Secrets of the Job Hunt


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

New job search tool debuts: JibberJobber

More and more job search tools are being developed and launched online these days. Yesterday I received an email from the people at is a relationship management tool for jobseekers to keep track of who they talk with, prospective employers, people in their professional network, etc. There are other tools including a peer library, an interview preparation area, and a document manager. The premium version has some additional features, and is available for 9.95/month.

According to their FAQs, the best way to use JibberJobber is:

Think about how a salesperson uses a CRM system -- with the idea of "getting that next sale." They need to know the who, what, when, where, and how of their customer relationships. Just as a salesperson uses their CRM to know what's going on, and what they need to do next, JibberJobber is your personal tool to help you keep track of who you talk to, who you want to talk to, what the discussions are about, what the next steps are and any pertinent information that you need to make sure that you can manage the relationship. Don't forget, getting that next job is actually a sales process. You are the salesperson ... and the product!

I'm sure some job seekers may find this tool useful. When I used to job hunt I simply used a notebook to keep track of names, interviews, etc. But I guess I'm 'old school'. If anyone tries it out feel free to send me a review.

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