The Mini Job Search Boot Camp
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The Mini Job Search Boot Camp

A Job FINDER course by Angela Loeb & Jay Markunas
4.2 (33 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5,881 students enrolled
Last updated 9/2013
Price: Free
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 hour on-demand audio
  • 6 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Get insider tips for readying your resume from a former recruiter & a seasoned HR professional.
  • Find out why getting clarity and knowing your personal brand is so important in today's job market.
  • Learn about a search strategy that is 86% effective in getting you a job.
  • Get advice on how to prepare well so you ACE the interview.
  • Gain some practical ideas on how to take the first step in finding the work you love.
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So, here's how it happened. 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 3-part seminar to help job seekers in 2009.

That idea became the Job Search Boot Camp, a live, half-day program covering important topics such as resumes, personal brand, search strategy, interviewing and salary negotiation.

And we ended up doing more than just one seminar that year. We did three... and a whole lot of Mini Job Search Boot Camps at job clubs, churches and community centers across Central Texas. During that year we also started doing live online broadcasts of the Job Search Boot Camp Show, which lasted until late spring 2011. Those shows, now only available as archived recordings, continue to drawn listeners worldwide... more than 70,000 to date.

This particular Mini Job Search Boot Camp program is not a traditional course that you would take in a linear fashion. Rather, it's a compilation of video snippets from some of our presentations, a few selected lectures from our full Job Search Boot Camp program, selected articles from our Career Blog, as well as some recordings from our online radio show and a few other goodies. Basically, we've pulled together some great pieces of what we teach in the much longer, in-depth Job Search Boot Camp courses, READYAIM & GET HIRED!

By the way, you can find all of the archived recordings of the Job Search Boot Camp Show (2009-2011) on iTunes and Blog Talk Radio. And you can read more than 300 career articles at the Great Occupations website.

About the Instructors:

Angela Loëb and Jay Markunas have successfully advised professionals on career management and transition strategies for a combined 40 years. Together they inform, inspire and engage audiences with their unique approach of balancing the positive and the practical.

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 who's looking for a job.
  • Anyone who wants to find the work 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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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Selected Lectures From The Total Job Search Boot Camp
3 Lectures 33:02

Job Search Boot Camp: READY

This is a lecture from the course, "Job Search Boot Camp: Ready Yourself, Ready Your Resume"

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!

READY - Summary Section (Resume)

Job Search Boot Camp: Aim Your Search

This is a lecture from the course, "Job Search Boot Camp: Aim Your Search"

80% of all job seekers find their jobs through networking. In this lecture, you'll get networking tips (and statistics).

You'll also learn about where you should network during your job search.

AIM - Networking (Search Strategy)

Job Search Boot Camp: GET HIRED

This is a lecture from the course, "Job Search Boot Camp: GET HIRED!"

Get loads of great interview success tips in this lecture:

  • The Small Stuff
  • Follow the Rules
  • Deal with the Negatives
  • A-C-E the Interview
  • Build Rapport
  • Overcome Obstacles
GET HIRED! – Success Tips (Interviewing)
Selected Articles by Jay and Angela From the Career Blog
3 Lectures 01:50
Top 3 Reasons You May Not Be Getting The Job
1 page

2 pages

Article by Angela summarizing a few points from the book, The Power Years by Dr. Ken Dychtwald. 

Dr. Dychtwald makes the case that the boomer generation and others that follow this generation will be working longer than previously expected... especially because the average life expectancy is far longer than when the retirement age was set in the early 1900's.
Article - Our "Power Years" Give Us A Second Chance To Pursue Happiness
Greatest Hits - From the Archives of the Job Search Boot Camp Show
8 Lectures 03:37:27
Angela & Jay celebrate their 20th show by answering listener mail - December 12, 2009.  Questions like:  

  1. I have some of the skills but not all, should I even apply?
  2. Should I stop looking for a job during the holidays?
  3. I'm overweight and my confidence is low.  What should I do?

and more....

Listener Mail

Angela & Jay share their favorite tips from the popular Job Search Boot Camp on this show - April 16, 2011

Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Career Transition

Lissa Duty of LissaDuty.Com is a Social Media Marketing Strategist and that specializes in leveraging Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Through her virtual assisting services, Lissa helps individuals and businesses take advantage of the Social Media revolution to establish credibility, branding and increase opportunity.

  • Did you know that there are open groups on LinkedIn you can join to increase your network numbers exponentially in a short time?
  • Did you know that if you connect your Twitter account to your LinkedIn account, you need to be more selective in what you share? It’s not best to have retweets and mentions appear in your LinkedIn status updates.

Tune in to get these and more of Lissa’s best tips on how maximize this online tool for your career transition.

Length: 29:13

Recorded on June 19, 2010

Edited for use on Udemy – full, original shows are archived on Blog Talk Radio at:
,,,and on iTunes at:

Note: The commercial break at 15:45 minutes mentions our program, “4 Proven Principles For Creating A Life Worth Living.” This program can now be found on Udemy at:

Leveraging LinkedIn for Your Career Transition with Lissa Duty

Some Assembly Required

For a successful job search in today’s market, it’s imperative that you develop and use your network to land the job of your dreams.  Marny Lifshen, co-author of “Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women,” joins us to discuss some of the most common myths about networking.  She’ll also tell us about the top mistakes women tend to make.  And, yes, there are differences between how women and men network. 

If you’re a woman, you’ll learn how to capitalize on those differences and leverage your strengths.  

If you’re a man, you’ll want to pay attention, too, because these tips are great for everyone who needs to learn more about networking during a career transition.

