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04-28-2017: Celebrate! New Life, Jobs and Reasons to be Grateful

At LH&A, we celebrate every moment we can, even if it’s with sparkling grape juice. We congratulate LH&A Associate, Lisa Russ (holding the selfie stick) on her upcoming marriage and wish Lisa and Ken all the best in their new life together.
In between toasts, we are busy recruiting for a variety of openings. It’s now a CANDIDATE driven market for talent. Clients are eager to hire. There is a shortage of candidates at the experience levels we need.  As a result, our clients are being more flexible with regard to the number of years of experience (retail Mk) and will also consider freelance PR pros for the real estate PR agency. We’re also getting closer on our other real estate corporate communications opening.
We hope to announce new jobs soon as well. Pass on our job specs to friends and family. Referrals are golden!
  1. Retail Marketing Manager– western suburbs of Chicago. Manufacturing client sells to “do it yourself” and home improvement stores. Candidate should have 3-5 years of Mk experience, ideally from a manufacturing environment that sells products through the retail channel.
  2. Real Estate PR Agency– near north Chicago suburbs. 2 positions.  Will consider candidates for full time or freelance work.  No real estate experience is necessary. If you are smart, love to write, pitch and manage client projects, you will thrive here.
  3. Sr Mk Specialist-Mk Specialist(Proposal Writer)  Have you worked on RFPs? Enjoy the proposal writing process? Come from engineering, architecture, consulting, accounting, legal professional services or other environments where intellectual property is valued? We’d like to hire you for your writing abilities. Show us your work.
  4. Real Estate Co-Dir of Corporate Communications- down to finalists.
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Lynn Hazan
Lynn Hazan & Assoc.
www.lhazan.com

 

 

Save the dates 

      

KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium – Sat, April 29, 2017
NSENG Meeting- Mon, May 1, 2017
Purpose Pitch(Build What You Believe) – Thu,May 11, 2017
1. Job Openings


  • Retail Marketing Manager  (Consumer Marketing) – Chemical Production Company – Western Suburb of Chicago- NEW!
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Real Estate – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate Hire
  • Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago
  • Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
  • Intern – Lynn Hazan & Associates
2. Events
  • KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium
  • NSENG Meeting
  • Purpose Pitch(Build What You Believe)
3. Article
Chobani CMO: Earned Media Is as Important as TV or Events
By Jessica Wohl. Published on  April 10, 2017.
From AdvertisingAge
Job Openings
 #1. Retail Marketing Manager (Consumer Marketing)- Chemical Production Company- Western Suburb Of Chicago- NEW! 
 
Do you have experience marketing products to big box, building supplies, or DIY specialty retailers? Comfortable communicating with senior executives and pitching to high level buyers? Familiar with marketing strategy and execution? Understand end-user segments and the purchase journey? Our client seeks Retail Marketing Manager to expand its retail marketing efforts. New Position. Client is technology minded company that provides innovative products for DIY, handyman, construction professionals, and rehabbers. Corporate culture is entrepreneurial, collaborative, and action-oriented. Relocation support for out of town talent.
 
#2. PR Sr. Account Manager – Real Estate – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate Hire 

  

Are you an experienced PR professional with a passion for writing/editing and pitching? Do you have a nose for news and solid foundation of working with clients? Track record of successful placements? Digital experience?
Are you curious about real estate or want to learn more? Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks full time Sr. Account Manager to join the team. New business wins spell success for agency and need to hire. Will also consider candidate for ongoing freelance or part-time employment.
#3. Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago 
Are you a high-energy PR leader, innovator and creative-thinker?   Do you have in-depth local and national PR, social media, writing and supervisory experience? Love the combo of working hands on and collaborating with team members? Are you an idea person who enjoys coming up with ideas and then executing them? Chicago based? Award-winning Chicago real estate company seeks Director of Communications to plan & implement PR & communications programs.
#4. Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)

Are you passionate about architecture and proposal writing? Are you a team player who enjoys business writing with a creative flair? Renowned Chicago architecture, engineering, and construction company in SW suburb seeks Senior Marketing Specialist/Proposals.

#5. Intern
Want an inside look on Communications and Marketing? Want to learn how to get hired at top-tier companies/agencies? Eager to develop your writing and phone skills? Curious how businesses evaluate and hire talent? Participate in
Lynn Hazan & Associates‘ acclaimed internship program. Candidates will learn how to: perfect resume and interviewing skills, create portfolio samples, network within professional associations, develop personal brand, and learn about the business world of executive recruiting. Can use internship for school or life credit.
Events

    

Purpose Pitch
Thu, May 11, 2017,5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

1871, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, #1212, Chicago, IL 60654
Tickets: $25DePaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is hosting the first Purpose Pitch with 1871 to explore the ideas of purpose driven startups within the city. The Purpose Pitch will be a unique pitch session where startups pitch their greater purpose and how they plan to fulfill that purpose through their business objectives instead of pitching investors on the product itself. The pitches will be judged and the winner will receive a monetary award from the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center to help develop their startup and a feature interview onadvisor.TV. This event is for those interested in attending the Purpose Pitch as an audience member.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:30 DePaul Introductions

5:35 Keynote Speaker

5:55 Introductions to the Judges

6:05 Presentations and Audience Questions

7:05 Networking

7:25 Awards

 

NSENG Meeting
Mon, May 1, 2017, 6:15-8:30pm

Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

 

Speaker on “How to effectively network to your next job” plus a round of small group networking
For many people looking for a new job at middle or senior levels, networking is most likely to play a key role in your journey– over 75% of those career opportunities are found through networking. That’s why mastering the art of networking and learning to communicate your value are so critical to any job search. With email, cell phones and texting dominating so much of the activity, a lof of job seekers have spent less time trying to perfect their face-to-face networking capabilities. That’s where motivational speaker and presentation skills coach, Nancy Depcik, comes in. During our May 1st meeting, Nancy will provide some very tactical advice in the following areas:
  • Tips & tricks for starting a networking conversation.
  • 7 specific questions to ask when networking.
  • How to identify people who can help you reach your goal so you make best use of your time.
  • Follow-up techniques to make your networking more effective… too many people have a lot of networking meetings that don’t produce desired results.
  • How to develop & maintain a positive attitude while you’re networking.
Nancy Depcik brings over 25 years of business experience to job seekers. She has delivered keynote speeches to Fortune 500 companies, universities and at numerous industry conferences. Her “Unshakable Success” approach to adversity has delivered greater confidence and success to many people in a job search. Nancy has been published in several magazines, including the Huffington Post, and she recently completed a TEDx talk that has received rave reviews.She has held advertising and marketing roles with Walgreens, PepsiCo and JCPenny and developed a training program being used by employees at Chicago’s Millennium Park. Nancy is also author of Your 30 Day Journey to Unshakable Success and was named Inspirational Woman for Oct 2013 by Skinless Project. Her presentations are powerful and the tools she discusses will certainly improve your job search networking skills.

