Posted: January 26th, 2012 | Author: Adriana Llames | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: adriana llames, career coach, Entrepreneur, interview, resume | Comments Off on Taking the Plunge: I’m Heading Back to Corporate America
After more than a decade leading my business, I’m taking off my Entrepreneur hat for the Employee hat. On January 30th I will start my first day as the Division Vice President, Social Media Marketing at a Fortune 100 Company here in Chicago. I’ve had all the freshmanesque jitters of what do I wear on the first day? What’s the environment really like? How far is the Starbucks? (okay, let’s be honest, I already know the answer to the last one, after all, it’s my addiction).
Why It Matters To You
It’s proof positive that my career coaching methodologies work. I used the exact resume format and layout, interview kit and techniques (including questions to ask the hiring managers), 30/60/90 day plan and follow-up strategy that I coach my clients to use during their career transitions. I ran to FedExOffice and printed off resume packets with clear vinyl covers and vinyl backs, I included reference sheets, I hand wrote thank you notes and mailed them promptly – only after sending email thank you notes within 24 hours. Most importantly, I networked my toukas off throughout the entire process and was (and still am) ever grateful for the internal champion that supported my candidacy.
How To Find Me
I’m not exactly disappearing, in fact, I’m not even moving. The best way to stay connected with me is on LinkedIn. I’ll also continue to be an active blogger on the Personal Branding Blog where you can find my posts every Monday morning or via my Twitter account on Tuesday mornings. If you still can’t find me, head to Starbucks in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood on a weekend morning and any barista can point me out!
What I’ll Be Doing
Social media marketing – Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest and Social Media games for a retailer I believe in greatly. Who is it? I’ll disclose more after I start on the 30th. Most importantly, I’ll be engaging with consumers via social media and getting you (aka – American consumers) excited through fun, engaging and viral campaigns. Seriously, how exciting is this? As you can tell, I’m excited!
It’s because of you and your support that I have the opportunity to grow my professional journey in this direction. Thank you. I appreciate you.
Posted: August 30th, 2011 | Author: Adriana Llames | Filed under: Job Search Networking, Social Networking | Tags: adriana llames, adriana llames career coach, career coach, hiring, interview, job listings, jobs | Comments Off on Get Hired Now! 10+ Exclusive New Job Listings
We all hear that 85% of jobs go unadvertised and 73% of companies prefer to hire candidates that are directly referred because they fit better with the culture. That’s precisely what this privately funded Chicago-based mobile application company is doing for their entire team. When I met with the founder and leader of the company, Paul, last week to find out about their openings he opened up about the fact that their efforts to find anyone online were short lived and fruitless.
As I sipped on my coffee at 9a.m. and he opted out, hoping to return home for a nap before starting his real day (he programmed until the wee hours of the morning), he shared with me that the current programming talent was top notch – think Google and Facebook- they’d all gone to school together and when called, they answered. Now they need fresh talent and are looking for it through the WOM (a.k.a friends and family) network; that’s how I got the call. I know Paul from years back when we would BBQ and relax together at a mutual friend’s house. We’ve kept up over the years on none other than Facebook.
If you’re looking for an energetic company, appreciate and embrace a fast-paced culture and thrive in an an entrepreneurial environment focused on growth and client-driven development, check out the list of positions below from C.O.O. to Customer Service Representative. Salary, benefits and, for the right candidate, even relocation is offered.
Chief Operating Officer | Develop CRM processes, establish back office functions including logistics development, play a key role in the forecasting and modeling with sales plans, strategic plans and budgets. Lead HR/Finance/Benefits/Operations/Operations functions and serve as a member of the Executive team. Strong background in establishing new policy/procedures. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PCOO to firstname.lastname@example.org
Controller/Finance Director | Establish compensation plans for sales team and executive team in collaboration with C.O.O.; Manage A/P and A/R in addition to accounting and taxes for the company. Direct all purchase order processing. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PFIN to email@example.com.
Technical Project Manager | Establish deadlines and adhere to set deadlines; fix bugs; organize and prioritize feature set development and deadlines. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PTPM to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graphic Designer (2) | Visual design of user interface including customer specific icon development; template design(s). Create marketing slicks and presentations. Expert skills in Photoshop/Illustrator/PowerPoint. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PGD to email@example.com.
Junior Level Programmer (2) | Work with Customer Service Reps on product management, collaborate with senior programmers on product bug fixes, etc. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PJLP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customer Service Representatives (2) | Manage post-sale relationship with customers, maintain continuous quality assurance of product and handling inbound customer calls with B2B clients. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PFCSR to email@example.com.
Mobile User Experience Engineer | Develop mobile, tablet and desktop product flow, Establish customer requirements through gathering customer needs and analysis. To apply, email your resume and cover letter with Subject: PMUEE to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spread the word: Think a friend or colleague is perfect for one of these positions? Remember to share this post socially via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or through email and spread the word. 85% of jobs today, including these, go unadvertised and are only spread through word of mouth by friends like you!