9-14-15: Start Fresh, Start New

New beginnings always create great anticipation. This year, the Jewish New Year coincides closely with the beginning of the school year. Here’s to great beginnings, and may it be a sweet New Year for us all.

Check out our latest job openings below. We are happy to recommend conferences (check out the Resiliency 2.0 Conference with a $200 discount by using the code VIPHazan) and the opening luncheon for the BMA.

Our free webinars focus on helping you succeed as a job candidate. See below for details.


Table of Contents:

A. Job Openings- Ongoing Jobs -B2B Marcom,Public Affairs, Advertising Agency, Social Responsibility, Internship

B. Events/ Conferences

1. BMA Marketing Leaders Luncheon: Wednesday Sept 16th

2. Resiliency 2.0 Summit- “Expand Your Capacity to Thrive Under Stress”: Thursday,  Sept 17, 2015

3. BMA Breakfast Seminar: Wednesday, Sept 23rd

C. Free Webinars-

1. “Re-Think! Interview Strategies That Produce the Best Results”: Thursday, Sept 17th,

2. “Is your LinkedIn Profile Replacing Your Resume or CV?”: Thursday, Sept 24th

D. Save the Dates – Upcoming Workshops – Live Events -October 8th-9th, October 15th

E. Article –“60 Business Buzzwords to Delete from Your Vocabulary” A. Job Openings- Ongoing Needs:



A. Job Openings 

1. B-To-B Marketing Communications Manager-Retail Technology co. – Chicago

Do you enjoy creating business development materials? Do you have strong B2B writing experience that moves clients to action? Background in retail nice to have. Our client is eager to hire. Candidates are interviewing…. Send us your best work, resume and answers to the ten questions.


2. VP of Client Relations- Digital Consumer Ad Agency- Chicago suburbs

Are you an outstanding client service account management professional with consumer ad agency experience? Do you excel at creating marketing strategies and digital campaigns? Do you like to supervise staff and build processes? Have 8-10+ years of increasingly responsible client service experience? Have advanced understanding of latest digital and off-line tools and strategies to reach and convert prospects into customers? Ready to be part of senior management team? Then send us your resume and answers to the ten questions.


3. VP Client Services- PR Agency- Public Affairs- Chicago

Are you a public policy/issues management guru? Have in-depth experience with Chicago/IL media? Have 10+ years of PR agency experience? Enjoy supervising and mentoring staff? Want to be the #2 person in an award winning agency? Strong writer with a passion for editing? Are you process orientated? Are you good at building relationships with clients? Our Chicago client is hiring local talent… Send us your best work, resume, and answers to the ten questions.


4. Assistant Program Manager- Social Responsibility- Temp Position- Chicago West Suburbs

Do you have strong administrative talent? Put it to use for a temp assignment for a global client in the western suburbs of Chicago. Full time project from mid October-end of December, 2015, with some part time hours prior for training, starting in September. Must have intermediate level of proficiency in Excel. This job is very similar to a project management type position. Maternity leave replacement. Candidate will start training in September, two to three days a week. Public transportation not available to location, must have a car.


5. Intern- Executive Search Firm- Downtown Chicago

Want an inside look on Communications and Marketing? Eager to learn how to get hired at top-tier companies/agencies? Want 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.



B. Events/ Conferences

1. Resiliency 2.0 Summit: Expand Your Capacity to Thrive Under Stress:

Thursday, Sept 17th

At the Summit, you will dig into the neuroscience of mindfulness, stress and stress recovery, guided by Dr. Daniel Friedland, pioneer of evidence-based based medicine. Additionally, John Coyle, Olympian and innovator, will share stories about individuals who have developed life hacks to achieve peak performance despite incredible adversity.

  • Why attend the Resiliency 2.0 Summit?

According to surveys: about 75% of Americans experience moderate to severe stress on a daily basis. Even worse, more than 90% of leaders have experienced symptoms of burnout, which include feelings of fatigue, disconnection in relationships and reduced significance at work. When leaders suffer, the culture and performance of their organizations and families do too. Stress, fatigue and burnout cause disengagement, lower productivity and lost profits.

You can avoid these problems by using neuroscience-based techniques to effectively navigate stress, to cultivate resiliency, and to flourish within your life and the organizations you serve. Our two experts will show business leaders and professionals how to optimize your mindset to increase engagement and power up with a new edge to achieve peak performance and enhance the bottom line.

