I got the following email from someone who deleted their JibberJobber account.
Jibber Jobber is another waste of time. The site does nothing more than utilize Indeed postings to promote search options. This is a poor excuse for finding work. Please do not contact me as I am not interested in this website. Kindly REMOVE my information.
I get that not everyone is going to flock to JibberJobber. And I get that we do a poor job of communicating the value proposition. And I get that it’s easy to be rude to an anonymous company without thinking anyone on the other side really cares (it is an us against them mentality).
But I want to communicate a few thoughts on this message:
>> Jibber Jobber is another waste of time.
If you spend all day on JibberJobber and ignore other things, like networking, etc., then yes, you are wasting your time. You can’t look into the magic computer screen at any site and site there until a job falls in your lap.
>> The site does nothing more than utilize Indeed postings to promote search options.
This shows that you didn’t look at JibberJobber. It’s like driving past Home Depot and seeing all their barbecue grills and thinking “wow, that big orange store is nothing more than a BBQ grill store!” Go in and you’ll find much, much, much more.
“Nothing more?” Look at all of the stuff you do on this chart. Users are tracking network contacts, setting up action items, logging important calls/emails/conversations they have as they network and apply to jobs, etc. They are wordsmithing interview responses… and much more.
Indeed is a very small part of what JibberJobber is about. If you can’t see past that, then yes, you probably are wasting your time (in more ways than one). (note: we are putting more Indeed stuff in, and will continually tweak this as we strive to provide value to your user experience as well as find monetization opportunities that make sense)
>> This is a poor excuse for finding work.
Okay, now that you’ve said it’s a waste of time, there isn’t any depth to it, you rub it in by this critique. I disagree, but I’m heavily biased. Regardless of my bias, though, I’m guessing that your efforts to find work are (like mine were) based on bad job search tactics.
You don’t “find work” on JibberJobber. You organize and manage your job search, and your professional networking.
>> Please do not contact me as I am not interested in this website. Kindly REMOVE my information.
You got it – good luck in your job search 🙂
Okay, so, maybe I shouldn’t have responded to this on my blog… but I did want to share this since I share all the positive stuff. Why not a balanced perspective?
It is a shame that people come out like this bash. The sad part, though, is I’m guessing this person’s attitude comes across like this in networking and interviews… which might lead to a very long job search 🙁