Our meeting agenda will include:

6:15-6:30   Open networking

6:30-6:45   Meeting announcements

6:45-7:35   Nancy’s presentation and Q&A

7:35-8:30   Small group networking session

Please feel free to invite friends or associates to this meeting or any future ones. There are no upfront fees to join NSENG… just pay $20 at the check-in table for each meeting that you attend.

  

KMG 9TH ANNUAL MARKETING SYMPOSIUM
Sat, April 29, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
DePaul University, 1 E Jackson, Chicago
Tickets: $55 – 125

“It’s no longer about interrupting what people are interested in. It’s about being what people are interested in” – Barry Krause from LiveLabs

With this powerful statement in mind, this year’s event will cover one of the strongest current trends in the field of Marketing: Storytelling. With more and more people choosing ad-free platforms, how can marketers expose their brands and pass along their messaging? In this year’s Symposium, industry leaders will tell their take on the challenge what they are doing to become more relevant to their target audience.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reception follows at 4PM.

Click to reserve your spot right now!

Article
Chobani CMO: Earned Media Is as Important as TV or Events
By Jessica Wohl. Published on  April 10, 2017
From  AdvertisingAge
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LH&A: Spring into Action with Do It Yourself Jobs!

Lynn Hazan & Associates

04-21-2017: Spring into Action with Do It Yourself Jobs!

As you can tell from our latest new job, the home construction, DIY, real estate, engineering/ architecture/ construction industries are hot. The economy is strong in the Chicago area and our clients are eager to hire.
1. Check out our latest opening for a Retail Marketing Manager in the western suburb of Chicago. Ideal candidate has experience marketing products sold in the home improvement/big box/retail environment.  New job created because of foray into the retail space.  Relocation assistance will be provided.
Other jobs in need of talent:
2. Real Estate PR Agency: near north Chicago suburb. Will hire 1-2 staff for freelance, temp to perm or full time.  Great agency recognizes the contributions of experienced PR pros. Flexible hours. Family friendly.  Free parking.
3. Real Estate Corporate Client: Downtown Chicago. Need all in one talent: PR, media relations, strong writing, staff supervision, social media and SM metrics.
4. Marketing or Sr Marketing Specialist: for legacy architecture/ engineering/ construction company. Downtown Chicago – 4 days in downtown & 1 day in suburban. Must have proposal writing experience.  Great job for Mk Specialist or MK Coordinator ready to move up in a career.
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Lynn Hazan
Lynn Hazan & Assoc.
www.lhazan.com
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KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium – Sat, April 29, 2017


NSENG Meeting- Mon, May 1, 2017

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1. Job Openings
  • Retail Marketing Manager  (Consumer Marketing) – Chemical Production Company – Western Suburb of Chicago- NEW! 
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Real Estate – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate Hire
  • Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago
  • Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
  • Intern – Lynn Hazan & Associates
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2. Events
  • NSENG Meeting
  • Chicago BMA – April Luncheon
  • KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium
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3. Article
Why your organization needs a writer center
From Harvard Business Review

4. Tips & Free Webinars
  • How to Re-THINK Your Job Search – GETTING UNSTUCK – Thursday, April 27th

Job Openings

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#1. PR Sr. Account Manager – Real Estate – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate HireNew!
Are you an experienced PR professional with a passion for writing/editing and pitching? Do you have a nose for news and solid foundation of working with clients? Track record of successful placements? Digital experience? Are you curious about real estate or want to learn more? Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks full time Sr. Account Manager to join the team. New business wins spell success for agency and need to hire. Will also consider candidate for ongoing freelance or part-time employment.
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#2. Account Supervisor (Consumer Lifestyle | Health & Wellness) – PR Agency – Downtown ChicagoNew!
Are you a go to PR agency pro with interest in health and wellness? Want to represent top-notch clients and work for a PR agency that values its employees? Have 5-7 years of experience? Supervised staff? Prefer Chicago based talent. Will consider out of town candidates.
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#3. Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago
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Are you a high-energy PR leader, innovator and creative-thinker? Do you have in-depth local and national PR, social media, writing and supervisory experience? Love the combo of working hands on and collaborating with team members? Are you an idea person who enjoys coming up with ideas and then executing them? Chicago based? Award-winning Chicago real estate company seeks Director of Communications to plan & implement PR & communications programs.
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#4. Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)

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Are you passionate about architecture and proposal writing? Are you a team player who enjoys business writing with a creative flair? Renowned Chicago architecture, engineering, and construction company in SW suburb seeks Senior Marketing Specialist/Proposals.

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#5. Intern
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Want an inside look on Communications and Marketing? Want to learn how to get hired at top-tier companies/agencies? Eager to develop your writing and phone skills? Curious how businesses evaluate and hire talent? Participate in Lynn Hazan & Associates‘ acclaimed internship program. Candidates will learn how to: perfect resume and interviewing skills, create portfolio samples, network within professional associations, develop personal brand, and learn about the business world of executive recruiting. Can use internship for school or life credit.
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Events

 

NSENG Meeting
Mon, April 17, 2017, 6:15-8:30pm

Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

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Radio talk show host speaks on “How to deliver a dynamic introduction that creates interest & makes you memorable” plus a round of networking.

We all need to be able to deliver a quick introduction of ourselves that lets people know who we are and what we we have to offer a prospective employer. But, in fact, one of the most difficult questions that job seekers struggle with is “What do you do?” Unfortunately, many people respond in a way that leaves the listener unexcited or unclear. And that short 60-second pitch may be the one key moment you get to create interest and an opportunity to become memorable.

During this meeting, renown radio talk show host, Catherine Johns, will discuss about how to create and deliver a powerful and concise elevator speech. You will learn how to create excitement and credibility so people will want to know you better, will want to refer you and will want to hire you. During this evening, Catherine will discuss the following topics:

A new way of thinking about the “old” elevator speech
Three things your introduction must include to capture interest
Tips for structuring your introduction to make it more intriguing
How to use language that draws people in
Words to avoid because they go in one ear and other the other
The secret to having more confidence when you talk about your work experience

Catherine Johns is extremely accomplished radio news anchor who worked several years at WLS radio alongside Larry Lujack, John “Records” Landecker and Fred Winston. She coaches entrepreneurs and business professionals who want to deliver greater impact with potential customers. And her teachings apply directly to job seekers. Catherine’s years as a talk show host included her ability to break through a male-dominated industry via a poised communication style that evokes a powerful presence and influences audiences to take action. Come to the meeting and see her in action for yourself… and learn how you can improve your elevator pitch.

Our meeting agenda will include:

6:15-6:30 Open networking

6:30-6:45 Meeting announcements

6:45-7:35 Catherine’s presentation and Q&A

7:35-8:30 Small group networking session

Please feel free to invite friends or associates to this meeting or any future ones. There are no upfront fees to join NSENG… just pay $20 at the check-in table for each meeting that you attend.

