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jobbi began with a mission to change the way people find jobs and employees, and to make it simple, efficient, and free.
From Video Resumes, Job Posts, and applicant screening all the way to HeadHunting, Resume Posts, and much more, it's all free.

The tools on jobbi are powerful enough for Fortune 500 companies and simple enough for the rest of us. Job Seekers and Employers use jobbi everyday to connect with their future.

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The Keys to Your Future

Job Posts

All Job posts are free.

Job Posts enable Employers to list everything about an available Job so Job Seekers can apply. 

Employers:

At jobbi, we provide all of the necessary tools to find your perfect employee... 100% Free of charge.

Enjoy Free and Flexible Job Posts:

Each Job Post you create is extremely flexible and can be tailored to any Job you need to hire for.  Specify exactly what you need, the amount you are willing to pay, where the Job is located, etc.

Your Job Post is Easily Searchable:

jobbi's system makes it easy for Job Seekers to find your Job Post quickly. A critical thing when looking for new employees.

Add Custom Filter Questions:

When you are posting a Job, simply click, “Add Custom Questions.”  With this tool you will be able to add your own Job specific questions to each Job Post's application.  

Need to know what their high school GPA was? Just add a custom question.
You can even set flags for possible answers. If someone triggers a flag the Application will be redirected to your "Application Filter Inbox" instead of your "Application Inbox". Similar to junk mail. This is a huge time saver.  

Request a Personality Profile Analysis:

jobbi allows you to screen applicants based on their Personality Tests, so that you can find the perfect fit for your Job.

When you are creating a Job Post, simply check the "Require Personality Profile Analysis" box.  With this, any applicant to your Job must fill out a Personality Test.  It is then stored in your Applications Inbox.

Job Seekers:

Looking for a Job? Job Posts are for you!
When searching for Jobs using jobbi you are viewing Job Posts. You can apply to every Job Post on jobbi.

Resume Posts

Post your Resume on jobbi and let your future employer find you!

Resume Posts enable Job Seekers to connect with and attract Employers. When Employers search for new people to hire, they search through Resume Posts. 

Job Seekers:

Post a Detailed Resume:

Create customized Resume Posts that detail exactly who you are, what your skills are, and what you are looking for. Try to include information about experience, accomplishments, and skills. The more detailed your Resume is, the more likely you are to find your perfect Job.

Your Resume Post is Easily Searchable:

jobbi's system makes it easy for Employers and HeadHunters to find your Resume Post quickly. Essential when you are looking for Job offers.

Employers:

Looking for a new Employee? Resume Posts are what you search.
When seeking new Employees you generally search Resume Posts. You can then contact the Job Seeker, even send them a Job offer!

SuperPost

SuperPost is the jobbi way of getting more attention to your post. You decide what to spend. The more you spend the more exposure your post gets. It's that simple.

SuperPosts always show up at the top of search results and even on the right of search results. They get unique coloring, and a SuperPost icon ensuring they grab peoples attention right away!

How does it Work?

It's really great. When you create your post, jobbi's SuperPost engine scans all the words and information in your post. Once scanned a "keyword profile" is created.
Now when people search on jobbi for posts that may be in your industry, or are similar to you or your post in even the slightest way, the "keyword profile" tells jobbi's search engine to put your post at the top of the results.

It's really just great for those who want to stand out from the everyone else.  

Set Your Own Price:

To get your Post noticed, simply create a SuperPost. You can pay any amount you want. Naturally, the more you pay the higher your Post exposure. Keep in mind that the more popular the keyword the more people will pay.  

Get the Results:

With SuperPosts your posts are Super Powered to the top of your keyword search results.  This gives you exposure to the Job seekers or recruiters looking for the perfect Job or employee!

Where does my Job show up? 

jobbi uses an extremely advanced search engine that allows users to find a Job or Employee with greater ease.  The search is based on date and relevance of the keywords.  With SuperPost, your post retains top position and relevance for 30 days.

How Long Does it Last?

All Posts on jobbi never expire unless you delete them. 
SuperPosts will lose their SuperPowers after 30 days and become regular posts.  

So give me an example!

What would I get for $15?

  • Exposure. Exposure. Exposure.
  • Based on traffic averages, a minimum "Number of Impressions" is quoted to you.
  • So, for $15 jobbi may guarantee you 92,000 Impressions(views)
  • These Impressions are in addition to natural exposure you would get normally.
  • Now when people are searching on jobbi, your post is seen 92,000 more times than it would have been otherwise!

  • Example Search
  • Someone searches for Medical.
  • Your post is Titled: "Nurse in Chicago" and is about nursing.
  • Regardless of other posts, your post would be at the top of all results. Similar to the Top Ads on Google, but jobbi's SuperPost engine does the hard work for you!

Step-by-Step Walkthrough 

Employers: 

  1.  Click on Register.  Make sure that you fill in all of your information correctly. 

  2.  Once registered, you may design your Home Page to ensure that it attracts potential candidates. 

  3.  Click on "My Posts," then Post a Job. 

  4.  Enter the necessary information. 

  5.  To give your Job Post greater exposure, make it a SuperPost. 

  6.  Click on "Make this a SuperPost." 

  7.  Enter how much you want to pay.  Remember, the more popular the Job, the more expensive that Post may be. 

  8.  Enter your credit card, or PayPal information and click Submit. 

  9.  Your Post becomes a SuperPost!  You now have tremendous exposure. 

Job Seekers: 

  1.  Click on Register.  Make sure that you fill in all of your information correctly. 

  2.  Once registered, design your Home Page to ensure that it attracts potential               

       Employers. 

  3.  Click on "My Posts" and then Post a Resume. 

  4.  Enter the necessary information that details exactly what you would like in your Job. 

  5.  To give your Resume Post greater exposure, make it a SuperPost. 

  6.  Click on "Make this a SuperPost." 

  7.  Enter how much you are prepared to pay.  Remember, the more popular the Job you 

       are seeking, the more you may have to pay to give your Post higher exposure. 

  8.  Enter your credit card, or PayPal information and click Submit. 

  9.  Your Post is now a SuperPost!  Enjoy your new Job options! 

HuntPost

Offer a Bounty. Get your match!

jobbi HuntPost gives HeadHunters the incentive (money) to find the perfect Job for the perfect Job Seeker.

A jobbi HuntPost is the perfect way to find your new employee or new job faster and more efficiently. The more you are willing to offer a HeadHunter, the more likely he or she will work to find your perfect match.

How does it work?

You pay a 10% HuntPost fee up front. This is applied to exposing your post to the HeadHunters based on it's value. Similar to how a SuperPost gets you exposure. You only pay the HeadHunter upon mutually agreed success! When you agree on jobbi that you have found your match, or both parties, the Job Seeker and Employer agree, then you pay the HeadHunter the bounty.

