All BPRS members: BPRS-Chicago and Burson-Marstellar PR Are Proud To Present:
PR Job Preparedness in a Down Economy: How to Be Ready for the Coming Upswing - A Panel Discussion and Networking Reception
Thursday, October 8th, Beginning Promptly At 6:00 p.m.
Confirmed Panel Members:
Dena Linker Gellmann – US Recruitment Manager, Burson Marstellar
Alexandra Daleo – HR Assistant
Erin Hendricks – Manager, Technology Practice
Karen Mellen – Director, Media Practice
233 N. Michigan Avenue, 17th Floor
When: Start time 6:00 (reception, refreshments)
Panel Discussion – 6:30
· PR and the Economy
· How to best be prepared when the market turns around
o If you got laid off – what have you been doing since?
o How have you maintained your skill set?
o If you are currently working – how to compete in a saturated market
· Tips on how to go about job search
o Use business networks
o Be focused and specific about what you are looking for
· What hiring professionals look for in the resume
o Strong client management skills
o Media relations
o Networking via outside organizations and activities
· What recruiters look for during the interview process
o Ability to back up what you say with specific examples
o Ability to go above and beyond and think outside of the box
· Facebook and MySpace Pages...Be Careful!?
7:15 - Open discussion with the panel
7:30 - 7:45 – Open Networking
8:00 – End Time
Note: All attendance MUST be R.S.V.P.'d to gain admittance. E-mail Ronald E. Childs of Flowers Communications Group, at: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.