With the prospect of reaching some kind of normalcy in today’s unprecedented times, we look for glimmers of hope. We reach out to each other to build community, provide support and give a hand to those in need. Let’s look within ourselves to find the capacity to recover, toughen up and face the new normal.
We all are resilient. My friend, Melissa Wenig took this photo of a brand new Monarch butterfly sipping its first taste of nectar. During this pandemic, Melissa may have found a small way to help protect the disappearance of this beautiful species.
Mutual support is friendship in action! LH&A is here for you. We have a very eager client looking to fill 4 openings. Details are below. Let’s get out of our chrysalis, stretch out our wings and fly.
Photo credit: Melissa Wenig
Use our services that 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 if you have been affected by a layoff. All sessions are conducted online.
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1) Job Openings –
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.
4) Featured Article: 6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Your Job Security During the Pandemic (and Beyond)
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world of work upside down-and with 26 million Americans filing unemployment claims in a matter of five weeks, job security is likely on your mind. “There’s a lot of uncertainty in a world that’s changing before our eyes,” says LaTonya Wilkins, an International Coaching Federation-credentialed executive coach.
The good news is there are steps you can take to prove your worth, help you keep the job you have, and thrive even during difficult periods. Of course, there are no guarantees and you can’t control if your entire team gets laid off. But by taking these steps you’d also be making yourself a more appealing candidate in case you do need to search for something new. Read more here
Our Current Openings
1. 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch” by WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS. TONIGHT!
All job seekers need to be able to deliver a quick and engaging introduction of themselves that lets people know who you are and what value you have to offer a prospective employer. A dynamic elevator pitch goes a long toward creating a great first impression. And yet, one of the most difficult questions that individuals struggle with is “What do you do?” Unfortunately, many people respond in a way that leaves the listener unexcited or unclear. And that short 60-second pitch may be the one key moment you get to create interest and an opportunity to become memorable.
During this webinar, former WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS, will talk about “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch”. You will learn how to create excitement and credibility so people will want to know you better, will want to refer you and will want to hire you. Here are some of the topics that Catherine will discuss:
Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
Purchase tickets: here
2. Webinar Presentation Title:The Real Reasons You Don’t Hear Back
Date: Wednesday, May 20th
Time: 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
Description: It can be frustrating to feel your resume or CV ends up in some deep dark hole with no response. It is estimated that over 75% of job seekers who apply to job boards, website postings ad other resources NEVER heard back from the employer.
It’s even more frustrating not to receive feedback after you’ve had a telephone or face-to-face interview. During this session, we will review the following:
Registration Link: here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
3. Young Leadership Division (YLD) of the Jewish Youth Fund (JCF) presents: Virtual Career Support & Resource Group
Are you a young adult who has recently become unemployed or furloughed from your job? Or perhaps you’re just looking for a new opportunity or to change careers? We’re here for you!
YLD has partnered with JCFS Chicago’s JVS Career & Employment Team and a JCFS clinician to launch a young adult support and resource group. You will connect and share with others in similar situations and speak with a career counselor about how to take action, file for unemployment, update your resume, and more. Feel free to join for the FREE session.
Lynn Hazan will present on Wednesday May 20, 4 pm – 5 pm (CST).
Register here to get zoom link: here
4. C2ST event on Science From the Frontlines: Gender Disparity in COVID-19 Cases
Gender differences in COVID-19 disease severity have been described in multiple countries, with reports indicating that men often experience more severe disease and greater mortality. Dr. Kovats will summarize available information about the observed gender differences in COVID-19 severity and outline possible social and biological explanations for this gender disparity. One hypothesis is that men and women differ in aspects of the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. After a brief primer on the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system, Dr. Kovats will review the evidence for sex differences in immune function in humans and animal models and describe how androgens and estrogens modulate immunity. She will explain how COVID-19 patient blood samples might be used to understand the gender differences in immune responses at the molecular and cellular level.
Date: Wednesday, May 20
Time: 4 – 5 PM (CST)
Register: here FREE Event
5. Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer has interviewed a series of individuals who have successfully made the journey from “Corporate to Entrepreneur”. Lynn Hazan is one of the speakers!
A different speaker will be highlighted everyday, for 30 minutes, starting May 11 and will run for a month. Lynn’s interview will air on May 24. To watch any of these interviews you will need to register your email at:
Once registered, you will receive an email from Lisa Williams giving you the link to view the speaker list and available interviews. Each interview is available for 72 hours.
At the end of the series, there will be a replay period to catch up on any you missed.
6. Lynn Hazan’s tips on finding a job amid a crisis with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum to be published in the Monday Success section of the Tribune. May 25th. Stay tuned for link.
7. Wine & Webinar: 7 Money Words with Joanna Wiebe, Conversion Copywriter and Founder of Copyhackers.
Up your copywriting game. Up your results.
The words and phrases you use in your copy directly impact your conversion rate.
Join us for this session, where conversion copywriter Joanna Wiebe of Copyhackers will walk us through seven critical “money words” she and her team have identified as high-performers across multiple emails, ads and pages. You’ll walk away with a richer vocabulary for persuading your prospects, which you can confidently do immediately after this session.
Date: Tues, May 26, 2020
Time: 5-6 PM (CST)
8. City of Chicago Community Sentiment Survey on Reopening
City of Chicago Community Sentiment Survey on Reopening Mayor Lightfoot is currently reviewing options to reopen the city safely. To gauge public sentiment regarding stay-at-home and reopening, the Mayor is soliciting feedback from neighbors via THIS survey. Let your voice be heard, take the survey here
9. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.
COMPLIMENTARY ABM CERTIFICATION
READY. SET. LEARN.
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:
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.
10. 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