With HuntPost you get the best of both worlds! You get the power and benefit of SuperPost and you get the jobbi HeadHunters finding your perfect match!

Set Your Bounty:

You can set a bounty of any dollar amount. Naturally, the more you offer the more HeadHunters will work to find you a relevant match. HeadHunters can get competitive!

How Long Does it Last?

HuntPosts never expire.

How Does it Work?

Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Employers:

  1.  Click on Register.  Make sure that you fill in all of your information correctly.

  2.  Once registered, design your Home Page to make sure that it is attractive for potential candidates.

  3.  Click on "My Posts," then Post a Job.

  4.  Enter the necessary information that details exactly what you want in your Job.

  5.  To give the jobbi HeadHunting community incentive to HeadHunt your Job, make it a HuntPost.

  6.  Click on "Make this a HuntPost."

  7.  Enter how much you want to pay the HeadHunter.  You will be charged 10% immediately as a jobbi fee.

  8.  Enter your credit card, or PayPal information and click Submit.

  9.  Your Post is now a HuntPost!  You now have tremendous exposure and all of jobbi's HeadHunters finding your perfect match..

Job Seekers:

  1.  Click on Register.  Make sure that you fill in all of your information correctly.

  2.  Once registered, design your Home Page to make sure that it is attractive for potential Employers.

  3.  Click on "My Posts" and Post a Resume.

  4.  Enter the necessary information that details exactly what you want in your Job.

  5.  To give the jobbi HeadHunting community incentive to HeadHunt your Resume, make it a HuntPost.

  6.  Click on "Make this a HuntPost."

  7.  Enter how much you want to pay the HeadHunter.  You will be charged 10% immediately as a jobbi fee.

  8.  Enter your credit card, or PayPal information and click Submit.

  9.  Your Post is now a HuntPost!  Enjoy getting your Job! 

Personality Profiling Tests

Know Thyself.

Job Seekers:

Knowing how other people see you gives you an advantage when looking for a new Job.  jobbi teamed up with renowned researchers to develop an incredible Personality Test which we've made available for you to take.  

The IPIP NEO sanctioned test provides you with a deep insight into you and approaching your new Job.

Applying to Jobs:
When applying to Jobs on jobbi, Employers often require a Personality Test be taken. You will see a notice when applying.
You don't have to take the test more than once. It is automatically sent with your application to the Employers during the application process, saving you more time!

Employers:

It's good to know who you're hiring! When creating a Job Post Employers can require Applicants to take a the Personality Profile Test. This is a great way to understand who a potential new Employee really is.

Employers receive an in depth analysis of applicants based on the “Big 5” criteria of emotional intelligence with every Job Application.
Easy to read graphs and charts of traits for each applicant, with detailed explanations.
Based on proven, established methods and research on the human psyche starting from 1936.

Resume Builder

A professional and beautiful resume in minutes.

Job Seekers:

- Build a Professional Resume in minutes
- Templates let you Tailor your Resume to match you
- Step by step process makes it really easy
- Employers prefer the resumes from the Resume Builder

How to start

- Login and go to my services.
- Click on Resume Builder.
- Then simply follow the step by step process.
- Once you've completed the process, Resume Builder takes your information and builds it into a professional Resume that employers want to read.
- Choose from the different templates to make sure your resume stands out!
- You can edit, print and save it just like a Word document.

How do I print?

Once you are in the "Complete" section of Resume Builder, you will find a small Printer icon in the bottom right of the editor. Just click it!

How does Resume Builder get Employers what they're looking for?

After consulting with hundreds of employers and recruiters, we've built Resume Builder to make the hiring process better. Apply to jobs with the resume that Employers prefer reading. No more clutter. No more confusion. No more guess work.

Stand Out

The number one thing that helps when applying to Jobs is standing out from the crowd. So now you can make your Resume unique to your personality with Themes. Once in the "Complete" section of Resume Builder you may click Themes, and you will be able to select and edit from 6 great looking Themes. Standing out has never been so easy.

Edit, Print, and Save Your New Resume

Once Resume Builder has done all the hard work and you are in the "Complete" section, you can easily edit your Resume, just like a Word document. In the bottom right of the editor is the Print button. Click it to print and take your Resume with you, interview. The Save button allows you to save your Resume to jobbi, which also automatically updates your Profile, and your Application. You may also optionally choose to Post your Resume and increase your chances of getting hired by Employers.

Employers:

Every jobbi user who uses Resume Builder has a clean and concise resume, speeding up the hiring process drastically.
To get started just Post a Job, and enjoy efficiency!

Post Management

Powerful enough for Enterprise. Simple enough for everyone else.

jobbi allows you to manage your Job Posts and Resume Posts better than anywhere else.

Manage Departments & Locations

Easily browse through Jobs Posts by Departments and Locations within your organization.  

It's a huge benefit when you are dealing with many Posts at once.

Search through your Posts Easily

Do you have too many Jobs to keep track of? No need to worry.  Use the search box at the top right of the Posts to jump directly to the Post you need. You can use any keywords from to post in your search.

Actions:

View:  Shows you how everyone else sees your Post.

Edit:  Lets you edit the information in a pre-existing Post. 

Copy:  Allows you to create a new Post using a pre-existing post as a template. This really saves time! 

Delete:  Clicking Delete will permanently remove your Post.  

The jobbi Engine

Your Own Personal, Customizable Job Board

Powerful enough for Fortune 500 companies, simple enough for everyone else.

Create your own Job Board for your company's website with the jobbi Engine.      

What is it?

The jobbi Engine is our free customizable job board that runs on any website.

Now your candidates can browse jobs, apply to jobs, take screening tests, and more all on your website, in your style!

As a leader in the world of online job search, employers leverage jobbi's free tools to find the best employees everyday. Well we felt it was only natural that we should extend these tools further.   Click here for more information and a demo.


How does it work?

Create your Job Posts on jobbi as you usually would.
Then go the the jobbi Engine page under My Services.
Once there you simply select the styles, fonts, and colors that match your website.
Click "Preview & Save", copy the snippet of code to your webpage, and your finished!

That's it, all Job Posts you create on jobbi will now automatically show up on your website.

Fully Customizable:

Tailor to match your own company's website flawlessly.

Easily select how Job Posts are displayed on your website.  View by: Show all Jobs, Jobs by Location, or Jobs by Department.  

Your Application

Create your application, attach your rich text Resume, and use it every time you apply to Job Posts with just 1 click!

Create a Brilliant Customized Application:    

Your application is who YOU are!  Don't neglect to fully customize it.  

