JobMob is a 2007 JIB Awards Finalist

The final round of voting for the 2007 JIB Awards has opened with a terrific surprise for us. I'll give you a hint: it has to do with numbers and categories.

Last week I congratulated you for making JobMob a finalist in the Best New Blog category. After reviewing the cast ballots and certifying the results of the first round, the awards' organizers announced that JobMob is also a finalist in the Best Overall Blog category. We achieved both our goals for the first round, and you should be ecstatic just like I am. Congratulations!

Upon verification, it seems that problems were found with votes cast for a blog called UOJ Unorthodox Jew that lead Group D in the Best Overall category at the end of the first round. With the correction, UOJ lost 71 votes and dropped out of 1st place to 5th, pushing JobMob up to second place.

We also lost 2 votes during the verification progress. Strange, but what matters is that we made it through. It was a close call, as the 2-vote drop put us into a tie with another blog called Aidel Maidel, who also qualified for the finals with UOJ's fall.

How To Vote for the Final Round

There was some confusion during the first round voting. Many people arrived at the voting page and thought that the way to vote was to click the link to JobMob, and they were then surprised to arrive back here on the site. So let me clear this up.

To vote, first click on this link and the voting page will open in a new window or tab:

Vote for JobMob as Best New Blog 2007

On the voting page, you should see an area that looks like this:

How to vote in the JIB Awards Final Round

Forget about the links on the top, you want the link at the bottom which appears here between the green arrows (the arrows only appear here).

Once you click the link, you will arrive at a new page where you need to type in a captcha. If you find the characters hard to read, you can listen to the sequence of letters and numbers out loud by clicking on the little red speaker icon on the right:

JIB Awards Final Captcha

When you're done, click the Submit Query button. If everything has gone well, you will be presented with the current voting results page. Unfortunately, there is no message confirming that your vote was received. The only way to verify your vote is by trying to vote again, in which case the site will tell you that you have already voted.

Now also vote for JobMob in the second category by clicking the following link, and the voting page will open in a new window or tab:

Vote ALSO for JobMob as Best Overall Blog 2007

The voting ends at 10pm Wednesday night May 16th EDT which is also 5am Thursday morning Israel time. Thank you for voting and good luck!

Jacob Share

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

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Akiva

    Hey, minor mistake in your instructions above. After passing the Captcha, you’ll get a voting list with radio-buttons and a Vote button at the bottom of the radio button list. When you click the Vote button, the page will refresh with the current vote statistics.

    If you try again, you’ll just get the statistics with a message “you already voted” at the bottom.

    In either case, you’ll get the Captcha, 1 time on every visit to the site. (If you go vote for other categories, you only get the Captcha that once.)

    Good luck.

  2. JacobShare

    Thanks for taking the time to clear that up for us, Akiva 🙂

  3. Kate

    These kinds of comps are so exciting.

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