Paul in Minnesota: 22 Levels Deep…!

On this morning’s Focus Friday webinar I was astounded to read a comment from Paul in Minnesota about how many levels of connections he reached before he landed his job.

Some context: on many of my webinars, I’ve repeated one of the greatest things I learned in my own job search, which is that you find your job leads from your third and fourth degree contacts, not from your first and second degree contacts.  This is such a profound concept…. the idea that as we develop relationships with people, we continually ask for introductions.  More often than not, you won’t have your first or second degree contact. Unfortunately, the way LinkedIn works, they mess up how we track this.  But in JibberJobber we can track down to the nth degree.

Anyway, Paul wrote this comment on our webinar today, in response to talking about the free vs. premium levels of JibberJobber (note that we were talking about the email2log feature… which is premium, but the tracking to of referrals is in the free level):

“[The upgrade is] totally worth it.  I would say it’s the best investment for  your job search. I got down to 22 levels of contacts before I landed my position and JibberJobber was the tool that helped me keep track. (No way I could have done this on my own).

I’ve heard this type of gratitude for JibberJobber before… and I love hearing it (especially on a Friday, what a great way to end my work week :)).  But what floored my was what Paul was doing: 22 Levels?

That is so awesome! That is how an effective job search is done!  Talk to people, ask for referrals, do informational interviews….!

Great job Paul! An inspiration to us all!