Applying on jobbi is great because Applications are in a simple understandable format, that employers prefer. Fill out all of your relevant information, add as many previous employers, schools, or references you like. Paste your Resume in. Everything is fully edit it to show and highlight your strong suits.

Never fill out forms Over and Over again:

jobbi's system stores your application for your future use so you never have to retype it. An incredibly time saving tool.

Send your Application Easily:

When browsing through Job Posts, when you find the Job you would like to Apply to, click "Apply Now!". You will then notice all of your information is already instantly inside the Job Application! Just click submit, and you're in business.

If your information is not there when you click "Apply Now!" don't worry, this is probably your first Application on jobbi. Just fill the Application out, and it will be saved for future use!

Edit your Application on the fly. You can!

If you want to edit your application on the fly, you can. When you are applying to Jobs, just update your Application and it will automatically be saved for next time. If you don't want your updated information to be saved, uncheck the box at the bottom.

Job Search

Find your new job with ease.

It couldn't be easier. With an intuitive search engine, your results are great.

How does it work?

On jobbi, you can search Jobs, Resumes, People or the WEB.

Search all Jobs on jobbi with the "Job" search.  
You can even click "WEB" and search and see job posts from every other website!


Try searching with keywords like locations: city, state, or zip code. (Eg, Los Angeles)

Try job fields: Medical, Administration, Sales, Auto (Eg, Nurse)

Try company name: (Eg, ABC Marketing)

And combinations: type in "Los Angeles Sales ABC Marketing"

Get the results you need.. fast!

Resume Search

Search Resumes and Find your Perfect Employee

How does it work? 

On jobbi, you can search for Jobs, Resumes, people or the WEB.  

We have made our search extremely fast and efficient.  Search all Resumes on jobbi by 

clicking the "Resume" above the search box. 

Type in any keywords and get Great Results. 

Type in a name for someone specific. (Eg, John Smith) 

Type in keywords that describe what type of person your looking for.  

Search for Sales expert, or MBA, or "Great at sales"  

Type in a location and browse the areas latest posts. 

Get the results you need.. fast!

Web Search

Search for Jobs posted on jobbi, and every other Job website on the internet

Search for Jobs posted on nearly every Job site on the internet, with Web search.

Search MORE Jobs than anywhere else.

Simply click on "Web" above the search bar, on the "Search" page.

You'll see Jobs from sites like monster, careerbuilder, local newspapers, and more!                                                                   

It's Really Easy!

Search the Web the same way you would with a normal jobbi Job search.  Use any assortment of keywords and locations and you will have enormous results.

If you can't find it on jobbi, don't worry.  With jobbi you can also search everywhere else!  With access to almost all Jobs posted on the internet,  Increase opportunity, find the Job you are looking for with "Web Search".

People Search

Network. Find Friends, Colleagues, Co-Workers, and Competition

What is it?

On the search page, or on the side bar, select "People".  This will allow you to search all the people and users on jobbi.

Network!

In today's world, it is essential to have a terrific network to help you build contacts, link with the right people, and keep the door open to opportunity.  

Message users, stay updated with each other using your Comment Board on your Home page, or even ask them HeadHunt you to Jobs they might know about.

Job Seeker?

Get Started and Find a Job

jobbi provides Job Seekers everything and more to ensure success.

Login and create a Job Seeker account.

Register with jobbi.  Unlike other websites, we have a really simple and fast Registration page.  Your email address is what you use to login.  Make sure to create a password that is safe.

 

Important:  Select your "Role".  Are you a Job Poster, employee, neither, or both.  If you are trying to find a Job, select Job Seeker, etc.  Your experience on jobbi is tailored to match your "Role" in really useful ways.

Note:  You can change this after you are logged in as well.    

Tools we built for you.

They are all free, extremely easy to use, and best of all beneficial to your career and future.

Get Everything for Free.

Everything we develop is here to help you grow a better career.  

Learn more about yourself and what Jobs you are best suited for with Personality Tests.

1 click submit Applications. They work with every Job Post on jobbi, and on third party websites powered by the jobbi Engine!

Upload your picture and Video Resume.  

Create a detailed, rich text Resume. Create a Resume Post and get exposed to your new Job.  

Chat, comment, and network with your Comment Board, located on your "Home Page".

And much much more.

Feedback

Leave your HeadHunter Feedback

Let HeadHunters know how they are doing.  Feedback gives each user the power to ensure that HeadHunters are doing a good job with their recommendations.  This is really important to ensure that HeadHunters are not abusing the privilege of HeadHunting.
The Feedback HeadHunters get defines their overall Feedback Rating which is anywhere from 1%-100%, 100% being the best.

Don't Let People Abuse HeadHunt.

The Feedback system is designed to make HeadHunt work efficiently and effectively.  Just like any great system, there will be people who try to abuse it.  HeadHunt is no different.  If you detect any Spam, please leave Negative Feedback.  This helps us weed out the bad users.

Make sure to leave positive Feedback to the good HeadHunters.  This will encourage them to use it further. It will also give them more credibility in the HeadHunting community.

How do I leave Feedback?

  1.  You receive HeadHunters' recommendations in your HeadHunts Inbox.

  2.  Click on one of the HeadHunts.  You will then see below the HeadHunt message along with the details of the HeadHunt.

  3.  Depending on how the HeadHunt was, leave the Feedback accordingly.  If spam, leave negative Feedback.  If it was a great HeadHunt, leave positive Feedback.

  4.  You can also leave your feedback comments.  This help HeadHunters deliver better results in the future.

HeadHunt

Get Your Resume Post HeadHunted. HeadHunters find Jobs that match You!

Post your Resume and save yourself some time.  jobbi designed HeadHunt to make finding your perfect Job EASY!  HeadHunters work 24/7 recommending you to Employers and recommending Jobs to you!

It's Simple.

HeadHunt is the power of the people matching Job Seekers to the best Jobs.  All Job Posts on jobbi are in HeadHunt  jobbi actually pays HeadHunters $1 for each successful HeadHunt! HeadHunters can get payed anywhere from $1 to $10,000 if the post is a HuntPost.

Example:

Lets say you are a great secretary and you need a job ASAP.  We’ll go on a step by step basis:

  

  1.  You register for jobbi and design your profile on your Home page.  

  2.  You then submit a Resume Post detailing exactly which Job you are looking for and why you are a perfect candidate for it.

  3.  Once you have submitted your Job Post, HeadHunters can then match your Resume to the perfect employer. 

  4.  You will receive messages informing you that a HeadHunter/s found a great Job for you.

  5.  If one of them is the perfect candidate, click “Yes, this resulted in finding a Job.”

  6.  The HeadHunter gets $1

Make it a HuntPost

Give HeadHunters more incentive to find your perfect candidate.  Naturally, for successful recommendations, the HeadHunter makes $1.  With only a few dollars added to a HuntPost, your Resume can stand out to HeadHunters to find your perfect Job!

