Showing posts from October, 2012

Senior Account Executive - Healthcare NYC

This is one of the industry's best agencies in America to work for, per The Holmes Report.  There are plenty reasons why:  Great people, benefits and work/life balance.  Smart colleagues, great clients and good management.

Join their very exciting new healthcare practice and work on a variety of exciting accounts in the healthcare services, biotech and medical device sectors providing clients with fully integrated communications programs that really move the dial.

Excellent opportunity for a good writer and creative thinker who understands how to implement broad integrated  communications programs across all media.

Senior Manager, Public Relations - Consumer Prods, NY metro area

The Sr Manager, Public Relations is responsible for creating and implementing the Consumer Business Division’s PR/Communications initiative to drive brand awareness, preference and sales.  As Sr PR Manager, you will develop strategy, tactics and plans to generate positive public awareness of the brand and it’s wide array of products in the home entertainment, home appliances and mobile area, drive PR campaigns to trade and consumer, lead events, manage PR agency, and work with internal stakeholders here and overseas such as product marketing partners.

You will also have responsibility for any crisis communications, all financial/budget issues for the area, and assist with relevant information for internal communications.
We are looking for someone with at least six years of experience in PR and marketing, media relations and event management. Experience in the industry is nice, but not necessary.   We are looking for someone who is detail oriented and has solid written and verbal commun…

Apply On-line? Why bother?

I've spoken to so many frustrated job seekers about their experiences connected with applying for jobs they feel they're "perfect" for. Something is so wrong.

My most common advice is to cut 2/3 of the resume out and only leave in the key things that the job description asks for, making sure to describe those things in the exact same terms used in the job description.  Hopefully this will get your resume seen by someone who will call.  If the person who calls is not the hiring manager, there is no guarantee that he/she will understand what you do. It's not till you get to the hiring manager that you can really get to the meat and potatoes of what you do, and why you're the right person for the job. It's just humiliating to try and talk about this to the wrong person.  

And of course, you need to size up the hiring manager too.  You need to know what they like, what they need and most importantly, where they want to go. Because they are not going to hire som…

LinkedIn Endorsements - Boo / Recommendations - Yay!

LinkedIn is great.  No recruiter could live without it.

Yet the new LinkedIn Endorsements section is not only worthless, but I think it could actually hurt!  If you're someone who judges people on twitter by how relevant and influential the people are who follow them, then you know what I mean.  How do you sift through all that to really make a good judgment call?
Endorsements are more like a popularity contest than a useful judgement of your skills and experience.  As a recruiter, I often accept certain invitations to connect with people I don't actually know because having a big network is very important to my research.  Yesterday I was endorsed by someone I have never even spoken to for my expertise in one area:  B2B marketing strategy.  I only added it because I thought areas of expertise may be searchable and I'd want to be listed.  Maybe she was just testing how to use endorsements by randomly picking something for a person she doesn't know or care about.
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Account Manager - Life Sciences

I am working with one of the world's most creative and best run PR agencies.  The firm has offices all around the world, and this Account Manager can work in any of the cities where the firm has an office.

We are looking for a seasoned Account Manager who has a broad range of industry experience in the biopharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics and R&D.  This would include experience working with regulatory, on-market pharma, direct-to-physician and direct-to-patient communication.  

You will play an integral role in the strategic planning of a very complex and exciting program with lots of moving pieces.   It's a fast paced environment so we're looking for for very strong players with a real passion for what they do who are eager to learn and take on new responsibilities.  

This is an issues oriented role, where you will help the client to craft messages that positions them as thought leaders across the country to the consumer, the healthcare industry and the busines…

Account Director - Healthcare Services (B2B/Consumer)

One of the top PR agencies in the world is looking for an Account Director with experience working within the healthcare services industry such as healthcare providers, hospitals, hospital services, consumer health advocates, etc.  The PR programs for this dynamic client will use a wide variety of tactics from traditional media and events to sophisticated digital storytelling strategies to drive reputation management in the B2B healthcare and consumer space.  The outreach is very broad - covering consumer, healthcare trades, healthcare services B2B.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for healthcare and a broad range of industry expertise in the healthcare services industry, including an understanding of regulatory, and direct-to patient communications. He or she will have an aptitude for running integrated communications programs as well as effectively managing outside creative, digital and PR partnerships. Previous work developing executive speeches and web content for marketing …