One of the harsh realities of job search explained.
800,000 pageviews later, the 6th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest is over and the prizes are ready to be won. Highs and lows of this year's contest Behind the scenes, this was a surprisingly intriguing contest. More on that in a second. There were many highs this year. * Over 400,000 people visited JobMob during the contest, generating over 800,000 pageviews * 25 articles were submitted from entrants across the USA, Canada, UK, Israel, and the Philippines * It was the first time an entrant used an openly-recognized pseudonym (that would be Recruiting Animal) * It was the first time that a sponsor also participated as entrant (that would also be Recruiting Animal) * The first grand prize winner broke our single-contest traffic record, breaking 2000 unique visitors for the first time Unfortunately, there were too many lows this year. That's what happens when prize values get so high, I suppose.
It's all about who you know and how you met them.
Maybe what you're looking for has been right in front of you all along. This is a guest post by Donna Sweidan. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. You may have noticed that the job landscape today is very different than the one we were looking at just five years ago. And although there is a lot of talk about jobs returning, the job search market is likely to remain daunting for many people. More and more, companies and individuals are shifting away from full-time salaried jobs to hiring freelance or contract workers. Individuals have to adapt to this ongoing trend. Let’s face it: Making a living today is just not how it used to be. Landing a full-time job takes more time and effort, and there is no guarantee that there will be a job with your name on it. So we had better start figuring out how to make a living! Freelancing is no longer reserved for writers or graphic designers. In a world where every job is temporary, micro-jobs may be the new norm for people in many fields. Whether you are an accountant or a teacher, every professional can create their own opportunity. Navigating this new environment is very challenging and intimidating for those of us who are used to the old way of doing things. However, there are 10 simple steps you can take to reboot your career for the new era.
And how to use a Facebook page to enhance your job search. This is a guest post by Danielle McGaw. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Social networks can be a great asset to anyone that is looking for a job or knows that they might be looking for a job in the future (and let’s face it - that is most of us!). The fact of the matter is that the number of people that will be looking for a job in the next five years is increasing. So, even if you have a job today, you need to be aware that next week, next month, or next year, you might not and you need to prepare yourself for it now. One of the ways you can do this is by creating a professional Facebook page to brand yourself as a professional in your field and make people aware of your skills. This is not the same as your personal profile where you show off pictures from your latest trip or share funny pictures with your friends. This is purely focused on your professional image.