Who Won The 4th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

Who Won The 4th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

Almost 2 months after its first entry appeared on JobMob, the 4th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest has finally come to an end. So who won?

Trophy case cartoon from Mark Stivers

Contest numbers

As I'd hoped, this year's contest was the biggest and best one we've had on JobMob to date.

Here are some numbers that tell the story:

  • 24 guest posts were submitted by bloggers from Israel, the USA, Germany, The Philippines, Australia, Jordan and South Africa
  • The articles were shared with 1011 retweets, 506 Facebook shares and generated 109 comments
  • Almost 200,000 people visited JobMob during the contest

Thank Yous

As usual though, the numbers don't tell the full story.

I had a great time meeting many new people and reconnecting with some old, interviewing Jason Alba, interviewing & being interviewed by Keller Rinaudo, and you can tell from the comments that many of the bloggers also enjoyed themselves. And of course, the articles will live on in the JobMob archive, continuing to help people for a long time to come.

So a big Thank You to all the bloggers.

Another big Thank You goes out to all our sponsors, whose prizes & promotional efforts helped get the attention of so many terrific contestants. More about them further down.

And now, on to the winners:

The Winners

All contestants won at least these 2 prizes:

  • 1 year subscription to JobSpice, a US$20 value. Sponsored by JobSpice.
  • A copy of the Personal Branding Magazine. Sponsored by Dan Schawbel.

There was so much effort on the part of the bloggers to promote and have their articles promoted on social media (as you saw above) that I decided during the contest to add an extra prize as a surprise for the blogger who had the most success with their article on social media.

Social media grand prize winner

Hannah Katsman

Hannah wins:

  • US$25. Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob.

#5 grand prize winner is…

Melvin Dichoso

Melvin wins:

  • Unlimited access to 1 of the 4 webinars about job search. A US$50 value. Sponsored by Jason Alba.
  • 1 year subscription to JibberJobber Premium, a US$99 value. Sponsored by JibberJobber.
  • 1 year subscription to JobSpice, a US$20 value. Sponsored by JobSpice.
  • A copy of the Personal Branding Magazine. Sponsored by Dan Schawbel.

Thank you to our 2nd Bronze Sponsor: Dan Schawbel

The Personal Branding Blog logo “Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding LLC, is a world renowned personal branding expert. He is the international bestselling author of Me 2.0, and the publisher of the Personal Branding Blog.”

#4 grand prize winner is…

Kristen Fife

Kristen wins:

  • Unlimited access to 1 of the 4 webinars about job search. A US$50 value. Sponsored by Jason Alba.
  • 1 year subscription to JibberJobber Premium, a US$99 value. Sponsored by JibberJobber.
  • 1 year subscription to JobSpice, a US$20 value. Sponsored by JobSpice.
  • A copy of the Personal Branding Magazine. Sponsored by Dan Schawbel.

Thank you to our 1st Bronze Sponsor: Brazen Careerist

Brazen Careerist logo“Brazen Careerist is a social network for Generation Y professionals. You come here to build a network of your peers, find jobs, and be recognized for your ideas.”

#3 grand prize winner is…

Hannah Katsman

Hannah wins:

  • Unlimited access to the same 4 webinars as the grand prize winner. A US$200 value. Sponsored by Jason Alba.
  • 1 year subscription to JibberJobber Premium, a US$99 value. Sponsored by JibberJobber.
  • 1 year subscription to JobSpice, a US$20 value. Sponsored by JobSpice.
  • A copy of the Personal Branding Magazine. Sponsored by Dan Schawbel.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor: JobSpice

JobSpice logo “JobSpice is an intuitive online tool that makes creating and publishing a well-designed, custom resume easy and fun. In the last six months, JobSpice has been featured on NBC, PC World, and Fast Company, and has gained tens of thousands of “Word converts” from across the globe.”

#2 grand prize winner is…

Yehoshua Paul

Yehoshua wins:

  • US$50. Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob.
  • Unlimited access to the same 4 webinars as the grand prize winner. A US$200 value. Sponsored by Jason Alba.
  • 1 year subscription to JibberJobber Premium, a US$99 value. Sponsored by JibberJobber.
  • 1 year subscription to JobSpice, a US$20 value. Sponsored by JobSpice.
  • A copy of the Personal Branding Magazine. Sponsored by Dan Schawbel.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor: Jason Alba and JibberJobber

JibberJobber logo“So what is JibberJobber? Is it a job search tool? Is it a networking tool? It is more like a personal relationship manager that allows you to do everything you need to do to manage a job search and optimize your network relationships – for the duration of your career!”

And the #1 grand prize winner of the 4th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest is…

Nettie Feldman

Nettie wins:

  • US$150. Sponsored by Jacob Share and JobMob.
  • An autographed copy of I’m on Facebook — Now What??? Sponsored by Jason Alba.
  • 1 copy of the LinkedIn For Job Seekers DVD, a US$50 value. Sponsored by Jason Alba.
  • Unlimited access to 4 webinars about using social media for job search, blogging for job search, and more. A US$200 value. Sponsored by Jason Alba.
  • 1 year subscription to JibberJobber Premium, the job search tool/personal relationship manager/job search organizer, a US$99 value. Sponsored by JibberJobber.
  • 1 year subscription to JobSpice's resume builder service, a US$20 value. Sponsored by JobSpice.
  • A copy of the Personal Branding Magazine. Sponsored by Dan Schawbel.

