From Christine, Ink.:
Alina Vincent and Christine Whitmarsh, proprietors of two Reno woman-owned businesses, have teamed up to give back to the Biggest Little City, where they both live and work. They will award one job seeker, whether unemployed or under-employed, a professional headshot and new (or revamped) LinkedIn profile to help the individual make a stronger career first impression.
"When Alina and I discovered a shared passion for helping people improve their personal brand image, through images and words respectively, we immediately saw a unique opportunity to give back to our community," says Whitmarsh about the common thread between the two businesses.
The contest is being held online through the Reno Career Restart Facebook fan page at: Facebook.com/RenoCareerRestart. Starting now and through 11/19, those interested in taking part should email a snapshot of their face (cell phone "selfie") and a 300 words or less explanation about what winning this contest would mean for their job search to: RenoCareerRestart@yahoo.com. Voting is open to the public and begins 11/20 on the Reno Career Restart Facebook page. Each "like" of a contestant's entry constitutes one vote. Votes will be tallied and the winner announced on 12/4.
"The prize we're offering is a current professional headshot and a LinkedIn profile, widely seen as the modern version of a resume. Together, these are very valuable tools in helping an individual looking to reenter the workforce make a stronger virtual first impression on a potential employer. We're thrilled to offer someone this opportunity," says Vincent about the contest.
Alina Vincent, owner of Alina Vincent Photography, is a virtual first impressions expert, creating powerful visual branding for businesses and individuals through professional headshots, marketing, and commercial photography. Christine Whitmarsh owns Christine, Ink. a Midtown-based creative agency celebrating its 10 year anniversary and specializing in the written word across the areas of books, written branding, and social media/blogging. Both companies attract clients from all over the world, bringing business, revenue, and jobs to Reno.
For more information about the contest, visit: www.Facebook.com/RenoCareerRestart
From Christine, Ink.