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06-16-20: Summer Solstice Brings New Hope & Jobs

The Summer Solstice is upon us. Here comes the sun, the long sunny days… bring out the barbecue. With the warming weather, we will see businesses reopen. Employees will head back, gradually, into redesigned offices with a “new normal”. Many will continue to work virtually. We are re-defining where and how we work. There will be anxiety at first. Our hearts will be filled with warmth and a renewed spirit of belonging. Time to update your resumes. Clients are hiring. Here’s a hint… technology and health care candidates will be in demand. We have job openings in these verticals.
Take advantage of our Summer Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Talk with your employer about our Outplacement Services if you have been affected by a layoff. All sessions are conducted online.
 
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • Front-End Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Priority Hire! Design, develop & maintain division wide web presence. Specs: here
  • Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Design, produce & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Specs: here
  • Website Associate – Medical Association – Downtown Chicago. Resolve website user questions, incorporate expert communication skills to assure highest level of customer service. Specs: here
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, etc. background. Specs: here
  • Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Communications Agency –
    Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim. 
    Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Webinar Presentation Title: Priceless Benefits of Role Playing to Ace Interviews. June 16, 1 PM (CDT)
  • Art, Science, and the Elegant Universe – A C2ST Event. June 17, 4 PM (CST)
  • A Chicago Innovation free virtual event: Improv(e) Your Life. June 18, 2-3 PM (CST)
  • 60-min webinar: “How IMPROV Can Improve Your Job Search” an NSENG event. Speaker:  RICHARD OBERBRUNER  (Second City training grad). June 22, 7-8 PM (CST)
  • Why don’t I rank? These are the 5 big reasons you aren’t getting traffic from search. Wine & Webinar. Speaker Andy Crestodina. June 23, 5-6 PM (CST)
  • Forensic Genomic Technologies: New Frontiers bring New Considerations. A C2ST event. June 25,  PM (CST)
  • 2.5-Hour Online Workshop: “Maximizing the Value of LinkedIn During Your Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach. June 29th 6-8:30 PM (CST)
  • Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time. See details below.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
 
4) Featured Article: How to Respond to “So, Tell Me About Yourself” in a Job Interview
 
The toughest job interview question may seem like a softball from the interviewer’s perspective:
“So…tell me about yourself.”
It seems easy because it feels like a free pass: no hypothetical scenario, no request for real-life examples, no technical challenge, not even the dreaded “What’s your biggest flaw?” Just…tell me anything.
But it only seems simple. Receiving such an open invitation invites more perils than opportunities, because you’re given no framework for your response – just a blank, clue-free canvas. Read more here
 Our Current Openings 
Front-end Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire


Medical insurance company seeks Front-end Web Development Specialist to design, develop, & maintain division web presence. Candidate will work with all divisions of company to ensure all risk management data needs are met. Are you proficient in HTML, CSS, and front-end web development? Experienced with Drupal, JavaScript, MySQL & APIs? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field plus 0-2-3 years’ related work experience? Will consider new grads with strong internship experience.
Learn more here

Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire

Do you understand basics of user-centered design & possess ability to empathize with users? Comprehend web design? Able to edit HTML and CSS? Can you develop creative solutions to complex problems? Skilled in written and oral communication? Medical insurance client seeks Learning Experience Design Specialist to design, produce, & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Candidate will assist in managing & providing administrative support for department’s learning management system. This is not a content writing position. It’s everything else to support continuing education.
Learn more here

Website Associate – Medical Association – Immediate Hire

Do you like to provide online customer support for website users? Are you patient, a great communicator and like problem solving? Like to create & update website pages? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, MIS & Graphic Design plus 0-2+ years’ related work experience? Will also consider new grads with strong internship experience. Our long-time client will hire candidate who respects tradition/stability and appreciates innovation. Immediate hire or within 1 month if graduating. Excellent benefits.

Learn more here
Patent Agent- IP (Intellectual Property) Law Firm

Are you a certified Patent Agent with 2-5 years of experience in biotech, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology or molecular biology in a legal setting or industry? Have admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office? Have a PhD with at least a 3.0 GPA? Enjoy being challenged to work on breakthrough products and inventions? Learn more here

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplification of Science –

Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials. 

Learn more here
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN– Downtown Chicago 
Our internship program is unique in that we share knowledge: we teach and learn from each other. Flexible hours; can receive college credit. Work side-by-side with president and other interns in an energetic environment. A definite career builder for a student or new grad interested in marketing, communications, human resources or recruiting.  Click here to keep reading…
Consulting Services-Virtual
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. $25 SUMMER DISCOUNT OFFERED!
 
