One of my favorite bloggers, Jacob Share, recently celebrated the 4th anniversary of his excellent JobMob blog.
A job search expert on the highest level, Jacob understands and prolifically writes about personal branding, search strategies, social networking, blogging and all the other essentials in landing a job today.
The blog’s motto is “all together now”. Jacob is inclusive and generous with his careers industry colleagues, and pretty much everyone. I don’t know where he finds the time to help so many people and do all the things he does. No wonder he has built such a loyal community of evangelists. The fact that he has a sense of humor about it all doesn’t hurt either!
A lot happens on JobMob – from contests, events and frequent polls, to opportunities for other bloggers to contribute as guest authors. With 2.5 million page views last year and over 7,000 subscribers to date, the blog must also be on many others’ list of favorites.
The founder of Share Select Media, Jacob’s business revolves around designing and innovating new kinds of blogs and building web communities.
He’s offering a free ebook, The Ultimate Twitter Job Search Guide, and promising that another book (or two) is in the works.
I asked Jacob to share a bit of advice on job search:
“My favorite job search tip is to learn how to job search in the first place. Most people simply don’t know how.
One of the reasons I’ve gone so deep into the job search field is because I got tired of seeing so many people – including myself, twice in the past – waste time prolonging their searches needlessly, losing money, getting depressed, you name it. If people just took the time to learn relevant job search fundamentals, a lot of suffering could be avoided.
Another favorite is to build a strong personal brand so that the job offers come to you instead of you having to search for them.”
Congratulations, Jacob, on 4 years of blogging excellence on all things job search!