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JibberJobber: It’s Cool As Hell

September 19th, 2008

A couple of days ago I got an email that made my entire day.  Here’s part of it:

“I just signed up for Premium access to JJ, and I’ve got to tell you it’s cool as hell.  You’ve done a great job….”

This email came from a friend in Austin who has known about JibberJobber for… almost two years!  He’s been on my newsletter, has seen me write about the progress, and knows plenty of people I know.  

Almost two years later he thinks it would be something to help him in a future transition, upgrades, and is impressed.  That’s freaking cool.

Austin?  Did I mention Austin?  

I was going to move to Austin in 2000 when I graduated from college with a degree in Computer Information Systems.  Instead, I got stuck in Pocatello, Idaho.  My friend called it “poke-a-fellow,” and it was like a backward, small-town experience.  And then the dot-bomb thing happened, and I was quite happy in Pocatello, at my corporate job, making decent money.

I didn’t feel the affects of the dot-bomb, but heard that many IT people in Austin were becoming servers at restaurants.  I was happy in my backwards town making decent money, shielded from the dot-bomb.

Well, check this out.  Thom Singer wrote on his blogSmartMoney has named Austin one of the top cities in the country for job seekers.”

Maybe I should move to Austin?  Na, not for now.  But I’m very pleased to hear Austin bounced back :)

This post is sponsored by Claudine Vainrub, MBA.  Claudine is the founder of EduPlan, LLC, a career and educational consulting firm in Aventura, FL. With high energy, Claudine supports professionals and students in creating state-of-the-art resumes and marketing materials to support them in achieving their next career goals. Whether it is to pursue graduate school, a college education or a new job opportunity, Claudine shares her expertise in marketing and brand management to help her clients achieve their highest aspirations. Her results speak for themselves, students partnering with EduPlan have achieved entrance at top colleges and MBA programs, professionals have obtained executive-level positions, beyond their expectations. Claudine is representative for Region 3 of the National Résumé Writers’ Association and MBA admissions interviewer for the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.  Certified six times and published three times, Claudine is also one of the very few career strategists with advanced oral and written skills in English and Spanish.  Claudine is a JibberJobber Career Expert Partner.

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6 responses to “JibberJobber: It’s Cool As Hell”

  1. CMOE says:

    Pocatello eh? Idaho always was a great state. That is awesome that you got such great feedback on your service. After two years though why did he finally join now?

  2. thom singer says:

    Yep….Austin ROCKS. Came here for 2 years…and that was 17 years ago. Not leavin’

  3. I have heard that Austin is great and thankfully sufficiently far in from the coastline to visit and then go home.

  4. Austin is a great town. It’s a city that feels like a town. I grew up in the suburbs of Philly and Austin just has a better feel to it. Keeping it weird and fun.

    I would rethink your decision to stay and give Austin a try. You won’t regret it.

  5. Todd Rhoad says:

    I have to agree with Thom…Austin’s a good place to build your crib!

  6. You know what, JJ *is* hellishly cool. Now that my job search is over and I’m working on projects again, I’m definitely integrating JJ into my work habits, and I keep being delighted by how helpful it is.