Learning to network

January 10, 2007

Happy memories for the unhappy event

Filed under: CRM, Manage my network, think positive — Arthur M. Gallagher @ 11:11 am

Jason Alba, founder and CEO of the excellent job seekers’ and networkers’ companion Jibber Jobber is celebrating the first anniversary of the event that started it all – being fired! You can read his story in JibberJobber Blog » Happy Anniversary!

His is a great example of how something that seems like a cataclysmic death at the time, is actually a rebirth leading to previously unimaginable opportunity. The great thing in Jason’s case is not only that he came out stronger, happier and more satisfied, but that he has also given something very valuable to everybody else who finds themselves in the same (apparently unfortunate) situation. His advice, as with many networking experts, is start using the tools before you need them. Networking and career management take time, and in the circus of life its better to have the safety net ready before some clown pushes you off the tightrope 🙂

1 Comment »

  1. Hey Art, thanks for the mention… I’ve been waiting for months to celebrate the day! Your analysis of my “advice,” which has become my message and passion, is right on target!

    Comment by Jason Alba — January 10, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

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