckland_headshotMartin Buckland has a great article on LinkedIn titled Five tips for what NOT to do in a job search. I whole-heartedly agree with this list… read his entire article here.  He says:

Do NOT show negativity or disengagement. Yes. I wrote about this here: I Smell Blood!

Do NOT ignore the power of networking. Amen and YES!  And, use JibberJobber to help you network better. If you have heard my story, you know that I thought I was too good to network.  I learned the hard way that ignoring networking is a mistake.

Do NOT mismanage your social profile.  Martin says you are “committing career suicide” if (go read the article). I don’t agree it’s career suicide, but I do think that you should pay attention to what you do (and don’t do) online.

Do NOT use an outdated resume or send the same resume for each job. Yes, but I actually didn’t have either of these problems.  My resume was right for ME, but never right for the job title I was applying to.  This was THE reason I didn’t get interviews.

Do NOT use one job search strategy. Agreed: I used one strategy, which was job boards.  Lame, unproductive, depressing.

Thanks for the short but potent list Martin!

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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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The Power of Positive Thinking for Job Seekers

August 3rd, 2015

Last year I wrote The Job Seeker’s Secret Weapon: MENTALITY. It’s a post that refutes a claim that the job seeker’s secret weapon is a mobile device…

In the post I share a time in my job search when I got a rejection to a job that I was sure I was going to get.  The rest, as they say, is history.  Read it here.

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How to: Organize Your Job Search

July 31st, 2015

Around the country I asked “who is using a spreadsheet to organize their job search?”  Hands went up, and faces looked disgruntled.  No one likes using the spreadsheet in their job search, except for people new to the job search, or people who like to tweak columns and rows, instead of networking to find their next job.

The spreadsheet is a band-aid solution that will be thrown away once you land your job.  Or lost when your computer crashes, or when you switch computers.

JibberJobber, on the other hand, is a long-term tool to use in this, and future job searches.  It is a plug-and-play tool that you just sign up for and start using.  It interfaces with your email, and if you are premium (free to $5 or $10/month) you can get email and SMS (where applicable) reminders of to-do items (aka, Action Items).

Check out this short video which explains the core benefits/tools of JibberJobber:

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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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What is JibberJobber?

July 15th, 2015

In the last few weeks I’ve introduced JibberJobber, as part of my message, from Madison to the D.C. area.  I don’t spend much time on JibberJobber because (1) that is not the main message, and (2) there are great resources to learn about JibberJobber online.  Here are three:

The User Orientation

When you watch the User Orientation, which is about 90 minutes long, you can ask for another week of JibberJobber premium.  As many times as you watch the orientation, you can get another week of JibberJobber premium.

The Getting Started Videos

These are, generally, less than 10 minutes long, and if you walk through the titles, you can watch any particular topic that catches your eye.  It is in an order that I would follow, but you can skip any topic you want.

The What The Heck is JibberJobber – I’m So Overwhelmed!! Video

This five miute video is a great primer to help you not be overwhelmed by JibberJobber’s features:

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