– The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated.
Price: $125 One hour – with discount. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
 
– Empowered Job Seeker
“Empowered Job Seeker™” is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice.

Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 value in total.
 Events 
1. Webinar Presentation Title: Priceless Benefits of Role Playing to Ace Interviews
Date:  Tuesday, June 16th
Time:  2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
Description:  I don’t know anyone who enjoys the prospect of role playing, unless they are a theatre major or experienced sales professional.   However, it is the person who interviews BEST who often gets the job, so this is time well spent.  During this session we will discuss the following:
  • Why you should role play
  • When you should role play
  • Person to involve in role playing
  • Priceless benefits of role playing
Registration Link: here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.

2. Art, Science, and the Elegant Universe by The Chicago Council on Science and Technology

“Scientists and artists both thrive on uncertainty and a sense of adventure.” These two ideas have inspired Lindsay Olson during her residency at Fermilab. Working with Fermilab scientists, like Dr. Kirsty Duffy, she created a body of work about the Standard Model, neutrino research, and the CMS experiment at CERN.

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM (CST)
Register: here
3. A Chicago Innovation FREE virtual event: Improv(e) Your Life

In 2020, we’ve all suddenly found ourselves enrolled in the school of improv… Each day feels like a test of how well we can roll with the punches, innovate on-the-fly, and get ahead of rapidly changing conditions. We’ve called up some masters of personal re-invention to share insights on how we can all greet change with creativity and find opportunities in challenging moments.

Speakers include: Kelly Leonard – EVP Second City Works, Harry Kraemer – Former CEO & Chairman Baxter, Hedy Ratner – Founder & Co-President Emeritus, Orlando Saez – CEO Aker.
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (CST)
Register: here
4. 60-min webinar: “How IMPROV Can Improve Your Job Search” and NSENG event. Speaker:  RICHARD OBERBRUNER  (Second City training grad)

On the surface, improvisation is known for its entertainment value to make people laugh. But it can also be a powerful communication tool in many aspects of a job search. Being quick-witted, thinking fast on your feet and conveying a positive attitude can make a huge difference in how you’re perceived throughout an interview. During this webinar, RICHARD OBERBRUNER, a SECOND CITY Training Center graduate, will lead a highly interactive session that will put you in situations where thinking with a different attitude can produce surprising results. Experience the power of improv for yourself and gain new communication techniques that you can use when networking or interviewing with a prospective employer. During Richard’s presentation, attendees will:
– Role playing situations where you will apply the 5 key elements of improv… trust, communication, acceptance, building & spontaneity
– Develop real & hypothetical answers to behavioral interview questions
– Learn the difference between “Yes” & “No but” attitudes & how each can persuasively be used in conversations
– Realize how laughter is important to relieve stress

Date: Monday, June 22, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
Register: here

5. Why don’t I rank? These are the 5 big reasons you aren’t getting traffic from search. A Wine & Webinar Event. Speaker: Andy Crestodina Co-Founder/CMO, Orbit Media

You published a beautiful page, but you’re still not ranking. What went wrong? Was it the content? The competition? Why the heck isn’t this page getting any love from the Big G?

Here’s the thing:
Search is actually more straightforward than people think. Anyone can rank like a champion with just a basic understanding of the big concepts.
This is exactly what we’ll be covering in this session.
  • Overview of the big search ranking factors
  • A quick review of links and competition (aka authority)
  • A quick review of content and keywords (aka relevance)
  • The toolbelt of the modern SEO
And best of all…
  • A live review of actual pages from volunteers

Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (CST)
Register: here

6. Forensic Genomic Technologies: New Frontiers bring New Considerations

Dr. Hughes will explore the big picture impact of recent and rapid advancements in forensic genomics analyses, particularly the expansion from the use of traditional forensic genetic markers analyzed in state labs to cutting edge techniques only available at private and non-profit labs. Making the most of the often limited DNA evidence can mean the difference between a stalled and successful investigation. But with these new techniques and arenas being utilized for evidence interpretation, we must also consider: what is at stake if we move too fast to take on the next tantalizing technology?  Lack of transparency, wrongful convictions, misinformation, privacy concerns, bias and more will be discussed.  These promising new technologies provide forensic science with the chance to assist in the most troublesome of cases, and addressing these ethical, legal, and social concerns from the beginning will only serve to strengthen their contributions to science and society.

