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Favorite Friday: The Job Journal and Mini Stories

November 15th, 2019

JibberJobber Job Journal

I was looking for some old posts about mini stories but didn’t find what I was looking for. I thought I’ve blogged dozens of times about them… alas, apparently I haven’t.

But I did find this gem… and it’s a two-fer-one. I get to talk about the power of mini stories and the JibberJobber feature we call the job journal. Each of these are important in your career management, networking, and career management! Take a walk down memory lane and visit this 2014 post:

What is the Job Journal?

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Favorite Friday: Ten Dick Bolles Facts

November 8th, 2019

Dick Bolles Parachute

I think I say the name “Dick Bolles” at least once a day. He had a profound impact on me and my thinking.

Dick passed away in March of 2017. About a week later I wrote this:

Ten Dick Bolles Facts

Enjoy some of my memories of a man who was bigger than life and helped many millions of people.

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Favorite Friday: 10 Reasons to Frequent Job Clubs

November 1st, 2019

JibberJobber Job Club

The first time in my job search (in 2006) I drove to a job club I kind of didn’t have the address with me. I thought I knew where I was going but I ended up driving around a neighborhood for about 20 minutes then threw in the towel and just went home.

Well, at least I tried.

Since then I’ve spoken over a hundred times at job clubs around the U.S. I’m a huge proponent of job clubs. Going changed everything for me. It was the first time since I got laid off that I didn’t feel 100% alone. I also saw other accomplished professionals who were unemployed… just like me. Maybe I wasn’t a complete and utter failure.  I learned plenty at those job clubs, but I found hope and friendship.

Check out this post I wrote in 2017:

10 Reasons to Frequent Job Clubs

 

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Job Search Program: What a Job Search Strategy Looks Like (Part 7: Project Update) #favoriteFriday

September 6th, 2019

jibberjobber-favorite-fridayIn this favoriteFriday post I say “The results of this step is, really, career management.” And you know how much I love career management! This is the last of this series of favoriteFriday posts where I talk about Hannah Morgan’s 6 Steps to Job Search Success. This is a critical step… the first step we did an assessment, this is like a debrief, and a post assessment. Don’t skip this step!

Check out my post about it here: Job Search Strategy: Project Update (6)

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Job Search Program: What a Job Search Strategy Looks Like (Part 6: Interview Strategies) #favoriteFriday

August 30th, 2019

jibberjobber-favorite-fridayIn this fifth part of Hannah Morgan’s 6 Steps to Job Search Success system, we talk about interview strategies. You can’t excel at job search tactics and then bomb every interview you walk into. Be purposeful and serious about winning interviews so you can get offers.

Read the post here: Job Search Strategy: Interview Strategies (5)

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Job Search Program: What a Job Search Strategy Looks Like (Part 5: Project Management) #favoriteFriday

August 23rd, 2019

jibberjobber-favorite-fridayOf course I love the fourth point in Hannah Morgan’s job search success program because it has a lot to do with JibberJobber! How else are you going to manage this massive project called the job search? Please don’t tell me you’ll do it with Excel and a spiral notebook!

Check out the project management part of Hannah’s program here: Job Search Strategy: Project Management (4)

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Job Search Program: What a Job Search Strategy Looks Like (Part 4: Presenting Yourself) #favoriteFriday

August 16th, 2019

jibberjobber-favorite-fridayThe next in Hannah Morgan’s Job Search Success program is on presenting yourself. This is such a critical part of your job search and career management, and I don’t want you to mess it up!

I talk about presenting yourself in written and verbal forms, and having a marketing plan.

Read the post here: Job Search Strategy: Presenting Yourself (3)

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Job Search Program: What a Job Search Strategy Looks Like (Part 3: Research) #favoriteFriday

August 9th, 2019

jibberjobber-favorite-fridayIn this third of seven favoriteFriday posts about Hannah Morgan’s Job Search Success system we talk about the research a job seeker should do… from industry trends to target companies to people you should network with and into.

Check it out here: Job Search Strategy: Research (2)

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Job Search Program: What a Job Search Strategy Looks Like (Part 2: Assessment) #favoriteFriday

August 2nd, 2019

jibberjobber-favorite-fridayThis is the second favoriteFriday on Hannah Morgan’s awesome job search strategy system. This one focuses on Assessment, which is the first step where you kind of pause from sending out resumes and really think about you, and what you are after, and a few other things.

Check out the post here: Job Search Strategy: Assessment (1) 

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The JibberJobber Job Journal #favoriteFriday

July 19th, 2019

jibberjobber-favorite-fridayA few years ago I wrote about a new feature that is, in my opinion, one of the most important features in JibberJobber. The Job Journal is a tool where you simply write down your career success stories.

Why is that so important?

Because it is all about what and how we brand ourselves. I’ve interviewed people who were not prepared with stories and examples, and people who were prepared. The contrast is huge.

I want you to think about your career wins, big and small, and figure out how those wins can become stories to demonstrate your capabilities.

Check out the entire post here: What is the Job Journal?

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