What to Organize in your Job Search

You might know I designed JibberJobber.com as a tool to manage and organize your job search. What does that mean?  What do you organize in a job search? There are three main things I was keeping track of on my job search spreadsheet: Contacts, because networking is such a big part of the job search…

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Preparing For The Worst In Your Career / Job Search

Last week I was unexpectedly taken to the emergency room and shorty after taken into surgery. I was not prepared. I remember thinking “these pajama bottoms don’t match my sweater… I really should change.”  But then I just didn’t care what matched what. It was time to go. The time of preparation was OVER. After…

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7 Tips for Getting More Value out of LinkedIn Groups

It’s been a couple of years since LinkedIn made some major revisions to LinkedIn Groups.  In those revisions was what is now called “Group Discussions.” Group Discussions started out a little rocky but soon became a wonderful place to network and brand yourself (and understand the brands and passions of others in the Groups). This…

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Mark Cuban on Career Success

I found this link through a LinkedIn Group I’m on: Lessons on Success from Billionaire Mark Cuban I have loved following Mark Cuban. I think I was seriously introduced to him through Shark Tank where he seems to be level headed, respectful, and a very good analyst. This article inspires me… learning about Mark’s story…

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Job Searching When You Aren’t In The Mood

Have you ever not been in the mood to do your job search tasks for the day? Most of the time I wasn’t in the mood. But you have to do them anyway.  You can’t let your emotions dictate your activities.  So what do you do? It might be best to NOT reach out to…

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Happy New Job Search!

Happy new year folks!  Are you ready to kick off the job search this year? Tens of thousands of people will be laid off this year.  Plenty will be fired.  Lots will choose to leave companies for greener pastures.  And people who are happily employed will move when they get an offer they can’t refuse.…

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Direct Advice on Applying Online

Check out this post: 5 Reasons Your Online Job Application Did Not Catch My Attention At the end of the post Jorg says: “People tell me I am often too direct and I am sorry if…” We want direct!  One of the biggest complaints from my job search, and from hundreds or thousands that I’ve…

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Why Are There Job Interview Books? Isn’t This Easy Stuff?

There is a so-so article about job interviews… but I want to focus on a comment. I’m pulling just parts of the comment into this post, with my reactions. >> As a hiring manager, it makes me curious why someone would be interviewing so much that they need a book for it. Red flag.  This…

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Free Ebook: What I Wish I Had Known

Check out this page where you can download a free ebook titled What I Wish I Had Known. From the website, this book is… “…filled with inspiration, words of wisdom and leadership from more than 60 individuals excelling in business, philanthropy and the arts.” I love these types of books, and I think it will make…

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Personal Branding Pitfalls

In my presentations I share two bad words that have to do with personal branding. When people create branding statements (a tagline, the dreaded elevator pitch, etc.), they want to get a lot of awesomeness in a very concise statement. So they use words that encapsulate big ideas. Unfortunately, these words have very little meaning.…

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