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Chicago BMA – April Luncheon
Thu, April 13, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT
Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Tickets: $49 – $600

“Harnessing the Power of Visibility to Drive Value, Impact and Relevance”

An explosion of connectivity and connected devices is transforming vertical industries and opening the path to faster growth, mega-productivity and better service delivery. As organizations of all sizes adopt technology solutions to become more intelligent, forward-thinking marketers are uniquely positioned to articulate the value and impact for end user customers and in doing so raising the firm’s market relevance.

During this session, Jeff will present on :

* How the Internet of things (IoT), Cloud computing and Mobility are converging to change the way businesses operates
* Articulating the true value and impact of corporate branding
* Marketing strategy’s role in moving the entire organization towards its vision and potential
* Practical ways marketing can facilitate innovation within a solutions eco-system

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

JEFF SCHMITZ : CMO, Zebra Technologies

Jeff Schmitz became senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Zebra in February 2016. Mr. Schmitz most recently served as executive vice president for multiple business units and sales at Spirent Communications where he had previously also held several senior leadership roles including chief marketing officer and vice president of networks & applications. Prior to joining Spirent, Mr. Schmitz held senior marketing positions at Rivulet Communications, Visual Networks and Tellabs Inc. Mr. Schmitz holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Click to Reserve your space now!

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KMG 9TH ANNUAL MARKETING SYMPOSIUM
Sat, April 29, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
DePaul University, 1 E Jackson, Chicago
Tickets: $55 – 125
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“It’s no longer about interrupting what people are interested in. It’s about being what people are interested in” – Barry Krause from LiveLabs

With this powerful statement in mind, this year’s event will cover one of the strongest current trends in the field of Marketing: Storytelling. With more and more people choosing ad-free platforms, how can marketers expose their brands and pass along their messaging? In this year’s Symposium, industry leaders will tell their take on the challenge what they are doing to become more relevant to their target audience.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reception follows at 4PM.

Click to reserve your spot right now!

Article

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2017: McKinsey Global Survey results

Free Webinars

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1) Get Hired By Asking The Right Questions During Your Interview
 Friday, April 21st @ 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)
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Have you ever left an interview knowing you were not able to stress your greatest strengths or accomplishments? Today you will learn how the questions you ask can prevent that from ever happening again. During this session, we will discuss the following:

  • Uncover priorities of the interviewer
  • Sell yourself
  • Show your level of interest and confidence in your ability to do the job
  • Determine the next step
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2) How to Re-THINK Your Job Search – GETTING UNSTUCK
Thursday, April 27th @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
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Learn how you can use simple systems that allow you to be effective in your job search using a proven process that can turn frustrations and obstacles into opportunities – on the spot!

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Log into your Happy Candidates Back office http://www.happycandidates.com  and click on EVENTS on the Main Menu. Register for the upcoming webinars by clicking on the event and then clicking the webinar registration link.

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04-11-2017: Slow down, Check your work, then Smell the Flowers- Tips for Successful Placement

Lynn Hazan & Associates

04-11-2017: Slow down, Check your work, then Smell the Flowers

– Tips for Successful Placement

 
Dear Readers: In this “always on” deadline-oriented business that we call work today, we often work at a pace that is too fast to sustain. The consequences can have a negative effect. You don’t want your resume/writing samples to be rejected because of errors. The ability to proofread your own work is one of the standards  that we seek in “A” candidates, no matter what your level.
Help yourself. Try these 10 Proofreading tips BEFORE you press the send button.
  1. Write or type your document.
  2. Walk away from it. Give your eyes a rest from the computer screen.
  3. Come back and proofread your work. Option: You may want to print your document and then proof it, pen/cursor in hand, word by word.
  4. Proof by starting at the bottom of the document. By starting this way, you force your brain to look at content differently.
  5. Know the difference between right and wrong spelling: Bachelors degree is wrong. It should read Bachelor’s Degree, Bachelor of Arts or B.A. This mistake comes up repeatedly.
  6. Your computer doesn’t know the difference between he and her, roll or role. Only your brain can help you.
  7. If you are working on a writing test, only you should be writing and proofing your work.
  8. If you sent a document and saw that you accidentally made some mistakes, re-send your corrected version and apologize. We recognize that we all make mistakes.  Learning from our errors will make us more aware of potential issues.
  9. Create a cheat sheet of words that you might spell incorrectly with the proper spelling.  This would be especially useful for scientific, technical or medical terms.
  10. Remember spelling bees? Practice spelling out loud. When it comes time to transcribe, spell out your problem words out loud as you type.
Many more programs, events, free webinars and articles below.  Scroll down for details.
Lynn Hazan
Lynn Hazan & Assoc.
www.lhazan.com
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Save the dates
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NSENG Meeting – Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Chicago BMA – April Luncheon – Thu, April 13, 2017
KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium – Sat, April 29, 2017
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1. Job Openings
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Real Estate – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate Hire – NEW!
  • Account Supervisor (Consumer Lifestyle | Health & Wellness) – PR Agency – Downtown Chicago
  • Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago
  • Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
  • Intern – Lynn Hazan & Associates
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2. Events
  • NSENG Meeting
  • Chicago BMA – April Luncheon
  • KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium
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3. Article
Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2017: McKinsey Global Survey results
From www.mckinsey.com

4. Tips & Free Webinars
  • Get Hired By Asking The Right Questions During Your Interview – Friday, April 21st
  • How to Re-THINK Your Job Search – GETTING UNSTUCK – Thursday, April 27th

Job Openings

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#1. PR Sr. Account Manager – Real Estate – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate HireNew!
Are you an experienced PR professional with a passion for writing/editing and pitching? Do you have a nose for news and solid foundation of working with clients? Track record of successful placements? Digital experience? Are you curious about real estate or want to learn more? Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks full time Sr. Account Manager to join the team. New business wins spell success for agency and need to hire. Will also consider candidate for ongoing freelance or part-time employment.
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#2. Account Supervisor (Consumer Lifestyle | Health & Wellness) – PR Agency – Downtown ChicagoNew!
Are you a go to PR agency pro with interest in health and wellness? Want to represent top-notch clients and work for a PR agency that values its employees? Have 5-7 years of experience? Supervised staff? Prefer Chicago based talent. Will consider out of town candidates.
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#3. Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago
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Are you a high-energy PR leader, innovator and creative-thinker? Do you have in-depth local and national PR, social media, writing and supervisory experience? Love the combo of working hands on and collaborating with team members? Are you an idea person who enjoys coming up with ideas and then executing them? Chicago based? Award-winning Chicago real estate company seeks Director of Communications to plan & implement PR & communications programs.
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#4. Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)

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Are you passionate about architecture and proposal writing? Are you a team player who enjoys business writing with a creative flair? Renowned Chicago architecture, engineering, and construction company in SW suburb seeks Senior Marketing Specialist/Proposals.

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#5. Intern
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Want an inside look on Communications and Marketing? Want to learn how to get hired at top-tier companies/agencies? Eager to develop your writing and phone skills? Curious how businesses evaluate and hire talent? Participate in Lynn Hazan & Associates‘ acclaimed internship program. Candidates will learn how to: perfect resume and interviewing skills, create portfolio samples, network within professional associations, develop personal brand, and learn about the business world of executive recruiting. Can use internship for school or life credit.
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Events

 

NSENG Meeting
Mon, April 17, 2017, 6:15-8:30pm

Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

0

Radio talk show host speaks on “How to deliver a dynamic introduction that creates interest & makes you memorable” plus a round of networking.

