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Ohio ranks No. 9 in number of jobs posted online

It pays to check your social media sites when looking for work.

This is true, especially if you live in Ohio.

The Buckeye state ranks No. 9 in the country when it comes to posting jobs on social media, according to Bullhorn Inc.’s 2012 Bullhorn Reach Rankings Report: An Inside Look at Social Recruiting in the USA.

The study indicated that LinkedIn is the top place for posting jobs (77 percent of openings). In addition, 54 percent of open jobs are posted on Twitter, while 25 percent of openings are posted on Facebook.

While Ohio ranks high in social recruiting, the Midwest is the least active region in the country.

Maine is the most active state for posting jobs on social media, followed by New Hampshire, Mississippi and Oklahoma.

SOCIAL MEDIA MEETING SET – The Stark/Summit Social Media Roundtable will meet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Creative Ohio Gallery in downtown Canton.

LUNCHEON HONORS CORPORATE LEGAL HELP – Columbus Business First will host its Top Corporate Counsel Awards Luncheon 11 a.m. June 21 at the Westin Great Southern Hotel.

You can register for the event here.

PLEASE GIVE BACK – My friend, Mark Hershberger, is riding in the Bike MS for his wife, Joanna, who has been diagnosed with this disease.

You can donate here.

Big O and Dukes co-host Chad Dukes is putting the word out to help Ashley Greene, who is raising funds to help pay for expenses related to her battle with eye cancer.

You can read Ashley’s story and donate to help her out at

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Friday’s View From The Pugh column features communications news and notes. E-mail to submit an item for consideration for a future column).

Job of the week: Mortgage Loan Officer at PNC Bank in Columbus

(EDITOR’S NOTE: You can apply for the job here).

As a Loan Originator with PNC Mortgage, you be involved in a variety of initiatives and activities supporting our full-service mortgage company that originates, acquires, markets and services residential loans.

Every day you will be proactively involved in originating quality FHA, VA and conventional mortgage and home equity loans; managing customers through the entire loan process, from data collection and analysis through loan conclusion; and maintaining positive client relationships. You will collect and analyze information regarding customer income, assets, investments and debts to include multifaceted or complex borrowers, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of different financial products to determine the best products to meet the customer’s needs and financial circumstances, as well as managing the customer through the entire loan process by setting expectations, taking applications, and, attend purchase closings, etc.

You will also focus on marketing and promotional strategies, to attract new purchase business, promoting a broad spectrum of mortgage products including but not limited to government, conventional, home equity and additional products within an assigned geographical area. This includes building network and community relations, and aggressively promoting PNC Mortgage to real estate agents, builders, developers, financial planners/CPAs, attorneys and other referral sources.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

– Bachelor’s degree in Business or Communication or two years of loan origination experience
– A thorough understanding of underwriting criteria and guidelines
– Mortgage banking background preferred, with a proven track record of success
– Ability to generate annual production volumes of $10-12+ million
– Public speaking skills with the ability to make presentations
– Ability to education borrowers on loan products and process
– Strong relationship-building skills

Job alert: Sales Executive at Cybervation

Cybervation Inc., a full-service technology firm based in Columbus, Ohio, is looking for an experienced sales person to manage sales for its web development firm as well as web portals, NeedNexus and Ohio Shopping Network.

NeedNexus,, matches people with needs with service providers who can help. This position would sell memberships to individuals and businesses to list their skills and help find work.

Ohio Shopping Network,, is designed to offer great deals on products for Ohio residents. The successful candidate would help identify and secure agreements with Retailers to add new items and manage online sales for the site.

We’re looking for someone with the following:

• Take ownership of the sales process for the company and help build a sales department
• Knowledge of IT products and services preferred
• Ability to identify new markets, build business strategies, plans through research or other means
• Excellent prospecting and cold calling skills and record of consistently exceeding objectives and performance goals
• Proven focus on building relationships, proactive communication and raising visibility of the company
• Self-driven, motivated and results oriented
• Familiarity with social media marketing techniques

Compensation would be based on a base salary plus commission.

