9-2-15: Give to Get, Get to Give.

Give to Get. Get to Give: One of the exciting developments in my Andersonville neighborhood is the community involvement in creating the Little Free Library. On any given day, you will find one of these mini libraries- the books are free for taking. In return, donations are always accepted.


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In the spirit of paying it forward, we’d love your help in recommending potential candidates for our job openings.  Word of mouth is still a powerful tool in getting information out about our jobs. At LH&A, we have placed many candidates, based on recommendations from our friends and community.  We thank you for your support.

Check out our latest job openings below. As the Fall term approaches, 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 continue to be very popular as well. See below for details.


Table of Contents:

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

B. Events/ Conferences

  1. Resiliency 2.0 Summit- “Expand Your Capacity to Thrive Under Stress”: Thursday,   Sept 17, 2015
  2. BMA Marketing Leaders Luncheon: Wednesday, Sept 16th,
  3. BMA Breakfast Seminar: Wednesday, Sept 23rd

C. Free Webinars-

  1. “Can’t find a job? Blame your Resume”: Tuesday, Sept. 8th,
  2. “Re-Think! Interview Strategies That Produce the Best Results”: Thursday, Sept 17th,
  3. “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 – 5 Phrases That’ll Automatically Make You a Better Leader (and Earn You All the Respect)

A. Job Openings- Ongoing Needs:

  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.


  1.  VP of Client Relations- Consumer Ad Agency- Chicago suburbs

Are you the go-to person with consumer advertising account management experience?  A collaborative player/coach who raises client service to a new level? Have 8-10+ years of increasingly responsible consulting or 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.


  1. 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.


  1.  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.


  1. Senior Art Director- Retail Technology Co.- Chicago

Are a rockstar Senior Art Director? Have strong conceptual design chops to join rapidly growing in-house creative team to help build emerging brand?  Do you have strong conceptual skills and exceptional art direction talent across multiple media? Then this is the job for you! Ideal job for self-starter who works well both independently and with team. Will uphold design integrity throughout every stage of project. Must be able to take projects from kick off to production through all stages of creation across both B2B and C2C channels.


  1. 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 .


  1. 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



  1. 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. “Can’t find a job? Blame Your Resume”

Tuesday, September 8th @ 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)

This session will help job seekers ranging from entry-level to C-level to better understand that if their job search efforts aren’t getting results, it’s time to take a look at (and cast blame) to their resume. This webinar will provide information on current resume standards and what hiring managers and recruiters want to see.

  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
  1. “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

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

More details to come.

DePaul’s Fall Job Fair | October 8, 2015: 3:00pm-6:00pm | October 9, 2015: 11:00am-2:00pm

DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus

LH&A will have a booth with the MAC (Marketing Advisory Council)


E. Article – 5 Phrases That’ll Automatically Make You a Better Leader (and Earn You All the Respect)