JibberJobber Lowest Price Announcement

June 22nd, 2017

A few weeks ago, while hiking somewhere in Europe, I had a realization: It was time to consolidate our offerings and lower the total price.

Today we have finished the work to make that easy for you to do just that. You can simply click the Upgrade or Pricing links from the bottom of any page, when you are logged into JibberJobber, and you’ll be on your way to having a year of all the JibberJobber features and the entire video library (which will grow over the next year+).

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I want to write paragraphs and paragraphs of why this is great for you, and why we came to this decision, and the history of our pricing changes, but really, all you need to know is that you are getting JibberJobber + the Video Library for a killer deal… about 75% off of the list price (which was $9.95/month for each of those)… now it’s only $60 for everything for a year.

One $60 upgrade gets you JibberJobber premium for a year and access to the entire video library (including LinkedIn for Job Seekers) for a year!

Please share this with your job search friends. This price will make it a lot easier for many more people to get in control of their careers and get closer to their dream job. More importantly, they’ll be prepared for the changes they’ll experience during the duration of their careers.

We’re here to empower YOU.  Take advantage of this new pricing and get everything we have to offer!

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Announcing an Upcoming Pricing Change

June 5th, 2017

Since 2006 we’ve been trying to figure out how to provide value to you…. the job seeker. Well, the person who cares about their career… whether you are in a job search now, or soon will be. Or, the person who is fine but knows that nothing is secure, and wants to get prepared.

We’ve added features, we’ve lowered prices, we’ve added video tutorials, we’ve offered bundles, we invested in the mobile app, and right now I have a team of developers who are all working on very awesome features that should be rolled out in the next few months.

But there’s always more we can do to add value to you. I want to provide a suite of tools to the job seeker that no other company comes close to… that is tools, education, opportunities, etc.  And I want to do it in such a way that it’s a no-brainer… I want this to be THE TOOL for your job search AND career management now, and until you retire! I want JibberJobber to be your place to go to organize your job search, improve your network relationships, and learn about career management.  I want you to be more empowered and in control than I was when I lost my job in 2006.

We will continue to invest. While I’ve been on “holiday” in Europe (holiday means a long vacation, which is a foreign concept to people in the U.S.) I’ve been thinking a lot about the direction to move. Do we invest in A, or B, or C? What will be best for YOU? What will be best for the longevity of JibberJobber?

In the last almost-three weeks that I’ve had to ponder this, I’ve come to a realization: It’s time to change the prices.  In fact, I have a developer that has spent the last almost-two months simplifying the upgrade page and process, making it easier to upgrade, and removing some confusion.

Last week I had some quiet time and I was really contemplating this and I felt that it was time to further simplify the pricing.  In the past we’ve had three levels (Free, Silver, Premium), and you could choose from monthly, three months, six months, 12 months, 24 months, and lifetime.  That was too many choices (3*6=18) and when we simplified it (removed silver level, to have only 12 remaining choices) our upgrades increased.  We also changed our one year upgrade from $99, which represented a $20 savings, to $60, which represented a 50% savings.  We saw another big increase in upgrades.

It’s time to do it again. Not too long ago I announced that I was going to beef up the video library, and make it a netflix-style payment plan. That is, you could get ALL of my career management videos for $10/month, or you could get them for discounts if you (a) got them for a year, or (b) bundled it with JibberJobber Premium (another $60/year).

The total package of everything I had to offer was $120: $60 for JibberJobber for a year + $60 for the JibberJobber Video Library for a year.

$120 a month.

The inspiration I got last week was to go back to the $60/year price, and include both the JibberJobber app as well as the video library.

My team is working on this right now… so it will be automated. If you want to upgrade now and get both, just do a one year JibberJobber upgrade ($60) and we’ll add the video library access on the backend.

This will simplify your choices and the interface, and it will be a lot lighter on your pocketbook.

Why are we doing this? Because of volume. We have enough signups each month that it makes sense. If we get enough conversions at this discounted rate, we’ll keep doing it. As long as it makes sense, we all help one another get the discounts.  If it doesn’t work out then we’ll go back to regular pricing ($60 + $60), but I think this is going to work.

So there you go… I wrote this while sitting in a hotel lobby near Paris, waiting to leave for the airport. I hope it makes sense. If you are willing to support our mission of helping job seekers land a role, and anyone who cares about their career have better career management, get a one year upgrade. Tell your friends. Advocate for us at job clubs, networking groups, online, even to family…!

What is our commitment to you?

My team will continue to work on projects to make your JibberJobber, job search, career management, and networking experiences better, richer, more effective. I feel like we have SO MUCH work to do. I feel like we are moving SLOW. But I have a team of people who care about you, and they care about JibberJobber. And they’ll continue to work with them to make JibberJobber what it should be.

