For many, the start of a new year means a new job, new internship, new semester, and new opportunities. Today on the HBCU Buzz Show, we are honored to have Ms. Janet Owens lending her expertise to get you tight and right when looking to apply for a new job or internship in the new year!

With more than 20 years of professional business experience, Ms. Janet L. Owens has dedicated her life to helping both corporations and individuals grow and succeed. Currently, she is a career coach specializing in career readiness strategies and training in addition to being a business development consultant supporting federal government proposal responses.

In conjunction with her proposal work, Ms. Owens is an active career coach who recently established Career Essentials Inc., a career coaching organization wherein she conducts online career coaching and training to equip job seekers with her five-part career readiness program. In addition to her online training and coaching, Ms. Owens has supported various organizations with onsite seminars and support including the Congressional Black Caucus Foundations, 41st Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, in support of their annual job fair. Additionally, she supported the American Small Business Alliances’ 5th Annual HBCU Career Marketplace, providing professional resume critique and coaching to university student leaders. She has also supported Savannah State University’s Empowerment Week as a Keynote Speaker for their Career Readiness Day.

In addition to her career coaching, she runs a consulting practice in the Washington, DC area DC Proposal Professionals, wherein she has worked with various cutting-edge technology giants including L-3 Communications, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), British Aerospace Engineering Systems (BAE), and Scientific Applications International Corporation (SAIC) working various multi-million/billion dollar proposal development efforts in support of the Department of Defense (DoD) Intelligence Community.

Ms. Owens attributes her career and business-related success to providing exemplary customer service while also delivering quality products. She has found that operating in her gift of administration and passion for helping people gain economic stability, as well as mastery of skill and attention to detail, has served as a formula that has contributed to both her personal and business growth and success.