Read about HuntPosts. Click Here.

HeadHunt

Get Your Job Post HeadHunted. HeadHunters find the Jobs Seekers that fit your Job.

Post your Job and give your recruiters a breather!  jobbi designed the HeadHunt to make finding the perfect candidates EASY!  We want you to use all of the jobbi HeadHunters to find your perfect job!

It's Simple.

HeadHunt is the power of the people matching Job Seekers to the best Jobs.  All Job Posts on jobbi are in HeadHunt  jobbi actually pays HeadHunters $1 for each successful HeadHunt! HeadHunters can get payed anywhere from $1 to $10,000 if the post is a HuntPost. It's the perfect way to attract the best and most relevant Job candidates.

Example:

Lets say you are in need of a great secretary ASAP.  We’ll go on a step by step basis:

  1.  You register for jobbi and design your profile nicely.  

  2.  You then submit a job post detailing exactly what you are looking for in a perfect secretary.  

  3.  Once you have submitted your job post, HeadHunters can then match your job to the perfect candidate.  

  4.  You will receive messages informing you that a HeadHunter found a great candidate for you.

  5.  If one of them is the perfect candidate, click “Yes, this resulted in finding a job.”

  6.  The HeadHunter gets $1

Make it a HuntPost

Give HeadHunters more incentive to find your perfect candidate.  Naturally, for successful recommendations, the HeadHunter makes $1.  With only a few dollars added to a HuntPost, your resume can stand out to HeadHunters to find your perfect job!

Read about HuntPosts. Click Here.

Collect HeadHunt Earnings

Collect your money for your hard Work!

Collecting your money from HeadHunting is a snap.  jobbi uses trusted PayPal to handle the transactions.

It really is Easy:

  1.  Once you have made a few successful HeadHunts , you will see "HeadHunt Uncollected Earnings" on your Home Page under "My Activity". To the right of that is the amount of money you have earned.

  2.  Click on the amount of money earned and it will take you to the transaction page.  

  3.  Enter your email address that you use for your PayPal account and collect your money instantly!  Spend it wisely... ;)

If you do not have a PayPal account, you cannot collect your money.  We require all HeadHunters to have a PayPal account for financial transactions in order to ensure the highest measure of security for you and us.


Click here to get a PayPal account.

How do I Make HuntPost Payments?

Pay your HeadHunters on Time!

Sending money to your HeadHunter is quite simple.  jobbi uses trusted PayPal to handle the transactions so you don't have to worry.

It really is Easy:

  1.  Once you have created a Job or Resume Post with a HuntPost attached, you will receive a variety of recommendations.

  2.  In the HeadHunt Inbox (My Box section), if a recommendation results in a hire, click "Yes, this resulted in a hire." 

       Or, if you are a Job Seeker, click "Yes, this resulted in a  job."

  3.  This will then send the HeadHunter a message saying that his HeadHunt resulted in a Hire.

  4.  You will then be billed for the amount that you put on your Job.

        jobbi provides employers and recruiters everything and more to ensure success for FREE.

  5.  To send the money, go to your Home Page.  In the My Activity box, you will see Money Payable.  

  6.  Click on Money Payable.  Because we want to ensure  security, jobbi uses PayPal for the transactions.  Enter your PayPal email address and the money is sent.

       Enjoy your new Employee.

If you do not have a PayPal account, you cannot send the money.  We require all HuntPosters to have a PayPal account in order to ensure the highest measure of security for you and us.

Click here to get a PayPal account.

Business Solutions

Powerful enough for Fortune 500.  Simple enough for Everyone Else

jobbi provides employers and recruiters everything and more to ensure success for FREE.

Business Solutions

jobbi's Business Solutions are growing daily as we are always working to help you hire more efficiently and effectively.

Everything is 100% Free

We are dedicated to providing the best FREE HR services on the net, period.  Post Jobs for free. Search Resumes for free. Get all the services you need at the only price that makes sense!

Design Customizable Applications with Ease

Receive applications to your Jobs, either through your site (with our Engine), or through jobbi.com! You can start with our base application and customize it by adding all the other questions you want answered! It's super easy!

Post Jobs on your own Company Site with the jobbi Engine

Let your candidates apply to your Jobs on your website, in your style! Get access to all of the same great features of jobbi, except on your website!

Screen Applicants with Personality Tests

Our screening techniques are based on the proven methods of the IPIP/NEO tests. We have worked with the leading psychologists on these standards, and can now provide this useful screening method to your company!

HeadHunt

No need to hire expensive head-hunters. Let the enormous jobbi population do it for you. Our base of HeadHunters proactively try and match the best Resumes to you Job Posts. A HUGE time saver, and guess what, it's FREE!

Watch Video Resumes and Post Company Videos

Screen future applicants by viewing their Video Resumes. This is naturally a great way to get to know someone over the net! Don't forget to Post your Corporate Video as well! This always helps to spark interest in your company to prospective employees.

Looking for New Employees?

Powerful enough for Fortune 500.  Simple enough for Everyone Else

jobbi provides employers and recruiters everything and more to ensure success for FREE.

Login and create an Employer account.

Register with jobbi.  We only require a few details in order for you to Register.  Your email address will be your login name.  Create a password that is extremely secure, but memorable to you.

Important:  Select what you are.  Are you a Job Poster, employee, neither, or both.  If you are trying to find new Employees, select Employer.  This will give you more customizable options, specific to Employers.

Note:  You can change this after you are logged in.   

Free.

We have spent years developing all of the tools you see on jobbi.  They are all free and extremely easy to use.  At the same time they are extremely beneficial to your recruiting success. 


Post Jobs for Free!


Learn more about applicants and what Job they are best suited for with Personality Test Screening.


Create a great Home Page and Professional Profile!  


Post a company Picture and Video to show applicants what kind of working environment they will be in.


Create a detailed, fully editable Profile.  


Chat and network with your Comment Board.  This will give your current employees an avenue to connect with future employees.


Encourage your current employees to network on the jobbi site.  This will give your business a more personal identity with future applicants.  They will also be able to Private Message some of the employees to ask questions about the company. (We have done extensive research on this.  Applicants who can speak to current employees and get a better feel are far more likely to join the company.)


The more tools you use, the more success you'll have!

Account Settings

Make Sure that Your Settings are Correct.


My Account:       

This is where you set your login information.  To change your email or password, simply change them and click save. Make sure your password is safe.    

My Name:     

Your name is how people find you.  We strongly recommend that you use your real name.  

