Thursday’s Thought: Asking for Referrals…

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on April 21, 2011 in Job Tip |
As I would coach anyone looking for talent to do, I am going to follow my own advice; and ask for referrals.

Corporate Transition Services is growing and we are looking for a Marketing Intern to work with us this summer (and possibly longer if schedule permits). Below is a "real" job description. The program is designed as a learning opportunity for the intern so that the person can gain practical, real-world experience in marketing.

Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will have both large projects to work on and, on a day-to-basis, smaller tasks that are assigned by the Client Relationship Manager. Some of the planned work will include assisting with:
- Performing competitor analysis
- Maintaining and expanding our social media presence
- Posting advertisements for current webinars
- Working on our weekly newsletter
- Making contact with vendors as part of our partnership program with them
- Leveraging online communities to increase brand awareness
- Forming strategies to attract target clients
- Writing for public relations, copywriting, customer follow-up and other events
- Preparing a media kit
- Developing of materials to leave behind at conferences and training classes
- Identify top prospects for the Client Relationship Manager
- Creation of business cases and prospect types
- Developing a public relations and communication plan
- Preparing of marketing materials for Client Relationship Manager

Work Hours:
- The position requires a total of 200 hours, starting in April/May and ending in late Summer.
- Occasional evening and weekend hours may be needed.
- The intern will work remotely using their own computer but is expected to attend 1 or 2 meetings each week in Plainfield, Illinois.

- Advanced Internet skills.
- Social Media experience: specifically LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: specifically PowerPoint, Word, and Excel.
- Excellent time-management and organizational skills.
- An enthusiastic and outgoing personality.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent problem-solving skills.
- Resourcefulness

Other Program Information
The Marketing Intern will receive day-to-day guidance from the Client Relationship Manager but will also work independently and provide perspective and solutions for market strategy.
- Hourly wage plus career counseling and resume development
- To apply, please send resume to Kevin@CorporateTransitionServices.com

About Us
Corporate Transition Services (CTS) is a premier outplacement and HR training firm dedicated to assisting in the management of workforce reduction and career transition. We provide one-on-one coaching, preparation and education in several career development areas.

For more information on our company, visit www.CorporateTransitionServices.com

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