01-06-20: Resume Review Giveaway! Get ready for 2020

In the spirit of celebrating 20 years of Lynn Hazan & Associates, we are giving away a Resume Review (worth $200) to one lucky candidate. 
What you have to do is tell us (lynn@lhazan.com)- Why do you want LH&A to be your consultant? How can you benefit from the Resume Review? Why do you deserve to win? The best answer wins!

Recently, Lynn attended an ANA Business Marketing Chicago event on Harnessing a Start-Up Culture Ethos: What the B2B Marketer Needs to Know at the KPMG Ignition Center. The panel discussion was led by B2B marketing leaders with a variety of viewpoints: from a multinational legacy brand to one of Chicago’s hottest startups, to a founder who sold his start-up to an enterprise business and then stayed to help drive more innovation. It was also a delight to see and salute all the innovation contributions from Chicago.
She continues her speaking engagement with the NSENG. Save the date for April 27, 2020.
Table of Contents:
1) Job Openings-
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer – Immediate Hire: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Janice Aull presents “How to use Emotional Intelligence to perform better throughout your job search” Mon, Jan 6, 2020 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm at the Glenview Library
  • Around Chicago LIVE! Networking at the Signature Room at the 95th. Wed, Jan 8, 2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Workshop: “The What The Hell Approach To Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach. Mon, Jan 13, 2020 9:15 am – 1 pm.
  • Larry Kaufman presents on “How to Network, Connect & Gain Introductions to Your Next Job” plus networking. Mon, Jan 20 6:15-8:30 pm at the Glenview Library
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
4) Featured Article: Top 8 corporate writing tips for 2020. Read more here
 Our Current Openings
PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions
Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE
Local talent please.
PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.
Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks Sr. Account Manager to join team. New business wins spell success for agency & need to hire. Interested in working full time or part-time (25 hrs/wk)? Fridays are “Work from home”.
Client is boutique, family-friendly agency, flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Ideal candidate enjoys collaborative, open environment; stays up-to-date on trends /current events. Must have access to a car for client/industry events. Writing test part of interview. Learn more HERE 
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate

medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! Learn more HERE 
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN– Downtown Chicago 
Our internship program is unique in that we share knowledge: we teach and learn from each other. Flexible hours; can receive college credit. Work side-by-side with president and other interns in an energetic environment. A definite career builder for a student or new grad interested in marketing, communications, human resources or recruiting.  Click here to keep reading…
Consulting Services
– The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated.
Price: $150 One hour. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
– Empowered Job Seeker
“Empowered Job Seeker™” is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice.

Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $300 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours). $400 value in total.
1. Presentation on “How to use Emotional Intelligence to perform better throughout your job search” plus networking
Emotional Intelligence is a different way of being smart and it’s a key to high performance when looking for your next job. Research shows that individuals who demonstrate high Emotional Intelligence are far more effective looking for jobs and ultimately more productive employees when working on the job. It’s a critical way to separate yourself from the pack of other candidates throughout your job search.

During this meeting, JANICE AULL, one of Chicago’s standout motivational speakers and facilitators, will share her expertise in applying Emotional Intelligence to job seekers. Here are a few of the topics that she will cover:

  • Conducting your own self-assessment and the confidence with knowing and accepting your strengths and limitations.
  • Improving your communication to influence and persuade the decisions-makers why you are the right candidate for the role.
  • Maintaining an inner dialogue to demonstrate self-control and adaptability during a job interview.
  • Demonstrating readiness to act and seize opportunities during interviews.
  • Being attuned to the people you are trying to influence and picking up on their cues so you are more credible.
Date:  Monday, January 6, 2020
Time:  6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
Read more here
2Around Chicago LIVE! Networking at the Signature Room at the 95th.

Running strong since 2010, 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 our Schmoozer/Networking Igniters will actively connect you with people you want to meet at the event.

Venue: The Signature Room at the 95th, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Date: January 8, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Purchase your tickets here
3. Workshop: “The What The Hell Approach To Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach

Many job seekers take a passive approach to their job search that invariably includes several hours a day sitting behind their computer answering online ads which often doesn’t create a lot of positive progress, particularly when you are 1 of 200 respondents to an ad. That’s why an effective job search requires a “what the hell do you have to lose” attitude that creates more interest, more activity and more interviews. This also includes a bold, proactive “marketing” campaign where you are packaging your background, communicating your value, constantly growing your target company list, seeding social networks to create greater awareness for your skills and engaging your audience. This small group workshop will focus on 12 somewhat “unorthodox” actions you can take to stand out from the crowd of numerous qualified candidates by changing your attitude, your mode of job search behavior and implementing a direct marketing approach that gets you noticed. More than 15 NSENG members have applied these principals over the past 2 months and they each attribute their job offers to the “What the Hell Approach”.
During this session, MARTY GILBERT, award-winning writer, job search coach and founder of NSENG, will present his perspectives and actions you can take immediately.

Date:  Monday, January 13, 2020
Time:  9:15 am to 1:00 pm (3hr & 45min workshop)
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
Purchase ticketsHere
4. Presentation on “How to Network, Connect & Gain Introductions to Your Next Job”” plus networking with Larry Kaufman.
It’s a known fact that at least 75% of job seekers over 40 will find their next job

through a networking encounter. And for many people, networking can be a tough challenge. But, with the right attitude and the right technique, you can significantly shorten your search.

During this meeting, business leader, public speaker, trainer and author, Larry Kaufman , will show you specific ways to improve your job search efforts through his novel approach to N etworking, C onnecting and G iving (the NCG Factor).
  • What the NCG Factor is and how the formula can accelerate your job search.
  • How to improve the process of getting connected to hiring managers.
  • Examples of how more effective introductions will better outcomes.
  • How building relationships can be life-changing and result in more productive networking meetings.
  • How LinkedIn ties into the human networking experience.
Date:  Monday, January 20, 2020
Time:  6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

Read more here

5. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here