My name is Dave Watson, I am one of the the founders of Guerrilla Online Job Search Platform. The online platform originally started with my brother Kevin Watson, who started this project/business about 10 years ago when he first got laid off in the 2002 tech melt down. His wife suggested to him that as a tech guy - there had to be a better way to of finding employment quickly. He collaborated with a good friend of his David Perry, Author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters to start an alternative job finding website: http://natsjob.com. They had managed to grow the web site to have over 5,000 followers.
About 5 years ago Kevin had asked me to help him with the natsjob project, as it was getting to big for one person to work on alone. I wanted to help as I had also wanted to find a better way of finding employment as I had been in the same situation before as well. Kevin passed away from a massive heart attack about 3 weeks after he invited me to work on the project and most of the website passed away with him.
I did not want to see all of Kevin's hard work pass away with him, as I believed in the project to help people get work quickly. I decided to pick up the project to try and continue the work of getting a reliable methodology of finding meaningful work that Kevin had started. It took me about 6 months to understand all of what he had accomplished, but with a lot of work I was able to recover a good part of the original project work. I have been working on the project ever since his passing as one way of keeping his vision alive
I have expanded the original project tremendously to include the Guerrilla Boot camp course material from David Perry that has had a 95% success rate for the past 5 years with an Instructor lead course. I have translated that course material to a web based platform. The original manual/instructor course will not scale because there are limited instructors and we can't help as many people with this type of program offering.
In July 2016, I decided to take a start-up Incubator Accelerator business course from Founder Institute to help bring this hobby project to commercial life to help more people, more effectively. I knew that the only way that I was ever going to scale up to help more people, bring the vision of an empowered confident guerrilla worker to life, was to make this project into a business with more people working together on the project.
In August 2016, I was laid of from my position as a Software Developer at a local high tech firm as part of ongoing/never ending business restructuring, As my wife often puts it: "You were meant to make this project/business happen". I have been working on the mynextjobhunt business to make this business a viable reality ever since. I really think that this project will help a lot of people find employment using the proven Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunter's methodology.
I hope you find the new Guerrilla Online Job Search Bootcamp as useful and helpful as all the other folks that have already been in the Guerrilla Job Search bootcamp's in the past. For everyone out there, that has ever lost a job, or wants to find a new/better job, this is your ace in the hole !