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Big Strides Contest Update: Increase Your Chances of Winning

Big Strides Award LogoWe’re about a week into the running for the 2nd annual Big Strides in Small Business Awardhave you entered your small business yet?

If not, don’t worry – you still have until June 21, 2013 to enter your company’s video for a chance to win a prize package worth $10,000, plus the opportunity to help 100 people in your local community with premium, one-on-one career services. 

Remember, during the week of June 24th – June 28th, your videos will be open to collect votes from your peers. CareerBuilder will review the top three videos (those with the most votes) to pick a grand prize winner.

Increase your chances of winning – tips for maximizing your video share:

  • Get the word out on social media: Have a company Facebook page? Put the link there with a quick statement as to why you’re participating in this contest and asking them to vote for the video to help. The same goes for Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or any other social network where your company has a presence. (That includes your company website and/or company blog!)
  • Rally your employees: Make sure your employees know you’re participating in the Big Strides award and explain to them why. Send them a link to the video, ask them to vote and encourage them share it with their social networks. (Don’t stop at one email or meeting, either – remind them on a weekly basis.)
  • Include the link in your email signature: Create a quick message in your signature such as “Help us empower employment – vote for our video: [link to video]” – and encourage your employees to do the same.
  • Put the cause first: Communicate to your followers that this isn’t about your company – it’s about helping the community at large (in addition to getting a $10,000 CareerBuilder Recruitment Solution package to use toward future employment efforts, CareerBuilder will also provide one-on-one career services for 100 job seekers in the winning company’s local community).

As always, you can get full contest details, eligibility requirements and information about how to enter at:

(Editor’s note: this post was updated to reflect an extension to the contest’s original deadline.)

Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.

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