Who Won $11K? The Grand Prize Winners of the #8JGBC

The biggest guest blogging contest of the year is over! Time to announce the... 8jgbc winners! Before we get to the moment you've all been waiting for, a quick contest recap: This year's edition of the contest went off without any major hitches, thankfully. There were a few hiccups though - there always are - one contestant had some paid traffic (that's a no-no), another one pulled out in the middle of the contest, and two others didn't fulfill their contest requirements and won't be eligible for prizes as a result (I warned them plenty of times!). After last year's multiple-extension debacle that spanned almost 3 months (I still can't believe I did that!), this was the shortest contest in years, barely spanning 6 weeks. This year's 23 contestants drove almost 60% more traffic to JobMob than last year's contestants. In fact, this year would have been the first time someone would have won the Traffic Race prize (first person to 2500 unique visitors) but since no one had done it the past few summers, I didn't offer it this time around. The 23 submitted guest posts have already been shared over XXXX times. A great contest and I'm very happy with how it went. Thanks to all the contestants for insightful submissions, and thanks to our sponsors for making it all happen.

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Surprising Results of The 1st JobMob Census

From early November through early January, you responded. On November 7th, 2013, I asked you guys to Please Take The 2-minute 2013 JobMob Census. First off- big thanks to everyone who responded. And hopefully you responded right away, while others needed a lot of prodding and shoving a reminder or two (which is ok, since we're all suffering from email overload, right?). Google Docs' form features made the survey easy to set up, and all your replies were conveniently saved in a spreadsheet while the Summary of Responses feature quickly provided the easy to read graphs coming up below. In addition to each survey question and its results, I'll tell you what I was expecting, and as you'll see, things didn't always come out the way I thought they would.

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2014 Hottest Recruiting Trends in Israel: What You Need To Know

The latest edition of Israel's largest recruiting conference didn't disappoint. Special thanks to HRD CEO Yakov Rozen for his personal invitation to the conference, which took place on Tuesday Feb. 18th, 2014. I've blogged about HRD's Kenes Giyus before. It's the biggest and best gathering of Israeli recruiters and HR pros with over 400 attendees from across the country. It's a full day of keynotes and workshops, personal networking and sponsor pitches, special guests from abroad and great local food, and I already look forward to returning next year. After a full day at the event, here's what's hot in Israeli recruiting this year and what it means for you.

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LOOK BACK: 20 Best JobMob Articles of 2013

These got the most views, the most buzz, the most shares, the most comments. Enjoy! Top 10 Most Popular New JobMob Articles of 2013 These articles were all blogged during 2013. The list is ranked according to pageviews in ascending order. i.e. 1) is the article that had the most views. Funny coincidence- like last year, almost half the list was contributed by guest bloggers. #3 is the one I'm most proud of, but #1 is my favorite in the list.

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Please Take The 2-minute 2013 JobMob Census

I'd like to make JobMob much more useful for you. This census is for regular JobMob readers and subscribers. The people who get the most benefit from JobMob. Why do a census? To make JobMob better for you and for me. If I know who you are and what you want, it'll be a lot easier for me to help you. And when I know that you're successful thanks to JobMob, JobMob is more likely to help others find success as well. Will this take a long time? No. The required questions are all multiple choice except for one, and that's a one-word answer. There are also a few optional questions - which I hope you'll answer too - that are more open-ended, but if you're pressed for time, just do the required ones. Thank you!

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