I just received the following email/question:
If I sign up for the Premium account, I’ll likely only need it for less than a year until I secure another job. How do I download all the information so that I have it for the future?
I am a big fan of having your own copy of your data … I think the best thing to do is regularly export whatever you want and then putting it into a system like Google (email it to yourself, upload it to your drive, etc.). That way you should be able to access it for years to come.
Here’s a post to help you export your JibberJobber data: Exporting Contacts for Use in Outlook, etc. (if anything is outdated, let me know). The way you export other things, like Companies, Jobs, log entries, action items, etc. is pretty intuitive once you get how to export Contacts. Also, a great way to export Contacts is to sync them with Google (you can do a one- or two-way sync)
I want to remind you that if you upgrade, it is for a certain period… right now, a year. After the year is up you can either upgrade again or you can let your account go down to a free account.
The important thing to know is that if you go to a free account, we do not delete any data. We also make all data that you have in the system available … you can still search for it, you can add log entries, etc.
Once your data is there, it is there.
I’m not saying there is no reason to back it up, but I do want you to know that if you change your account level (free to premium to free… as many times as you want) you won’t lose any data you put into the system.
I should mention, I’ve been doing JibberJobber for almost 13 years now. Many people have found their dream job, then a few months (or years) later come back into JibberJobber to do another job search. Either their dream job was a dud, or things didn’t work out, or whatever… Remember, JibberJobber is your long-term career management tool… not just your job search organizer!