My commitment is that, when I get back to my home office (later this month, I still have to spend time in Rome and Barcelona on my “holiday”), I will sit down and crank out the videos. I will build an awesome video library for you, focusing on job search, networking, social tools (especially LinkedIn), and even go into entrepreneurship and things to do to make you a better employee… this video library is going to be awesome!  The video library alone will be worth more than the $60 a year, but I feel like adding the JibberJobber networking tool to it will really empower you.

So there you go… a preannouncement because it hasn’t been programmed in yet, but it will be soon. Email me (Jason@JibberJobber.com) or Liz (Lizbeth@JibberJobber.com) if you are ready to get this awesome deal.  (If you have upgraded in the last year, we’ll include the video library… just email us your username and we’ll expedite it for you).

NOTE: Of course, we will still have the very powerful and functional free level.

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Associations in JibberJobber Just Got Easier

April 28th, 2017

In JibberJobber we have “associations.” You can associate, or connect, a Contact to a Company. Doesn’t that make sense? As you network into a target company, you will talk to people… so you have a person (or a contact) that is tied to the company.

In JibberJobber you can associate multiple Contacts and Jobs to Companies, multiple Jobs and Companies to Contacts, multiple Contacts and Companies to Jobs, and all of those to Log Entries.  That might sound confusing, but trust me that associating is awesome, powerful, and useful.

In a Log Entry, at the bottom left, are buttons/links to associate Contacts, Companies, and Jobs (and create Action Items). Let’s say you apply to a job, and followed up with someone… now, in the Log Entry, when you want to associate type @ and then three letters (1), and you’ll see a dropdown (2), like below.  Choose any name from the list and that Contact will be associated to the Log Entry!  More coolness to come…

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How To Organize Your Job Search / What Is JibberJobber

April 27th, 2017

This is the video that we are going to put on the front page of JibberJobber soon:

How to Organize Your Job Search (JibberJobber) from Jason Alba on Vimeo.

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New Log Entry Entry Form

March 29th, 2017

No, that’s not a typo… on the Log Entry page, we have a new entry form field.  The goals where, in this order:

  1. Faster. The older form was…. older. It was bigger (in file size) than it needed to be, and technology has advanced to a point where we were able to find an entry form that was, I think, about 75% smaller than the old one. 75% means it loads a lot faster.  Faster was easily 80% of the main reason for updating this.
  2. Less confusing. The old form had two rows of icons, many of which went largely unused, and enough of them were “what??? I have no idea what that does.”  The new widget has only one row, and the icons are the most-used, and you shouldn’t have the “what does that do?” question as much.
  3. Cleaner look. It’s just a lot cleaner… the colors, the icons, the quantity… it’s beautiful. Not hard to improve on the old one, but it’s a nice look.

#2 and #3 are great… but the main, pressing objective was speed.

And this new solution hits on all three.  Faster, less confusing, and cleaner!

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The opposite of those are slower, confusing, and messy.  You know what that means? A user experience with friction. like I mentioned yesterday, when talking about the calendar update, the goal is to reduce friction. We are on a hunt for friction in your experience. Are you on a hunt for friction in your job search?  More on that tomorrow!

We’ll put this new form in multiple places in JibberJobber, and will roll those out over the next few weeks. Expect more cleanup from us… cleanup that will make a difference for you, and your experience with JibberJobber!

 

 

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Calendar Widget Update

March 28th, 2017

I blogged a couple of weeks ago about fixes we were implementing to make JibberJobber faster and appear more modern.  One of those fixes is now on the live site…. the new calendar widget. It’s simple, as it should be, and it’s faster than the old calendar widget.  If you pop up a calender widget, and it doesn’t look like this (click on the calendar icon (A) and you’ll see the widget (B), let us know so we can update it:

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This calendar is from the Log Entry view…. now, this seems like a meaningless update, right?  Maybe not that important?

Well, I agree that it is a small update. But the reason it’s updated is not small.

We want JibberJobber to load fast for you.  And shaving everything down that we can will help.  This is one more little thing we are doing to enhance your experience.

I call any problems that users have “friction.”  More on that later, especially how it applies to your job search and marketing.

Find a place with the old calendar?  Let us know so we can swap it out!

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Updating the LinkedIn for Job Seekers Video Series

March 14th, 2017

I have finally recorded all of the LinkedIn for Job Seekers videos. It was sad to compare this edition to last time, when I had training on certain features that are no longer in LinkedIn (but provided tremendous value).

In this new series you’ll learn about optimizing the LinkedIn Profile, even with all of the weird… er, interesting… changes… such as only showing the first 2 lines of your summary, and not showing any info about previous jobs (only one current job).  I also talk about Groups, communications, messaging, recommendations (how to effectively ask for them, what to do when you get them, and how to give them in a way to help your networking and branding), and more.

