Over $2000 in Prizes: It’s The 4th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

This is by far the biggest edition of the job search guest blogging contest here on JobMob. Enjoy it!

The bad news about this year’s edition of the contest is that there are ONLY 25 guest blogging slots available, so you’ll need to act fast. This article will be regularly updated to show how many slots are left.

The good news is that with so many prizes to be won, every single contestant will win not one, but at least two prizes.

In this official announcement, first I’ll detail all the prizes you can win. Then I’ll explain how to enter, and more importantly, how to win. Next, I’ll show you the contest calendar and finally, give you suggestions of what to blog about.

Read on for the full details…

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Prizes To Win

The grand prize winner will win:

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!”

The second grand prize winner will win:

  • 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 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.”

The third grand prize winner will win:

  • 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 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.”

The fourth grand prize winner will win:

  • 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.”

The fifth grand prize winner will win:

  • 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.

Every other contestant, from 6th place down to 25th, will win:

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

Other notes about the prizes:

  • Prize money will be paid in any currency supported by Paypal, using the exchange rate of the day it’s awarded. Paypal is the only way prizes will be paid outside of Israel (get a PayPal account here if you don’t have one).
  • Additional prizes may be announced over the coming weeks. If you’d like to sponsor the contest, please follow these instructions.

How to enter – Easy!

  1. Write a new blog post for JobMob on a topic related to job search. It does not need to be related to Israel, but it does need to follow our guest post guidelines, which also explain how to submit your entry.
  2. There is NO DEADLINE for submissions but there are only 25 blogging slots available, so ACT FAST to be included. They will go quicker than you think.

Besides the need to follow our guest post guidelines, here are some additional rules:

  • The contest is open to anyone over the age of 18.
  • You don’t need a blog to enter.
  • For your own benefit, do not republish your entry on another blog (such as your own blog, if you have one) before the contest is over. You may do so after the contest as long as you credit your entry on JobMob by linking back to it.
  • Submit ONLY ONE guest post as an entry.
  • NO RESERVATIONS, so please don’t email me to hold one of the 25 slots for you, but by all means email me for anything else :)
  • I reserve the right to not publish any entry without justification, especially if it doesn’t conform to our rules & guidelines, but it rarely happens.

How to win

Simple: get as many people as you can to visit your guest post.

After each guest post appears on JobMob, it will enter the Contest Rankings. That page will be updated daily during the contest.

The grand prize winner is the author of the guest post appearing at the top of the Contest Rankings at the end of the contest, with the other grand prize winners decided based on their guest posts ranking in positions 2 through 5.

The Contest Rankings are determined by the number of unique visitors to your guest post during the 7 days after the post was published on JobMob. Once your guest post is scheduled, you’ll receive an email telling you exactly when your guest post will be competing for visitors.

Here are some traffic tips on how to attract maximum visitors to your entry. One hint: use social media.

In case of a tie, the winner is the writer of the guest post with the most trackbacks, Twitter retweets and Facebook shares so encourage your friends to link to your post and tweet about it as well. If you have a blog, linking to your own guest posts is fine. If you’re on Twitter, tweeting about your guest posts is fine too.

Calendar

A summary of the contest dates:

  • August 1st 2010 – first guest post appears on JobMob
  • September 2nd 2010 – the last possible day that a guest post will appear on JobMob
  • September 13th 2010 – official announcement of the grand prize winners

Update 06/09/10: since there are still 5 slots available, I’ve slightly extended the contest. The new date of the winners’ announcement will appear in the final guest post of the contest sometime between now and September 17th.

Suggestions

Use the articles under the pink Best Of tab here on JobMob for inspiration. Otherwise, you can write about:

  • Job search success stories (anywhere in the world!)
  • Unusual job search experiences
  • Your opinion on a specific job search-related topic
  • Your most-liked/least-liked job search tools, websites, etc.

Good luck!

Remember- there are ONLY 25 blogging slots available, so get your entry in as soon as possible!

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