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Mission, vision, values, goals, objectives, personal branding, and value proposition. Contact information so employers can get in touch with you or find out more about you. Some jobs require biodata such as your height, weight, etc. Detailed work experience, including company information, job description, responsibilities, achievements, and praise. on your target job, including job type and status, desired salary/wage, target job titles, and so on. Details Formal education that has resulted in the full or partial attainment of an accredited degree or diploma. Memberships in professional associations, volunteer organizations, and other career and community-based Honors and awards that you've received in an academic, professional, or other setting. List of courses which you've taken that you think might be relevant to types of jobs that you're targeting. Formal professional training that you've received such as Six Sigma. List of conferences, workshops, and seminars that you've attended. Job skills (abilities or proficiencies) such as software programming, and personal strengths/self-management skills such as interpersonal leadership. (Skills are abilities acquired through practice and training.) Things that you possess a specialized knowledge of such a specific industry (e.g., pharma or public sector). Things that you're passionate about and have a natural talent/ability for. Combination of skills, knowledge, and talents. Capability = area of speciality. Language skills. Professional licenses and/or certifications that you possess. Monetary awards that you've received to conduct academic and professional research. Creative or research-based works that you've published. Can also include publications for which you've been cited as a contributor perhaps through your research support or thought leadership. Formal academic and/or professional presentations that you've prepared and delivered. Media appearances – such as TV, radio, print, podcast, or online video – that you've made. Plaudits and commendations that you've received from your teachers, managers, or peers. Sources can include job performance reviews and professional social networking tools such as LinkedIn. List of people, including their titles and contact information, who'd be willing to serve as references. List of addresses of any of the people or places mentioned. Misc. information such as military records, security clearances, and personal interests.

MISSION STATEMENT To educate organizations on effectively using social media for public relations.

CAREER OBJECTIVES To continue to learn about social me possibilities.

VISION My vision includes both the ability to use my social media skils as well as my teaching skills to create a career.

PERSONAL BRAND STATEMENT (ext Social media evangelist and educato

VALUES Building relationships Education

PERSONAL BRAND STATEMENT (int Social media evangelists for organiza media and need extensive education

CAREER GOALS To obtain a director-level position in public relations or social media.

VALUE PROPOSITION/DIFFERENTIAT Unlike other social media specialists stakeholders much easier.

BJECTIVES e to learn about social media, as well as educate others on its s.

BRAND STATEMENT (external) ia evangelist and educator

BRAND STATEMENT (internal) ia evangelists for organizations that have not yet considered social need extensive education on the topic.

OPOSITION/DIFFERENTIATORS er social media specialists, I have a background that makes educating rs much easier.

First Name: Middle Name: Last Name: Home Address (line 1): Home Address (line 2): City/Town: State/Province: Postal/ZIP Code: Primary Phone: Secondary Phone: Email Address: Contact Preference: Available Times:

Pat Smith 123 Grand Avenue Apt. B Springfield Maryland 20769 301-555-8888 301-555-9999 Email MTWRF 12:00pm - 1:00pm 4:00pm - 5:00pm

WEBSITES: URL (1): URL (2): IM USERNAMES: AOL: Yahoo!: MSN: ICQ: Skype: SOCIAL NETWORKS: LinkedIn: Facebook:

Mobile Home

patsmith n/a n/a patsmith

Height (ft/inches): Weight (lbs): Hair Color: Eye Color: Race/Ethnicity:

5 feet 5 inches 130 Brown Brown White/Caucasian

Company Name: Company Industry: Line of Business: Sub-line of Business: Group/Practice/Department: Type of Employment: Job Title: Supervisor: Start Date: End Date: Starting Salary (USD): Ending Salary (USD):

Smith State University Education University Commuter School Marketing Full-Time Employee Public Relations Coordinator John Doe 1/1/2006 Present $68,000 $74,000

Job Description Coordinate and create a comprehensive public relations strategy for the university, with an emphasis on recruiting new stud

Responsibilities Develop public relations and marketing plans for the university and its department. Assist with market research. Develop and update the website. Communicate as necessary with students, alumni, and other local and state-wide audiences. Plan events for departments and programs. Create and distribute publications and news releases. Achievements (Accomplishments, Results) Researched and implemented a social media plan for the university. Educated PR staff and university officials on social media tools. More than doubled traffic to Smith State's homepage with the university's first Facebook campaign.

Praise (Honors, Awards, Recognition) n/a

emphasis on recruiting new students to enroll at Smith State University.



