09/23/2016: Play Your Cards Right

Play Your Cards Right
Breaking news! We filled 3 job openings(SR Dir of Corp Comm, 2 SR Account Executives, PR Agency) in 5 days! We help our candidates to discover their talents and how to play their cards right. Come and join us! Show us your winning cards!
1. Ongoing Job Searches
  • PR Manager- Prof Services- Chicago
  • Sr Mgr/Dir Corp. Comm & Digital Mk- Real Estate- Chicago
  • Intern – Lynn Hazan & Associates
2. Filled Jobs
  • Public Relations Agency-Senior Account Executive- Chicago Area-#2 filled
  • Sr/Dir. of Global Corp. Comm- Industrial- Chicago Area-filled
3. Events
  • NSENG Meeting – Various Dates 6:15-8:30pm, Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
  • BMA-Young Professionals Panel 09/28 6:30-8:30pm(Lynn will be a panelist)
4. Article
How to Not Lose Your Marketing Job to a Machine
5. Job Tip & Free Webinars
  • Gatekeepers – Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?
  • How to Create a Blueprint for Your Job Search
  • Trends in Resume Writing
  • Start at the Top and Work Yourself Down
  • Timing is Critical When You Apply for a Job
Lynn Hazan
Ongoing Searches
PR Manager-Global Prof Services Co.-Immediate Hire- Downtown Chicago
Do you have strong media relationship experience with tier one media? Track record of successful national placements? PR agency or corporate experience? Able to serve as an internal consultant? Our client, a renowned professional services firm, seeks a PR Manager-Professional Services. Immediate hire.

See Job Specs Here

Sr Mgr/Dir Corp. Comm & Digital Mk-Real Estate-Revised Specs.
Are you an experienced communications professional with PR and media relations experience? Do you have strengths in content creation and social media? Chicago Real Estate company seeks Sr Mgr/Dir Corp. Comm & Digital Mk to oversee all PR activities,  create strategic plan for new communications department, supervise staff, and consult with top executives.
Want an inside look on Communications and Marketing? Want to learn how to get hired at top-tier companies/agencies? Eager to develop your writing and phone skills? Curious how businesses evaluate and hire talent? Participate in Lynn Hazan & Associates’ acclaimed internship program. Candidates will learn how to: perfect resume and interviewing skills, create portfolio samples, network within professional associations, develop personal brand, and learn about the business world of executive recruiting. Can use internship for school or life credit.

Meetings feature a one-hour guest speaker presentation followed by a small group breakout session where members can share their backgrounds, describe the kind of positions that they’re looking for and circulate their list of target companies. Each meeting enables attendees to share job search ideas and obtain introductions to individuals currently working in companies they are targeting. Please bring 15 copies of your handbill or resume to these events. Occasionally, we dedicate a meeting entirely to three rounds of small group networking so participants can gain 20 to 30 new contacts from their participation.

  • Mon Sept 26th 3 rounds of small group networking (bring 30 copies of your handbill).

Learn More Here

BMA-Young Professionals Panel Event 

Wednesday, September 28th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm(CDT)
MakeOffices at River North Point, 350 North Orleans Street, #9000n, Chicago, IL 60654
Take your career to the next level by marketing yourself. Young Professionals will host their first educational event of the year. Lynn Hazan will be a panelist. Save the date!
RSVP! Register here: www.bmachicago.org
How to Not Lose Your Marketing Job to a Machine
Job Tip
What Leads to the Objection “You’re Overqualified!”

Scenarios that lead to the overqualified objection including the following:
You mass mailing resumes and cover letters with no customization. If you don’t explain why you are interested in their specific job and your past employment was at a higher level, you are screened out.
You have extensive experience and list several accomplishments that are so incredibly amazing, the employer is scared off.
You feel the company will raise the salary range to match their salary demands. All employers have a budget and salary ranges, so this person is screened out.
You have worked at the level of this opportunity many years ago and there is no conceivable reason why they should take this big of a step back. If there is no explanation – this person is screened out.
This objection will not go away – so it is important that you learn how to overcome this objection so you will be seriously considered for opportunities. Develop a two part strategy:
Part One – Your job Search Correspondence
Develop an explanation on your cover letter explaining why you are extremely interested in their opportunity (considering your background).

Part Two – During Your Interview
Explain why your experience, skills, accomplishments, confidence and interest make you a perfect fit for their job.

This will help you effectively overcome the “You’re Overqualified” objection.

Free Webinars
Gatekeepers – Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy?
Thursday, September 27th @ 3:00 pm EST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 2:00 pm CST)

Never underestimate the knowledge of gatekeepers.  They know the schedules of hiring authorities, their interests, responsibilities and preferences. This session will address the following:

  • How to align yourself with gatekeepers
  • What actions can you take if you are screened out
  • How to obtain information to progress your search
How to Create a Blueprint for Your Job Search
Thursday, Oct. 6th @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
This webinar is just in perfect time so if you don’t have momentum…it’s time right now to create a powerful plan. I’ll show how to create an easy-to-follow blueprint that you can design with all of your goals in mind. We’ll focus on how to have a clear set of goals and a plan for how to achieve them? This is especially important for job seekers because your action items and your follow through on critical job search activity is needed to get you back to work.

How can you get results if you don’t even know where you are going? There are simple and important “changes” to be made that will inspire you to be a winner at getting your goals accomplished. With a growing number of distractions, here is a great opportunity to get on track and kick it into high gear.

Trends in Resume Writing: Understand what recruiters and hiring managers want and schedule more interviews
Tuesday, Oct. 11th @ 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)
This webinar will discuss current trends in resume writing and how they adhere with recruiting standards. Applicable to job seekers of every level, attendees will receive actionable tips to incorporate into their job search.

Start at the Top and Work Yourself Down
Thursday, Oct. 20th @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)

Most decisions makers have a weak link in their department or company. Often, this has not been discussed with Human Resources and there is no active search being conducted. These unadvertised inactive job searches can provide you with the greatest opportunity to get hired. During this session we will address the following:

  • The importance of contacting hiring authorities directly
  • WHO is your best contact in a targeted company
  • How do you effectively market yourself?
Timing is Critical When You Apply for a Job
Thursday, Oct. 27th @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
In real estate you always hear about the importance of location-location-location. In a job search it’s all about timing-timing-timing. You should not spend more than 15% of your time applying to Job Boards, but timing is also important when submitting your CV or Resume. During this session we will address the following:
  • The impact of timing on your job search
  • How thorough research of the company and contacts is critical to your search
Register for the Training in our Career Portal by clicking on the WEBINAR Tab. Then clicking on the event and then register by clicking the webinar registration link for each event listed.
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