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How my PR/Marketing Job Posts on Facebook Almost Launched a New Career

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

SF:PR - Top Workplace - Wooty SixelSocial media blossom as sources of job openings and career advice

Susan Farb Morris has nearly 4,000 friends on Facebook and she did not get them by sharing pictures of cats. (Joe Robbins Photography)

Back in October, Houston Chronicle business reporter Wooty Sixel called to see if I used social media to seek out new hires. She was writing a story for the newspaper’s “Top Workplaces in Houston” Special Section and was looking for resources who utilize social media for their job postings. I chuckled to myself since I don’t have any employees. However, instead of letting the opportunity go by the wayside, I told her that I use my social media platforms to post jobs and internships in the marketing, communications and special events fields. Once I told her that I often had individuals and organizations — including media outlets — contacting me to see if I would post their job openings, I had her attention. The next thing I know, I’m doing an interview with her.

Wooty’s story came out on a Sunday in the print edition, but was posted a few days earlier online. I waited until Monday to post the article on my Facebook page. To my dismay, the response from my Facebook friends was phenomenal. Not only did dozens upon dozens of people comment to thank me for posting job opps, (and one person who credits me for her job at the University of Houston because she learned about it through my Facebook post), but many congratulated me on the great article. You would have thought I’d won an award I was getting so many kudos.

The fact is, more than 550 people clicked through to the link. Some who read it sent me private messages on Facebook asking for job advice. College graduates and young professionals wanted to have coffee with me. All of a sudden I was the PR Job Fairy!

While I don’t know how many subscribers read the print article in the Sunday edition, I do know from Sixel how successful it was in its online iteration. I ran into her over the Christmas holidays and she was thrilled to report that more than 10,000 readers clicked onto the story’s link. Sixel said that was huge for one of her pieces and felt my social media platform contributed to the story’s success.

I continue to post jobs on my social media platforms, but please know, this is my avocation to try to connect people in their job searches. I remain The PR Fairy.

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JOBS! Gugliani’s Memorial Restaurant Now Taking Applications

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Houston, TX — December 5, 2011 – Gugliani’s new Memorial location is now taking applications for positions to work with Executive Chef Joaquin Alcocer at the soon-to-open modern Italian restaurant and bar. The restaurant, which will introduce a fresh American Cuisine perspective to its traditional Italian Gugliani’s pasta and pizza fare, promises to be a dynamic neighborhood gathering place. Located at 12389 Kingsride Road near Gessner, Gugliani’s Memorial will be open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch starting later this month.

Applications for the following Gugliani’s Memorial job openings will be taken on-site Monday through Saturday,

2-6 p.m.:

Cooks and Prep
Bussers and Dishwashers

“Our Memorial location will have a contemporary design and offer seafood, lamb and pork dishes, as well as specialty pizzas and seasonal hand-crafted raviolis that spotlight Chef Joaquin’s skills in developing flavorful, well-prepared and presented menu items at a neighborhood-friendly value,” said Memorial born-and-bred Gregg Gugenheim, who will oversee operations. “Of course, we’ll maintain Gugliani’s core Italian favorites that have been our staples for 16 years.”

Up-and-coming Chef Joaquin, a shining star graduate of the Art Institute of Houston Culinary School, according to AIH Chef Instructor Michael Holderfield, will prepare a daily selection of the freshest fish available, along with freshly grilled lamb chops, pork tenderloin and angus steaks. He has created such American cuisine menu offerings as Seared Scallops with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Topped with a Grilled Vegetable Medley; Warm Salmon Salad grilled to order; Lamb Chops with Sherry Wine Reduction Sauce, Kale Ragout and Roasted Purple Potatoes, Pork Tenderloin with Dijon Mustard Sauce, Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes and Asparagus Tips; Sizzling Whole Baby Red Snapper Veracruz; and Zabaglioni with Prosecco served over Berries.

The new location, in a freshly renovated retail center, drew Gugenheim to bring the restaurant and fully stocked bar to his own backyard. He went into the Memorial-area space with the idea to evolve Gugliani’s décor and menu into a neighborhood spot that embraces the culinary and entertainment diversity and growth of west Houston. It will offer free wi-fi as well.

Steps from the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital complex, Memorial City Mall and neighboring office buildings and adjacent to the Memorial Villages, the new Gugliani’s will offer crowd-pleasing regular- and thin-crust pizzas and a host of tantalizing Chef’s signature items,, topped off by an array of Blackboard Daily Specials. Happy hour specials at the bar will feature specially priced drinks and light bites.

Hospitality and retail award-winning architect Carlo M. Di Nunzio, AIA Principal of Di Nunzio, Lifestyle Architecture, is using refined and natural materials for the restaurant’s wrap-around bar, curved drop-down ceiling and contemporary artful decor. The restaurant will have a raised barrel vault ceiling, vibrant Italian-styled light fixtures, a wine display at the entrance, and framed mirrors layered throughout the restaurant.

Gugliani’s will be open daily for lunch and dinner; Saturday and Sunday brunch; and available for dine-in, take-out and delivery. For information, contact # # #

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