Company Name: Company Industry: Line of Business: Sub-line of Business: Group/Practice/Department: Type of Employment: Job Title: Supervisor: Start Date: End Date: Starting Salary (USD): Ending Salary (USD):

Univeristy of Springfield Education University Liberal arts Communication Part-Time Employee Adjunct Professor of Communications John Carson 1/1/2005 Present $6,000 $6,000

Job Description Educate upper-level journalism students in skill-oriented classes.

Responsibilities Taught Feature Writing. Taught Editing for Media. Developed curriculum to introduce journalism students to social media. Assisted students with applications.

Achievements (Accomplishments, Results) Implemented a course blog. Incorporated social media skills into exisitng journalism courses.

Praise (Honors, Awards, Recognition) n/a

Company Name: Company Industry: Line of Business: Sub-line of Business: Group/Practice/Department: Type of Employment: Job Title: Supervisor: Start Date: End Date: Starting Salary (USD): Ending Salary (USD):

World Publishing Company Publication Newspaper Daily Newspaper News Room Full-Time Employee Beat Reporter, Business Writer, General Assignment John Brown 5/1/1999 12/31/2005 $28,000 $46,000

Job Description Cover assigned topics, both in short-term reporting assigments and long-term investigative projects.

Responsibilities Started as a general assignment writer, promoted to business writer and then medical beat reporter. Explained complicated topics in laymen's terms.

Achievements (Accomplishments, Results)

Mobilized to Louisiana shortly after Hurricane Katrina – filed first story less than 24 hours after receiving assignment, negot

Explained US Government Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan to area seniors and their families. Through personal network, broke story of state potentially leasing hospital for local medical school, which led to an exclusiv

Praise (Honors, Awards, Recognition) Maryland Society of Professional Journalists 2nd Place for Health Reporting – 2006. Springfield Association of Black Journalists 1st & 2nd Place Awards – 2006. Maryland Small Business Administration Reporter of the Year – 2005.



ter receiving assignment, negotiated lodging and travel and found necessary sources.

families. l school, which led to an exclusive story for the newspaper.

Job Type:

x Employee Temporary / Contract / Project Intern Seasonal x Full-Time Part-Time Per Diem Target $90,000.00 Minimum $76,000.00 Currency USD Pay Period Per Year

Desired Industries: Education, Media, Public

Job Status:

Desired Occupations: Social media or public re

Desired Salary/Wage:

Target Job Titles: Job Title Years of Relevant Experience Director of Public Relations 8 Director of Social Media 5 Social Media Specialist 3 Company Size: Medium (100 - 999)

Target Job Locations: Springfield, Maryland

Willingness to relocate: Relocation reimburseme Willingness to travel:

Desired Industries: Education, Media, Public Relations

Desired Occupations: Social media or public relations coordinator

Target Job Locations: Springfield, Maryland

Willingness to relocate: Relocation reimbursement: Willingness to travel:

Yes At least 25% Up to 25%

Degree/Level M.S. B.A. Diploma

Field(s) of Study Mass Communications Communication General

School/Program Maryland University University of Maryland Springfield High School

Start Date 8/2005 8/1994 8/1990

End Date 12/2009 5/1999 5/1994


GPA 3.96/4.00 4.00/4.00 3.00/4.00


Type Professional Professional Professional

Name of Affiliation Role Association for Education in Journalism and Member Mass Communication Association for Women in Communications President Association for Women in Communications Member


Start Date End Date 8/2005 1/2007 Present Present 12/2007

Published quarterly newsletter, organized monthly event.


Type Community Professional

Issuing Organization Springfield AIDS Coalition

Honor/Award Evergreen Spirit Award

Association for Women in Communications Chapter Program Award

Date Received 12/2005 7/2004

School/Program Maryland University Maryland University

Coursework Mass Communications Social Media 101

Start Date 8/2005 1/2006

End Date 12/2005 5/2006

Training Provider Ted Scripps Leadership Institute

Course Name Journalism leadership

Location Indianapolis

Start Date 6/01/2004

End Date 6/10/2004

PDU/CEU Credits 3.00

Conference/Workshop/Seminar Attended Association of Women in Communication Convention

Location Washington D.C.

