Dave McNasby, MD is CEO and founding member of OptimalResume.com, Inc., d.b.a. ThinkOptimal, and the founder of InterviewUp, the company’s new mobile career readiness and competencies discovery platform. InterviewUp follows the widely adopted OptimalResume Career & Talent Suite, used by more than 700 career centers and 3 million students since 2005 to improve career management skills and employment outcomes.
InterviewUp is a social learning platform built around the O*NET occupation taxonomy with complete career tools, video lessons, assessments and badges to help job seekers explore career pathways, communicate competencies, and enlist support during job search. Community administrators manage access to a rich competencies database and can measure career readiness and learning outcomes mastery with aligned assessments and real-time analytics. InterviewUp is in private beta at Rice University, University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, University of Tampa, and College of Business & Innovation – University of Toledo.
Under Dave’s leadership, OptimalResume has received numerous accolades including Most Recommended Career Planning Tool in U.S. Department of Labor’s Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge, About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Career Resource, and the NACE Chevron Award for Outstanding Achievement for Innovative Programs in the College Career Services Field.
Dave joined OptimalResume after honorably serving as a General Medical Officer in the United States Navy and graduating from Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Highest Distinction.