We all need to be able to deliver a quick introduction of ourselves that lets people know who we are and what we we have to offer a prospective employer. But, in fact, one of the most difficult questions that job seekers struggle with is “What do you do?” Unfortunately, many people respond in a way that leaves the listener unexcited or unclear. And that short 60-second pitch may be the one key moment you get to create interest and an opportunity to become memorable.

During this meeting, renown radio talk show host, Catherine Johns, will discuss about how to create and deliver a powerful and concise elevator speech. You will learn how to create excitement and credibility so people will want to know you better, will want to refer you and will want to hire you. During this evening, Catherine will discuss the following topics:

A new way of thinking about the “old” elevator speech
Three things your introduction must include to capture interest
Tips for structuring your introduction to make it more intriguing
How to use language that draws people in
Words to avoid because they go in one ear and other the other
The secret to having more confidence when you talk about your work experience

Catherine Johns is extremely accomplished radio news anchor who worked several years at WLS radio alongside Larry Lujack, John “Records” Landecker and Fred Winston. She coaches entrepreneurs and business professionals who want to deliver greater impact with potential customers. And her teachings apply directly to job seekers. Catherine’s years as a talk show host included her ability to break through a male-dominated industry via a poised communication style that evokes a powerful presence and influences audiences to take action. Come to the meeting and see her in action for yourself… and learn how you can improve your elevator pitch.

Our meeting agenda will include:

6:15-6:30 Open networking

6:30-6:45 Meeting announcements

6:45-7:35 Catherine’s presentation and Q&A

7:35-8:30 Small group networking session

Please feel free to invite friends or associates to this meeting or any future ones. There are no upfront fees to join NSENG… just pay $20 at the check-in table for each meeting that you attend.

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Chicago BMA – April Luncheon
Thu, April 13, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT
Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Tickets: $49 – $600

“Harnessing the Power of Visibility to Drive Value, Impact and Relevance”

An explosion of connectivity and connected devices is transforming vertical industries and opening the path to faster growth, mega-productivity and better service delivery. As organizations of all sizes adopt technology solutions to become more intelligent, forward-thinking marketers are uniquely positioned to articulate the value and impact for end user customers and in doing so raising the firm’s market relevance.

During this session, Jeff will present on :

* How the Internet of things (IoT), Cloud computing and Mobility are converging to change the way businesses operates
* Articulating the true value and impact of corporate branding
* Marketing strategy’s role in moving the entire organization towards its vision and potential
* Practical ways marketing can facilitate innovation within a solutions eco-system

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

JEFF SCHMITZ : CMO, Zebra Technologies

Jeff Schmitz became senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Zebra in February 2016. Mr. Schmitz most recently served as executive vice president for multiple business units and sales at Spirent Communications where he had previously also held several senior leadership roles including chief marketing officer and vice president of networks & applications. Prior to joining Spirent, Mr. Schmitz held senior marketing positions at Rivulet Communications, Visual Networks and Tellabs Inc. Mr. Schmitz holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Click to Reserve your space now!

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KMG 9TH ANNUAL MARKETING SYMPOSIUM
Sat, April 29, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
DePaul University, 1 E Jackson, Chicago
Tickets: $55 – 125
0

“It’s no longer about interrupting what people are interested in. It’s about being what people are interested in” – Barry Krause from LiveLabs

With this powerful statement in mind, this year’s event will cover one of the strongest current trends in the field of Marketing: Storytelling. With more and more people choosing ad-free platforms, how can marketers expose their brands and pass along their messaging? In this year’s Symposium, industry leaders will tell their take on the challenge what they are doing to become more relevant to their target audience.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reception follows at 4PM.

Click to reserve your spot right now!

Article

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Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2017: McKinsey Global Survey results

Free Webinars

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1) Get Hired By Asking The Right Questions During Your Interview
 Friday, April 21st @ 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)
0

Have you ever left an interview knowing you were not able to stress your greatest strengths or accomplishments? Today you will learn how the questions you ask can prevent that from ever happening again. During this session, we will discuss the following:

  • Uncover priorities of the interviewer
  • Sell yourself
  • Show your level of interest and confidence in your ability to do the job
  • Determine the next step
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2) How to Re-THINK Your Job Search – GETTING UNSTUCK
Thursday, April 27th @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
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Learn how you can use simple systems that allow you to be effective in your job search using a proven process that can turn frustrations and obstacles into opportunities – on the spot!

0

Log into your Happy Candidates Back office http://www.happycandidates.com  and click on EVENTS on the Main Menu. Register for the upcoming webinars by clicking on the event and then clicking the webinar registration link.

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03-30-2017: More PR Jobs, More Reasons to Click

More PR Jobs – More Reasons to Check out this Blog
The economy continues to grow, especially in the real estate sector in the Chicago area. Contribute your PR talent to help our favorite real estate PR agency grow its staff to accommodate new business wins. This agency appreciates its staff, has a fun work environment and flexible work hours.  Save yourself the hassle of commuting downtown.  Free parking too!  See specs below for the Sr Account Manager.
Also on the real estate front, we need candidates for a Director of Communications position. This candidate must be a guru in Social media and SM metrics, have superior writing and pitching experience and staff supervisory experience.
Are you into health and wellness? Want to work for a downtown Chicago PR agency that promotes professional staff development and unlimited vacation days? Apply now for the PR Account Supervisor position.
Dream big and put your meeting planning expertise to work as a Director of Convention on behalf of an 88,000 member association to plan its annual convention. Use your leadership and strategic thinking abilities to innovate, increase attendance and revenue. Will provide relocation support.
Another client in the engineering/architecture and construction space is also growing. It needs a strong writer for its Sr Mk or MK Specialist position with a focus on proposal writing.

Keep reading for updates about events and article.

As always, we appreciate your ongoing support and referrals.
Lynn Hazan
lynn@hazan.com
 
 

 

Save the dates 
NSENG Meeting – Mon, April 3 & Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Chicago BMA – April Luncheon – Thu, April 13, 2017 
KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium – Sat, April 29, 2017
1. Job Openings
    • PR Sr. Account Manager – Real Estate – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate Hire NEW! 
       
    • Account Supervisor (Consumer Lifestyle | Health & Wellness)
      – PR Agency – Downtown Chicago
    • Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago  
 
    • Director of Convention & Meeting Planning – Prof Assn.- NW suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs) 
 
    • Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)  
   
  • Intern – Lynn Hazan & Associates
2. Events
  • NSENG Meeting
     
  • Chicago BMA – April Luncheon
  • KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium
3. Article

The seven decisions that matter in a digital transformation: A CEO’s guide to reinvention
 
From Peter Dahlström, Driek Desmet, and Marc Singer

Job Openings

#1. PR Sr. Account Manager – Real Estate – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate Hire – NEW!