Start Date 8/01/2008

End Date 08/03/208

Skill Film & Digital Photography Adobe Creative Suite Social Media Tracking Tools Videography WordPress

Skill Level Intermediate Intermediate Intermediate Novice Novice - Select - Select - Select -

Date First Acquired 6/2005 4/2004 2/2008 2/2008 2/2008

Last Used Currently Used Currently Used Currently Used Currently Used Currently Used - Select - Select - Select -

Years of Experience 4 5 1 1 1

Knowledge Newspaper journalism Social media Teaching

Level of Knowledge Expert Advanced Intermediate - Select - Select - Select -

Date First Acquired 1/1999 1/2007 1/2005

Last Used 2 years ago Currently Used Currently Used - Select - Select - Select -

Years Possessed 10 2 4

Talents Writing Relationship Building

Level of Talent Superior Superior - Select - Select - Select -

Date First Discovered 1/1994 1/1994

Capabilities Social Media Education Mentoring New Journalists Mentoring New Social Media Users

Language French

Proficiency Level Intermediate - Select - Select - Select -

Proficiency Test Results ACTFL - Intermediate Low

Issuing Organization AMW

Certification/Licenses Type Educator's Certificate

Certification / Licenses Date 5/2005

State/Territory Of Issuing Organization MD

Certification/Licenses No. 13308

Contact Information


Grant/Fellowship Name n/a



Date Awarded

Author(s) Brown, M., James, J., Smith, P.

Publication Title Political advocacy in business

Publisher Business Research Yearbook

Date 2006

Research Acknowledgements p. 15

Presenter(s) Brown, M., James, J., Smith, P.

Presentation Title Political advocacy in business

Event and Location


Association for Education in Journalism and 2006 Mass Communication National Convention

Media Venue NBC Weekend Magazine MSNBC

Media Type Print TV - Select - Select - Select -

Purpose Interviewed – impact of social media on education Interviewed – social media journalism trends

Date 3/2007 5/2007

Name Mark Brown

Title Professor

Company Maryland University

Testimonial/Endorsement Date "Pat Smith's understanding of Mass Communication – and the changes occuring in the field due to technology – has lead to amazing insights in our 5/2006 research."

Name Mark Brown John Doe John Brown

Title Professor VP, Marketing Editor-in-Chief

Company Maryland University Smith State University World Publishing

Phone 301-555-7777 301-555-6666 301-555-4444


Type Academic Professional Professional - Select - Select - Select -



City/Town Springfield Springfield

State/Province MD MD

Postal/ZIP Code 20796 20796

Smith State University 555 Grand Avenue World Publishing 666 Grand Avenue

Country United States United States

Phone 301-555-3333 301-555-2222

Fax 301-555-3333 301-555-2222


Career Level Years of Work Experience Security Clearance U.S. Military Service U.S. Military Decorations/Badges Interests/Hobbies

Manager 10 to 15 Years None None n/a Skiing Blogging Reading n/a

Other Info.

Type of Phone - Select Mobile FAX Pager Home Work DSN Contact Preference - Select Telephone Email Skill Level - Select Exposed Novice Intermediate Advanced Expert Skill Last Used - Select Never Currently Used 1 year ago 2 years ago 3 years ago 4 years ago 5+ years ago Language Proficiency - Select Unknown Novice Intermediate Advanced Superior Distinguished Native Reference Type - Select Personal Academic

Professional Career Level - Select Student (High School) Student Entry Level Experienced Manager Executive Senior Executive Years of Work Experience - Select Less than 1 Year 1 to 2 Years 2 to 5 Years 5 to 7 Years 7 to 10 Years 10 to 15 Years More than 15 Years Degree Attained - Select Some High School Coursework High School or equivalent Certification Vocational Some College Coursework Completed Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Doctorate Professional US Military Service - Select None Active Duty Retired Military Veteran/Prior Service Reservist (drilling) National Guard Inactive Reserve/Guard (not drilling) Service Academy ROTC Other Military Program

Government Employee Defense Contractor Considering Joining Military Spouse Spouse of a Veteran Other Military Family Member Security Clearance - Select None Active Confidential Active Secret Active Top Secret Active Top Secret/SCI Inactive Confidential Inactive Secret Inactive Top Secret Inactive Top Secret/SCI Pay Period - Select Per Year Per Hour Per Day Per Week Biweekly Per Month Company Size List - Select No Preference Small (1 - 99) Medium (100 - 999) Large (1000+) Willingness to Relocate - Select Yes No Relocation Reimbursement - Select Not required At least 25% At least 50% At least 75% 100%

Willingness to Travel - Select Never Up to 25% Up to 50% Up to 75% Up to 100% Knowledge Level - Select None Exposed Novice Intermediate Advanced Expert Talent Level - Select None Novice Intermediate Advanced Superior Word Class Type of Employment - Select Full-Time Employee Part-Time Employee Wage (Seasonal/Temporary/Part-Time/Casual) Self-Employment Pro Bono Intern Contract Student Award Type - Select Academic Professional Political Community Other Affiliation Type

- Select Academic Professional Political Community Other Media Type - Select TV Radio Online Video Podcast Print

Exposure; knowledge of; requires assistance Able to perform very basic functions Has practical experience; requires minimal assistance Has significant experience and has worked in difficult environments; requires no assistance Able to solve most difficult problems; requires no assistance

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