JobMob was officially launched 11 years ago today.
11 years. Wow.
Back on March 21st, 2007, I was just trying to learn about blogging while looking for a job in Israel.
If you had told me I'd be blogging 11 years later, I would never have believed you. I didn't even like writing back then!
It's been a long journey with many ups and downs (thankfully, more of the former) and a lot of fun.
Many other job search and career blogs have come and gone, but I feel good that we'll be right back celebrating birthday #12 a year from now. Job seekers are still job seeking, and I still have a lot to share (pun intended).
Here are some of the highlights of the past year.
👶 New baby
I'll start off with a personal highlight – my son Yoav was born just over a month ago.
If you've been following JobMob for a few years, you might notice that Yoav was born just over two years after my wife miscarried. That fact had us a little more worried than usual throughout the pregnancy, and the related extra attention from doctors wasn't always a relief either, even if they were doing it for the best.
Thankfully, the pregnancy went very well and Yoav is completely healthy and everyone at home can't get enough of him.
💻 JobMob 3.0
This past fall, I quietly upgraded JobMob to a customized version of Thrive Themes‘ Rise theme.
The new theme is faster, more lightweight, scales better on smaller screens and provides a number of behind-the-scenes features that make blogging easier.
Check out the evolution of JobMob over the years:
🌱 The JobMob Insider program continues to grow
What began as an under-the-radar experiment a few years ago has blossomed into a program with more than 1,800 members.
The free JobMob Insider program gives you access to exclusive job search resources, downloads, PDF versions of articles, and more.
For example, I've recently begun doing video Q&A sessions for members.
Some other highlights
- JobMob was mentioned on major websites such as NBCNews.com, Dice.com, Spanish newspaper ElConfidencial.com, and more.
- Although traffic has dropped from previous years, 1 million visitors have visited in the past 12 months
- This is the most popular poll with over 1,900 votes:
👏 Thank you
Thank you for 11 terrific years.
Thank you for reading and sharing JobMob articles with others.
Thank you for voting in polls, commenting, asking questions and sending over feedback of all kinds, especially constructive criticism.
Thank you for contributing whenever I've asked, such as sending in quotes for articles.
And thank you to all JobMob sponsors, whose support really does make JobMob possible.
Question of the article
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