 
Are you an experienced PR professional with a passion for writing/editing and pitching? Do you have a nose for news and solid foundation of working with clients? Track record of successful placements? Digital experience?
Are you curious about real estate or want to learn more? Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks full time Sr. Account Manager to join the team. New business wins spell success for agency and need to hire. Will also consider candidate for ongoing freelance or part-time employment.
#2. Account Supervisor (Consumer Lifestyle | Health & Wellness) – PR Agency – Downtown Chicago
Are you a go to PR agency pro with interest in health and wellness? Want to represent top-notch clients and work for a PR agency that values its employees? Have 5-7 years of experience? Supervised staff? Prefer Chicago based talent. Will consider out of town candidates.
#3. Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago 
Are you a high-energy PR leader, innovator and creative-thinker?   Do you have in-depth local and national PR, social media, writing and supervisory experience? Love the combo of working hands on and collaborating with team members? Are you an idea person who enjoys coming up with ideas and then executing them? Chicago based? Award-winning Chicago real estate company seeks Director of Communications to plan & implement PR & communications programs.
#4. Director of Convention & Meeting Planning-Prof Assn.- NW suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
 
Are you passionate about using your convention management talent to make contributions to an 88,000 member professional association in the Chicago area? Do you have staff supervisory experience, oversight experience in planning and managing large conferences and continuing education? Do you excel in working with volunteer leadership and Boards of Directors? Are you a creative strategist?
National professional association in the health space seeks
Director of Convention & Meeting Planning for its Chicago area headquarters.
#5. Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
Are you passionate about architecture and proposal writing? Are you a team player who enjoys business writing with a creative flair? Renowned Chicago architecture, engineering, and construction company in SW suburb seeks Senior Marketing Specialist/Proposals.

#6. Intern
Want an inside look on Communications and Marketing? Want to learn how to get hired at top-tier companies/agencies? Eager to develop your writing and phone skills? Curious how businesses evaluate and hire talent? Participate in
Lynn Hazan & Associates‘ acclaimed internship program. Candidates will learn how to: perfect resume and interviewing skills, create portfolio samples, network within professional associations, develop personal brand, and learn about the business world of executive recruiting. Can use internship for school or life credit.
Events
    

NSENG Meeting
Mon, April 3, 2017, 6:15-8:30pm

Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

Spencer Stuart executive recruiter speaks on “How to work with internal and external recruiters” plus a round of networking

An early step in every job search is an encounter with a recruiter, whether it’s a headhunter from an executive search firm or a company’s internal talent acquisition specialist. Regardless, it’s critical that you understand how a recruiter thinks, the process they use to find candidates and how companies narrow down the field to 3-5 qualified individuals.

During this meeting, veteran executive recruiter, Chris Nadherny, will help you understand the process that a recruiter goes through to find the most viable candidates. You’ll gain an insider’s perspective followed by a Q&A session where meeting attendees will have a chance to ask Chris questions that they typically aren’t comfortable asking an individual in his role Some of the topics that Chris’ presentation will cover include:

* The upfront discussions that take place between hiring manager and recruiter.
* The research and tools that go into finding qualified candidates & how you can make yourself more visible.
* What to expect from an executive recruiter & how to create an ongoing relationship.
* The talent screening process and how a recruiter assesses good talent.
* How companies analyze candidate finalists based on cultural fit, organizational chemistry, leadership, upside potential, individual value & sincere interest.
* How the compensation package offer and negotiations are handled.

Chris Nadherny is a former executive search consultant, practice leader and partner with Spencer Stuart’s Chicago office for 30 years. He has conducted over 700 searches for many Fortune 1000 firms including PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson. He led the Spencer Stuart’s Global Digital Practice and his searches covered a broad range of industries such as: consumer goods, service firms, retailers, hospitality, heathcare, marketing service companies, B2B enterprises and private equity. Chris is also getting ready to publish a career guidebook with his insights from his many interactions with executives. Chris is an MBA graduate from the Wharton School of Business and sits on the Advisory Board of GVG Capital, a private equity firm focused on digital/e-commerce.

Our meeting agenda will include:

6:15-6:30   Open networking

6:30-6:45   Meeting announcements

6:45-7:35   Chris’ presentation and Q&A

7:35-8:30   Small group networking session

Please feel free to invite friends or associates to this meeting or any future ones. There are no upfront fees to join NSENG… just pay $20 at the check-in table for each meeting that you attend.

Next NSENG Event:
Mon Apr 17— Catherine Johns (former radio talk show host) speaks on “How to deliver a powerful elevator pitch that makes you memorable”.

 

Chicago BMA – April Luncheon
Thu, April 13, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT
Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Tickets: $49 – $600
  
“Harnessing the Power of Visibility to Drive Value, Impact and Relevance”

An explosion of connectivity and connected devices is transforming vertical industries and opening the path to faster growth, mega-productivity and better service delivery. As organizations of all sizes adopt technology solutions to become more intelligent, forward-thinking marketers are uniquely positioned to articulate the value and impact for end user customers and in doing so raising the firm’s market relevance.

During this session, Jeff will present on :

* How the Internet of things (IoT), Cloud computing and Mobility are converging to change the way businesses operates
* Articulating the true value and impact of corporate branding
* Marketing strategy’s role in moving the entire organization towards its vision and potential
* Practical ways marketing can facilitate innovation within a solutions eco-system

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

JEFF SCHMITZ : CMO, Zebra Technologies

Jeff Schmitz became senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Zebra in February 2016. Mr. Schmitz most recently served as executive vice president for multiple business units and sales at Spirent Communications where he had previously also held several senior leadership roles including chief marketing officer and vice president of networks & applications. Prior to joining Spirent, Mr. Schmitz held senior marketing positions at Rivulet Communications, Visual Networks and Tellabs Inc. Mr. Schmitz holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Click to Reserve your space now!

  

KMG 9TH ANNUAL MARKETING SYMPOSIUM
Sat, April 29, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
DePaul University, 1 E Jackson, Chicago
Tickets: $55 – 125

“It’s no longer about interrupting what people are interested in. It’s about being what people are interested in” – Barry Krause from LiveLabs

With this powerful statement in mind, this year’s event will cover one of the strongest current trends in the field of Marketing: Storytelling. With more and more people choosing ad-free platforms, how can marketers expose their brands and pass along their messaging? In this year’s Symposium, industry leaders will tell their take on the challenge what they are doing to become more relevant to their target audience.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reception follows at 4PM.

Click to reserve your spot right now!

Article
The seven decisions that matter in a digital transformation: A CEO’s guide to reinvention
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03-23-2017: Make your Flowers Blossom

Lynn Hazan & Associates

03-23-2017: Make your Flowers Blossom

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New- PR Acct Supervisor Position-Health & Wellness will Make your Flowers Blossom
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We are so excited for Spring and our New PR Agency Client who seeks a Chicago area (or out town candidate interested in relocation)PR Acct Supervisor with strong consumer experience. Work in consumer health and wellness for top agency clients. Report to the head of the Chicago office.  Grow your career and your ability to influence clients. Great travel opportunities as well. See specs for details.
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Other clients in need of talent:

Chicago based Real Estate client seeks Dir of Communications to lead the communications function, provide leadership on social media and SM metrics, pitch newsworthy stories to the press, contribute to video shoots, collaborate with staff and be hands on. Immediate hire.

