Dear Future Employer,

Nov 24, 2020

Because I have a passion for sports, I am going to provide a scouting report on myself. Think of this as a draft. You have several folks you want to "select" with your top pick. As you scan strengths and weaknesses and looking over other attributes, there are still some questions. Right? Ok, so here is my scouting report, if I were vying for a spot on your squad:

Name: Steve Bennett. (Born Stephen Theodore Bennett, but was tired of being called STEP-HEN or StephAn so he uses Steven or just Steve (preferred)). 

Age: 46. (September 29, 1974. Born during the heart of college football season or at the start of conference play, and during the playoff race in baseball. Often, his birthday is the day a team clinches a pennant or a playoff spot! Trivia: Nolan Ryan threw his third career no-hitter the day before Steve was born).

Height: 6-foot-5. 

Weight: Between 240-260 pounds. 

Resume: Click HERE

College: Southern Oregon University. (he played football and was a two-year letter winner. Also wrote for the college newspaper. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications in 1999. He received a second BS in Multimedia Marketing from the now-defunct Westwood College in 2006. Currently, a candidate in the MBA program (emphasis on marketing) at SOU and will graduate in the summer of 2021).

Strengths: Very experienced in integrated marketing communications for B2B (15 years), analytics, content marketing, SEO, and e-commerce. Extremely skilled in Adobe Suite, primarily InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver. Solid writer with knowledge of several styles. Was a sports reporter for three years, so understands not only deadlines but also dealing with multiple sources. Also wrote technical sell sheets and press releases for five years. Works best in a team environment. Great researcher. Is at his best when not being micromanaged. Fairly deft in web programming, especially HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL.    

Weaknesses: Not great in the limelight. Horrible in front of a large crowd. Not a good orator, especially when discussing topics he's unsure of. Shy. Needs to process information when asked questions. Not someone who is outward-facing, more of a behind-the-scenes guy.

Something that might surprise you about him: Steve has completed three marathons and four half marathons. He is also currently writing a book about the history of the football program at Southern Oregon University. 

Something you should be prepared for when meeting him: He is shy and has trouble talking about himself. 

Overall: Steve brings 21 years of practical experience to the table in both IMC and journalism. He is very creative and works well in both chaos and in a quiet setting. Also works best with a team. He is funny and engaging when you get to know him. Can be aloof at times, but will warm up to you when he gets to know you. Orchestrated and oversaw a highly-successful email campaign at his previous employer with a focus on both brand awareness and product information. Was also an award-winning page designer when he worked for newspapers. You will be getting a creative, compassionate, and very dedicated employee if you go with Steve. He has proven his loyalty (15 years with one company). He has also expanded his horizons with several courses in the MBA program, which includes finance, accounting, and management.   

  

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