2008: A Look Back on the Year JobMob Became One of the World's Biggest Job Blogs

Outstanding and Unusual Things That You May Have Missed About JobMob in 2008

JobMob helped many, many people in 2008 and the best is yet to come. Let's take a look back and hopefully you can discover something helpful that you didn't even realize was already here.

JobMob Logo in Photo Mosaic

JobMob's 2008 in numbers

  •  Almost 1.7 million pageviews
  • Over 730,000 visits
  • 932 comments
  • 131 articles or roughly 3 per week
  • 1176 subscribers was the highest daily total (my goal for 2008 was 1000)
  • A regular in the Top 25 of the RiseSmart Career100 blog ranking

Top 10 most popular articles

  1. 36 Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work
  2. 150 Funniest Resume Mistakes, Bloopers and Blunders Ever
  3. 38 More Beautiful Resume Ideas That Work
  4. Funny Unemployed Job Seeker’s To Do List
  5. 50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever
  6. Funniest Strangest Job Titles Ever
  7. The 25 Most Creative Designer Resumes You’ll See This Year
  8. 130 Positive Personality Adjectives For Your Next Job Interview
  9. 51 Funny Craigslist Job Titles and Listings
  10. 15 Funniest Cartoons and Web Comics About Layoffs

Most popular Israel-related article

5 Ways to Find Jobs in Israel Before Arriving

An American soldier in Iraq, an Indian hotel worker in Dubai…taking a look at the long list of comments gives you an idea of how much this article meant for people considering aliya and people hoping to come to Israel from third world or developing countries, mostly in Asia.

Article I most enjoyed blogging

15 Funniest Cartoons and Web Comics About Layoffs

Most of my article ideas come to me well in advance of the moment they appear on JobMob but when this one came to me, I knew I had to get it out to you as soon as possible. I had already collected some of the cartoons in my bookmarks and spent a few more happy hours searching through comic and cartoon sites looking for more.

Most controversial article

An Open Letter to the Recruiters of the World From Job Seekers Everywhere

This was another article whose creation was very quick as I was looking forward to how people would react. For my efforts, I was rewarded with this article having one of the most fascinating comment discussions of any JobMob article to date.

The article that took the longest to compile

170+ Resources and Tips To Help Manage Your Reputation Online

The article took over 4 days in total to write but well over a month from start to finish if you count breaks. Every time I thought it was done, I would discover some new source of reputation-oriented websites and plan to add them in. However, it was taking so long that (rarely for me) I even started to wonder if I would ever finish it. And I haven't! It was originally a “150+” list, but I'll keep growing it as I discover relevant links to add in.

If you recommended only one article about job search this year, this is the one

37 Ideas to Grow Your Job Search Network Right Now

Employed or not, spend at least 30 minutes per day actively reinforcing your brand and growing your network through the activities listed in this article.

Wrap up

There are now 3 times more of you than there were when 2008 began. Thanks for being a loyal reader, and I hope to hear more about how I can help you in 2009.

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About the Author Jacob Share

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

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Tim Tyrell-Smith says

Jacob –

Congratulations on all the success. And just think of all the people you have helped and supported throughout the last 12 months. Too bad they don’t have a stat for that! It would be big . . .

Here’s to similar growth for you in 2009.

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    Jacob Share says

    Thanks Tim. One of the first ideas I had for JobMob was to have a counter like McDonald’s ‘X Billion Served’ only with regards to how many people I’d helped find jobs, but I dismissed it right away as impossible and not too useful. In reality, the numbers are always just a fraction of the reality and you can find many bloggers (with much bigger blogs) that have shown as much. People will email to thank me or say so in comments but I also get a lot of feedback by using some of the tools I mentioned in the 170+ Resources and Tips To Help Manage Your Reputation Online like Google Alerts and Twitter Search.

    Good luck with growing your blog in ’09 too

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Jennifer McClure says

Congratulations on the ongoing success of your blog Jason and the great content summarized above. Keep up the good work! Your blog is a valuable resource.

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Jacob Share says

Thanks Jennifer! Much appreciated.

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