10/21/2016: New Grand Slam Job Opportunities!

New Clients Want Your Winning Experience! 
We are on a winning streak of open positions in Chicago! We have another new job to fill! Our client, based in the Near North Chicago Suburbs, needs a savvy PR Expert with writing and pitching experience, pardon the pun. If you are curious about real estate and want flexible hours, this position will be a home run! Client will either hire full-time candidate or 1-2 freelancers.
We are also looking for PR/Corp Comm candidates for a real estate client in Chicago, PR manager for professional services (minority candidates are encouraged to apply) in Chicago, marketing manager for an industry leader in health care and education in Chicago suburbs.

Keep reading about our other new job opening in the Big Apple. See details below.
 
1. Senior Account Executive – Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburb – Immediate Hire- PR Or 1-2 Freelance Sr. AEs
Are you an experienced PR professional with a passion for writing/editing and pitching? Do you have a nose for news and solid knowledge of social media? Track record of successful placements?
Are you curious about real estate or want to learn more?
Our PR agency client seeks full time Sr. Account Executive or 1-2 freelancers to join the team. Will consider candidate for ongoing freelance or part-time employment. Position equivalent to Acct Supervisor. Candidate can come out of consumer or business to business background. Client is a boutique, family-friendly agency with flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination and fun. Ideal candidate who enjoys a collaborative, open environment and stays up-to-date on trends /current events will thrive in this position.
Must have access to a car for client/industry events. Writing test will be part of interview process.
Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 5+ years of professional experience in journalism, public relations and/or corporate communications. Number of years of experience not as important as the quality of experience and work results.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or English.
  • Superlative writing, pitching and editing skills, including knowledge of AP style.
  • Experience developing and managing social media campaigns.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to get along well with a variety of personalities.
  • Excellent time-management skills, attention to detail and ability to meet multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Able to work independently or as a member of a team at a boutique agency.
  • Great work ethic and good play ethic.
  • Real estate knowledge a plus.
  • Bonus points for existing relationships with local and national media.
Responsibilities:
Sr. AE will develop and execute innovative PR campaigns for some of Chicago’s most high-profile real estate firms and developments. Diverse client roster spans residential and commercial sectors and includes companies with both a local and national presence.
Clients include builders, developers, investors, property managers, brokers, contractors,architects and interior designers.
Candidate will write and edit news releases, bylines and blog posts; identify compelling story angles and pitch to appropriate media outlets (mostly print, digital, TV and radio); fulfill source requests; cultivate relationships with influential reporters and editors; and manage social media programs, with ability to track results. Need access to car for client meetings, events and industry functions.
 
New Job in the Big Apple! IMMEDIATE HIRE 
 
Our new client in NYC needs a passionate PR pro who will make big contributions in the world of corporate culture. Candidates must submit writing samples with their resumes.
We are also looking for PR/Corp Comm candidates for a real estate client in Chicago, PR manager for professional services (minority candidates are encouraged to apply) in Chicago, marketing manager for an industry leader in health care and education in Chicago suburbs.
2. New job in NYC – PR – Corp Communications Manager
Tech Co- Human Capital
Are you passionate about using your PR talent to create a movement of inspired employees who love to go to work every day? Their employers represent a new breed of companies who enthusiastically embrace the concept of corporate culture to bring out the best in their people. No wonder these companies are leaders in their fields!
You are an experienced, creative PR pro with 5-7 years of experience in the New York City area. You have top tier media placements, outstanding writing, social media, and relationship expertise. You thrive on personal and professional challenges. You want to make a difference and have a proven track record of success. You know who you are! Let’s talk. Client eager to hire before Thanksgiving. Let’s make this a Thanksgiving to be really grateful. Prefer NYC based candidates.
Our client: New York City-based stealth-mode technology startup has cracked the code of building high performing cultures for organizations ranging from startups and nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies. Client company helps organizations by reimagining human capital technology and transforms organizations at scale.
1. Ongoing Job Searches
2. Events
  • How to find a job you love NSENG- Oct 24th
3. Article
Six Content Marketing Principles You Shouldn’t Be Ignoring (but Probably Are)
4. Tips about thank you notes & Free Webinars
  • 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
lynn@lhazan.com
Ongoing Searches
MKT Manager – Education & Health Care – Chicago Area – Western Suburb
Do you love the prospect of marketing health care products and services to the education sector? Want to work for industry leader? Have 3-5+ years of marketing and digital marketing experience, from concept to implementation and measurement? Thrive on being able to make immediate contributions?
Use your marketing smarts to promote over 20,000 products for this Chicago area (western suburbs) company. Some travel required. Easy walking distance from Metra train.
PR Manager-Global Prof Services Co.-Immediate Hire- Downtown Chicago-Revised Specs
Do you have 6 years of PR-Media Relations experience with top tier media? Worked in professional services? Able to serve as an internal consultant? Our client, a leading professional services firm, seeks a PR Manager-Professional Services. Minority candidates or candidates with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Immediate hire.

See Job Specs Here

PR – Corporate Communications Leader – Real Estate
Are you a dynamic communicator? Do you have in-depth PR, social media, writing and supervisory experience? Chicago based? Innovative, award-winning Chicago Real Estate company seeks PR & Communications Leader to head up 3-person team of marketing, content and video young professionals. As mentor, you bring experience, ideas and inspiration. You like to create new ideas, programs and encourage creative thinking. You are a big picture thinker. You understand the needs from senior management and together with your team, create strategic plans and their execution. You contribute your leadership to take company to the next level.
Intern
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.
 
Events
How to find a job you love
Mon Oct 24th 6:15-8:30pm
Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
Some job seekers tend to lower the bar when defining their next career opportunity and end up with a role that doesn’t make them happy. For many individuals, a job without passion translates to performance that is less than their best which can lead to another job search within 12 months. So how do you find the job that’s right in your sweet spot? Enter Jill Fahlgren, a career coach who will help meeting attendees to:
  • Understand how passion for a job leads to career success
  • Identify how you may be hindering your ability to find the ideal job
  • Learn what key elements create the foundation for finding a job you love
  • Discover what you can do to find the right job for you
Article
Six Content Marketing Principles You Shouldn’t Be Ignoring (but Probably Are)
Tips about Thank You Notes
Remember To Say Thank You
Throughout your job search process never forget to extend common courtesies. This starts with saying please and thank you as often as possible.
You will always compete with other job seekers, who often don’t even send an email saying thank you. Imagine how much you would stand out and differentiate yourself from your competition, by sending a handwritten thank you note.
You should thank people for referrals, informational interviews, every interview throughout the hiring process, reference checks and during your follow up process. Send thank you notes within 24 hours, handwrite the person’s name, title and write the words Personal and Confidential in the lower left-hand corner to make sure this person opens the envelope vs. their assistant.
Don’t forget to obtain business cards from everyone you meet and also send a thank you note to the Receptionist and anyone else that assisted you in the interview process.
Free Webinars
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.
Lynn Hazan & Associates |Lynn@lhazan.com | 312.863.5401 |  lhazan.com
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