Following in the spirit of my friends Anna Barcelos and Dave Atkins who each seek new jobs (please click their names to see what they’re looking for, should you be able to assist them), I’d like to tell you what I’m doing…
I shouldn’t need to tell you that I live and breathe social media. This blog attests to that statement; and your reading, sharing, and commenting is why I write a breadth of articles about the social web every week.
Despite attributes as a social media expert and thought leader, my focus is to work within the umbrella of communications — specifically within public affairs, government affairs, community relations, and/or similar-named titles. The web is ubiquitous in business operations by now; and if it’s not at a particular organization, you can be sure I’ll try to weave it in.
In this vein, I’ve kept busy in recent weeks reforming my resume and reflecting what I want to do with my life.
I’ve applied to several job vacancies over the past week including social media manager at a national retail chain, government affairs director at a pharmaceutical firm, marketing and communications coordinator for an urban affairs organization, communications manager for a health care advocacy organization, and chief of staff to a university president.
I bring a decade of experience in internal and external communications and web content creation, along with a knack for community organizing and implementing public education programs. I hold a Master in Public Administration, and I’ve worked in state and local government over the past five years. I am skilled in comprehending what makes an organization tick, weaving its mission statement with relationship building to create a cohesive social media or other strategic communications plan, and increasing customer/constituent engagement across social networking channels.
I am awaking every morning to an alarm, showering and getting dressed, and treating my days like I am working full-time. I am scouring the web’s job boards for interesting opportunities, connecting with friends and colleagues to set up networking meetings, and reaching out to strangers who hold appealing roles to interview them about their responsibilities.
Please let me know if you think I’ll be a fit at your company or if you have any ideas. I’m always reachable by email, Skype or Twitter (both at ariherzog), or by Google Voice at 978.558.0008.
Thanks a lot.