I never do this. So, since this is the first time, I think it is really important.
You want to do networking, right? You think LinkedIn is the way to network. You want to manage your career, right? You think the development goals you create at work is how you manage your career.
Not really. The REAL way to manage your network and career is through JibberJobber.com.
I’ve interacted with Jason for about nine months of the not-many-more months he’s been blogging about networking. And, he’s built a web site that has the tools to manage your work search, contacts, and have a tool where you can truly manage your career through one tool set (including the ability to interface with LinkedIn).
He built it because when he was laid off, the tools he found to manage his job search were poor, at best. So he built a web site that fulfills the needs of people to not just find a job, but manage their career and networking contacts in a way that will serve them for life.
This morning, Jason published this on his blog:
JibberJobber is offering a one-week special! From April 2-9, you can upgrade to JibberJobber Premium for life for only $99! This offer is 80% off the standard lifetime premium membership of $495.
JibberJobber is a powerful relationship and career management tool designed with your career needs in mind.
If you are already employed, this may be the most important career tool you use to collect contact information and data on target companies – two of the most critical areas to track for career growth
and future job searches.
Here are some of the powerful features you’ll enjoy when you upgrade:
- unlimited network and company contacts
- unlimited target companies
- unlimited log entries
- action items e-mailed to your inbox
- printable phone lists and contact reports
- interactive network and job search reports
- import and export your information
- rank companies and jobs
- categorize your interview prep answers and be ultra-prepared
- manage your possible tax deductions with the expense tracker
- site-wide search with one search box
- SOON TO COME: synchronization with Microsoft Outlook contacts!
This is the only tool out there that I’ve seen that actually helps you manage your career, your networking relationships, and your personal work goals. I saw this announcement and went to PayPal at DSL speed with credit card in hand.
You can sign up for free at JibberJobber.com and enjoy the upgraded privileges for fourteen days to really tour the site. But, the special only lasts this week. Take a serious look at this; we all need to manage our own career through our own network. This tool does that better than any I’ve seen.