Experience with sales for online applications and websites would be a definite plus.

Forward a cover letter and resume to

Sponsored: Get listed, find work with NeedNexus

Job of the week: Telemarketing Sales at Cybervation

Do you have an interest in learning the ins and outs of introducing an online web portal? Are you motivated by the challenge of attracting users to an online product offering? Are you interested in gaining experience in and/or building upon your existing skills in the area of online sales and marketing?

If yes, then take a moment to learn more about Cybervation Inc., a full-service technology firm based in Columbus, Ohio. Our services include custom Software Development, fully interactive Web Design and Implementation, Search Engine Optimization, Graphics and Animation, Internet Marketing and Data Processing Solutions and much more. We have experience in all types of environments from enterprise to small and medium business-based applications and solutions. To learn more about Cybervation, please visit us online at:

We’re looking for an experienced Telemarketer for making outbound Sales Calls to individuals and businesses to sell monthly subscription packages for NeedNexus, which is one of our online product offerings.

The position pays $10-14 per hour plus a 20 percent sales commission.

Sound like the opportunity for you? Interested in learning more? If so, please forward a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Applicants must have over one year experience as a telemarketer.

Dream job of the week: Director of Development – Heinzerling Foundation

Each week, we’ll feature a “dream job” of the week.

This week’s “dream job” is the Director of Development for the Heinzerling Foundation.

To submit a job opening for a future “dream job” of the week, email me here.

Director of Development
Heinzerling Foundation
Columbus, Ohio

The mission of the Heinzerling Foundation is to provide a loving and nurturing environment that enriches the development, education and quality of life of individuals with severe or profound developmental disabilities

The Director of Development and Public Relations provides leadership, direction and coordination of fundraising and stewardship strategies for the Foundation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Develop and manage an integrated, comprehensive and balanced fund raising program that meets annual and long-term fundraising goals.
Develop and manage strategies to increase donations from corporations, small businesses, and individuals through multiple means, including but not limited to planned giving and major gifts.
Develop and manage the annual department budget.
Work in collaboration with other Foundation departments to ensure strategic working relationships to foster a collaborative and creative work environment.
Track and report department expense budgets and revenue figures.
Coordinate gift tracking and acknowledgement systems.
Ensure the collection of meaningful data in the measurement of outcomes.
Represent the Foundation in the community, developing positive relationships with current and prospective individual and corporate donors.
Oversee donor prospect tracking system
Track and report department expense budgets and revenue figures.
Coordinate gift tracking and acknowledgement systems.
Participate in ongoing refinement of development aspects of web site.
Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy.
Write and submit grant requests as needed.
Attend Board of Trustees meetings, Development Board meetings, Department Head meetings
Represent Foundation at public, social, and business gatherings.
Attend external functions, making presentations, etc, on behalf of the Foundation to increase public awareness of the Foundation.
Inform potential contributors of special need of Foundation and encourage individuals, corporations, and foundations to contribute through donations of gifts in kind.
Generate reports of gifts and pledges for use by departmental and other institutional and governing body committees.
Maintain relationships with preferred vendors.
Provide project status updates and management reports.
Coordinate promotional advertising, mailings, and corporate sponsorships.
Serve as editor of external newsletter.
Other duties as requested.

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; at least 5 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience.

Send cover letter and resume to

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The original job posting can be found here.

Dream job of the week: Intern writer for the Ohio Machine

Each week, we’ll feature a “dream job” of the week.

This week’s “dream job” is for college students looking to break into the professional sports industry.

The Ohio Machine professional lacrosse team, which starts next year in Columbus, is looking for an intern staff writer. Details follow. Click here to apply for the position. To submit a job opening for a future “dream job” of the week, email me here.

Staff Writer Intern


Spring/Summer 2012

The Team is looking for a Spring/Summer 2012 Staff Writer Intern who will report to the Director of Public Relations.