My Company:     

If you are a company, and you selected that you are an Employer under "Your Role," your company will appear as your name. Otherwise My Company is your current place of employment.

Contact Info:   

This is where you enter your contact information like Address and Cell Phone etc. This information is for your use only, for things like your Application, or HeadHunt Earnings, etc.

Home Page

Create an Excellent Home Page. First Impressions count!

Show Employers or Job Seekers a great snap shot of who you are on your Home Page.

First impressions count:

Post your Picture, Video, and information.
If you are a Job Seeker, add a photo, Video Resume, your Resume, and Employment History.  

If you are an Employer, Job Seekers will view your Company's page.  Post a photo or logo, a Recruitment Video and a company summary.      

My Activity:

Get a quick snapshot of what is going on with your jobbi account in the "My Activity" box.
The left sidebar also gives you the ability to see relevant snapshots of your account as your move around the site!

Search, control your Actions, or jump directly to any of your inboxes with the side bar.

Resume/Corporate Profile:

Depending on your "Role", you can fully customize your Resume or Corporate Profile.  The more professional it is, the more appealing you are to potential Employers or Candidates.

Employment History:

Add past Employers and positions held. Full time, part time, contract work. Detailing your experience is critical!

Comment Board:

Updates colleagues, chat, comment, and network.  The Comment Board helps you improve your relationships, and expand your network.  Open more doors with the Comment Board.
Click here visit your Comment Board now.

Your Photo

Upload Your Photo. Show Yourself. Sell Yourself

What is it?

We recommend your Photo be a picture of you if you're a Job Seeker or a company logo if you're an Employer.

Uploading your Photo is Easy.        

You can access the Photo & Video upload page through two different areas:

  1.  From your Home Page, under the Photo tab, click "Edit".

  2.  From the Edit My Account Page, under "Edit Photo/Video".

Click on "Choose File..." and select a Photo from your computer, we recommend jpeg, jpg, or png format. 

Click Save, and you're done.

Your Video

Upload Your Video. Show Yourself. Sell Yourself.

What is it?

People respond better to Video. It's rich media.
Use your Video section for your Video Resume if you are a Job Seeker, or if you are an Employer upload a Recruitment Video

Video Resume:  Show potential employers the real you. Show how eloquent and personable you are. Through our extensive research, we have seen that people who post Video Resumes are three times more likely to be hired. It's like meeting face to face.     

Recruitment Video:  Show your job seekers what it's like working at your company. It's not just work, it's an entire corporate culture. The best way to show that insight into your company is by providing a great recruitment video.

Uploading your Video is Easy.       

You can access the Photo & Video upload page through two different areas:

  1.  From the Home Page, under the Video Section, click "Edit".

  2.  From the Edit My Account Page, under "Edit Photo/Video".

Click on "Choose File..." and select a Video from your computer.

Formats Supported:  .avi   .mpg    .mpeg    or    .wmv

Click Save, and you're done.

Your Role

What are You Doing on jobbi?

Select your role so that jobbi can help customize the features YOU need.

What are you?

Job Seekers:     You are looking for a job.

Employers:        You are Posting Jobs.

Both:                 You are Posting Jobs and Looking for a job. (Often businesses who are contracted out by other businesses)

Neither:            You are on jobbi to Network, HeadHunt, and everything else!

Resume Writing Examples

Sample Resume 1 Download a Copy (.doc file)

GEORGE JOBBI

1234 Great Street, Las Vegas, NV. 89144

(702) 123-4567

georgejobbi@gmail.com

EDUCATION 

JOBBI COLLEGE Las Vegas, NV 

Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Business Management 

Concentration: Finance 

Cumulative GPA: 3.64; Concentration GPA: 3.78; Dean's List All Semesters 

Honors Program: Senior Thesis Study: "The Reason Jobbi is the Best Job Site Around"

EXPERIENCE 

Finance Intern, JOBBI HEADQUARTERS, Las Vegas, NV. Summer 2006 

- Reported and analyzed monthly worldwide headcount. Prepared monthly Finance Project Investment Board presentations for Global Finance Excellence Initiative. 

- Monitored and reported global financial measurements to corporate controller. 

- Supported corporate cost center analysts. 

Financial Services Assistant, JOBBI COLLEGE, Las Vegas, NV. Summer 2005 

- Collaborated with accounting department to assist with general ledger transactions. 

- Worked part-time while attending summer session. 

Assistant to Accounting Professor, JOBBI COLLEGE, Las Vegas, NV Fall 2004 - Spring 2005 

- Graded accounting homework and labs for 50 undergraduate students. 

- Researched comparative data for professors in the Accounting/Finance department. 

Accounting Assistant, OFFSET PRINTERS, Berlin, Germany 2002 - 2003, Summer 2004 

- Invoiced customers of an $18 million dollar family business. 

- Developed new process that expedited invoicing, resulting in a more timely and efficient system. 

- Responded to customer account inquiries, researched, and resolved discrepancies. 

ACTIVITIES 

Captain of the Finance Team, JOBBI FINANCE TEAM 2003 - Present 

Volunteer, BARTON ROAD AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM 2004 - 2006 

- Assisted 12 seven to nine year old students residing in a low-income housing development with homework. 

SKILLS 

Computer: Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access, Outlook; SAP; Hyperion Enterprise; Peoplesoft 

Languages: Fluent in English, German; Conversational Spanish 

Sample Resume 2 Download a Copy (.doc file)

JOHN JOBBI

jjobbi@gmail.com 

(702) 123-4567 

Address: 

1234 Sweet Crib 

Las Vegas, NV. 89144 

EDUCATION 

Jobbi College Las Vegas, NV 

Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Business Management 5/2007 

Concentration: Information Technology Management 

Cumulative GPA: 3.11/4.0 

American University Washington, DC 

Completed first year of liberal arts curriculum 2003-2004 

Cumulative GPA: 3.52/4.0 

TECHNICAL SKILLS 

- Windows 2000/NT/98/95, Mac OS, Unix, C++, Relational Database Design, SQL, Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Word), FileMaker Pro, Microsoft Front Page, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Norton AntiVirus, and various other applications 

EXPERIENCE 

Tech To You Various Locations 

Founder & Owner 9/2005- Present 

- Founded and developed two person IT consulting company, providing technical consulting services for 

small office and home office clients 

- Designed and built company web site www.techtoyou.com 

- Created and launched direct mail marketing campaign to 200 customers 

- Generated $2,000 in profit in first year of business 

Jobbi College Media Services Las Vegas, NV 

Student Employee 9/2004 - Present 

- Assist in the operation and timely delivery of computer and video projection systems

- Provide technical assistance and quality customer service 

Southwest Insurers Phoenix, AZ 

Tech Support Associate Summer 2006 

- Maintained web pages used by individual customers, employees, and insurance providers 

- Benchmarked competitive position of company website 

Web Tech Intern Summer 2005 

- Redesigned web site to allow for more user-ability and competition with industry leaders

ACTIVITIES 

Captain, Jobbi College's IT Team 9/2004 - Present 

- Received Coach's Award for outstanding tech work and best attitude. (2003-2004) 

Newspaper Columnist, Jobbi Journal 9/2004 - Present 

- Author weekly column regarding student life

Sample Resume 3  Download a Copy (.doc file)

Ultimate Candidate

123 Great St. 

Las Vegas, NV. 12345 

(702) 123-4567

ultimatecandidate@uc.com

Objective: I am a strong, diligent and hard working leader. I am looking to obtain a position in which I will be able to fully use my education and business knowledge to contribute to an organization and learn as much as possible in the process.