Professional Association in Chicago area in need of experienced Dir of Convention & Meetings for its member based organization. Candidate is a Meeting Planner at heart with experience in growing revenue via exhibit halls, sponsorships and educational programs. Candidate is a strategist, leader within industry with flair for making conferences go to destinations.

Engineering/architectural and construction company with strong Chicago roots seeks experiencedMK or Sr Mk Specialist withproposal writing experience. Work on big projects.

As always, we appreciate your ongoing support and referrals.

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Lynn Hazan
lynn@hazan.com
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NSENG Meeting – Mon, April 3, 2017/ Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Chicago BMA – April Luncheon – Thu, April 13, 2017
KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium – Sat, April 29, 2017
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1. Job Openings
  • Account Supervisor (Consumer Lifestyle | Health & Wellness) – PR Agency – Downtown Chicago – NEW!
  • Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago  
  • Director of Convention & Meeting Planning – Prof Assn.- NW suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
  • Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
  • Intern – Lynn Hazan & Associates
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2. Events
  • NSENG Meeting
     
  • Chicago BMA – April Luncheon
  • KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium
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3. Article

Six Thinking Hats:
Looking at a Decision From All Points of View
 

From MindTools


4. Tips & Free Webinars 
  • Ignite Your Job Search with Confidence – Wed., March 29
  • Livestream: Breaking Down the State of the Media in 2017 – Wed., March 29

Job Openings

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#1. Account Supervisor (Consumer Lifestyle | Health & Wellness) – PR Agency – Downtown ChicagoNew!
 
Are you a go to PR agency pro with interest in health and wellness? Want to represent top-notch clients and work for a PR agency that values its employees? Have 5-7 years of experience? Supervised staff? Prefer Chicago based talent. Will consider out of town candidates.
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#2. Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago 
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Are you a high-energy PR leader, innovator and creative-thinker?   Do you have in-depth local and national PR, social media, writing and supervisory experience? Love the combo of working hands on and collaborating with team members? Are you an idea person who enjoys coming up with ideas and then executing them? Chicago based? Award-winning Chicago real estate company seeks Director of Communications to plan & implement PR & communications programs.
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#3. Director of Convention & Meeting Planning-Prof Assn.- NW suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
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Are you passionate about using your convention management talent to make contributions to an 88,000 member professional association in the Chicago area? Do you have staff supervisory experience, oversight experience in planning and managing large conferences and continuing education? Do you excel in working with volunteer leadership and Boards of Directors? Are you a creative strategist? National professional association in the health space seeks Director of Convention & Meeting Planning for its Chicago area headquarters.
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#4. Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
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Are you passionate about architecture and proposal writing? Are you a team player who enjoys business writing with a creative flair? Renowned Chicago architecture, engineering, and construction company in SW suburb seeks Senior Marketing Specialist/Proposals.

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#5. Intern
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Want an inside look on Communications and Marketing? Want to learn how to get hired at top-tier companies/agencies? Eager to develop your writing and phone skills? Curious how businesses evaluate and hire talent? Participate in Lynn Hazan & Associates‘ acclaimed internship program. Candidates will learn how to: perfect resume and interviewing skills, create portfolio samples, network within professional associations, develop personal brand, and learn about the business world of executive recruiting. Can use internship for school or life credit.
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Events

    

 
NSENG Meeting
Mon, April 3, 2017, 6:15-8:30pm

Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

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Spencer Stuart executive recruiter speaks on “How to work with internal and external recruiters” plus a round of networking

An early step in every job search is an encounter with a recruiter, whether it’s a headhunter from an executive search firm or a company’s internal talent acquisition specialist. Regardless, it’s critical that you understand how a recruiter thinks, the process they use to find candidates and how companies narrow down the field to 3-5 qualified individuals.

During this meeting, veteran executive recruiter, Chris Nadherny, will help you understand the process that a recruiter goes through to find the most viable candidates. You’ll gain an insider’s perspective followed by a Q&A session where meeting attendees will have a chance to ask Chris questions that they typically aren’t comfortable asking an individual in his role Some of the topics that Chris’ presentation will cover include:

* The upfront discussions that take place between hiring manager and recruiter.
* The research and tools that go into finding qualified candidates & how you can make yourself more visible.
* What to expect from an executive recruiter & how to create an ongoing relationship.
* The talent screening process and how a recruiter assesses good talent.
* How companies analyze candidate finalists based on cultural fit, organizational chemistry, leadership, upside potential, individual value & sincere interest.
* How the compensation package offer and negotiations are handled.

Chris Nadherny is a former executive search consultant, practice leader and partner with Spencer Stuart’s Chicago office for 30 years. He has conducted over 700 searches for many Fortune 1000 firms including PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson. He led the Spencer Stuart’s Global Digital Practice and his searches covered a broad range of industries such as: consumer goods, service firms, retailers, hospitality, heathcare, marketing service companies, B2B enterprises and private equity. Chris is also getting ready to publish a career guidebook with his insights from his many interactions with executives. Chris is an MBA graduate from the Wharton School of Business and sits on the Advisory Board of GVG Capital, a private equity firm focused on digital/e-commerce.

Our meeting agenda will include:

6:15-6:30   Open networking

6:30-6:45   Meeting announcements

6:45-7:35   Chris’ presentation and Q&A

7:35-8:30   Small group networking session

Please feel free to invite friends or associates to this meeting or any future ones. There are no upfront fees to join NSENG… just pay $20 at the check-in table for each meeting that you attend.

Next NSENG Event:
Mon Apr 17– Catherine Johns (former radio talk show host) speaks on “How to deliver a powerful elevator pitch that makes you memorable”.

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Chicago BMA – April Luncheon
Thu, April 13, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT
Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Tickets: $49 – $600
  

“Harnessing the Power of Visibility to Drive Value, Impact and Relevance”

An explosion of connectivity and connected devices is transforming vertical industries and opening the path to faster growth, mega-productivity and better service delivery. As organizations of all sizes adopt technology solutions to become more intelligent, forward-thinking marketers are uniquely positioned to articulate the value and impact for end user customers and in doing so raising the firm’s market relevance.

During this session, Jeff will present on :

* How the Internet of things (IoT), Cloud computing and Mobility are converging to change the way businesses operates
* Articulating the true value and impact of corporate branding
* Marketing strategy’s role in moving the entire organization towards its vision and potential
* Practical ways marketing can facilitate innovation within a solutions eco-system

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

JEFF SCHMITZ : CMO, Zebra Technologies

Jeff Schmitz became senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Zebra in February 2016. Mr. Schmitz most recently served as executive vice president for multiple business units and sales at Spirent Communications where he had previously also held several senior leadership roles including chief marketing officer and vice president of networks & applications. Prior to joining Spirent, Mr. Schmitz held senior marketing positions at Rivulet Communications, Visual Networks and Tellabs Inc. Mr. Schmitz holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Science degree in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Click to Reserve your space now!

