06-09-20: Our Love for Chicago & Its People Shines

On Sunday, after catching up at the office, I took a walk in downtown Chicago. I was saddened to see so many buildings boarded up and the thousands of companies and employees affected. I was heartened to see this painting of the love of Chicago on a restaurant panel. This raised my spirits of the potential good that we can all create.
We support free speech and self expression. We abhor senseless killings. We are committed to our core values, our guiding principles for over 20 years. See the link https://lhazan.com/core-values/
At LH&A, our clients’ needs drive our recruiting efforts on their behalf. The verticals and skill sets often change. We evolve as well. We anticipate where the growth curves will move and adjust our recruiting to meet the talent needs. This is an ongoing and constant process. We also support our candidates’ growth and development to help them compete in a changing marketplace.
As “relationship recruiters“, we believe in the power of people and quality talent. Roles often evolve over time. Many of our candidates have become clients. Long term clients return for additional hires, as we now have with 4 new jobs. We are committed to your success.
Each Small Step Counts Towards Progress: by Lynn Hazan
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.
Table of Contents:
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.
  • Lynn Hazan’s interview with Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer on her journey from Corporate to EntrepreneurFree to view and to sign up for the series. http://corptoentrepreneur.com/LynnH. Lynn’s interview can be viewed here
  • Lynn Hazan’s tips on finding a job amid a crisis with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum  was published in the Monday Success section of the Chicago Tribune, May 25, 2020. It is available here.
  • Art, Science, and the Elegant Universe by The Chicago Council on Science and Technology. June 10, 4 PM (CDT)
  • Website Presentation Title:  Beat The Summer Job Seeking Slump. June 11, 11 AM (EST)
  • 60-min webinar: “How IMPROV Can Improve Your Job Search” an NSENG event. Speaker:  RICHARD OBERBRUNER  (Second City training grad). June 22, 7-8 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: 3 Virtual Interview Tips and a Checklist
Due to Covid-19, nearly all interviewing is now done virtually. This means that, pretty soon, you’ll likely have a virtual interview. And when you do, you’ll want to be prepared. Here are three essential tips for virtual interviewing, along with a checklist that will help you the day before, the day of, and during your virtual interview.

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.
1. 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! 

Lynn’s interview aired on May 24. To view, click here

A different speaker will be highlighted everyday, for 30 minutes.
To watch any of these interviews you will need to register your email at:
Once registered, daily 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.
2. Lynn Hazan’s interview with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum
Published in the Monday Success section of the Chicago Tribune, May 25th.
On Standing out in a crisis economy.
Tips for landing a job in a very competitive climate
If you didn’t get a chance to read it in print, it is also available online here

This article was written for the Chicago Tribune and it also appeared in the Tribune Publishing papers, which include the Baltimore Sun, the New York Daily News and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

3. Webinar Presentation Title:  Beat The Summer Job Seeking Slump
Date:  Thursday, June 11th
Time:  11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)
Description:  Your resume is either a ticket to an interview, or it is causing you to be screened out.  If you are not scheduling interviews – your resume could be screened out by automated systems.  With record unemployment, its more critical than ever to update your resume.  During this session, we will discuss the following:
  • Out with the old – in with the new
  • How to recycle information to make it fresh
  • Fill in the GAPS
  • Revise your resume on all platforms
  • BEAT the automated scanners with keywords
Registration Link: here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
4. 60-min webinar: “How IMPROV Can Improve Your Job Search” and NSENG event. Speaker:  RICHARD OBERBRUNER  (Second City training grad)

On the surface, improvisation is known for its entertainment value to make people laugh. But it can also be a powerful communication tool in many aspects of a job search. Being quick-witted, thinking fast on your feet and conveying a positive attitude can make a huge difference in how you’re perceived throughout an interview. During this webinar, RICHARD OBERBRUNER, a SECOND CITY Training Center graduate, will lead a highly interactive session that will put you in situations where thinking with a different attitude can produce surprising results. Experience the power of improv for yourself and gain new communication techniques that you can use when networking or interviewing with a prospective employer. During Richard’s presentation, attendees will:
– Role playing situations where you will apply the 5 key elements of improv… trust, communication, acceptance, building & spontaneity
– Develop real & hypothetical answers to behavioral interview questions
– Learn the difference between “Yes” & “No but” attitudes & how each can persuasively be used in conversations
– Realize how laughter is important to relieve stress

Date: Monday, June 22, 2020
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM (CST)
Register: here
5. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.

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.
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