About the Author
Jonathan Blain is an inspiring job hunting and career problem solving expert, thought leader, and international bestselling author, with 12 books published and over $3.8m sales.
He is the founder of a new generation of career related services: the Job Hunting and Career Help Club™, the Job Hunting and Career Emergency Service™, High Flyer Academy™, Game Change Academy™, CV For Executives™, Careers Start Academy™, Business Start Up and Success Academy™, Career Life Cycle Academy™ and the inventor of: Career Life Cycle Management™, Sales and Marketing For Job Seekers™, Lifetime Career Investment™, Employer Relationship Management™ and more.
In 2007 / 2008 when the credit crunch and global financial meltdown happened, Jonathan’s previously highly successful career hit the buffers, he experienced first-hand job hunting and career problems, that was to change his life forever. With his career dreams in tatters, he was to discover his destiny, which was to help as many people around the world as possible to solve their job hunting and career problems. Helping you and other people to solve their problems has become like a calling, a higher purpose that he simply couldn’t ignore. It is as if everything that he had done, experienced and learnt, both good and bad in his life and career was to prepare him for this role, like an incredible apprenticeship.
He studied Job Hunting and Career Problem Solving for five years, he invested a huge amount of time and energy in researching the topic, learning from the masters, and greats, adding that together with what he knew already, and then adding his own new ideas, thoughts and solutions. He also took a job as a professional CV / Resume Writer and Career Coach, and worked with over 500 people on a 1:1 basis, helping them to solve their job hunting and career problems, honing his skills and learning from everyone that he worked with.
Jonathan takes Job Hunting and Career Problem Solving to the Highest Level. His goal is to help people to achieve three key things:
To solve their job hunting and career problems as quickly as possible
To achieve the very best results possible
To also achieve happiness and fulfilment in their careers too
Prior to becoming a Job Hunting and Career Problem Solving Expert, Jonathan was a best-selling author and thought leader; his work has previously been endorsed by nine CEO’s of UK top 1,000 companies, including the heads of: Apple, Sony and Carphone Warehouse, The Director General of the Institute of Directors and the First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy.
A natural and courageous leader, not frightened to take risks and push back the boundaries, he is innovative, creative and entrepreneurial, able to motivate and inspire others to achieve extraordinary things. His messages are deep, meaningful, career changing, and perhaps life changing too. Expect to be surprised, intrigued and challenged, with a ground breaking, radical, different and thought provoking insights. He has a warm, caring and empathetic approach, and talks with the benefit of personal experience, not just theory.
Jonathan’s life story is one of immense variety with huge highs and lows, including numerous business and life adventures being: the youngest compliment officer in the Royal Navy, at sea in a hurricane with steady 120mph winds and 80 foot waves, narrowly avoiding being sunk on HMS Coventry during the Falklands War, shipwrecked in mid-Atlantic during the two handed trans-Atlantic yacht race, an entrepreneur making and losing millions, Chief Executive and Chairman of a publicly quoted company, Managing Director of many companies and an owner of multiple businesses, and countless entrepreneurial ventures. Jonathan has worked in the public, private and not for profit sectors, for small medium and large sized organisations, and also been self-employed.
He has been an HR Manager with responsibility for recruitment, a recruitment consultant, Managing Director of a recruitment business which was a subsidiary of a FTSE 100 company, and been an employer, recruiting many hundreds of people for different roles, at different levels, in different functional areas and sectors, and run candidate assessment processes.
He is naturally competitive, and has a talent for innovation, creative thinking, developing inspiring visions, marketing, sales, PR, and leadership, with the ability to motivate and inspire others to achieve extraordinary things. He has previously been an award winning salesman, owned an innovation and sales and marketing business, and has undertaken training in psychology. He has previously spoken at the annual conference of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management to 1,700 people.
He has appeared many times in the media (TV, Radio and Press) internationally, including BBC Breakfast, BBC News 24, Radio 5 Live, Reuters TV globally, Sunday Times, Saturday Telegraph, Mail on Sunday, Financial Times, Local TV and Radio and more.
Jonathan has personally experienced severe job hunting and career problems first-hand and knows the difficulty, pain and suffering that they can cause. With huge empathy and understanding, Jonathan has a mission to inspire, motivate, help and support as many people as possible, to solve their job hunting and career problems, so they can achieve a breakthrough, success and happiness.
He is an Explorer, Adventurer and Innovator in Life and Business, and is committed to helping others to Live Better Lives, Run Better Businesses and Make the World a Better Place.