Time to give out $10K in prizes.
As you'll see in a minute, this year's contest was the closest one we've ever had. We had to quadruple-check the results to be sure. Seriously.
Let's start with the lows:
And now, the highs:
Before we get to the winners, I just want to say-
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JibberJobber is a career management tool designed to help job seekers organize and manage their job search. More than a job search organizer, it is a personal relationship manager you can use between job searches. It is your personal relationship management tool to use during the rest of your career.
MaxCDN is one of the fastest CDNs in the world. A CDN makes your website fast by taking a copy of your website and delivering it from the closest servers to your website visitors. For example a user in London loading a US website will be slow, so what they do is allow that user to load the site from London, making it fast for them. Check them out at www.maxcdn.com.
From Jacob: JobMob has been using MaxCDN since November 2010. Highly recommended.
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Their focus for each client is to increase that client's revenue. With an integrated and innovative approach, they can help you succeed. Contact them today.
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Kiesha Easley is the owner of WeBlogBetter.com, a blog devoted to offering blogging tips. She is a writer, copy-editor, and mass communications instructor. Her latest guide is, 10 Week GamePlan for a Top 100k Blog, a book that teaches new or struggling bloggers how to take a blog from setup to Top 100k Alexa ranking blog in 10 weeks or less. Connect with her on Twitter @weblogbetter and on Facebook at facebook.com/weblogbetter.com.
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Captain Up will be providing all the gamification services for the contest this year.
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First off, every participant won almost $200 in prizes:
Winner of the early-bird prize, for the second year in a row: Lavie Margolin
Winner of the Judges’ Choice prize: Rebecca Rachmany
As selected by our panel of judges, all of whom are also contest sponsors:
Rebecca’s prize-winning article was Why You Shouldn’t Be Looking For A Job.
Winners: the Captain Up interface doesn't have an option for me to contact you, so reach out to me directly to claim your winnings.
With 1050 visitors to his article 7 Bad Pieces of Job Search Advice To Ignore, a mere 4 visitors more than the next contestant…
Lavie has won over $700 in prizes.
After her 3rd place finish last year, with 1284 visitors to her post 5 Things HR Wants You To Know…
Bless has won over $1200 in prizes.
Improving upon a 2nd place finish in the 5th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest in 2011, and with only 33 more visitors than Bless to her article What’s New, Hot and Hidden on LinkedIn…
Donna has won over $3500 in prizes!
* If your blog uses less than 350GB of bandwidth per month, this prize will instead become a 1 year starter account of 1 TB, a US$40 value
Here are the final results.
To all the 7JGBC contestants and winners: I will be in touch with you next week with all your prize information.
Thank you Margie, Animal, Zac, Ofra, Mark, Soma, Todd, Michel, Kate, Maria Elena, Stephan, Alina, Rebecca, Aadi, Ibro, Joey, Lavie, Bless and Donna.
Thanks again to our terrific sponsors. Please visit their sites and use their services if you need them.
And thank you too for following along, enjoying the guest posts, playing the game and sharing your favorites for the winners.
Regularly-scheduled blogging returns here on JobMob next week. And a big announcement will be coming soon too…
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