03-16-20: Positive Action Leads To Change. LH&A Is Here For You

How well can you predict the outcome of your actions? The behaviors we exhibit in times like this, where COVID-19 can bring businesses to a standstill and life to a halt as we understand it, will determine our abilities to handle stress. VUCA is an acronym that stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. This combination of words, taken together, characterize the nature  of difficult conditions. VUCA is a term taken from the military, used to describe business today. The antidote to VUCA is also VUCAVision, Understanding, Clarity and Agility.  We come together (in person or virtually) make decisions, solve problems, handle risks and innovate for change.
It is time to rise above it all. Don’t panic. Bring acts of kindness and look out for one another. When one door closes, another opens. We can use multi-sensory tools to come together and take action. Remember the human element to stay connected without physically working side-by-side. Let our individual strengths be our collective solutions.The art of conversation will make are-bound! We are grateful that our clients continue to recruit. We even have a virtual job opening! LH+A is committed to your success. Let’s work together to achieve our collective goals.

P.S. We adapt and change to changing circumstances. My NSENG workshop, How to Work with a Recruiter will be changed to a Webinar format on Monday, April 6. More details to follow.

Table of Contents:
1) Job Openings –
  • Marketing Director – Tech Consulting Co – Virtual. LA, NY, Austin, Dallas, Chicago or major Metro. Specs: here
  • PR Account Supervisor – Emerging Freelance opportunity: Boutique B2B PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Looking to science for leadership. Use your writing skills to simplify the science of medicine. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Resume Review & Empowered Job 
     Seeker. These programs are particularly popular with senior   
     executives who enjoy the 1-1 sessions.   
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • “How to use IMPROV to improve your job search” meeting by Richard Oberbruner (Second City alum). Mar 16th, 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm at The National Louis University – CANCELED
  • Webinar Presentation Title: What Are Your Job Search Expectations? Mar 19th, 11 am (CST)
  • 4-Hour Job Search Virtual Workshop: “The What the Hell Approach to Job Search” by NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach, Marty Gilbert. Mar 23rd, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Webinar Presentation Title: Is It Me Or Is It The Job Market? Mar 26th, 2 pm (CST)
  • How To Work More Effectively With A Recruiter – An NSENG event reformatted as a Webinar. Lynn Hazan to present. New date! April 6th, 7-8 pm. Sign up online.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
4) Featured Article: 40 Remote Work Stats to Know in 2020.
In 2020, workplaces are embracing remote work options more than ever before. These figures will give you an idea of how the work style is growing, why employees are taking advantage of it, the opportunities it can provide management, and even a few challenges linked to it.
Read more here
 Our Current Openings
Marketing Director – Tech Consulting Co – Virtual 
Los Angeles, Austin, NY, Dallas, Chicago or Major Metro Area
Do you have a marketing track record for consulting or professional services firms?
Are you both Strategist and hands-on Implementer? Interested in working virtually &
traveling 10-15%? Are you an innovator? Want to create your own job?
Ideal candidate based out of Los Angeles. Will consider candidates from major
American cities, including Dallas, Austin, Chicago, New York, etc.
Become the firm’s first Marketing Director! Company specializes in tech consulting for clients in media, entertainment and consumer products. Learn more HERE
PR agency – Account Supervisor – Emerging Freelance opportunity
Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. 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  

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.  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. “How to use IMPROV to improve your job search” meeting by (Second City alum), Richard Oberbruner. CANCELED
Date: Monday, Mar 16, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: The National Louis University 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie, IL
2. Webinar Presentation Title:What Are Your Job Search Expectations?
Date:  Thursday, March 19th
Time:  12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PST, 10:00 am MST, 11:00 am CST)
Description:  Have you ever wondered “What is the new normal” in a job search?  Realistic expectations can make or break the results you obtain from your efforts.  Obviously, the job search process has changed and so has the job market, but have you made changes to keep up?  During this session, we will address the following:
  • 4 common unrealistic expectations with a reality check
  • 9 realistic expectations that can put momentum behind your job search
Registration Link: click here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.

3. 4-Hour Job Search Virtual Workshop: “The What the Hell Approach to Job Search” by NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach, Marty Gilbert. 

Due to the Coronavirus situation, this will be a virtual event via the GoToMeeting webinar platform
Date: Mar 23, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Purchase tickets: here

4. Webinar Presentation Title: Is It Me Or Is It The Job Market?

Date:  Thursday, March 26th
Time:  3:00 pm EST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 2:00 pm CST)
Description:  If you’ve convinced yourself that the reason you can’t find a job, is the job market or that no one is hiring, then this session was created for you.  Unemployment is at a 50-year low and I’m sure you’ve heard how hard it is to find talent – so why haven’t you found a job?  During this session, we will address the following:
  • Perception vs. reality
  • Are you sabotaging your own search?
  • Weekly, Monthly and Quarterly Goals for your Job Search
  • Steps to turn your job search around
Registration Link: click here

The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.

5. “How To Work More Effectively With A Recruiter” – An NSENG event reformatted as a Webinar. Lynn Hazan to present. New date! April 6th, 7-8 pm. Sign up online. Details to come soon.
6. 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