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Work experience

Apr 2009Present

Intern

Janet Wainwright Public Relations, Inc.
  • Planned and executed movie screenings in the Seattle area for press and other film groups
  • Brainstormed innovative promotion ideas with the staff and helped to execute promotions approved by the film studios we represent 
  • Researched community groups, schools and businesses in the Puget Sound region and Portland, Oregon for possible distribution of movie passes and/or promotional items in order create promotions and buzz for upcoming films
  • Coordinated college promotions including all fraternity and sorority outreach
  • Assisted in the updating of word-of-mouth mailing lists
  • Assisted in compiling in-depth promotion reports
Dec 2008Apr 2009

Recruiting Specialist (Contract Position)

Act 1
  • Part of the team that sourced for AT&T engineers, call centers, mobility, and retail
  • Reviewed resumes sent from our suppliers and chose the most qualified and submitted them to AT&T
  • Used the Agile 1 Vendor Management System to track vendors and their submittals
  • Identified ways to update workflow management to help the team run more efficiently
Sep 2008Oct 2008

Recruiting Coordinator (Contract Position)

Amazon.com
  • Supported the General Retail Systems, Retail Customer eXperience and Digital teams
  • First contact between Amazon.com and potential new employees
  • Scheduled interviews and phone screens, worked directly with candidates and hiring managers
  • Updated candidate records and job postings in recruiting systems
  • Provided follow-up correspondence to candidates on recruiting status via phone and email
  • Tracked recruiting activities and provided candidate status in a weekly report
  • Identified opportunities for improving candidate experience and scheduling efficiency
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Office, including Outlook scheduling
May 2008Aug 2008

Intern

Team Soapbox Communication
  • Wrote press releases, pitches, fact sheets and media advisories that garnered media coverage for SWERVE driver training, the Healthy Washington Coalition, Good Stock Press and Bindery and Insight Schools
  • Successfully placed a story on Insight Schools in a local newspaper
  • Achieved an overall understanding of how a public relations firm works
  • Assisted account managers with anything they needed
  • Compiled lists of media coverage for all clients
Dec 2006Jan 2008

Vice President of Marketing & Recruitment

Washington State University Panhellenic Council
  • Planned and executed all aspects of the largest recruitment in WSU history
  • Wrote press releases sent to all alumni, current students and parents
  • Managed a budget of more than $45,000
  • Supervised three volunteer groups; more than 75 people
  • Coordinated all marketing including Podcasts, radio PSAs, and four recruitment fairs statewide
  • Designed and produced three brochures sent to every admitted student and one sent to parents
  • Attended all WSU preview days and orientation sessions to promote the Greek Community

Education

Aug 2004May 2008

Communication

Washington State University

Skills

Adobe Creative Suite 4
I am currently enjoying learning more about Adobe CS4. My main professional goal for the year is to master the whole suite. My knowledge includes Photoshop InDesign Illustrator Dreamweaver  
Public Relations Research and Tools
Expert level knowledge of public relations research including Making media lists of press to specific press to contact for specific types of stories Researching specific organizations and retail outlets to target for certain story topics Advanced use of Cision Some experience with SPSS
Social Media
Expert level knowledge in all major social media networks for personal and professional use, including Facebook MySpace Twitter Blogging
Microsoft Office
Rockstar in all Microsoft Office products especially: Excel: knowledge of VBA and macros, used several times to decipher and manage large amounts of data Outlook: used in all professional settings and scheduled over 50 meetings a week while working at Amazon Word: expert level knowledge of all Word versions Access: used to manage large databases in current internship PowerPoint: used to make efficient presentations to groups of 800+

References

Julie Ming Foster

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing this letter as a recommendation for Rachael Odom. Rachael joined our recruiting team here at Amazon and immediately made an impact in her role as a recruiting coordinator. She is a quick study who has great communication skills and good judgment. She has been able to step into a high volume environment and make independent decisions. I highly recommend Rachael and wish that we had a full time spot for her on our team currently because I would hire her without any reservation.

Sincerely,

Julie Ming Foster

Laura Avramovich

To Whom It May Concern,

The Recruiting Coordinator role at Amazon is stressful and high-volume. In the short time that Rachael has been with us on the team, we've all come to rely on her ability to complete the tasks of her role quickly, accurately and with a smile on her face. She is a tremendous asset to this team, and would be to any team looking for a solid recruiting coordinator who can jump in and hit the ground running.

She is as smart as she is a pleasure to be around. She has great judgment and knows what decisions she's empowered to make and which require additional input from the recruiter. In a perfect world, I would never have to write this letter of recommendation because she would be on my team forever.

I would work with her again in a second. She's tremendous and will be impossible to replace.

Thank you,

Laura Avramovich

Portfolio

Interest

  • Design
  • Reading
  • Movies
  • Blogging
  • Event Planning
  • Volunteering with Relay for Life

Volunteer Work

  • Relay for Life captain of three teams and member of  two teams 2003-2009
  • Relay for Life Planning Committee member for the Pullman relay 2006
  • Involvement in various philanthropies and projects benefiting multiple juvenile arthritis organizations