Work Experience:

July 2003 - August 2003; July 2004 - August 2004

REAL ESTAT CO., Las Vegas, Nevada.

- Utilized my analytical and selling skills in developing and cultivating new customer leads through cold calling. 

- Interacted extensively with customers in a positive manner emphasizing their satisfaction. 

- Completed work efficiently and effectively. 

June 2005 - August 2005

CONDOMINIUM REAL ESTATE, Las Vegas, Nevada.

- Organized the massive database of possible tenants through Microsoft Excel.

- Interacted with all different aspects of the business, especially the organizational and developmental stages.

- Attended and participated in sales meetings and pitches to potential customers. 

- Maintained communication between potential customers and the business by calling and describing promotional deals.

June 2006 - August 2006

INVESTMENT BANK, New York City, New York.

- Worked in the Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities division

- Helped underwrite a variety of prospective and valuable properties

- Prepared pitch books for different deals, including some in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

- Updated vast databases of valued clients

Education: GREAT COLLEGE, Great State, Minnesota

- 1st Semester Sophomore Year GPA of 2.93

- Cumulative GPA: 3.23/4.0

HIGH SCHOOL, Las Vegas, Nevada 

- On the Honor Roll/High Honor Roll all four years of high school

- Senior Class Vice President

- Varsity Football Captain 

- Varsity Baseball Captain

- Member of the debate team; national qualifier freshman year.

REAL ESTATE SCHOOL, Las Vegas, Nevada.

- Achieved graduation certificate after a month of classes.

- Real Estate Broker/Salesperson license is pending. 

Skills: Adept at PC programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access 

I excel in leadership positions, especially under pressure

Friendly, outgoing, and efficient worker

References: 

IMPORTANT PERSON

Job Title

1245 Important Business Lane.

Las Vegas, Nevada. 89113

(702) 123-4567

SECOND IMPORTANT PERSON

Job Title

1245 Important Business Lane.

Las Vegas, Nevada. 89113

(702) 123-4567

Tips

Advice for your Job Search

Q:  How do I Choose a Career

Try a jobbi Personality Test.  It will help you get to know yourself better.

a:  STEP 1: Assess Your Interests From your internship experiences, part-time jobs, previous jobs, and conversations with peers, you know that there are a plethora of career options from which you may choose. While it may seem daunting to narrow your focus, this is the first step in your job search. You will need to spend some time reflecting on your experiences, interests, and priorities. It may be helpful to take some time to reflect on the following questions:

1. What are your likes/dislikes?
2. What are your strengths/weaknesses?
3. What would be your ideal work environment?
4. Geographically, where would you like to be located?
5. How important are quality of life issues? (e.g. work/life balance)

You may find it helpful to begin to draft (or to revise) your resume at this time; documenting your experiences on paper can also help you to articulate your skills and abilities.

STEP 2: Explore Your Options
Your next step is exploration. You will find that you have many options. Self-assessment will help you to identify the industry and/or functional area(s) that interest you. Several resources are available to help you learn about industries and companies, which in turn can help you solidify your preferences.

1. Company Web sites
2. Newspapers (e.g. The Boston Globe, New York Times)
3. And Most Importantly, jobbi.com!

As you conduct your research, it may be helpful to develop a target list of companies. A target list will allow you to be intentional in your search, creating a plan, and focusing your attention. You may already be familiar with companies for whom you would like to work. You can include these in your target list. To create a target list, begin by listing companies that you are familiar with and have an interest in working for. Then, use a variety of Internet resources (refer to resources above)to research industry trends and company profiles and based on this information create a list of companies that are doing well financially and/or resonate with your preferences and priorities.

STEP 3: Strategize
After you have determined your preferences and explored whats out there, you are ready for the next step. Your strategy should include the following tasks:

1. Creating your marketing tools. If you have not already done so, you will need to create and polish your resume and cover letters.
2. Networking. Think of personal contacts (e.g. family, friends, former professors, former employers and former supervisors) that are employed in fields that interest you or can provide you with the names of individuals who work in industries that appeal to you. Compile this list of names, including business and personal (if available) contact information.
3. Contact these individuals to schedule informational interviews. Informational interviews can provide you with insights about trends in particular fields, expand your professional network, and lead to internship/job opportunities. Apply to postings at companies on your target list.

Q: General Guidelines for Writing your Resume

a:  When reviewing your resume, an employer will be looking for the following:

1. Things that differentiate your from other candidates,
2. Highlights of your accomplishments,
3. Demonstrated interest in the type of work you are applying for, and
4. A clear message.

Listed below are general guidelines for writing your resume:

1. Use a font that is easy to read, e.g. Times New Roman and Arial are good choices.
2. Font should not be smaller than 10 pt.
3. Proofreader spelling and grammar errors.
4. Use standard 8.5 x 11 resume paper -white or off-white are the best color choices.
5. Keep appropriate margins (1/2 - 1 inch margins are standard).
6. Consistent format is important, e.g. dates, fonts, and spacing should follow a specific pattern.

Check out our 3 samples that you are more than welcome to use as a template. Just copy and paste one into your resume box on your my info page and edit it to your liking!

Q: What Employers Seek in an Interview

a:  Employers will evaluate you on four key areas. It is important to keep these in mind as you move through the interview process.

1. Are you capable? Do you possess the skills to successfully perform the job?
2. Do you present a professional demeanor and would they want you representing their organization?
3. Are you a team player and do you relate well to the staff?
4. Do you wholeheartedly want the job?

Q:Keys to Interview Success

a:  BEFORE THE INTERVIEW:
Research is critical in preparing for an interview.
Some areas to consider about the company:

1. Organizational structure of the company key business lines,
2. Major products or services,
3. Key people in the organization,
4. Size in terms of sales and employees,
5. View of the company by clients, suppliers, and competition,
6. Major competitors,
7. Locations other than your community, and
8. Latest news reports on the company or on local or national news that affects the company.
Some things to consider about you:
1. What are the top five things I want this employer to know about me?
2. What have I done that directly correlates to the position and job description?
3. Why am I attracted to this company? Why would I fit?