Date: Thursday, June 25, 2020
Time: 4 PM – 4:45 PM (CST)
Register: here

7. 2.5-Hour Online Workshop: “Maximizing the Value of LinkedIn During Your Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach

During this 2-hour instructional session, MARTY GILBERT, NSENG founder and job search coach, will walk you through the LinkedIn platform and provide you with his perspectives on the following topics:

  • Specific goals of an effective LinkedIn profile
  • Actions you should take in each section of your profile to make your background stand out
  • How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plays a huge part in attracting recruiters
  • What recruiters see in the back-end of LinkedIn when looking for qualified candidates
  • How to use LinkedIn criteria-based searches to find more target companies and key influencers
  • Example scripts on how to engage your LinkedIn connections for help
  • Marketing and social media tactics on how to draw more traffic to your LinkedIn profile
  • How you can use an Artificial Intelligence extension to LinkedIn to get background on the people you may be interviewing with before you even meet them

Date: Monday, June 29, 2020

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (CST)
Register: here
8. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.

COMPLIMENTARY ABM CERTIFICATION
READY. SET. LEARN.

If you’re like most marketers, you realize that even in this new normal, you need to make the most of your programs. It may seem impossible to still deliver on your pipe goals, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not-not if you have an ABM strategy in place.

To support your mastery of ABM during this challenging time, we’re making our ABM certification courses (both Foundations and Advanced) available on the house to everyone. (That’s a total value of $700!)

When you become a Certified ABM Strategist, you’ll gain actionable insights to:
– Create alignment between marketing and sales
– Use segmentation to scale and reach your target audiences
– Understand how to measure ABM ROI

We hope you take advantage of this certification opportunity! It’s a limited time deal. GET STARTED here

Offer valid through July 31, 2020. ABM Foundations is not a prerequisite of ABM Advanced. You may choose to sign up for one or both courses. We provide codes for both options.
 
9. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here

06-09-20: Our Love for Chicago & Its People Shines

On Sunday, after catching up at the office, I took a walk in downtown Chicago. I was saddened to see so many buildings boarded up and the thousands of companies and employees affected. I was heartened to see this painting of the love of Chicago on a restaurant panel. This raised my spirits of the potential good that we can all create.
We support free speech and self expression. We abhor senseless killings. We are committed to our core values, our guiding principles for over 20 years. See the link https://lhazan.com/core-values/
At LH&A, our clients’ needs drive our recruiting efforts on their behalf. The verticals and skill sets often change. We evolve as well. We anticipate where the growth curves will move and adjust our recruiting to meet the talent needs. This is an ongoing and constant process. We also support our candidates’ growth and development to help them compete in a changing marketplace.
As “relationship recruiters“, we believe in the power of people and quality talent. Roles often evolve over time. Many of our candidates have become clients. Long term clients return for additional hires, as we now have with 4 new jobs. We are committed to your success.
Each Small Step Counts Towards Progress: by Lynn Hazan
Take advantage of our Spring Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Talk with your employer about our Outplacement Services if you have been affected by a layoff. All sessions are conducted online.
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • Front-End Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Priority Hire! Design, develop & maintain division wide web presence. Specs: here
  • Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Design, produce & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Specs: here
  • Website Associate – Medical Association – Downtown Chicago. Resolve website user questions, incorporate expert communication skills to assure highest level of customer service. Specs: here
  • Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Analyze statistical data including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. Specs: here
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, etc. background. Specs: here
  • Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Communications Agency –
    Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim. 
    Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Lynn Hazan’s interview with Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer on her journey from Corporate to EntrepreneurFree to view and to sign up for the series. http://corptoentrepreneur.com/LynnH. Lynn’s interview can be viewed here
  • Lynn Hazan’s tips on finding a job amid a crisis with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum  was published in the Monday Success section of the Chicago Tribune, May 25, 2020. It is available here.
  • Art, Science, and the Elegant Universe by The Chicago Council on Science and Technology. June 10, 4 PM (CDT)
  • Website Presentation Title:  Beat The Summer Job Seeking Slump. June 11, 11 AM (EST)
  • 60-min webinar: “How IMPROV Can Improve Your Job Search” an NSENG event. Speaker:  RICHARD OBERBRUNER  (Second City training grad). June 22, 7-8 PM (CST)
  • Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time. See details below.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
 
4) Featured Article: 3 Virtual Interview Tips and a Checklist
 
Due to Covid-19, nearly all interviewing is now done virtually. This means that, pretty soon, you’ll likely have a virtual interview. And when you do, you’ll want to be prepared. Here are three essential tips for virtual interviewing, along with a checklist that will help you the day before, the day of, and during your virtual interview.

