It was one of those “Eureka!” moments… sort of like Archimedes’ sudden insight while in the bathtub… except Jay was in the shower when he got the idea to do a live 3-part seminar to help job seekers in 2009.
That idea became the Job Search Boot Camp. During that year we also started broadcasting the Job Search Boot Camp Show and published nearly 300 articles on the Career Blog. And then came the CareerFinder™ Method.
Between late 2008 and early 2011, we served tens of thousands of job seekers and career changers as we all slogged through a tough economy together. We’re pleased to offer you the ongoing support of our online courses, as well as access to our archives. We wish you all the best in finding the work you love!
~Angela & Jay
Jay Markunas is a Fortune 500 Human Resources Professional and Career Expert. His career spans over 20 years. The perspective he brings is enhanced by a strong background in different types of industries, including professional services, software, civil engineering, retail, and high-tech manufacturing.
In addition to serving as a volunteer leader for The Compass Group, a faith-based career networking group, Jay co-hosted The Job Search Boot Camp Show for two years (2009-2011) with Angela Loëb. He also authored more than 150 articles at the Career Blog on GreatOccupations.com. Jay is a highly sought-after speaker for association and community service events.
Jay graduated from the University Of Houston with a BBA in Management of Information Systems. He is well versed in various project management systems, and has been known to use Agile to explain the job search process to project managers in career transition. He is also a Certified 48 Days Facilitator.
While providing enthusiastic encouragement and support, he always grounds the concepts he delivers in his presentations with facts and statistics. As a result, he offers balanced and substantial advice so that those in career transition truly achieve success in finding the work they love.
Feedback about Jay’s approach:
“Jay provides a good balance of practical advice and positive encouragement.” –M.G. – Austin, TX
“You gave me a jump start after I have been bogged down by doubts and insecurities.” –C.L. – Austin, TX
“Even if you are aware of the wide range of strategies he shares, you’ll come away with more information making it very worthwhile, especially for the short amount of time invested.” –C.S. – Austin, TX
“I wanted to let you know that I accepted a job with NI last week. I’m excited about the opportunity….it’s a great role. Thanks for your help.” –J.L. – Austin, TX
Angela Loeb is known internationally for her work in the area of professional and personal development. As a career expert, she has successfully supported a wide spectrum of professionals, including c-level executives, for more than two decades. She’s authored three books and 500+ articles. She offers personal consultations and resume writing services through her firm, InSync Resources. She’s also an instructor at the Center for Professional Education at The University of Texas, as well as an affiliate career consultant for for two Austin-based companies.
Angela graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in English/Creative Writing. She’s also a graduate of the Wizard Academy’s World Changers Class of 2007 and the award-winning Stepping Stones to Enhanced Leadership program through the Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA).
Angela co-founded and has volunteered for the Career Development Network since 2005. She also regularly hosts and produces Be Radiant Radio, and she’s the founder of Program Vibe, which helps coaches, personal consultants, and other self development experts to reach more people and change more lives.
Feedback about Angela’s approach:
“Every piece of information and advice Angela gave me was incredibly helpful and definitely got me out of my job search rut. In addition, her upbeat and positive attitude made it an all around pleasant experience working with her. Angela is the ultimate expert at what she does.” –JH, Industrial Engineer
“Angela helped me get a clearer direction in my career path. In our meeting Angela assisted me in narrowing down my fields of interest, suggested some organizations to research, and helped direct me in my action plan. She provided me with several worksheets that were key in revamping my resume. Angela’s career coaching has been invaluable to me, and I see a light at the end of the tunnel now thanks to her!” –DL, Trainer/Educator
“Angela is thoughtful, honest and excellent at helping job seekers put the job search and what they have to offer into perspective.” –NW, Consultant