Strategic and Effective Senior-Level Communicator
I am a communication leader with more than 20 years of experience creating and implementing programs that build relationships between organizations and key constituents. My strength is in stakeholder engagement – connecting organizations with constituents in a meaningful way and connecting people with the organizations and information they value.
I bring value to organizations by shaping communication strategies that advance business goals and connect with key audiences. I have experience in several focus areas, including education, environment, manufacturing and technology, and have worked in commercial, government, nonprofit and association settings.
My communication and PR strengths are: strategic planning and execution, online communication (including websites, social media and email), writing/editing, crisis communication, event planning, and project management.
I am currently looking for a senior level communications position in Northern Virginia. My ideal position would be leading public relations and communications efforts for a mid- to large-sized organization that wants to have meaningful relationships with stakeholders.
Category Archives: Research
This is a sponsored post written at the request of the Grammarly grammar checker. Since this blog often addresses the power of the right words, I thought this infographic was a nice fit here.
Based on 500 active job postings from the top 100 most profitable companies in the United States, the folks at Grammarly offer some thoughts on the use of language used by job applicants:
- Hiring companies do not want someone who views a “job” as “work”
- “Experience” is more highly valued by hiring companies than “skills”
- Job seekers should use their cover letter and resume to talk about instances of teamwork vs. individual contributions
- Hiring companies prefer candidates with a degree versus relevant experience
Whether you are composing a job listing or your resume is in need of a tune-up, this infographic summarizes their findings.