04-06-20: New Job Opening! Patent Agent- IP Law firm & Webinar Tonight!

We have a new job opening! A dynamic, top tier IP Law firm seeks experienced certified Patent Agent for its Chicago office. Ideal candidate has strong background in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology or related field  (biochemistry, pharmacology, biology). See all the details below.

Tonight!!! Sign up for my career-changing webinar! Learn why it is  beneficial to partner with a recruiter to land your dream job. I will guide you to success when you follow my tips and tricks to building a positive relationship with a recruiter. Join me on today, April 6th at 7 pm CST. See registration details below.

Table of Contents:
1) Job Openings –
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with Biotechnology, Molecular Biology background. Specs: here
  • Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Communications Agency – Emerging hire. Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. Specs: here
  • PR Account Supervisor – Emerging Freelance opportunity: Boutique B2B PR Agency. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • 21-day Meditation Series led by Deepak Chopra and hosted by Oprah Winfrey
  • How To Work More Effectively With A Recruiter – An NSENG event reformatted as a Webinar. Lynn Hazan to present. April 6th, 7-8 pm. Sign up online.
  • Perceptions and Public Understanding of COVID-19 by The Chicago Council on Science and Technology – Virtual Program. Apr 7, 4-5 PM (CDT)
  • Webinar Presentation Title:  Answer The Question “Tell Me About Yourself” Like a Pro. Apr 9, 12 PM (CST)
  • Webinar: How to Adapt Your Internal Communication Strategies During a Pandemic. A FREE IABC event. Apr 9, 11 am – 12 pm (PDT)
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
4) Featured Article: 6 Biggest Challenges of Working from Home and How to Overcome Them
Working remotely has its perks. No daily commute in the morning. The flexibility to work when you want to. No strict dress code (unless you have online meetings!). But it also has its disadvantages. It can be hard to stay motivated. You aren’t working alongside your team. And you don’t have colleagues to interact with.
Here’s a list of some of the most common issues faced by remote workers and tips for coping with them. Read more here
 Our Current Openings 
Patent Agent- IP (Intellectual Property) Law Firm

Are you a certified Patent Agent with 2-5 years of experience in biotech, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology or molecular biology in a legal setting or industry? Have admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office? Have a PhD with at least a 3.0 GPA? Enjoy being challenged to work on breakthrough products and inventions? Learn more here

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplification of Science – Emerging Hire

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials. 

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.
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-Virtual
– 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.  21-day Meditation Series led by Deepak Chopra and hosted by Oprah Winfrey entitled Hope in Uncertain Times

I was reminded of this saying from Maya Angelou “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space, invite one to stay” when I tried the first day of the 21-day meditation program. I found it very helpful to maintain balance. Come join me on this path. It is a free 21-day series led by Deepak Chopra and hosted by Oprah Winfrey entitled “Hope in Uncertain Times”.

Details can be found here

2. 60-min webinar: “How to Work More Effectively With a Recruiter”.

Lynn Hazan to present. April 6, 2020- Tonight!! 



1-Hour Job Search Webinar on Mon Apr 6th, 7:00-8:00 PM (CST). “HOW TO WORK MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH A TALENT RECRUITER” During this webinar, learn why and how it’s to your benefit to partner with a recruiter to land a great job. Gain insights into relationship building, understand what their ideal candidate profile looks like & how you can become the “candidate of choice”.
LYNN HAZAN, President of Lynn Hazan & Associates, will share her perspectives based on 35 years of recruiting experience. Lynn will address the following topics: * Uncovering the hidden job market
* Creating greater demand for your talent
* Perfect your interviewing abilities for online & video interviews
* How to showcase accomplishments in resumes.
* Positioning yourself to be within the top 3 candidate resumes
* Understanding the pros and cons of AI (Artificial Intelligence)
* Case studies on successful placements
Date: April 6, 2020
Time: 7 pm – 8 pm (CST)
Purchase Ticketshere (registration includes access to the webinar recording whether you attend or not)

3. Perceptions and Public Understanding of COVID-19 a virtual program by The Chicago Council on Science and Technology

Alicia Frasier, MPH, of RTI International will discuss a survey that looks at early findings of Americans’ knowledge of the Coronavirus

Date: April 7, 2020
Time: 4 PM – 5 PM (CDT)
Register: here
4. Webinar Presentation Title:  Answer The Question “Tell Me About Yourself” Like a Pro
Date:  Thursday, April 9th
Time:  1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST)
Description:  Most interviews start with the question “Tell me about yourself”, but too often the answer given eliminates the job seeker from consideration.  This is the first impression you will give to the interviewer and need to practice your response. You need to become comfortable and confident in your answer.  During this session, we will address the three following topics:
  1. What employers look for in your answer
  2. How to effectively format your response
  3. Great follow up responses
After participating in this session, you will welcome vs. regret being asked this question!
Registration Link: click here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.

5. IABC Webinar: How to Adapt Your Internal Communication Strategies During a Pandemic. Presented by Carolyn Clark and Jason Anthoine; Sponsored by Simpplr

How are you feeling? As we continue to go through the highs and lows of current times, we want to keep an open dialogue and supporting network. Join Carolyn Clarke, senior director, internal communication at GoDaddy and Jason Anthoine, managing founder of Audacity and as they share emerging best practices and, equally important, tips on how we should be taking care of ourselves as stressed-out communicators.
In this webinar, you will learn:
  • How internal communicators are adapting a few weeks into this disruption.
  • Tips and best practices that are helping organizations pivot to work from home cultures and shelter in place guidelines.
  • Specific tips for communicators on how to stay sane, healthy, happy, balanced, and motivated.

Date: April 9, 2020

Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT / 2-3 p.m. EDT
Details: here. Free to the public
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