05-18-20: Resiliency, Resources & Job Openings

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 –
  • Front-End Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Priority Hire! Design, develop & maintain division wide web presence. Specs: here
  • Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Design, produce & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Specs: here
  • Website Associate – Medical Association – Downtown Chicago. Resolve website user questions, incorporate expert communication skills to assure highest level of customer service. Specs: here
  • Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Analyze statistical data including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. Specs: here
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, etc. 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 Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch” by WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS. Mon, May 18, 7:00-8:00 pm (CST)
  • Webinar presentation Title: The Real Reasons You Don’t Hear Back. Wed, May 20, 2 pm (EST)
  • Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund presents Virtual Career Support & Resource GroupLynn Hazan will be presenting. Wed, May 20, 4-5 pm (CST)
  • Science From the Frontlines a C2ST event: Gender Disparity in COVID-19 Cases. Wed, May 20, 4 pm (CDT)
  • Lynn Hazan’s interview with Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer on her journey from Corporate to Entrepreneur. To be aired on May 24th all day.Free. http://corptoentrepreneur.com/LynnH
  • 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.
  • Wine & Webinar: 7 Money Words with Joanna Wiebe, Conversion Copywriter and Founder of Copyhackers. Up your copywriting game. Up your results. May 26, 5-6 pm (CST)
  • City of Chicago Community Sentiment Survey on Reopening. Let your voice be heard, take the survey! Details below.
  • 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: 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 
Front-end Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire


Medical insurance company seeks Front-end Web Development Specialist to design, develop, & maintain division web presence. Candidate will work with all divisions of company to ensure all risk management data needs are met. Are you proficient in HTML, CSS, and front-end web development? Experienced with Drupal, JavaScript, MySQL & APIs? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field plus 0-2-3 years’ related work experience? Will consider new grads with strong internship experience.
Learn more here

Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire

Do you understand basics of user-centered design & possess ability to empathize with users? Comprehend web design? Able to edit HTML and CSS? Can you develop creative solutions to complex problems? Skilled in written and oral communication? Medical insurance client seeks Learning Experience Design Specialist to design, produce, & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Candidate will assist in managing & providing administrative support for department’s learning management system. This is not a content writing position. It’s everything else to support continuing education.
Learn more here

Website Associate – Medical Association – Immediate Hire

Do you like to provide online customer support for website users? Are you patient, a great communicator and like problem solving? Like to create & update website pages? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, MIS & Graphic Design plus 0-2+ years’ related work experience? Will also consider new grads with strong internship experience. Our long-time client will hire candidate who respects tradition/stability and appreciates innovation. Immediate hire or within 1 month if graduating. Excellent benefits.

Learn more here
Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire
Do you have strengths in data analytics & statistics? Have  approximately 4-5 years of professional experience working in insurance or financial services? Want to create your own job? Candidate will analyze statistical data affecting the company’s Operations including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. This long- time client appreciates candidates who understand process & evolving change. Very stable work environment with excellent benefits.
Learn more here
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.
 Events 
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:
  • A new way of thinking about the “old” elevator speech
  • Three things your introduction must include to capture interest
  • Tips for structuring your introduction to make it more intriguing
  • How to use powerful language that draws people in
  • The secret to having more confidence when you talk about your work experience
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:
  • How to make your resume/CV stand out
  • How to receive a return call when you leave a voicemail
  • How to receive a response to your email
  • What it takes to get feedback after an interview
  • Six ways to manage poor experiences during your job search
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)
Register: here
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:
– 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.
 
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