The event website is here or http://conta.cc/1DQCfvM. Register at the reduced price of $295. You save $200. The code is VIPHAZAN .

2. BMA Marketing Leaders Luncheon- Wednesday, Sept 16th

The Chicago BMA is proud to announce one of America’s most revered voices in B2B Sales and Marketing, Brent Adamson, Principal Executive Advisor at CEB and co-author of “The Challenger Customer” and the best-selling “The Challenger Sale.”

Be part of the national speaking tour as “The Challenge Customer” is released! Join us as we reveal what high-performing B2B Sales and Marketing teams grasp that their average-performing peers don’t.

Well known for both his passion and excitement for great ideas, Brent is a sought-after speaker and facilitator on commercial transformation. In over 12 years at CEB, he has presented to and worked with tens of thousands of Sales and Marketing professionals all over the world to redefine what good looks like when it comes to commercial excellence. As part of that work, he has been privileged to partner with some of the greatest thought leaders working in B2B Sales and Marketing today. Come see the story unfold live!

When: September 16 | 11a – 12p: Networking. 12p – 2p: Presentation.

Location:The Standard Club, 320 South Plymouth Court, Chicago

Cost: Early bird member: $45

Early bird non-member: $65

After 9/8: $80 For All


3. BMA Breakfast Seminar- Wednesday, Sept 23rd

Tired of hearing the big companies with the fat budgets talk about how they spend millions to tell their stories? Come listen to George Rafeedie, Founder of story marketing agency Tell Your Story , discuss how organizations with budgets of all sizes can set a great foundation for developing and sharing compelling stories. George will also share his insights from Content Marketing World 2015 with a “Top 10 Things Learned from Cleveland” list – including new trends, new people and new technologies to watch for in 2016 and beyond.

When: September 23- 7 – 7:30a: Networking. 7:30 – 9a: Presentation.

Where: Loyola University Chicago, Screiber Center, 16 E. Pearson, 8th FL, Chicago

Cost: Member: $25

Non-Member: $35



C. Free Webinars

1. “Re-Think! Interview Strategies That Produce The Best Results”

Thursday, Sept. 17th @ 12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PST, 10:00 am MST, 11:00 am CST)

I hear the excitement when people say, “I have an interview!” Everything it takes to get to this important point in the job search, all of the work and effort of finding your target, planning, knowing your unique value, networking, writing your resume, finding the ideal positions, sending your resume, following up….and now…. you have an interview!

Preparation takes time. You have to know what kind of research to do about the company and the role, and it takes practice so you are clear about what you want to cover in the interview. Bottom line, you must be mentally and physically ready if you want to do well in the interview.

A strategy is simply your “game plan” of what you’ll cover in the interview. Your game plan includes the best things you could share about yourself on the interview.

Here is what you’ll learn:

  • How to Improve Your Thinking by Re-THINKING!
  • We will Create an Incredibly Effective Interview Strategy
  • Learn to Be a Master of Building Rapport
  • What is the “Best of You” Summary Statement?
  • What Strengths You MUST Share About Yourself?
  • The Most Powerful Questions to Ask in the Interview

2. “Is Your LinkedIn Profile Replacing your Resume or CV?”

Thursday, Sept. 24th @ 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)

There are major changes regarding the impact of your LinkedIn

Profile and your job search process. During this session we will discuss the following:

  • The importance of your LinkedIn Profile
  • Priorities of hiring authorities
  • How your LinkedIn Profile helps or hurts your job search

Job Seekers may register on 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.


D. Save the Dates – Upcoming Workshops – Live Events

 1. De-mystifying Careers in Marketing and Communications | October 15, 2015 – 4:00pm-6:00pm

DePaul University’s Downtown campus: 1 E. Jackson, Chicago, IL, 60604

Presenters include representatives from Google,  Valspar, Lapiz [Leo Burnett], Northwestern Mutual, Chicago Cubs, and Digitas.

Lynn Hazan will facilitate a round table discussion on Career in Marketing & Communications.

Open to DePaul Students & Alumni. Free pizza.

Click Here to Register!


E. Article – “60 Business Buzzwords to Delete from Your Vocabulary”Click Here