Read more here

 Our Current Openings 
Front-end Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire

 

Medical insurance company seeks Front-end Web Development Specialist to design, develop, & maintain division web presence. Candidate will work with all divisions of company to ensure all risk management data needs are met. Are you proficient in HTML, CSS, and front-end web development? Experienced with Drupal, JavaScript, MySQL & APIs? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field plus 0-2-3 years’ related work experience? Will consider new grads with strong internship experience.
Learn more here

Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire

Do you understand basics of user-centered design & possess ability to empathize with users? Comprehend web design? Able to edit HTML and CSS? Can you develop creative solutions to complex problems? Skilled in written and oral communication? Medical insurance client seeks Learning Experience Design Specialist to design, produce, & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Candidate will assist in managing & providing administrative support for department’s learning management system. This is not a content writing position. It’s everything else to support continuing education.
Learn more here

Website Associate – Medical Association – Immediate Hire

Do you like to provide online customer support for website users? Are you patient, a great communicator and like problem solving? Like to create & update website pages? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, MIS & Graphic Design plus 0-2+ years’ related work experience? Will also consider new grads with strong internship experience. Our long-time client will hire candidate who respects tradition/stability and appreciates innovation. Immediate hire or within 1 month if graduating. Excellent benefits.

Learn more here
Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire
Do you have strengths in data analytics & statistics? Have  approximately 4-5 years of professional experience working in insurance or financial services? Want to create your own job? Candidate will analyze statistical data affecting the company’s Operations including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. This long- time client appreciates candidates who understand process & evolving change. Very stable work environment with excellent benefits.
Learn more here
Patent Agent- IP (Intellectual Property) Law Firm

Are you a certified Patent Agent with 2-5 years of experience in biotech, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology or molecular biology in a legal setting or industry? Have admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office? Have a PhD with at least a 3.0 GPA? Enjoy being challenged to work on breakthrough products and inventions? Learn more here

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplification of Science –

Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials. 

Learn more here
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN– Downtown Chicago 
Our internship program is unique in that we share knowledge: we teach and learn from each other. Flexible hours; can receive college credit. Work side-by-side with president and other interns in an energetic environment. A definite career builder for a student or new grad interested in marketing, communications, human resources or recruiting.  Click here to keep reading…
Consulting Services-Virtual
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. $25 SPRING DISCOUNT OFFERED!
 
– The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated.
Price: $125 One hour – with discount. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
 
– Empowered Job Seeker

“Empowered Job Seeker™” is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice.

Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 value in total.
 Events 
1. Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer has interviewed a series of individuals who have successfully made the journey from “Corporate to Entrepreneur”. Lynn Hazan is one of the speakers! 

Lynn’s interview aired on May 24. To view, click here

A different speaker will be highlighted everyday, for 30 minutes.
To watch any of these interviews you will need to register your email at:
Once registered, daily you will receive an email from Lisa Williams giving you the link to view the speaker list and available interviews. Each interview is available for 72 hours.
At the end of the series, there will be a replay period to catch up on any you missed.
2. Lynn Hazan’s interview with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum
 
Published in the Monday Success section of the Chicago Tribune, May 25th.
On Standing out in a crisis economy.
Tips for landing a job in a very competitive climate
If you didn’t get a chance to read it in print, it is also available online here

This article was written for the Chicago Tribune and it also appeared in the Tribune Publishing papers, which include the Baltimore Sun, the New York Daily News and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

3. Webinar Presentation Title:  Beat The Summer Job Seeking Slump
Date:  Thursday, June 11th
Time:  11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)
Description:  Your resume is either a ticket to an interview, or it is causing you to be screened out.  If you are not scheduling interviews – your resume could be screened out by automated systems.  With record unemployment, its more critical than ever to update your resume.  During this session, we will discuss the following:
  • Out with the old – in with the new
  • How to recycle information to make it fresh
  • Fill in the GAPS
  • Revise your resume on all platforms
  • BEAT the automated scanners with keywords
Registration Link: here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
4. 60-min webinar: “How IMPROV Can Improve Your Job Search” and NSENG event. Speaker:  RICHARD OBERBRUNER  (Second City training grad)

