My wife comes down stairs with a big smile, hiding something behind her back.
It was my book… the real, shiny, white and red book! She asked for my autograph :p
It was surreal to flip through the pages of something that I had spent hours on — to see what a layout professional could do was really neat. What a cool experience!
Also, the book got listed on Amazon a few days ago, so if you’ve read it or blogged on it, and you have an Amazon account, please go leave a review there. Monday is the day the hard copy ships (if you want the eBook, order it from the Happy About publisher’s site), so I’ll do one more post then, and then I’ll move on to other things 🙂 For now, though, I’d like to bring attention to some of the bloggers who have posted about it since last time:
Megan Fitzgerald is the expert that I would go to for any information on expat career advice. She works with expat professionals and expat entrepreneurs, is a career coach, and a personal branding strategist (and a JibberJobber partner). I’ve worked with Megan in various capacities and have found her to be passionate, knowledgeable, helpful and a real delight (why the big deal with expat for me? Because I almost was one, and still have a lot of interest in moving overseas for a while). She says: “I strongly recommend this book for those who don’t want to waste time trying to figure out LinkedIn’s myriad of features on their own” … read more here.
Clint James doesn’t need an introduction on this blog… here’s a snippet from his post: “LinkedIn caught my eye while I was doing my job search in April and while I picked it up and played with it there never really was any part of it that truly caught my fancy. But recently I read a book by Jason Alba at JibberJobber.com and I am on fire for this site! Most sites aren’t as good as say, Experience.com, about telling you what to do once you have signed up, and Alba has written the missing owner’s manual one of the hottest career sites. ” … read more here.
Joe Neitham, an IT recruiter in Singapore, very kindly says “… and I believe that anyone who is serious about networking through LinkedIn must grab a copy of this book…” … he also says some pretty nice things about me 🙂 … read more here.
Your HR Guy, who was another blog that was mentioned (along with the JibberJobber blog) by the Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal, says the book is “what I consider to be the consummate guide to navigating through the waters LinkedIn.” … read more here.
Mike Thomas, chief machete swinger at The Daily Machete, coins a new term (eat your heart out Jessica Alba, because he’s not talking about you!!) “Another “Albanian” strength – his clear, down-to-earth writing style – may also pose a challenge for the average reader. How can good writing pose a challenge? Simple: his words are too smooth, which can make his book a quick read. But breezing through “I’m on LinkedIn — Now What???” would be a disservice to readers. Despite being content-rich, Alba’s writing style can lead you to believe you’ve absorbed everything upon first reading it. The best advice? ” … you’ll have to read the best advice here.
Daniel Schawbel writes “Millions of people around the world use LinkedIn, but most either donâ€™t use it properly or have little experience with many of the features. By reading this book you will have a great foundation for…” … read more here. (sorry for not putting this up the first time I posted!)
And a head nod from Jack, at MarketingMe, who even calls JibberJobber a “neat site” 🙂 🙂
Thanks to all who have supported this venture, with e-mails, blog posts, comments, tweets and phone calls! It’s fun to be at this point, and I’m sure the best is yet to come 🙂