Internships are part-time and allow students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience within a professional sports organization through hands on experience. The accepts applications from students presently enrolled in a college program. Internships are unpaid but students are encouraged to seek college credit wherever possible.

All interns, regardless of department, are expected to assist with general office duties as needed such as answering telephones, filing, mailing prizes to fans, etc. A successful applicant will demonstrate strong organizational skills along with initiative, resourcefulness, and an ability to collaborate with fellow team members for the achievement of department goals.

Front office is located in the area.

The Spring/Summer 2012 Staff Writer Intern will be responsible the following duties:

Responsible for working at all home games, be available for Machine community events and promotions to cover
Assist in development and implementation of new content ideas for website
Assist with writing and editing stories, including game previews/recaps, player/coach interviews, practice stories, etc.
Assist with game day operations, including pregame setup of press box, supervising press box during the game, assisting with post-game interviews and issuing game recap to League and media
Assist with any other tasks assigned


Must be at least a junior in an undergraduate program
Major: Public Relations, Journalism or Communications
Excellent writing and computer skills, Microsoft Office skills
Knowledge of lacrosse preferred but not required
Must submit two writing samples along with cover letter and resume to be considered for position

Columbus company looking for Telephone Sales Representative

My company is looking to hire a phone salesperson. Details are below. Please send questions or resumes to me at

Phone Sales (Columbus, Ohio)

Fast growing Columbus IT Firm is looking for a Telephone Sales Representative to sell monthly Subscription for online Web Portal. We are looking for energetic, motivated candidates who can attract customers via outbound phone calls.

Candidates must have 2+ yrs experience providing similar kind of sales on the phone.

Call Center Candidates are encouraged to apply. Must have experience making around 70-80 outbound calls per day.

Please respond with resume and Salary Requirement.

A couple of professional changes

Change can be an exciting thing.

I wanted to share I have accepted a full-time offer to become a Business Development Executive with Cybervation in Worthington to market their new NeedNexus membership product.

The site links Central Ohio service providers with those with job needs in the area. It’s a great way of putting more people to work, which is never a bad thing.

My duties there will include marketing and social media work for the company.

You find out more about NeedNexus by visiting its web site.

I would be honored if you would connect with the company at our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn sites.

I’ll also be blogging for the business at

In addition to my work with NeedNexus, I’m also working with The Ohio Insurance Institute on a consultant basis.

The organization offers support to auto, home and business providers.

My duties there include compiling the organization’s daily news briefs and social media help.

You can connect with the Ohio Insurance Institute on Facebook and Twitter.

I’m also working with The Frontier at Grace, View From The Pugh and Daily Referral Central Ohio and you can also connect with me through my personal blog.

With my added responsibilities, I have ended my consultant work as a supervisor with The Affinion Group in Westerville.

It truly is a bittersweet day for me.

The company really stepped up during a difficult time for me and shared a lot of kindness and patience with me over the past eight months.

I highly recommend the company for professionals going through transition or who want to try a new field.

I also want to thank Denise Clark, Dan Toland, Dan Farkas, Mackenzie Betts, Joe Franz, Erika Pryor, John Reed, Rick Starr and Grace Polaris Church, namely Pastor Beau Stanley, Bill Palmateer and John Noose for the professional confidence they have shown in me. It’s encouraged me to give back to those in professional need.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for me over the past year.

I’m not sure what the future holds, but I’ve been blessed from above to walk this journey with some incredible people.

Why it's important to safe-guard your career

The job market has changed dramatically in the past ten years.

People can change jobs quickly and jobs often come and go.

Lynda Gratton recently released the book “The Shift: The Future of Work is Already Here” where she looks at the changing work environment.

She published a great blog in Forbes about 10 ways to future-proof your career.

The article is filled with great advice.

How are you currently safe-guarding your career?

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to Lara Kretler for sharing the article)