One of my passions is to integrate and develop social and digital media for the face of a great company. All the experiences in the past have shaped me in this direction and made me enjoy this area of expertise. I strive to be the best at what I do and will continue to follow my goals and apply my learnings to business betterment. Majoring in Marketing Science at DePaul University was very exciting because I truly enjoy consumer behavior, research, qualitative, quantitative and strategic tools that make up our world of marketing and advertising. My greatest sales achievement to this day was selling four laptops, three desktops and a plasma+laptop combo in just a six hour shift at Dell. I love how I can answer someone's needs, deliver information appropriately and effectively, and I love technology, how it participates in shaping our society. From a marketing perspective, companies have become aware that products must be geared to the needs of the consumer. Brands need to illustrate the importance of how their product or service can be relevant on a human level, as a way of life, how it fits in. I believe -with my skill set- I can facilitate company efforts through market research, user experience strategy, and ever cordial client services.
I also participate in Hillels ( Jewish Organization) for College students around Chicago.
I enjoy reading Marketing/Advertising workbooks, history, drama and mystery books, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Bike, Outdoor, Travel, and other magazines.
I'm a very active and enjoy a great work out. I love playing basketball, volleyball, swimming and also attending sporting events.
Jul 2011 - Present
Social Media Manager
Manage and author published blogs on www.georgezaharoff.comConduct research on traffic data for social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook), and insure Search Engine Optimization.
Sep 2010 - May 2011
Marketing Associate and Customer Service Representative
Managed retention e-mail alerts: Pending Monthly/Standard Bill/Farmers all line billing
Cancellations. Maintained and changed auto and home policies on a daily basis. And marketed Auto, Home, Life and other insurance products with warm lead calls to a diverse
clientele, and increased sales by 15% in Auto Products.
Jan 2010 - Aug 2010
Met daily sales volume goal for The Men’s Suits and Sportswear departments. Set a goal to join the prestigious ‘Pacesetter Club’, by achieving the highest individual sales in the store and providing excellent customer service. And trained other employees to maximize sales and provide extreme levels of Customer Service.
Sep 2007 - Aug 2008
Managed client needs while customizing their computing platform. Utilized Microsoft Excel to help efficiently manage sales volume, team sale goals, and revenue. And produced measurable results while utilizing various marketing techniques