Liz sent an email this morning to JibberJobber users quoting my blog post from 2016. This was from an email that Steve Krum wrote with feedback about JibberJobber. You can read it here.
The point of Liz’s email was this part of that post:
“JibberJobber is a versatile tool that helps you with career and relationship management where you are. Right now it might be in job search, tomorrow it might be in contact management.”
Here’s what I see:
College students use JibberJobber to keep track of important people they come across in their school career. Professors who have industry contacts (believe it or not, some professors have very healthy consulting side hustles), students who are “going somewhere” and have parents who are hiring managers or business owners, and guest speakers who come and share their time with the school. Students might not necessarily be in a heavy job search, but they should certainly be serious about real and long-term networking.
Job seekers, of course. Job seekers should be collecting too much data… and feel confused and overwhelmed. There’s no way around that. But JibberJobber, the job search CRM, helps alleviate a lot of the confusion and feelings of overwhelmed.
Gig economy and side hustle people use JibberJobber for the three main components: Networking, because you get your next customer through people. Target Companies, because consultants need to network with multiple people in their target companies, and Jobs because they might come and go, but tracking the actual jobs and contracts you get in JibberJobber is as key as tracking contacts.
Let me propose a bit of a stretch here… this might show you how crazy I am: I think JibberJobber is great for a grandma or grandpa who wants to track kids, grand kids, grand-nieces and nephews, cousins, etc. with important information like birthdays and when you communicated with them last, and when you should reach out to them again. A stretch, I know
My point is, JibberJobber is about relationships and networking and opportunities.
The idea is that you are tracking information instead of relying on your memory.
The idea is that you are networking, and don’t want to forget about or miss opportunities to stay in touch.
The idea is that you are on top of what amounts to a full-time job.
That is JibberJobber. That’s what we are all about, and why people, since 2006, have used JibberJobber.
Regardless of whether you are in a job search today or building your side hustle, do networking on purpose!