Who Won The 4th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest

Almost 2 months after its first entry appeared on JobMob, the 4th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest has finally come to an end. So who won? Contest numbers As I'd hoped, this year's contest was the biggest and best one we've had on JobMob to date. Here are some numbers that tell the story: * 24 guest posts were submitted by bloggers from Israel, the USA, Germany, The Philippines, Australia, Jordan and South Africa * The articles were shared with 1011 retweets, 506 Facebook shares and generated 109 comments * Almost 200,000 people visited JobMob during the contest Thank Yous As usual though, the numbers don't tell the full story.


Prizes and Surprises Coming Monday September 27th 2010

Over $2000 in prizes will finally be awarded. On Monday September 27th, the 4th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest comes to an end with the official final results and the winners' announcement. It's been a terrific contest here on JobMob, the biggest and best yet, as predicted. On Monday, every contestant will win at least 2 prizes, and there will be some surprises too, namely: * a previously unannounced cash prize * a list of grand prize winners that has changed dramatically since the Contest Rankings were frozen


How Texting Shorthand Differentiates Top Candidates From Mediocre Ones

The time and place for your texting shorthand is not always what you think. This a guest post by Kristen Fife. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Back story A friend of mine in her 40's is just finishing up her PhD. Her focus is very much on the Digital Native generation (GenY, the Millenials) both in her research and her teaching. She posted a Facebook update that she has noticed that her written communications have become short and abbreviated, due to her heavy use of Twitter, texting her teenage son and her students, and using more shorthand in our connected world. My comment to her was that her communication skills are degrading, from a business perspective. I've noticed this more and more in the last few years as texting shorthand has become more prevalent and as IM is becoming more of preferred communication tool in the workplace. And I have to say, there is no excuse for poor language skills in any professional setting. It is one of the red flags that will differentiate a top candidate from a mediocre one.


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