Almost two weeks ago I shared Big Announcement #1: I’m Transitioning. Today I get to share Big Announcement #2…
As I mentioned in the earlier announcement, I have been doing a lot of courses for Pluralsight, and as far as I know, I’m not doing any more courses for them. This freed up a significant amount of time. Oh, what to do with all that time?
Well, I decided to go back to the JibberJobber Video Library and see what we should do to update it. Instead of making a few tweaks here, a few changes there, we decided to do a complete overhaul of both the user experience (UX) and the content. Here’s what you need to know about the new video library, which was released in the wee hours last night:
A New Name:
Instead of the JibberJobber Video Library, we are calling this (some version of) the Insider Information Videos. Why? Because of who the video content is from… see the next section
Instead of just me (Jason Alba) doing courses, which is what I started out with many years ago, I am interviewing people involved in the hiring process. Right now I’m focusing my energy on HR, hiring managers, and recruiters. I love coaches and resume writers, but the feedback I’ve gotten is pointing me in this direction: find out how hiring is done by the people who are in the hiring trenches.
What does a recruiter really think about your resume? Ask a an insider (the recruiter)! What policies affect hiring? Ask an insider (the HR professional). What really influences a a decision-maker in an interview? Ask an insider (the hiring manager)! There are other insiders I’ll interview… watch for new content over the next year.
The good news is that information from these people should supplement, and complement, what coaches are telling their clients/candidates.
The LinkedIn content needs to be updated. I’ll review the content for the other stuff, and update it if I can improve it.
“Interface” is a jargony, kind of boring word. But this is a critical point. Instead of a menu where you drill down to find what you are looking for, we approached this from a “what are the best ways to sift through tons of video content?” There are three main ways to find answers to your questions, or the right videos for you to watch:
Categories, such as: HR Interviews, Recruiter Interviews, Fortune 500 Interviews, etc.
Tags, such as: interviewing, negotiation, informational interviews, etc.
Search, which is way cooler than you might think. Why? Because not only are we searching on the names and descriptions of the videos, we are actually transcribing every video, put it into a closed-caption format, and when you search on a word or phrase, we’ll show you exactly where, in every transcribed video, we mention that word. So, in an interview, if we talk about salary negotiation five times, you’ll be able to jump to each of those five mentions easily.
That means that finding the right information in dozens, and eventually hundreds of hours of content, will be really, really easy!
For the last many years, the pricing to buy videos was simple: pay $50 and get one of the courses, like LinkedIn, Informational Interviews, etc. You could even bundle one year of JibberJobber with some videos and get a discount.
We’re switching over to a Netflix/Hulu-like model: pay one low monthly fee and get access to everything.
But wait, it gets better! You could pay for video access for one year and get a discount, or, the best offer we have is for you is to upgrade for one year on JibberJobber and the video library, and you’ll get 50% off on both. Here’s what that looks like:
One year: $99 (save $20)
Bundle one year + one year of JibberJobber Premium: $120 (save $60 on the video library upgrade and $60 on the JibberJobber upgrade, for a total of $120 savings).
Are you an outplacement firm, resume writer, or career coach? Reach out to me for information on bulk pricing: Jason@JibberJobber.com.
What’s more, this is just the beginning. Over the next months, and years, I will work on adding more content and enhancing the video system, FOR YOU. Over the next few days I’ll be cleaning up the library and getting all of the videos categorized correctly… so it will undergo a transformation. But it’s ready for you to go into now. Just login, mouse over Tools, and click JibberJobber Videos (right under Pluralsight Videos).
What do you say? Are you in?
Just login to your JibberJobber account and click on Upgrade on the bottom left… the payment page will allow you to choose what level you want. If you have any questions or problems, just let us know here.