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KMG 9TH ANNUAL MARKETING SYMPOSIUM
Sat, April 29, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
DePaul University, 1 E Jackson, Chicago
Tickets: $55 – 125
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“It’s no longer about interrupting what people are interested in. It’s about being what people are interested in” – Barry Krause from LiveLabs

With this powerful statement in mind, this year’s event will cover one of the strongest current trends in the field of Marketing: Storytelling. With more and more people choosing ad-free platforms, how can marketers expose their brands and pass along their messaging? In this year’s Symposium, industry leaders will tell their take on the challenge what they are doing to become more relevant to their target audience.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reception follows at 4PM.

Click to reserve your spot right now!

Article

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Six Thinking Hats: Looking at a Decision From All Points of View

Free Webinars  

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1) Ignite Your Job Search with Confidence (Free Webinar)
Wednesday, March 29rd @ 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST)
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Re-THINK YOU!  It is time to re-invent your self-image, expand your self-concept, and master self-confidence.  No matter what you are doing in life, it’s important to know how to effectively manage yourself on all levels physically, mentally, and emotionally.
If you feel like job searching is a defeating experience, you must make it a priority to join us.  During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

# Shift your perspective to master self-confidence

# Discover how easy you can change your self-image
# Learn strategies to help you powerfully manage emotions
# Build and strengthen your attitude – Be a Yes to You!
# How to access the courage and power already in you

# Instead of defeat, you will see that you are already a WINNER!

Register for the Training in our Career Portal by clicking on the WEBINAR Tab. Then clicking on the event and then register by clicking the webinar registration link for each event listed.
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2) Livestream: Breaking Down the State of the Media in 2017
March 29 at 2 p.m. ET 
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Loss of trust public trust. Shrinking deadlines. Audiences increasingly more concerned with emotion over fact. One story in dozens of mediums. The media landscape changed in 2017, but are you keeping up?

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03-16-2017 Painting The River Green

Lynn Hazan & Associates

03-16-2017: Painting The River Green 

– New Job • Filled Job • More News –

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We’re painting the river green in honor of St Patrick’s Day… New jobs, filled job and more from LH&A. Do you feel the wave? Keep reading for good news.

Calling new PR grads! We’re thrilled to announce a new PR agency client in search of an entry level PR candidate with up to one year of experience. While it’s rare to get such an opening, it’s a great honor to be entrusted to help staff the next generation of talent. If this describes you, keep reading. Pay it forward if you know of potential candidates.

We just filled SR AE job #5 with our favorite real estate PR agency client! This suburban client may have more emerging talent needs. Let us know if you want to work for a family friendly PR agency that gets it.

We continue to recruit for the Dir of Communications for a real estate company.

The client hiring for the Director of Convention for a professional association will now consider out of town candidates. Relocation support will be provided.

If you are a proposal writer and want to put your writing skills to use, a major engineering, architecture and construction firm would benefit from your talent.

Upcoming events include Around Chicago Live at Roy’s Restaurant on March 22. Our readers are eligible for a 15% discount.

The annual KMG Symposium will be held on Sat, April 29, dedicated to one of my favorite subjects, Storytelling. Second City will lead one of the workshops.

Enjoy spring. It’s coming soon.

Lynn Hazan

 

Save the dates

Around Chicago Live! – Wed, March 22, 2017

        (Attention!Discount code LYNN that will get 15% off)

KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium – Sat, April 29, 2017
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1. Job Openings
  • Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago – New!
  • Director of Convention & Meeting Planning – Prof Assn.- NW suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
  • Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
  • Sr. Acct Exec – PR Agency Or 1-2 Freelance – Near North Chicago Suburb – #5 & #6   
  • Intern – Lynn Hazan & Associates
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2. Events

  • Around Chicago Live!
  • KMG 9th Annual Marketing Symposium
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3. Article
Management by Wandering Around (MBWA)

From MindTools


4. Tips & Free Webinars   
  • Career Advisor Tips
  • How Do I Job Search, When I’m Employed? — Mon, March 20
  • Ignite Your Job Search with Confidence — Wed, March 29
Lynn Hazan
lynn@lhazan.com

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#1. Account Coordinator (Consumer Lifestyle | Health & Wellness) – PR Agency – Downtown Chicago – New!
 
Downtown Chicago PR agency seeks PR Account Coordinator to add to its dynamic team of high performers for top quality consumer, health and health and fitness clients. Candidate is a new grad or one year out of school with strong PR experience.
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#2. Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago
 
Are you a high-energy PR leader, innovator and creative-thinker?   Do you have in-depth local and national PR, social media, writing and supervisory experience? Love the combo of working hands on and collaborating with team members? Are you an idea person who enjoys coming up with ideas and then executing them? Chicago based? Award-winning Chicago real estate company seeks Director of Communications to plan & implement PR & communications programs.
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#3. Director of Convention & Meeting Planning-Prof Assn.- NW suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
 
Are you passionate about using your convention management talent to make contributions to an 88,000 member professional association in the Chicago area? Do you have staff supervisory experience, oversight experience in planning and managing large conferences and continuing education? Do you excel in working with volunteer leadership and Boards of Directors? Are you a creative strategist?
National professional association in the health space seeks Director of Convention & Meeting Planning for its Chicago area headquarters.
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#4. Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
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Are you passionate about architecture and proposal writing? Are you a team player who enjoys business writing with a creative flair? Renowned Chicago architecture, engineering, and construction company in SW suburb seeks Senior Marketing Specialist/Proposals.
See Job Specs Here

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#5. Intern

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 Want an inside look on Communications and Marketing? Want to learn how to get hired at top-tier companies/agencies? Eager to develop your writing and phone skills? Curious how businesses evaluate and hire talent? Participate in Lynn Hazan & Associates‘ acclaimed internship program. Candidates will learn how to: perfect resume and interviewing skills, create portfolio samples, network within professional associations, develop personal brand, and learn about the business world of executive recruiting. Can use internship for school or life credit.
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Around Chicago Live!
Wed, March 22, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Roy’s Restaurant, 720 N. State, Chicago
Tickets: $25

  

We’ve been called the “Best Networking Event in Town” over and over!Join us and find out why. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres included.  Mingle with awesome people in great careers just like you … law, real estate, banking, sales, events, hospitality, meeting planning, restaurants, catering, hotels, public relations, transportation, not-for-profit, arts, marketing, museums, human resources, the chambers of commerce and the convention bureau. Shy? Email us in advance to let us know or tell us onsite and we will actively connect you with the people you want to meet at the event.

www.aroundchicagoevents.com

Click to Reserve your space now!

