Last week I had a new user sign up and somehow we got into an e-mail exchange. I asked him how it was going, getting up and running with JibberJobber and his reply was:
I set up an account on JibberJobber and went through the slide show, searched for some jobs in my specialty (Dallas Sales) and read your blog. So far so good.
I had to reply because I’ve done a horrible job making sure that people understand what JibberJobber is. Here is my reply:
Ok, here’s the deal. This is not a job search engine (although you can search for jobs). It’s like a personal CRM – like Salesforce for career. I would recommend:
Putting key contacts in (they won’t get invites unless you specify it, and it is all private data) and begin to manage the relationships that might be key in this job search, including create log entries and action items.
Also, go into interview prep and fill in some of those 30 seconds and such.
Definitely put in some target companies and use the add a company and add a job to track leads you are pursuing.
That’s where I would start. Make sense? If this isn’t for you that’s fine, I found I needed something to keep track of all of this since I was kind of like in networking overdrive and was gathering a lot of data that was easy to get mixed up.
Another thing that I’ll commonly recommend is to check out the two-minute videos. This is the fastest way to learn about some of the features of JibberJobber.
For now, I hope this helps people understand a little better what JibberJobber actually is! What would help you get up and running on JibberJobber?
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