04-13-20: Keep Up The Momentum. We Are Hiring!

Clients have asked us to keep a lookout for talent. Now is the time to keep the momentum going. Use this time wisely. Get comfortable networking online – build your connections and utilize the resources currently available. Boost your skills – there are plenty of free online courses. Keep in touch with us – let us know what you need to help you land that dream job. Let’s talk and see how you can effectively work with a recruiter to get your resume up-to-date and in front of the right hiring manager when the time is right. We are the “proactive recruiters”. We want to keep the conversation going with both our candidates and clients.
Take advantage of our Spring Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Sessions are conducted online.
Various sources have predicted that recruiting will pick up. There are many uncertainties right now. How you utilize this time and space, will determine how you shine when companies start hiring again.
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. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • 21-day Meditation Series led by Deepak Chopra and hosted by Oprah Winfrey
  • Webinar Presentation Title: Informational Interviews Can Lead To Job Offers. Apr 14, 1 PM (CST) 
  • Free video conference: Career Transition Advice, Working with a Recruiter and Unemployment Benefits. LYNN HAZAN is a panelist. Apr 15, 7 – 7:40 PM (CST) 
  • Coping with Climate Change: How Plants and People Respond to Our Rapidly Changing World-Webinar. A C2ST event. Apr 29, 7 PM – 8:30 PM (CST) 
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
4) Featured Article: How to Boost Your Career While You Shelter in Place
These days, it’s hard to look away from the news. But when you let yourself get swept away by the constant barrage of updates on the spread of coronavirus, you miss the opportunity to focus on things that can greatly benefit you later. So instead of focusing on what you can’t control, concentrate on what you can.
Here are four actions you can take while you’re stuck at home now that will help boost your career later. 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
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. $25 SPRING DISCOUNT OFFERED!
– 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: $125 One hour – with discount. 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: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 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. Webinar Presentation Title: Informational Interviews Can Lead To Job Offers

Date: Tuesday, April 14th
Time: 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
Description:  Your job as a job seeker is to schedule as many interviews as possible.  I often compare a job search to “dating.”  If you don’t date, you won’t get married.  If you don’t schedule interviews, you won’t get a job offer.  If you’ve not been successful scheduling job interviews, it’s wise to schedule informational interviews which can lead to job offers if conducting properly.  During this session, we will discuss the following:
  • What could be sabotaging your job search efforts
  • The who, what, when, where and why of informational interviews
  • Why information interviews can differentiate you from your competition
Set a goal today, to schedule at least one informational interview every week, and watch the momentum that builds in your job search!
Registration: click here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
3. Free video conference: Career Transition Advice, Working with a Recruiter and Unemployment Benefits – LYNN HAZAN is a panelist

The coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic has hit newsrooms particularly hard as uncertain financial times threaten the future of journalism.

To make sure our community has all the best information, we’re holding a video conference about career transitions, working with a recruiter and updating your LinkedIn profile and personal branding. Bring your questions, as we’ll hear from experts in the field and share best practices. This teleconference is meant for journalists, but will be recorded and posted on this website after the event.
Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2020
Time: 7 PM – 7:40 PM (CST)
Register: here
4. Coping with Climate Change: How Plants and People Respond to Our Rapidly Changing World-Webinar. A C2ST event.

Can our forests cope with the impacts of climate change? Can human communities find hope and resilience to act and adapt? Grab a drink at the bar (one is included in the price of the program) and join us for an evening of science and inspiration with special guest Dr. Lauren Oakes, conservation scientist and author of In Search of the Canary Tree.

Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 7 PM – 8:30 PM (CST)
Register: 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