DURING THE INTERVIEW:
Beginning of the Interview
First impressions can make or break you! Before you even enter the interview room, remember the following tips:

1. Be Punctual. Allow plenty of time to get to the interview. You should plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to give yourself time to "catch your breath" and collect your thoughts.
2. Dress appropriately. Attire should be professional, neat, and appropriate to the industry you are looking to join. As a general rule, it is always better to be conservative. Avoid heavy perfumes, colognes, and excessive jewelry.
3.Body Language. Make sure you greet your interviewer enthusiastically. Give a firm handshake. Maintain good eye contact. Avoid distracting mannerisms or nervous behavior (e.g. fidgeting, crossing your arms, twirling your hair, and playing with jewelry).
4. Greetings. Many companies will bring a greeter to on-campus interviews or have a junior member of the team meet you first. Greeters should be considered interviewers and treated as such. Be warm and friendly, and understand that what you say will be logged to your interviewer and included in your evaluation. The greeter is often the person who will attempt to answer the question Will this person fit in with our team?
5. Small Talk. Many interviews begin casually. You may have to walk through several areas of the company before arriving at the office where your interview will be conducted. Be prepared to make small talk. Chat about the weather, the impressiveness of the firms location, or a recent sporting event. Just keep it simple -you will want to switch gears quickly once you enter the office.
6. Activities. Many interviewers will begin their interview questions with light material. Maybe they too played soccer in college, or were involved in theatre, or traveled the world. Its a great way to break the ice, just be aware that these can often be missed opportunities to sell yourself. Just because the talk is light does not mean you are not being evaluated.

AFTER THE INTERVIEW:
Immediately after leaving your interview you need to take care of a few pieces of business.

1. Take notes on your interview and interviewers.
You will be amazed how quickly you can forget even the most memorable of interviews and interviewers. As soon as you leave an interview take a few minutes to review what happened. Be sure to note specific conversations so you can refer to them in your thank you letter. Also, be sure to record the next step in the process, which you should have obtained before leaving the interview.

2. Write down tough questions.
Couldn't answer something? Write down the question and develop a solid answer so when it is asked in another interview you will be better prepared.

3. Send thank you letters.
Send thank you letters to each interviewer and to the person who facilitated scheduling your interview. Thank them for their time, make mention of a portion of the interview you particularly enjoyed, and reiterate your interest in the job. Letters should be professional in content as well as format.

Q:Common Interview Questions

a:  An interview can be quite stressful at the best of times, but sitting through one unprepared for even typical interview questions can be disastrous. Below is a list of common interview questions. Take some time to think about how you would respond. It helps to prepare by writing down short answers to the questions and reviewing them prior to the interview. Practicing will help you be more confident during the interview. The interviewer may ask you questions that are not included in this list. Try to stay calm and take a moment to think about your response before beginning to speak.
As you practice interview questions, think about the things that you would like to ask the interviewer. For example: What are the job responsibilities? How many working hours per week? Be prepared with your own questions.

General Questions:

1. Tell me a little about yourself.
2. Why should I hire you?
3. How do you define success?
4. What are your strengths/weaknesses?
5. Where would you like to be in five years? Ten?
6. Describe your personality.
7. What past accomplishments have given you satisfaction? Why?

Job Specific Questions:

1. What do you know about this position?
2. What do you know about this company?
3. Explain why you are qualified for this job.
4. Are you looking for a permanent or temporary job? Why?
5. Why did you leave your last job/position?
6. What are you looking for in a job?
7. What kind of people do you like to work with?
8. What type of work environment do you prefer?
9. Describe the best boss you have ever had.

Experience Questions:

1. How would you define a great work environment?
2. Have you ever worked for a difficult person?
3. Have you mostly worked alone or in groups?
4. How many projects can you handle at one time?
5. What was your workload in your current/last position?
6. What are some things you find difficult to do on the job? Why?

Education Questions:

1. What is the most recent skill you have learned?
2. What have you learned from your past jobs?
3. What made you choose to apply to this position?
4. Why do you want to leave your current position?

Behavioral Questions:

1. Are you a persistent person? Give me an example of this, if so.
2. Where do you stand with your former employer?
3. Explain a difficult situation in which you were involved and how you handled it.
4. How do you work with new people?
5. We have a problem with ______. How would you handle this problem?

Stressful Questions:

1. How do you handle stressful situations?
2. Describe a stressful situation and explain how you handled it.
3. Can you work overtime? Weekends? Travel?
4. Do you have any questions?
5. How do you think this interview is going?
6. How long have you been looking for a new job? Why?
7. How long would you stay with us?
8. Have you ever had problems getting along with others?
9. What can I tell you about my organization?
10. What can you bring to the table that someone else could not?
11. What are your outside interests that occupy your time?
12. What are your reservations with working here?

Q:Proper Business Etiquette

a:  Introductions/Greetings Throughout your career, you will find yourself in numerous social situations in which you are expected to interact with a wide variety of professionals. Below are helpful tips for making introductions.

1. When introducing yourself, state your first and last name.
2. When facilitating introductions, use that name that was given to you during the introduction, e.g. "Michael" is "Michael" not "Mike."
3. A firm handshake is crucial. It conveys a sense of confidence.
4. Name tags should be placed on the right side, so individuals can easily look at your name when shaking your hand. If you write your name on the name tag, make certain that your writing is legible.
5. Maintain eye contact as you speak.
6. If you forget someone's name, you may say something like, "I'm sorry I know that we have met before, you are . . . ?"
7. At the end of your conversation, be certain to make a closing statement such as "It was a pleasure to meet you."

Conversation
There are a variety of social conversations that can be awkward. The following are possible conversation topics:

1. The event at hand
2. Current events
3. Books and trade publications
4. Topics in your line of work
Topics to avoid:
1. Religion
2. Politics
3. Money

Also, be careful not to monopolize the conversation. You should listen attentively so that you can effectively respond to comments and questions posed by others and give other individuals an opportunity to speak as well.

Q:Acceptance Letters

a:  Though not always required, a letter of acceptance can be sent as a follow-up to a verbal acceptance of an offer. Typically a formal offer is accompanied by a letter which requires the candidates (your) signature as an acceptance of the position. In the absence of a required signature, an acceptance letter will serve as an official acceptance of the position. A letter of acceptance can also serve as a thank you letter once the entire hiring process is complete, and is a detail that is sure to be appreciated by an employer.

When should I send an acceptance letter?