Length: 23:39

Recorded on April 2, 2011

Edited for use on Udemy – full, original shows are archived on Blog Talk Radio at
and on iTunes at

Some Assembly Required with Marny Lifshen

Webbing - The New Art of Networking

Social Networking has created a mass stampede; it's no longer what you know OR who you know but who knows YOU.  We talk about networking in this new context with Doug Whatley, an expert in the field of human capital services such as Talent Management, HR, Recruiting/Staffing, Professional and Career Coaching, Outplacement, Training and Organizational Development. 

Doug will challenge you to think about how you’re networking: Are you making connections or actually connecting? He will talk to us avoiding email oblivion, behavior patterns that affect how you network, the vital need for common ground and more.  

Doug loves to talk about ideas, so get ready for an intellectually stimulating discussion.  Plus, you’ll get a couple of useful tips to use in your job search.

Length:  25:26

Recorded on July 17, 2010

Edited for use on Udemy – full, original shows are archived on Blog Talk Radio at  

and on iTunes 


Webbing - The New Art of Networking with Doug Whatley

You Don't Have To Go It Alone

“You Don’t Have To Go It Alone” with Special Guest Nancy Bishop Nancy Bishop, career development professional who has extensive experience in career counseling and workshop facilitation.  She founded a popular weekly job club in Round Rock, Texas which has helped many thousands of job seekers over the years.  She talks with us about the role of community support in job search. As a veteran career development professional, Nancy is dedicated to the belief that no one should have to go it alone. This show is particularly useful for the unemployed. However, Nancy’s tips about how to get a job faster, how to network with other job seekers and how to give/receive effective support during your job search, can be helpful for everyone.

Note:  The groups that Nancy mentions in this show, Career Connections and 50+ clubs, have since been rolled into one group called HiredTexas.  If you are looking for support in Williamson County, Texas, check them out at

Length: 26:53

Recorded on May 1, 2010

Edited for use on Udemy – full, original shows are archived on Blog Talk Radio at

and on iTunes at

You Don't Have To Go It Alone with Nancy Bishop

Working with recruiters

Get an insider’s perspective from the recruiter’s side of the table. Juliana Harris has more than 25 years experience as an entrepreneur, career consultant and human resource professional. She'll reveal what goes on behind the scenes at the recruiter's desk. She'll give us a peek into the typical recruiter's mentality, answering the question, “How often should I follow up so they won’t think I’m a stalker?” And her list of top 5 myths/truths about recruiters will help de-mystify the role of recruiters in your job search.

Length:  22:42

Recorded on May 15, 2010

Edited for use on Udemy – full, original shows are archived on Blog Talk Radio at

and on iTunes at

Working With Recruiters with Juliana Harris

Job Search: What's Your Plan?

So, you’re looking for a job.  Do you have a plan, or are you simply tossing your resume around out there hoping something sticks?  Or maybe you have plan, but it primarily consists of answering online job postings.  In today’s job market a scattered or reactive approach just isn’t enough.  You need a proactive, strategic plan that leads to results. 

Simone Fuselier of 45.5 Consulting shares an effective (and fun!) job search planning method that puts you in control and keeps you focused on getting the results you want.  Simone is a talented project manager with a masters degree who approaches everything in life as a project… including her own job search.  You’ll love her organized, easy-to-understand method, even if you don’t know a thing about basic project management methodologies!

Length:  21:37

Recorded on May 7, 2011

Edited for use on Udemy – full, original shows are archived on Blog Talk Radio at
and on iTunes at

Job Search: What's Your Plan? with Simone Fuselier
Video Tidbits
4 Lectures 31:55
No Resume Necessary!  You may not need a resume, but you will need a brand.
Angela - On Clarity & Your Personal Brand

These highlights are packed with great information about resume style and substance!
Highlights from the Live READY Webcast - Feb 18, 2010

Although the sound is a little low, in this lecture Angela gives our fictional worker "Mary" tips for her job search plan.   
Angela - Tips On Job Search Strategies (low volume, so turn up your speakers)

What makes you different?  As a hiring manager, why do I pick you over the 20 or 30 other resumes?  
Jay - Tips On Interviewing
Introducing Yourself During A Career Transition
2 Lectures 05:09

Use this worksheet to craft a compelling introduction of yourself to help with your networking.

Introduction Statement Worksheet (Click on Download Tab to download)
2 pages

We recommend that you download the Introduction Statement Worksheet (Lecture 9) to refer to during this lecture.
This is a short module from Angela's program, "Virtual Job Search Coach" & it's a piece she included in the Job Search Boot Camp as well.  

Angela walks you through the process of crafting a compelling introduction of yourself so that you can easily answer the awkward question people often ask when they first meet you, "What do you do?"  
Audio Tips & Instructions for Using the Introduction Statement Worksheet
Taking The First Step - Dialogues from The Job Search Boot Camp Show (Click on Extras Tab to download)
1 Lecture 00:00
"Taking The First Step" - transcript of conversation about finding the work you love
8 pages
Recommended Reading
1 Lecture 00:59
Books, alphabetical by author
News & Announcements
1 Lecture 00:30

We encourage you to take the more in-depth Job Search Boot Camp courses: READY, AIM & GET HIRED!

Announcing the Total Job Search Boot Camp bundle deal... it's 47% off the regular price of all three courses included in this bundle!

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About the Instructor
Angela R Loeb
4.2 Average rating
712 Reviews
94,697 Students
13 Courses
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!

Jay Markunas
4.2 Average rating
35 Reviews
6,137 Students
5 Courses
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