04-27-20: Change Can Be Good

Change is pivotal. People who acknowledge this truth conquer an immense obstacle in perceiving their own abilities. When we know that change is inevitable, we adapt. Progress comes with understanding how this transition affects our families, our businesses and our future. The actions we take determine the impact we can make.

Recruiting has changed significantly in the last 35 years. At LH&A, we adapted at every stage, even through recessions. Back then, as now, we were successful in placing talent and meeting client needs. We introduced new services, including the Empowered Job Seeker, Resume Review and Outplacement consulting. Change helped us grow.
Let’s come together to BEGIN the next chapter to achieving your career aspirations.

Use our services to best suit your needs. Take advantage of our Spring Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Talk with your employer about our Outplacement Services. All sessions are conducted online.

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 –
    Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.
    Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. 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.
  • 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Overcome Being Viewed as Over-Qualified” by Abby Kohut. Apr 27, 7 – 8 PM (CST) 
  • Webinar presentation Title: Tired of Being Ignored?  April 29, 10:30 (EST)
  • 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)
  • Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time. See details below.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
4) Featured Article: All the things COVID-19 will change forever, according to 30 top experts
We’re four weeks into the massive time-out forced on us by coronavirus. Many of us have spent much of that time trying to get used to the radical lifestyle change the virus has brought. But we’re also beginning to think about the end of the crisis, and what the world will look like afterward.
So it’s a good time to round up some opinions about how the pandemic might change how we think about various aspects of life and work. We asked some executives, venture capitalists, and analysts for thoughts on the specific changes they expected to see in their worlds. 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 –

Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.

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
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. 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Overcome Being Viewed as Over-Qualified” featuring nationally-known speaker ABBY KOHUT. TONIGHT!

One of the greatest challenges that job seekers over 45 face is that employers often perceive them as over-qualified (or too old). Older job seekers are often competing against less experienced candidates that are 10-15 years younger and many employers possess stereotypes that mature workers have less energy, are too expensive, and haven’t kept current with technology.

 During this webinar, ABBY (“Absolutely Abby”) KOHUT will provide you with ways to overcome the over-qualified obstacles. Some of her topics include:
– How to answer the over-qualified question
– The REAL reason why recruiters and hiring managers are concerned about hiring over-qualified applicants
– How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are over-qualified
– 7 ways to explain on an interview why being over-qualified is an advantage
– How to handle the “age factor”
Date: April 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
Register: Click here
2. Webinar presentation Title: Tired of Being Ignored?

Date:  Wednesday, April 29th
Time:  10:30 pm EST (7:30 am PST, 8:30 am MST, 9:30 am CST)
Description:  Have you ever felt invisible to hiring authorities and recruiters?  Do you feel like your resume or CV ends up in a deep black hole?  Are you frustrated when nothing you do is setting you apart from other job seekers?  This session will cover the following topics:
  • Get noticed by hiring authorities and recruiters
  • Steps to get your resume or CV noticed
  • Brand yourself and differentiate from your competition
Registration Link: click here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
3. 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

4. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.


If you’re like most marketers, you realize that even in this new normal, you need to make the most of your programs. It may seem impossible to still deliver on your pipe goals, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not-not if you have an ABM strategy in place.

To support your mastery of ABM during this challenging time, we’re making our ABM certification courses (both Foundations and Advanced) available on the house to everyone. (That’s a total value of $700!)

When you become a Certified ABM Strategist, you’ll gain actionable insights to:
– Create alignment between marketing and sales
– Use segmentation to scale and reach your target audiences
– Understand how to measure ABM ROI

We hope you take advantage of this certification opportunity! It’s a limited time deal. GET STARTED here

Offer valid through July 31, 2020. ABM Foundations is not a prerequisite of ABM Advanced. You may choose to sign up for one or both courses. We provide codes for both options.
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