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JibberJobber “Saved The Day” (story)

October 29th, 2015

Here’s part of an email I got recently, from someone who wants to remain anonymous:

” JibberJobber “saved the day” for me two weeks ago.  There was a job opening at company where I had a networking meeting with two people three and half years ago.  I did not remember the names of the people with whom I met, but I went into JibberJobber and there they were!  Who I met with, when I met them, and even an email I sent them mentioning that I saw one of their products being sold at a local restaurant.  I love JibberJobber!!”

Three and a half YEARS ago. Awesome!

I’ve had this happen to me, too. Months or even years after meeting with someone, thinking “who was that person? What was their name?” For the life of me, I could not remember their name, although I could remember who introduced me, or some other tidbit like a company name.  Searching through my emails didn’t get me closer to finding them… turning to JibberJobber I would search for something and eventually found them, and our previous conversations.

This actually happened to me this week. I was looking for the name of a recruiter I had talked to a few years ago… couldn’t find a thing in my emails. Within about 10 minutes of searching in JibberJobber, I found her record, and was on her LinkedIn Profile, getting ready to reach out to her again. Our conversation took place in 2012!

I’ve also had the opposite happen, where I searched and searched and didn’t find the person. This happens because sometimes I neglect to put people into JibberJobber.  Over the years I’ve learned to be a little more disciplined and put names and whatever else I could put in, so that I could reference it later.

This all falls under “networking” and “nurturing relationships,” and really has an impact on your personal brand.

Isn’t it about time that you got started?

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3 responses to “JibberJobber “Saved The Day” (story)”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Jason!
    A couple things occurred to me when I read your post which started a chain of thoughts…
    1. Your job search doesn’t end when you get a job.
    2. JibberJobber is not a job search tool, it is a career management tool. All the information you could possibly need is all in one place… where, what, when, why, who… names, numbers, documents, emails…
    3. The longer you use JibberJobber, the more valueable it becomes. Can you imagine if a new graduate started to use it and continued throughout their career? The same question from another vantage point, can you imagine how great it would be if YOU started using JibberJobber ten years ago and all that information was at your fingertips RIGHT NOW?
    Like Jason said, it’s time to get started!!

    P.S. Jason doesn’t pay me to say these things. I just really really love JibberJobber!! :)

  2. Jason Alba says:

    Thank you anonymous :) These all sound like things I would say!

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