We are sad to announce the death of Mark Hovind, a valued Career Hub writer and contributor who passed away unexpectedly on February 5. For years Mark has kept Career Hub readers abreast of job trends. Founder of JobBait, Mark developed his own proprietary technique that improved job seekers odds of landing that next job.
Mark believed in the power of networking, that well-written letters can open doors for interviews and job offers, and in giving unselfishly of his time. He spent hundreds of hours gathering, deciphering and sharing Department of Labor statistics that revealed hidden openings and opportunities. As he was often known to say, “Look for a job where the jobs are, just like you fish where the fish are."
Here's a tribute from to Mark from our colleague, Billie Sucher:
Mark knew his stuff as well as anyone in the career management business.
His reputation was stellar.
He loved his work.
His passion for his craft was evident in his words and in his blog posts.
He cared about teaching people new ways and new strategies and new thinking. It didn’t matter who you were or where you were.
He had knowledge to share and he shared it, whether it was a seminar, webinar, You Tube or face-to-face.
He was a “wikipedia” of data and information to support job seekers.
His passion for the career world was immense.
His commitment to job seekers was unwavering.
His life was devoted to helping job seekers find meaningful work.
As one of his many colleagues, I will miss Mark.
And his thoughts.
And his never-ending ideas to help a job seeker get from here to there.
A voice now silent.
Rest in peace.
On behalf of all of us at Career Hub, thank you, Mark. You will be missed.
- Chandlee Bryan