FabJob

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FabJob
Type of site
Private
Headquarters Calgary, Canada
Key people Tag Goulet (Founder), Catherine Goulet (Founder)
Industry Publishing
Website fabjob.com
Launched 1999

FabJob is a book publisher based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Seattle, United States. It was founded in 1999 by sisters Tag Goulet and Catherine Goulet.

History[edit]

The company's guide books initially began as electronic titles in e-Book and CD-ROM formats. Since then, a number of their titles have been published in print, though the majority of their books remain available as PDF e-Books. FabJob guides range from 240 to 360 pages of searchable information about how to get started in a specific dream career. Each guide includes information about: how to do the job, how to get experience, how to get hired, how to start a business, how to set your fees or prices, and how to get clients or customers.[1]

Each book contains expert advice and inside information from successful individuals in a particular field, such as Olympic athletes, Emmy Award winners, bestselling authors and globally-recognized business leaders.[2]

Books[edit]

FabJob has published more than 100 books on careers topics[3] including the following titles:

  • FabJob Guide to Become an Accessories Store Owner
  • FabJob Guide to Become an Actor
  • FabJob Guide to Become an Advertising Copywriter
  • FabJob Guide to Become an Antiques Shop Owner
  • FabJob Guide to Become an Archaeologist
  • FabJob Guide to Become an Art Curator

Accolades[edit]

FabJob has been named the number one place to get published online by Writer's Digest and has received an EPPIE Award for excellence in electronic publishing.[4][5]

FabJob has received press coverage from Woman's Day Magazine and Entrepreneur.com amongst other titles, and the company has been profiled by City Toronto TV.[6][7][8] Founders Tag Goulet and Catherine Goulet have also written for Metro News and The Calgary Sun about careers topics on behalf of the company.[9][10]

The FabJob book Dream Careers by founders Tag and Catherine Goulet ranked #1 in career and business books on Amazon when it was released.[11]

In popular culture[edit]

FabJob was featured in the 2005 movie Bewitched starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. The set decorating coordinator for the movie contacted FabJob to provide some print books, including a fake one called "The FabJob Guide to Becoming a Witch or Warlock", and large cardboard book displays. These props were subsequently used in a scene where main character Samantha Stephens was looking for inspiration in a bookstore to guide her towards a new career.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAQ". FabJob. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  2. ^ FabJob. "About Us". FabJob. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Guides". FabJob. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Katie Struckel Brogan (11 March 2008). "25 Best Places to Get Published Online". Writer's Digest. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  5. ^ The Write News (28 March 2002). "2002 Eppie Award Winners Announced". The Write News. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Tag and Catherine Goulet speak about FabJob". YouTube. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  7. ^ Scott Westcott (30 June 2006). "Eureka! The Power of a Great Idea" (PDF). Woman's Day Magazine. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Geoff Williams (16 January 2007). "Landing Media Placement for Your Product". Entrepreneur.com. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  9. ^ Tag and Catherine Goulet (28 February 2005). "Answering the 'biggest weakness' question in interviews" (PDF). Metro News. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  10. ^ Tag and Catherine Goulet (22 September 2009). "Are You an Introvert at Work?". The Calgary Sun. Archived from the original on March 1, 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  11. ^ Leslie Strudwick. "Tag Goulet's career is absolutely fabulous". University of Calgary. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 
  12. ^ Geoff Williams (25 January 2007). "How to get your product in the movies". NBC News. Retrieved 1 January 2016. 

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