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Blogging in a Job Search

October 10th, 2011

Last month I wrote about How to Blog Without Blogging.

I’ve also created a video series on how to use blogs in a job search.

When I speak, it’s one of the tactics I always talk about, but I don’t spend much time on it.  It’s scary for a lot of people.

My friend, James Dean in East Bay, finally started his blog, though!  Check out his first post, titled I’m on LinkedIn – Now What?

He writes:

“…the real answer to the Now What question is the web application that Jason wrote. LinkedIn is for building your profile and connecting with others. But once you do that – now what? The answer is Jibber Jobber. It’s a great tool to assist with a job search, should you be looking for one, but it’s really so much more. It’s a contact relationship management tool for maintaining relationships between contacts, jobs and companies in your network, as well as some other important things.”

Isn’t that awesome?

I love that… Jim has been teaching JibberJobber classes in the East Bay area for a while.  He knows LinkedIn, and he knows JibberJobber, and I’m flattered he chose to wrote about JibberJobber on his new blog!

Should you use a blog in your job search?  In most cases, YES.  You just have to figure out how to do it right and well :)

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2 responses to “Blogging in a Job Search”

  1. Brad Merrill says:

    “You just have to figure out how to do it right and well.”

    And that is pretty well the hardest part – at least in my limited experience. I have found that sometimes things come to me easily, but far more often I struggle with them. I have an idea I am working on right now, but I have been so busy in the rest of my life I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write it. And it will almost write itself. I know the topic I want to write about, but it has required some research as it on a topic that while timely and pertinent to some of the things I write about on my blog, it is putting it together right.

  2. Jason Alba says:

    Yeah, that is really too long of a topic to talk about in one blog post… I’ve actually written a lot about it on this blog over the years. I have two video series on it – one for job seekers, one for businesses… go to Tools/Videos to get more info.

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