Congratulations to Nettie, Yehoshua, Hannah, Kristen, Melvin, Shoshanna, Kimba, David, Jonathan, Rob, Kate, Kelli, Leslie, Mohammed, Rita, Peggy, Marina, Doug, Melissa, Ed, Kelly, Joey and Theunis.

I'll be in touch over the next few days with instructions on how to claim your prizes.

Official Contest Results

Which article was your favorite? Read it again and then congratulate the winners in the comments below.

Rank

Visitors

Period

Blogger

Article

1 860 10.08-17.08 Nettie Feldman 6 Standout Job Interview Tips From A Professional Interviewer
2 702 16.09-23.09 Yehoshua Paul 18 Tips That Helped Me Find Work This Year
3 583 31.08-07.09 Hannah Katsman 10 Best Practices to Volunteer Your Way To a Paid Job
4 528 14.09-21.09 Kristen Fife How Texting Shorthand Differentiates Top Candidates From Mediocre Ones
5 461 22.08-29.08 Melvin Dichoso How To Define Your Ideal Job and Why You Should
6 391 12.09-19.09 Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll Success Story: How A Headhunter Changed My Career (and My Life)
7 360 01.08-08.08 Kimberley Green 10 Reasons Why Unemployment is NOT Going to Kick My Butt!
8 341 04.08-11.08 David Corman 3 Out of the Box Ways to Grow Your Network and Land Your Next Job
9 328 02.08-09.08 Jonathan Degani Free Tool: Compare Job Offers With The Job Payoff Index (Israeli Version)
10 325 23.08-30.08 Rob Kiernan How and Why To Get A Job in Australia
11 314 18.08-25.08 Kate Baggott An Impractical Exercise: The Job Search Alphabet
12 243 24.08-31.08 Kelli Brown Resume 2.0: Blogging Your Way To A Better Job Search
13 230 11.08-18.08 Leslie Drew Clever Career Networking Tip Inspired By McDonald’s Big Mac
14 230 26.08-02.09 Mohammed Al-Taee Job Search 2.0: Build Your Online Reputation to Attract Jobs
15 216 01.09-08.09 Rita Ashley How To Vet Employers and Why You Should
16 199 19.08-26.08 Peggy McKee Goodbye Gatekeepers: Use Social Media To Target Hiring Managers
17 196 12.08-19.08 Marina Shemesh 4 Ways To Write Yourself To A Job From Someone Who Knows
18 173 02.09-09.09 Doug Caldwell 12 Free Tools To Promote Your Job Search Self
19 142 08.09-15.09 Melissa Cooley How To Deal With Good Friends Who Send Bad Job Listings
20 122 09.08-16.08 Ed Han Why Job Seekers Need To Be Like Millers
21 120 30.08-06.09 Kelly Wilson How I Found My Blogging Job
22 103 16.08-23.08 Joey Trebif 4 Essentials For Your Job Search Travel Bag
23 84 15.09-22.09 Theunis Steyn 8 Quick Reasons Why You Should Improve Your Writing Skills

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About the Author Jacob Share

Job Search Expert, Professional Blogger, Creative Thinker, Community Builder with a sense of humor. I like to help people.

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Jacob Share
Yehoshua Paul says

Wow can’t believe I came in second. It was a lot of fun writing that post.
I wanted to add two more tips:
1. Always do your homework – When applying for work check if the company has a website, and find out what they do, and if there is a phone number you can call for more information. Check if the contact person appears in linkedin, find out as much as possible before you send in your cover letter and/or go to an interview. You’ll be able to sell yourself so much more effectively.
2. You can apply for more than one job at a time – Job hunting is not like dating. It is not cheating if you apply to other jobs while waiting for someone from the first company to call you.

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nettie feldman says

Thanks, all for helping me get to the top!
To infinity — and beyond.
And thanks, Jacob, for the contest!

Nettie Feldman
The Afternoon Schmoozer

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Melvin says

Yay! I won. Congrats to everyone. But still I’m quite curious with me falling down to fifth place. 🙂

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Jacob Share says

Yehoshua- thanks for the extra tips, you should cross-post them to your guest post too

Nettie- you’re welcome! Way to seize the opportunity.

Melvin- a good chunk of the traffic to your post was PTC traffic, so I just didn’t count it towards the final results.

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I Won a Prize! | A Mother in Israel says

[…] A huge thank-you to all who visited and shared my post on volunteering in the JobMob blogging contest. I came in third place, and won a special prize for best use of social media. […]

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Marina Shemesh says

Thank you for the opportunity Jacob. I had a great time. Congratulations to the winners.

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Kate says

You know, I did not mind being shut out of the prizes that year…

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