I’ve done this four times before this edition… my goal is to help you get value out of LinkedIn.  I know you are busy, and I doubt you want to become a LinkedIn expert… so we focus on what to do (tactics) to get value.

This is included in the JibberJobber Video Library, and includes access to all of the other courses and insider information interviews… for the low price of $9.95 a month (cancel anytime) or $60 for a year of access.

Ready to take your career, job search, networking, or small business to the next level?  Invest $60 for a year of access… it will be well-worth it!  You can see the video library here.

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JibberJobber News and Updated

March 13th, 2017

So many things on my mind… today I want to share what we are working on. You should expect to this stuff roll out over the next few weeks.

One developer has been working on updating all of the calendar widgets in JibberJobber.  He’s streamlining them to all use the same calendar, and the same code, but there are enough places where we have to touch and test this a lot.  The result should be a sleeker interface that is faster.  Faster is always good.

Speaking of faster, he has updated the Log Entry form so that is is also sleeker and FASTER.  While in there he identified a few other enhancements he will make, but the first one you’ll notice is the speed of the Log Entry input.

Notice similarities between the two projects? Make things look better AND make things faster.  We’re not stopping on those… there are more similiar enhancements to come.

Other projects our dev team is working on:

Fixing some issues with recurring action items… reported from a user in Singapore (thanks Amit!).

Cleaning up the upgrade page and process and making it more intuitive, and showing the value of the upgrade.

Creating a purchase history so you can see your past billing, and even get receipts of all purchases.

I have been working on… something I’ll tell you about tomorrow :)

We have a bunch of work orders that we’ll work on in the next few months that should have an impact on your experience… making things more simple, more streamlined, faster, etc.

 

 

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The European Tour: Belgium, England, France, Italy, Spain

February 20th, 2017

The travel plans are 99% nailed down, and they look like this:

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The last time I was in Europe I made some mistakes.  I flew in, went to my hotel and slept, spoke for eight hours the next day, went to dinner (a couple of hours away – not a good idea after speaking for a full day), then went back to my hotel, slept, and then went to the airport to fly home.  I got to see a little bit of Istanbul, but I really should have planned that better.

This time, I’m planning it better!  I’m taking a couple of my kids, arriving near the city I’m speaking almost a week early, and staying in Europe for a month.  Take that, jet lag!!

While there, I want to “do it all.”  I am creating lists of things to do in each country we’ll be in, and want to soak up the sights/sites, the food, the language, and the culture. I’ll spend about 5 days in each city I’ll be in, and hope that will give me enough time to experience a bit of that culture. I’m super excited.

From what I hear, there aren’t traditional job clubs or job ministries, but I will be contacting a few schools to see if I can speak to their business and MBA students. If you know of any places I could speak, and can make introductions, I’d appreciate it.

I’ve learned there is balance for trips like this.  I have to balance work with downtime. I typically have that very out-of-balance (like the time I was in Minneapolis and spoke 14 times in 3 days… or was it 13 times in 4 days?  Either way, it was really intense).  This time, though, I’ll have my kids, and I want to make sure that we make memories together.  So, I’ll guard my time carefully and not over do it.

This trip will be mid-May to mid-June.  Have any advice, tips, pointers, or contacts?  Would love to hear them and get intros!

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New Insider Information Videos: What Cheryl Snapp Conner Thinks of Hiring and Job Search

February 10th, 2017

Cheryl Snapp Conner was the PR Director at Novell, and then went on to start her own very successful PR firm.  I met her years ago, when I was just starting JibberJobber, and have always admired what she has done in her business, as well as how involved she is in the community.

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I spent almost 40 minutes with Cheryl talking about her experience building her team, and we talked about entrepreneurship (specifically, the idea of a professional choosing to stop a job search and start their own business, like she did), as well as blogging (as a job seeker), personal branding, and more.

This interview is part of the Insider Information videos… the second one released (the first was with Ash Buckles).

To get access to this, and future insider videos, simply go to the videos page (Tools, JibberJobber Videos) and click on the “more…” link in the yellow box.  This goes to the payment page, where you can get one month access for $9.95, or a monthly subscription, or get 20% off (you pay $99) if you purchase a year of access (If you get it now, the year will expire July 1 of 2018, just because we got more videos to put in… nice bonus, huh?).

Want 50% off? Upgrade to JibberJobber for a year (which is 50% off of full price) and one year of the Insider Information videos…  you’ll get 50% off of JibberJobber and all of the videos.  One year of JibberJobber and one year of Insider Information videos will save you $120.

Any questions? Email me: Jason at JibberJobber.com

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