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Job Search Boot Camp: Ready Yourself, Ready Your Resume

A Job FINDER course from Angela Loeb & Jay Markunas.
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Go From Job Seeker to Job FINDER!

Get insider advice from career experts with almost 40 years of combined experience. You’ll be motivated, inspired and gain the edge you need in today’s market. Experience a process that goes beyond just the theory of how to find the work you love.

READY - This course is one of three in the Job Search Boot Camp series, recorded live by Angela & Jay in 2010. The two other courses are AIM & GET HIRED!

The AIM Course can be found on Udemy at:

The GET HIRED! course can be found on Udemy at:

What you'll learn in this course:

- The different types of resume formats and when/why to use them

- How to write an accomplishments-based resume

- Various insider tips you need to know to get your resume noticed

- An easy technique to identify your Unique Promise of Value

- How to draw attention to your uniqueness in your resume

Workbook includes samples, advice and exercises.


Feedback from clients about Jay's approach to career transition:

“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

Feedback from clients about Angela's approach to career transition:

“Angela provided me with career transition consulting and my only regret was not finding her sooner! From the help re-writing my resume, to the worksheets that helped me to understand my key competencies (very useful for competency-based interviews), to understanding the importance of networking and LinkedIn. 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.” Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity – Jamelyn Hart, Austin, TX

“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!” Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative – Debbie Lester, Austin, TX

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone looking for a job
  • Anyone looking for a job who wants an edge in their job search
  • Anyone looking for a job and who needs to articulate their value proposition to a future employer or manager
  • Anyone looking for a job and who wants to update or create a strong resume that stands out
  • Anyone wanting a job they love
  • This course is best for those who are looking for a job in the US Market or with a US-based employer
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What Will I Learn?
Learn about the different types of resume formats and when/why to use them
See how to write an accomplishments-based resume
Get the insider tips you need to know to get your resume noticed
Find out an easy technique to identify your Unique Promise of Value
Draw attention to your uniqueness in your resume
View Curriculum
  • None really, but you might want to have your resume handy so you can make notes on it as you follow along.
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 17 Lectures Collapse All 17 Lectures 02:44:49
Getting Started
2 Lectures 01:33
The READY Workbook includes tips, samples and exercises that are referred to during the lecture.
A resource that is not included in the workbook, but Jay refers to frequently throughout the course, is the book by Dan Miller, 48 Days To The Work You Love.  
NOTE:  To download, click the lecture file below
Download - The READY Workbook
28 pages

Welcome to the virtual version of The Job Search Boot Camp! 

Job Search Boot Camp

READY is the first of 3 parts of the larger program.  
In READY, we'll discuss getting yourself ready for your job search, as well as getting your resume ready.
NOTE: During the following lectures, we frequently refer to the workbook. And some of the visuals (samples) are not shown in the videos. They are only found in the workbook. If you haven't downloaded the workbook yet, we strongly suggest that you do so before you begin Section 2.      
Preview 01:33
Ready Yourself
3 Lectures 23:00

The first module of READY is "Ready Yourself," and we kick it all off with a lecture about why and how to "clear baggage." Mental clarity is critical to your success.

You'll also learn about how important it is to manage your stress during your job search and will gain some useful techniques to do so during this entire module. 

Preview 08:13

In this lecture, we cover how to get clear about what you want, what you have to offer. This will get you ready for conversations with your network and interviewers, as well as help you prepare your resume so that it attracts the best-matched opportunities.
Get Clear About What You Want And Have

Now that you are clear about what you want and have, let's translate that into your own personal brand.  

Personal Brand
Ready Your Resume
7 Lectures 40:15
An introduction to resumes, this lecture covers the purpose of the resume and gives you a taste of our insider perspective from hiring and advising job candidates over the years.
The Purpose Of Your Resume

In this lecture, you'll learn what the three basic types of resumes are and what they're used for.
Types Of Resumes

The video shows a sample for a combined style resume (the one we strongly advise you consider using), however, to understand what Angela's referring to in this lecture, see the workbook. She will show you the benefits of using this style in a real live example.

Case Study - See Workbook

A brief lecture showing the headliner style of resume, a great way to start your resume if you want to capture multiple, but related, areas of expertise in a clear, succinct (and attention-grabbing) way.

The summary is THE most important part of your resume because it takes up the most valuable real estate... the beginning, which is where you make your first impression on the reader.  
Make it count!
Preview 04:24

Should your resume be one page or two? 

What size font should you use? 

What about keywords and how do you show them? 

This lecture provides a few of our best style tips (and answers to the questions above).

Style Tips And Keywords

The number one element missing from most job seekers' resumes (and it's a must for the modern resume) is that they forget to prove their value. Don't just give the prospective employer a list of your job duties, show how you've made a difference to your past employers, customers, community and other relevant stakeholders.
Accomplishment/Impact Statements
Wrap Up
1 Lecture 03:37

Wrapping things up!  

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it to be to make baskets or broad swords, or canals, or statues, or songs."


If you're interested in the AIM (Prepare Your Strategy and Execute Your Search) part of The Job Search Boot Camp, you can check it out by going to

And the GET HIRED! (Conduct Stand-Out Interviews and Confident Negotiations) part is at

Wrap Up
Bonus - Audio Versions Of The Course Lectures
4 Lectures 01:08:24

Audio version of the videos that you can download as a podcast and listen to on the go.

NOTE:  To download, click the lecture file below.

Ready Yourself

Audio version of the videos that you can download as a podcast and listen to on the go.

NOTE:  To download, click the lecture file below.

Ready Your Resume - Part 1

Audio version of the videos that you can download as a podcast and listen to on the go.

NOTE:  To download, click the lecture file below.

Ready Your Resume - Part 2

Audio version of the videos that you can download as a podcast and listen to on the go.

NOTE:  To download, click the lecture file below.

Ready Your Resume - Part 3
About the Instructor
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Self-Development Consultant

A participant in one my classes once said, "Imagine if we lived in a world where even a small percentage of people started doing what they were born to do - wow what a world it would be!"

Yes! I agree!

I'm grateful and honored that my self-development programs and processes continue to serve so many all over the world. It's awesome to see that "small percentage" of engaged and excited people growing daily!

Basically, I'm really into self-development... learning it, teaching it, and supporting others who do too.

And I like results. While it's fun to talk about the esoteric side of things (and I really do love having such conversations!), it's even more fun to take action. What I do best is translate big, abstract concepts on how to make the most of ourselves and get where we want to go in life into easily understood and executable steps that work. All of my programs, as well as the books and articles I've written, reflect that passion.

After a 3-year hiatus, I'm back on Blog Talk Radio with my own show, Be Radiant Radio. Hope you'll find me there and tune in live or listen to the archived recordings at your leisure.

And please feel free to friend, follow, like, and link with me online at G+, Facebook, and Twitter.

Be well and shine on!

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Human Resources | Career Consultant

Jay Markunas is a Career Expert. His career spans over 20 years in Human Resources and Career Consulting. The perspective he brings is enhanced by a strong background in different types of industries and hiring situations.

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 Jay is a highly sought-after speaker for association and community service events.

Jay graduated from the University of Houston, and is well versed in various project management systems. 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.

Courses he's co-developed:

- The CareerFinder™ Method

- The Job Search Boot Camp

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