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02-28-2017: You Can Be Our Next Placement! More News from LH&A!

Lynn Hazan & Associates

02-28-2017: You Can Be Our Next Placement! More News from LH&A!

Are YOU our next candidate?
Are you a creative thinker and high-energy PR leader with strong social media and metrics experience? Do you work well in a team environment and love to innovate? Then you might just land your dream job as the Director of Corporate Communications at an award winning real estate company in Downtown Chicago.
A renowned engineering-architecture and construction company in the Chicago suburbs is seeking a team player who enjoys business writing with a creative flair. If you have proposal writing experience the Sr. Marketing Specialist or Marketing Specialist/Proposals may be the perfect opportunity for you. Keep reading for more details.
Are you a convention planning maven with experience working with
professional associations? Our client is a national not for profit in need of a
Director of Conventions. You are a strategic Convention executive who sees the big picture, enjoys working with volunteers and Boards of Directors, and loves the potential of positioning this professional association’s convention as the “go to” event.
See you at the Around Chicago Live! Event in March. Keep reading for the newest free webinars as well.
Lynn Hazan


Save the dates

NSENG Meeting – Mon, March 6th, 2017
Around Chicago Live! – Wed, March 22, 2017 (Attention! Date change)
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) – New!
  • Sr. MK Specialist or MK Specialist/Proposals – Architecture, Engineering & Construction – SW Suburb of Chicago – (Revised specs) – New!
  • Sr. Acct Exec – PR Agency Or 1-2 Freelance – Near North Chicago Suburb – #5 & #6   
  • Intern – Lynn Hazan & Associates
2. Events
  • NSENG Meeting
  • Around Chicago Live! 
3. Article

How Creating a “Pack Mentality” – Some Keys to Motivating Your Tribe

By Jason Richmond

Ps: Thanks to Jodi Navta from Coyote Logistics for her excellent presentation at the BMA Luncheon last week. Her ideas on how to lead and work with millennials really inspired me. Here’s the article that cited Jodi’s work.

4. Tips & Free Webinars    
  • Career Advice Tips
Lynn Hazan

Job Openings

#1. Director Of Corporate Communications – Real Estate – Downtown Chicago – New!
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) – New!
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) – NEW!

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


#4. Sr. Acct Exec (equivalent to Acct Sup) – PR Agency Or 1-2 Freelancers – Near North Chicago Suburb – #5 & #6  
Are you an experienced PR professional with a passion for writing/editing and pitching? Do you have a nose for news and solid knowledge of social media? Track record of successful placements? Are you curious about real estate or want to learn more? Our PR agency client seeks full time Sr. Account Executive or 1-2 freelancers to join the team. Will consider candidate for ongoing freelance or part-time employment. Position equivalent to Acct Supervisor. Candidate can come out of consumer or business to business background.
#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.


NSENG Meeting  

Mon, March 6th, 6:15-8:30pm
Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

Tickets: Pay $20 when you attend a meeting at the check-in table

Many changes in the job search process have taken place over the past few years and if candidates aren’t adapting to those shifts, their job search can be a significantly longer experience. Keeping abreast of new job search technologies, interviewing methods and communication tools are just part of the adjustments a candidate needs to make in order maximize their efforts. So, what does and doesn’t work in order to accelerate and maximize your time?
During this meeting, executive recruiter and coach, Greg David, will present on specific things you should and shouldn’t do to improve your activity and shorten our job search timeline. Some of the topics that Greg will cover include:
  • How to create an effective bi-directional job search.
  • Tips to improve your phone interview preparation.
  • How to make yourself more current and relevant in the job market.
  • Key Do’s and Don’ts of a successful resume.
  • The essentials of good interview follow-up.
  • How to demonstrate emotional and business maturity.

Greg David is President of Laka & Company. He has been in the recruiting industry for 25 years and is in his 17th year in the leadership and job search coaching fields. He also advises companies on how to attract, identify, hire and develop talent. Greg coaches individuals on how to implement tactical approaches to better navigate the employment marketplace and tap into unpublished jobs and opportunities that you can create through influence. His “historic recollection” methodology and “mirroring” technique enables candidates to create a greater alignment with hiring firms and interviewers. His experience and knowledge will make for an engagement presentation.

The meeting agenda will include:
6:15-6:30   Open networking
6:30-6:45   Meeting announcements
6:45-7:35   Greg’s presentation and Q&A
7:35-8:30   Small group networking session


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.

Click to Reserve your space now!



Creating a “Pack Mentality” – Some Keys to Motivating Your Tribe
By Jason Richmond

Free Webinars  

Career Advice Tips
You will conduct a much more successful job search if you are prepared and plan your calls at the end of each day. When you are in a job search, there are endless distractions, especially family members who are now comfortable putting demands on your time.

When you are in a job search, you are in sales – which is a numbers game. You must send out resumes daily, call on resumes you have submitted prior and do everything you can to schedule either an informational or job interview every day.

This is only possible, when you are focused and spend most of your time figuring out what you need to do, to schedule your next interview. You can submit 500 resumes a week, but if you schedule no interviews, you will not land your next job.

As you complete your plan, focus on the efforts that have the best chance of giving you results. Any action or contact that can lead to an interview is best use of your time and should be at the top of your plan. If you are not planning for success, you are inadvertently planning for failure.

MUST READ The Library in our Career Portal is filled with articles and training sessions covering hot topics. Too often, job seekers will focus primarily on the aggregate job listings and ignore many of the other resources that are offered. This information is relevant, current and will help you find a job!

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