1. Though not always required, a letter of acceptance can be sent as a follow-up to a verbal acceptance of an offer. 2. Typically a formal offer is accompanied by a letter which requires the candidates signature as an acceptance of the position. In the absence of a required signature, an acceptance letter will serve as an official acceptance of the position. 3. This can also serve as a thank you letter once the entire hiring process is complete and is a detail that is sure to be appreciated by the employer.

What should be included in the acceptance letter?

1. The opening paragraph should state why you are writing (to accept a position) and refer to the specific title, department, and office location, if applicable, of the position you are accepting.
2. Your next paragraph should reiterate your enthusiasm for the position and confirm your start date.
3. Thank the employer for the opportunity.
4. Finally, provide your contact information for the period between now and when you will start to work so you can be contacted with any relevant information or paperwork.

Q:Cover Letters

a:  Cover letters are an essential part of your marketing package. A good cover letter will get your resume read and generate interviews. It adds a personal touch to your application. When accompanied by your resume, cover letters demonstrate that you are a serious, professional candidate who is sincerely interested in the position available.
Employers use cover letters to evaluate and compare candidates. An effective cover letter will serve as an introduction, but a poorly written letter can eliminate you from consideration.
Take a look at our example cover letter.

(Mr. / Ms.) Employer Name
Employer Title
Company Name
Company Street Address
City, State Zip Code

Dear Ms./Mr. (Employers Last Name),

Opening Paragraph:
 Purpose for writing the letter.
 I am applying for...
 Identify the position for which you are applying & disclose the source from where you found the position (ex. name of referral or contact, CCD, Web site, etc.).
My professor, Dr. Sophie Colin, informed me about the opening...
 Emphasize what you have to offer to meet their needs by presenting your qualifications in a clear, concise manner.
 My qualifications and experience include...

Middle Paragraph(s):
 Demonstrate how your skills and experience match the needs of the employer and requirements of the position.
 The experience I have gained working on...demonstrates my ability to...
 Be specific, select examples from academic and work experience. Be direct when describing your skills.
 Don't just repeat everything that is on your resume use examples to describe why you are a good fit for the position and organization.
  Recognizing the need for...
  (company name) interests me because...

Final Paragraph:
 Thank the employer
 Reiterate your enthusiasm & interest in the position
 Reinforce your knowledge and interest in the company why this company?
 Articulate next steps Let them know you will follow up
 I will be contacting you...
 I look forward to the opportunity to discuss how...

Sincerely,

Your name typed (sign above)
onto the letter to create the
look and feel of stationary.

Q:Thank You Letters

a:  Thank you letters are an essential part of the interview process. You should send a thank you letter whenever someone has:

1. Interviewed you,
2. Provided you with information,
3. Recommended you in any way,
4. Referred you to someone else, or
5. Rejected you (this is your opportunity to reaffirm your interest in their firm).

If you are sending letters to several people at the same company, try to personalize the letters although you don't have to create an entirely new letter for each. Thank you letters should be sent immediately -a good rule of thumb is to send a thank you letter within 24 hours.
Take a look at our Thank You Letter example.

(Mr. / Ms.) Employer Name
Employer Title
Company Name Company Street Address
City, State, Zip Code

Dear Ms./Mr. (Employers Last Name):

Thank the interviewer or the person who has referred you for his/her time and
effort. Reiterate your interest in the position, the company, or the industry.
Re-emphasize a skill or strength.

Reflect on the conversation that you had and relate the information that you were able to gather show off your listening skills! Refer briefly to the conversation you shared and perhaps how it has impacted you.

Again, thank the individual for his/her time (or referral). Tell him/her you look forward to speaking again in the future.

Sincerely,

Your name typed (signed above)
Example:
Jacob Jobbi
11 Jobbi Lane, Las Vegas, Nevada. 89117
(702) 123-4567  jacobjobbi@gmail.com

Q:Withdrawal Letters

a:  Once you accept a position (verbally or in writing), you should withdraw from all other job opportunities. This can be done with a simple letter written to the hiring manager. A letter of withdrawal is an opportunity to show an employer that you are sincerely interested and appreciate their time. It is also a good chance to show them that you've landed in a good position and might be a worthy candidate in the future.

When should I send a letter of withdrawal?

1. Once you accept a position (written or verbal), you should withdraw from all other job opportunities.
2. This can be done with a simple letter written to the hiring manager.

Why do I need to send a letter of withdrawal?

1. A letter of withdrawal is an opportunity to show an employer that you are sincere and appreciated their time.
2. It is a good chance to show them you've landed a good position and might be a worthy candidate in the future.
3. Please note that if you have established a rapport with the company and they have invested time and money in your candidacy, all correspondence should be initiated via telephone. The letter can then serve as official confirmation.

What should I include in a letter of withdrawal?

1. The opening paragraph should state why you are writing (to withdraw your application).
2. Your next paragraph should explain that you appreciate their consideration but have recently accepted another position. Be specific. Let them know exactly what you will be doing and why it is a good fit for you.
3. Thank the contact for their time.

Q:Negotiating Hourly Wages

a:  Negotiating hourly wages can be quite stressful; however as with all areas of the job search process you can reduce your stress and improve your negotiating power by being prepared. Keep in mind that many hourly jobs offer a preset hourly rate. However, you should still be comfortable with the compensation offered, or be ready to negotiate, if necessary. Here are some tips to help you prepare.

Before the Interview:
1. Do your research on the specific industry. There are many online sources that can give you guidance on what you can expect to earn in a specific industry (i.e. retail or food services).
2. Ask family and friends who work in the industry in which you are interested.
3. Review the minimum wage laws for your state.
4. Consider your level of experience in the job that you are applying for. Do you have years of solid experience or is this your first job? If you are experienced, be prepared show examples or job history to demonstrate your expertise.

During the Interview:

1. Leave the wage negotiations until later in the interview process. Wait until you are offered the job, or the employer raises the wage issue, before discussing how much the job pays.
2. Remain calm; don't appear too desperate to get the job. This will improve your bargaining power.
3. If asked what your previous pay was, remember to include bonuses, tips and other perks.
4. If asked what you expect to earn, provide a reasonable range. This gives you the opportunity to negotiate based on what is included in the overall compensation package.

The Offer:

1. Consider the total compensation package when deciding if the pay rate is reasonable to you. Does it include healthcare; or tips and bonuses? What about a flexible work schedule?
2. Does the job offer you a great opportunity to gain valuable experience or to get your foot in the door? Then you may be willing to take a lower pay rate because in the long run you could make more money.
3. Be willing to walk away. If you are not offered a rate that you can be comfortable with, you will be miserable working in the job. It may be better to continue your search or reassess your expectations.

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