12/29/2016: Happy 2017! We Have Jobs, LI News, Goal Setting Tips & Speaking Gig!

New Year, New Opportunities For New You!  
Thank you to our clients, candidates, partner companies and individuals, including Big Shoes Network, Sima Dahl, Geoff Willinger, DePaul MK Advisory Council, Hope Bertram, Nicole Price, Michelle Robin, Marty Gilbert, Susan Spritz Myers and BMA Chicago who have helped support our work in 2016!

As we look forward to 2017, we have a lot of news to share, including goal setting, LinkedIn updates, job openings, speaking engagement and more.

“The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we’ve already achieved them.”
                                                     –Denis Waitley

Goal setting: Thank you to Susan Spritz Myers for sharing these worksheets. We’re also using them for goal setting at LH&A (Click Here ). If you want the full version, please email lynn@lhazan.com and request Year End 2016-2017 Individual Blueprint.
Current jobs in need of talent: See the list below.

Save the dates:

Jan 9: I’ll be conducing a new presentation on working with a recruiter in the “talent economy” for the NSENG
Jan 24: Around Chicago event at the Willis Tower. Let’s meet face to face!

Holiday Specials: Empowered Job Seeker and Resume Review: $25 off. (Regular $250 or $150) Sign up or gift a friend/family member before Dec 31, 2016.
Filled Job Today! Dec 29!
  • Sr. Acct Exec – PR Agency Or 1-2 Freelance – Near North Chicago Suburb
Our client is so happy with our candidate hires (#4) that we have been asked to recruit for another Sr. AE!

Job Openings
  • Sr. Acct Exec – PR Agency Or 1-2 Freelance – Near North Chicago Suburb
  • Marketing Specialist – NW Suburbs Of Chicago – Dental Products
  • Website Associate – Medical Society – Downtown Chicago
  • MKT Manager – Education & Health Care – Chicago area – Western Suburb
  • Intern – Lynn Hazan & Associates
2. Events
  • NSENG – A recruiter’s perspective on how to job search in the “new talent economy – Jan 9, 2017 – Lynn will be presenting! 
  • Around Chicago LIVE! – Jan 24, 2017
3. Article
Chemistry Lessons for Leaders in the New Year
4. LinkedIn Update: Thank you to Michelle Robin for LI tip-Scroll down for directions
Happy New Year!
From the LH&A Team
Lynn, Lisa, Tracy, Catherine & Maile

Lynn Hazan
Job Openings
Marketing Specialist – NW Suburbs Of Chicago – Dental Products
Do you enjoy catalog marketing? Like placing products on the page to position them for success? Are you an analytical and creative thinker? Print marketing is alive and well and thriving in the NW suburbs of Chicago! Dental supply company (an LH&A favorite) seeks Marketing Specialist to join its collaborative team. Position reports to Marketing Director.
Website Associate – Medical Society – Downtown Chicago
Are you good at reviewing, updating and maintaining a company website? Do you have customer service experience? Enjoy solving website user questions? Have a “can do” attitude? Fresh eye for continuous website improvements? Want to continue your education? Put your project management and organizational skills to use. Recommend and implement technical improvements for companies’ websites. Medical Professional Association Downtown Chicago seeks Website Associate. Bachelor’s Degree required and 0-2+ years of related work experience.
Sr. Acct Exec (equivalent to Acct Sup) – PR Agency Or 1-2 Freelancers – Near North Chicago Suburb
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.
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.
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.

A Recruiter’s Perspective on How to Job Search in the “New Talent Economy”
Monday, Jan 9,

Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
This meeting will provide perspectives from both the executive recruiter and the hiring company. If you don’t understand how they think and what they look for in top candidates, the process of elimination can be extremely frustrating. During the presentation portion of our meeting, Lynn Hazan, a Chicago executive recruiter for 32 years, will share her perspectives that help executives address key questions such as:
  • How do I create demand for my talent?
  • How can I compete against a younger workforce?
  • Why am I being overlooked?
  • How do I get on a recruiter’s radar screen?
More specifically, during this session, Lynn will lead a very interactive presentation that will talk about the new talent recruiting environment. Companies have become more picky with their candidate selections. And there’s a widening gap between experienced, mature talent and younger, technology-based individuals. So what can you do? That’s where Lynn can help and during her presentation she will focus on how you can:
  • Leverage your career-long relationships to get noticed.
  • Add value for a potential employer.
  • Keep up to date with changing technology and client needs.
  • Uncover the “hidden job market”.
  • Effectively identify, develop and market your unique value proposition.
Lynn is the President of Lynn Hazan & Associates and her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial firms covering a broad range of industries spanning B2B, B2C and non-profit organizations. The majority of Lynn’s searches are for the Chicago area and her list of active job search assignments can viewed by clicking here.
Additionally, if you sign-up at the LH&A career portal (www.mylynnhazancareer.com) you’ll be able to access resume reviews, take career assessment tests and view job-related webinars. Lynn also serves on the Executive Board for DePaul University’s marketing advisory council and her firm has been quoted in CNN Money, Forbes.com and Money magazine.
Most importantly, Lynn delivers a great presentation and her knowledge of what wins over recruiters is invaluable. Additionally, all meeting attendees will be entitled to a discount on one of Lynn’s workshops and there will be a special drawing that will award one individual with a free hour of job search consulting from Lynn.
Our meeting agenda will include:

  • 6:15-6:30 Open networking
  • 6:30-6:45 Meeting announcements
  • 6:45-7:35 Lynn’s presentation
  • 7:35-8:30 Small group networking session


Around Chicago LIVE!
Tuesday, Jan 24, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet other amazing professionals just like you! Around Chicago LIVE! has been called the “
BEST” and “
FRIENDLIEST” networking event over and over
$25/advance or $30/door (if available)
Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres are Included

  • A VIP visit to The Ledge … if you dare!
  • Vietnamese Light Fare by Little Saigon Baguette Restaurant
  • Mini Salon Services from Kiva Salon
  • Blackjack with US Poker and Casino Parties

… And a DRAWING to WIN prizes from all our Sponsors!

Meet amazing people in great fields just like you!

Including law, real estate, banking, sales, events, hospitality, meeting planning, restaurants, catering, hotels, public relations, not-for-profit, arts, marketing, museums, HR, the chambers of commerce and the convention bureau.
Chemistry Lessons for Leaders in the New Year
LinkedIn Update
Tips for LinkedIn Changes in 2017
Thank Michelle Robin for LinkedIn tip this week. LinkedIn has been rolling out its new UI over the last week or so. Michelle suggests that current users backup their personal profiles.

Here is Michelle’s tip:
“One of the things I always recommend people do when connecting to others on LinkedIn is offer to make introductions for their new connection. It helps get your connection request accepted because you’re offering something of value. With the new user interface rolling out as we speak, it may be a little bit tougher for users to search their 1st-degree connections as LinkedIn is removing the advanced search part of that feature. You’ll have to scroll through everyone instead.
By the way, here is my gift to you. Request a download of your data from LinkedIn before the new UI hits your profile and backup your profile by downloading a PDF of it. To request an archive of your data: Rollover your headshot in the top right of the menu bar –> Click Privacy and Settings –> Click “Getting an archive of your data –> Select Fast and full data archive. You’ll receive the files within 24 hrs.

To download a PDF of your profile, go to your profile –> Click the arrow next to the “View profile as” button –> Select “Save to PDF.”

That’s it.

Lynn Hazan & Associates |Lynn@lhazan.com | 312.863.5401 |  lhazan.com
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