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KMG 9TH ANNUAL MARKETING SYMPOSIUM
Sat, April 29, 2017, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
DePaul University, 1 E Jackson, Chicago
Tickets: $55 – 125
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“It’s no longer about interrupting what people are interested in. It’s about being what people are interested in” – Barry Krause from LiveLabs
With this powerful statement in mind, this year’s event will cover one of the strongest current trends in the field of Marketing: Storytelling. With more and more people choosing ad-free platforms, how can marketers expose their brands and pass along their messaging? In this year’s Symposium, industry leaders will tell their take on the challenge what they are doing to become more relevant to their target audience.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Reception follows at 4PM.

Click to reserve your spot right now!

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Management by Wandering Around (MBWA)
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Free Webinars  

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1)Career Advisor
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Have you ever been frustrated when a recruiter doesn’t call you back? The following information will help you set realistic expectations and hopefully obtain better results.
It’s important that you understand the following realities about Staffing and Recruiting Firms:

1. Most specialize in a specific industry, profession or geographic location.

ACTION ITEM: You must identify if the recruiters you are using specialize in the type of job you are seeking.

2. When companies hire recruiting firms to provide them with talent, they are very specific about the education, skills, experience and job stability they require. This greatly limits who recruiting firms can present to their various clients.
ACTION ITEM: Review your resume or CV. If you do not have the education, skills, experience or job stability required, you may have more success by either changing your job target or applying directly to companies.
3. Staffing and Recruiting Firms also specialize in different segments of the job market. Some place only full-time positions, some specialize in temporary jobs and others focus on higher level long term contracts. There are also firms who consider themselves blended who place in more than one segment of the profession.

ACTION ITEM: Work with recruiters who specialize in the type of job you are seeking. If you want to work as a contractor, identify contract staffing firms in your niche or area of interest.

4. Recruiters don’t have time to provide daily or weekly updates. They spend most of their time reaching out to their clients trying to market your abilities, to schedule interviews for you. They often represent 200+ candidates and if they constantly reached out to them, they would have no time to find you a job.

ACTION ITEM:
Contact your recruiter if you change information on your resume or schedule interviews on your own. This helps your recruiter fine tune their search efforts on your behalf and not duplicate any of your efforts.

Recruiters only earn commissions if they place their candidate in a job – so they have a vested interest to place you. However, if you are not in their area of specialization, want to work in a segment they don’t represent and lack experience or job stability, often their hands are tied.

Take time to RESEARCH the Staffing and Recruiting Firm Recruiter who places in your area of expertise, and you will greatly enhance your chance of success.

2) How Do I Job Search, When I’m Employed? (Free Webinar)

Monday, March 20th @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 pm PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)

You may have heard the adage, “It’s easier to get a job when you have one.” There are many challenges to finding a job when you are currently working. During this session, we will discuss the following:

When to find time to job search

How to maintain your current job (even though you’re not happy)

How not to get caught job-searching

How to interview when working a full-time job

What to list as desired income, when you are currently under-employed

How to make your reason for leaving positive

3) Ignite Your Job Search with Confidence (Free Webinar)

Wednesday, March 29rd @ 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST)

Re-THINK YOU! It is time to re-invent your self-image, expand your self-concept, and master self-confidence. No matter what you are doing in life, it’s important to know how to effectively manage yourself on all levels physically, mentally, and emotionally.

If you feel like job searching is a defeating experience, you must make it a priority to join us. During this webinar, you will have the opportunity to:

Shift your perspective to master self-confidence

Discover how easy you can change your self-image

Learn strategies to help you powerfully manage emotions

Build and strengthen your attitude – Be a Yes to You!
How to access the courage and power already in you

Instead of defeat, you will see that you are already a WINNER!

Register for the Training in our Career Portal by clicking on the WEBINAR Tab. Then clicking on the event and then register by clicking the webinar registration link for each event listed.

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03-10-2017: Be Bold for Change!

This week, we celebrated International Women’s Day, with its theme: Be Bold For Change. At LH&A, we are committed to a diverse work force in our staffing and on behalf of our clients. We are thrilled to engage a wide range of talented interns, three featured hard at work in our conference room (Irene, Jessica and Catherine). We honor their talent, dedication, work ethic and humor. We go far together!
We are hot on the talent trail for candidates for our current clients:
  • Dir of Convention & Meeting Planning: We need an experienced convention planning executive with experience in education, sponsorships, exhibitors and sponsorships with a professional association.
  • Dir of Corporate Communications- Real estate: Do you want to move up in your career? Want to pass on your expertise in both PR and social media to the client side? Have a can do spirit? High energy? Let’s talk!
  • Sr MK or Mk Specialist-Proposals: Architecture, Engineering & Construction – If you have proposal writing experience and want to contribute to this company’s mk dept, pls forward us your resume and samples.  Will consider talent from professional services, IT, consulting companies, etc.
Lynn Hazan

 

Save the dates
Around Chicago Live! – Wed, March 22, 2017
See you there! LH&A will be a sponsor!
1. Job Openings
  • Director of Convention & Meeting Planning – Prof Assn.- NW suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs) 
 
  • Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago
 
  • Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)
     
2. Events
  • Around Chicago Live!
 
 
3. Article

See How Brands and Agencies Are Celebrating International Women’s Day

By  Alexandra Jardine

Lynn Hazan
lynn@lhazan.com
Job Openings
#1. Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago
 
Are you a high-energy PR leader, innovator and creative-thinker?   Do you have in-depth local and national PR, social media, writing and supervisory experience? Love the combo of working hands on and collaborating with team members? Are you an idea person who enjoys coming up with ideas and then executing them? Chicago based? Award-winning Chicago real estate company seeks Director of Communications to plan & implement PR & communications programs.
#2. Director of Convention & Meeting Planning-Prof Assn.- NW suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs) 
 
Are you passionate about using your convention management talent to make contributions to an 88,000 member professional association in the Chicago area? Do you have staff supervisory experience, oversight experience in planning and managing large conferences and continuing education? Do you excel in working with volunteer leadership and Boards of Directors? Are you a creative strategist?
National professional association in the health space seeks
Director of Convention & Meeting Planning for its Chicago area headquarters.
#3. Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs)

Are you passionate about architecture and proposal writing? Are you a team player who enjoys business writing with a creative flair? Renowned Chicago architecture, engineering, and construction company in SW suburb seeks Senior Marketing Specialist/Proposals.

Events

Around Chicago Live!
Wed, March 22, 2017, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Roy’s Restaurant, 720 N. State, Chicago
Tickets: $25

  

We’ve been called the “Best Networking Event in Town” over and over!Join us and find out why. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres included.  Mingle with awesome people in great careers just like you … law, real estate, banking, sales, events, hospitality, meeting planning, restaurants, catering, hotels, public relations, transportation, not-for-profit, arts, marketing, museums, human resources, the chambers of commerce and the convention bureau. Shy? Email us in advance to let us know or tell us onsite and we will actively connect you with the people you want to meet at the event.

www.aroundchicagoevents.com

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See How Brands and Agencies Are Celebrating International Women’s Day
By Alexandra Jardine
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