Tuesday, October 6, 2009


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

Where: Burson-Marsteller
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 Writing
o Networking via outside organizations and activities

· What recruiters look for during the interview process
o Personality
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: rchilds@flowerscomm.com to confirm your attendance.

Thank you!

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