Because I finally got employed (by the grace of God!), I want to share my luck, give back and make sure you guys are getting the latest, most creative job search advice from the folks out there on the frontlines. So, I’m peering outside my little world and playing archaeologist to glean unique tips that are actually different from the spiel the regular job sites, HR message boards, etc. are telling you. After all, why would you be coming here to hang out with me if I was dishing out the same old poo?
First up, some spot-on advice from San Francisco’s Julie Greenberg, co-founder of JobNob.com.
Her tip? Volunteer your efforts for a start up.
“We just had a networking event in SF for something new that job seekers can do,” said Julie. “We were matching up job seekers who are willing to work for free for cash-strapped start ups www.jobnob.com/happy-hour. Job seekers can network and keep their resumes current, and if the start ups get funding, there’s always the chance of paid work. We had over 300 attend the event and a line out the door! And we’ve had requests to do this event in several other cities (which we are considering).”
I hope they’re coming to Atlanta! Check out their news coverage:
NBC News: Will Work for …… Free http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/business/Will_Work_for_____Free_Bay_Area.html
ABC News: People Stand in Line to Work for Free http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&id=6802255
Julie helped launched Jobnob (www.jobnob.com), where you can look at over a million individual salaries at various companies by position. For the first time, you have free access to specific salary information. Most other salary sites disclose averages at best, which isn’t really that helpful. Jobnob gives you detailed information by company. Check ’em out! This service is way useful.
**Something interesting I found out about Julie on Jobnob.com: She once spent a summer picking mangos on a kibbutz in Israel. Lesson: Don’t be afraid to be bold and random! You might end up with a kick-ass Web site and need some fun bio material. 🙂
Thanks so much, Julie!
Miss Pink Slip