02-03-20: A Tapestry of Talent. Let’s get you hired!

The beauty of the tapestry is that the more you look at it, the more you see. You appreciate all the work, the eye for detail and patience to complete it. This was my mother’s talent as an artist and teacher. Thank you for your kindness as I transition back to work after my mother’s passing. Let your expertise be showcased in your personal tapestry. We want to hire you for our next placement!

Latest updates:

Our PR agency client seeks a Sr. Account Manager – full time. Will also consider freelance talent. Do you have public affairs, community engagement and public policy experience? Real estate would be great too. Send in your resume.

We have another exciting job opening! 

An award winning, top ranked Chicago patent law firm seeks Technical Advisors for its health care practices. Particular interest in candidates with Chemistry and/or Biology experience. Work in team environment to help patent new products, inventions and services. Growing field & career advancement. Interest you? Let’s talk.
Table of Contents:
1) Job Openings –
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: NEW!
    Award winning PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate. Special need for public affairs, community building etc.
    Specs: here
  • Technical Advisor – New! Top ranked Patent Law firm, downtown Chicago. Specs: here
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Resume Review & Empowered Job 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Webinar: Don’t Let Your Past Limit Your Future. Feb 6th, 1 pm (EST)
  • WORKSHOP: NSENG Founder, Marty Gilbert, conducts a 3hr & 45 min session on “How to Create & Implement an Effective Job Search Plan“. Mon, Feb 10th, 9:15 am – 1:00 pm, at National Louis University in Skokie.
  • Webinar: Become a Stealth Networker and Find a Job. Feb 11th, 11 am (EST)
  • Traits for Talent Success in Dynamic Businesses by ANA Business Marketing Chicago. Feb 11th, 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • NSENG speaker Lynne Franklin will present on “How to Turn an Interview into a Powerful Conversation” plus a round of networking. Tue, Feb 18th, 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm, at National Louis University in Skokie.
  • Many Pathways – Workshop and Network Event. Feb 22nd, 12:30 pm
  • The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Hear about the State of Innovation. Wed, Feb 26, 6 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
4) Featured Article: A Step-by-Step Guide to Reinventing Your Career in 2020. It’s New Year’s resolution season, so you’re likely thinking about making some life changes-Go to the gym more! Eat healthier!-in the coming months. You may even find the courage to finally pursue that career change you’ve been mulling over. And you wouldn’t be alone. Read more here
 Our Current Openings
PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.

Are you an experienced PR professional, passionate about writing & pitching media? Have experience in the Real Estate industry? Worked within public affairs, community engagement and/or public policy side? Able to identify compelling stories & pitch media? A solid foundation of working with clients? Track record of successful placements?

Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks a Sr. Account Manager to join their team. An award winning, boutique, family-friendly agency with flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Learn more HERE
Technical Advisor – Patent Law firm – downtown Chicago

A top ranked, award winning Patent Law firm seeks Technical Advisors for their downtown Chicago location. Firm specializes in Intellectual Property practice including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. Are you a motivated PhD in Chemistry or Engineering (Computer Science or Electrical)? Do you have strong technical/medical writing experience? Interested in supporting scientists and engineers to protect their innovations in a collegial work environment? Want an alternative career path in the law without law school training? Do you thrive on diversity? Want to remain on the cutting edge of technology? Learn more HERE


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.
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. Webinar presentation Title: Don’t Let Your Past Limit Your Future
Date: Thurs, Feb 6, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST)

There are not many people who have a perfect work history.  However, it is the person who knows how to “package” themselves who gets hired.  This session will show you how your past doesn’t have to limit your future.  We will discuss the following:
  • How to handle problem areas on your resume or during interviews
  • The importance of your accomplishments
  • How to overcome objections
Registration link
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
2. WORKSHOP: NSENG Founder, Marty Gilbert, conducts a 3hr & 45 min session on “How to Create & Implement an Effective Job Search Plan“.
Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2020
Time: 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: National Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Room 468, Skokie

3. Webinar presentation Title: Become a Stealth Networker and Find a Job
Date: Tues, Feb 11, 2020
Time: 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)

Most job seekers find their job through networking – what about you?   If networking is not your strength, this training was written for you!  During this session, we will address the following:
  • How to network effectively
  • Who should be in your network
  • How to turn networking contacts into interviews
Registration link
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.

4. Traits for Talent Success in Dynamic Businesses by Chicago Chapter of ANA Business Marketing 

We’ve all experienced business transformations and as marketers we’re often tasked with driving that change.  So how do you develop a talented team with the right skill sets when the needs of the business keep changing?  What are the traits for success that dynamic businesses need to seek out and nurture?  What are the raw materials for future success in marketing leaders?

Cynthia Soledad will share the four attributes that have been proven by Egon Zehnder to contribute to executive potential so you can consider what this means for your own readiness to take on a new challenge or think about how to attract and grow diverse skills for your organization.

Date: Tues, Feb 11, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, 34th Floor, Chicago, IL
Purchase tickets: here
5. NSENG speaker Lynne Franklin will present on “How to Turn an Interview into a Powerful Conversation” plus a round of networking.
Date: Tue, Feb 18, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: National Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie
6. Many Pathways – Workshop and Network Event
C2ST and ONLi Packs want to help students understand what careers are available
to them. Chicago is home to hundreds of thousands of creative and inspired individuals all working toward different passions. This workshop for students aims to highlight a small number of these unique pathways and help students to understand how to approach going after their dreams.
Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2020
Time: 12:30
Venue: Dvorak Park Gymnasium, 1119 W Cullerton Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Purchase tickets: here
7. The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Rising together in 2020.
Hear about the State of Innovation. Chicago’s innovation ecosystem is on the rise, thanks to the ever-growing network of corporations, startups, investors, universities, non-profits and the government collaborating to take Chicago to the next tier as a global hub of innovation.

Join us to celebrate Chicago’s innovation strengths and learn how we can better drive collaboration across our ecosystem to ensure that Chicago not only stays on the rise, but leads the charge on innovation.

Date:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time:  6 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Arts (220 E Chicago Ave)
Purchase ticketshere
8. 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
9. Save the date: April 27, 2020 Lynn will present at the NSENG event.