AOL Jobs Week Resume Contest Winner: Alan Evans


Location: Dallas, Texas

Industry: Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations

Time Unemployed: 0 months

What do you want your potential employer to know about you?

I would like for my potential employer to know that one of my greatest strengths is my work ethic. Although I didn't pursue a formal education in business or communications, I feel that the intrinsic qualities I possess and my passion for social media would allow me to succeed and prosper if offered an employment opportunity.


Creative social media and public relations specialist, with a proven record of competent and intelligent use of social media, particularly interested in securing career opportunities with a company that would allow me to utilize my computer, writing, marketing and social media skills professionally.


Southern Methodist University; Dallas, TX; 2009

  • Master of Music in Music Education

Jackson State University; Jackson, MS; 2007

  • Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance

Professional Experience

Social Media Delivered August 2010 - November 2010

Social Media/Public Relations Assistant (Intern)

  • Assisted with the design and implementation of social networking events. Experimented with new and alternative ways to leverage social media functions. Worked closely with Social Media Manager and Public Relations Specialist on brand messaging across social media platforms. Assisted with the development and execution of online marketing campaigns for various clients. Created blogs, optimized press releases (online/print) and online marketing content on behalf of clients. Monitored online public relations and reported on marketing initiatives/client campaigns. Edited weekly electronic newsletter utilized in company's email marketing campaign.

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Social Media Campaigns

  • Marketing Research/Strategy

  • Public Relations

  • Project Management

  • Proofreading

  • Editing

  • Macintosh OS

  • Microsoft OS

  • Web 2.0

  • Twitter

  • Facebook

  • LinkedIn

  • Myspace

  • Youtube Video Production

  • Blog/Blog Commenting

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