On the surface, improvisation is known for its entertainment value to make people laugh. But it can also be a powerful communication tool in many aspects of a job search. Being quick-witted, thinking fast on your feet and conveying a positive attitude can make a huge difference in how you’re perceived throughout an interview. During this webinar, RICHARD OBERBRUNER, a SECOND CITY Training Center graduate, will lead a highly interactive session that will put you in situations where thinking with a different attitude can produce surprising results. Experience the power of improv for yourself and gain new communication techniques that you can use when networking or interviewing with a prospective employer. During Richard’s presentation, attendees will:
– Role playing situations where you will apply the 5 key elements of improv… trust, communication, acceptance, building & spontaneity
– Develop real & hypothetical answers to behavioral interview questions
– Learn the difference between “Yes” & “No but” attitudes & how each can persuasively be used in conversations
– Realize how laughter is important to relieve stress

Date: Monday, June 22, 2020
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM (CST)
Register: here
5. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.

COMPLIMENTARY ABM CERTIFICATION
READY. SET. LEARN.If you’re like most marketers, you realize that even in this new normal, you need to make the most of your programs. It may seem impossible to still deliver on your pipe goals, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not-not if you have an ABM strategy in place.

To support your mastery of ABM during this challenging time, we’re making our ABM certification courses (both Foundations and Advanced) available on the house to everyone. (That’s a total value of $700!)

When you become a Certified ABM Strategist, you’ll gain actionable insights to:
– Create alignment between marketing and sales
– Use segmentation to scale and reach your target audiences
– Understand how to measure ABM ROI

We hope you take advantage of this certification opportunity! It’s a limited time deal. GET STARTED here

Offer valid through July 31, 2020. ABM Foundations is not a prerequisite of ABM Advanced. You may choose to sign up for one or both courses. We provide codes for both options.
 
6. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here

06-02-20: We Stand Together

So much is happening in our country right now. One way or the other, each of us is affected. The events of the past few days have been painful to witness, literally first hand, not by design. The fact that these terrible events have taken place against the backdrop of the global pandemic only heightens our collective anxiety.
We at Lynn Hazan and Associates are saddened by the death of George Floyd and other African Americans who were struck down, solely because of their race. We strongly condemn the rioting, arson, and looting. We want justice, not at the cost of another person’s life and livelihood. Our own office building was vandalized. The neighboring businesses were torched and looted. Many businesses were looking forward to reopening.  What I personally witnessed upon exiting my office was very scary and intense. I felt vulnerable.

Our team is safe and still working from home. We continue to recruit candidates for our 4 openings. Once hired, these candidates will work from home until it is safe to work client side.  We are here to help solve the winding maze from start to finish in the interviewing and placement process.

Use our services that best suit your needs. Take advantage of our Spring Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Talk with your employer about our Outplacement Services if you have been affected by a layoff. All sessions are conducted online.

 
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • Front-End Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Priority Hire! Design, develop & maintain division wide web presence. Specs: here
  • Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Design, produce & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Specs: here
  • Website Associate – Medical Association – Downtown Chicago. Resolve website user questions, incorporate expert communication skills to assure highest level of customer service. Specs: here
  • Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Analyze statistical data including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. Specs: here
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, etc. background. Specs: here
  • Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Communications Agency –
    Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim. 
    Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Lynn Hazan’s interview with Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer on her journey from Corporate to Entrepreneur. Aired May 24th. Free to view and to sign up for the series. http://corptoentrepreneur.com/LynnH. Lynn’s interview can be viewed at here
  • Lynn Hazan’s tips on finding a job amid a crisis with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum  was published in the Monday Success section of the Chicago Tribune, May 25, 2020. It is available online here.
  • Webinar Presentation Title:  Uncover Unadvertised Job Opportunities. June 4, 11 AM (CST)
  • Science From the Frontlines: Virus Entry into Cells. A C2ST event. June 2, 4 pm (CDT)
  • Art, Science, and the Elegant Universe by The Chicago Council on Science and Technology. June 10, 4 PM (CDT)
  • Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time. See details below.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
 
4) Featured Article: Working Remotely? Try These 35 Tools for Better Communication, Collaboration, and Organization
 
Today, you and your team are expected to perform at the same level no matter where you’re working from.
With the help of an internet connection, it’s relatively easy for us to get most of our daily work done, whether it’s related to publishing a blog post, sending a follow-up email, conducting a video call with a team member of prospect, or setting up a workflow to nurture prospects and customers in your CRM.
But when it comes to remote work, we all know an internet connection doesn’t solve everything. Tasks and obstacles are bound to arise that are challenging to manage remotely-when it comes to these complex tasks and cross-team collaboration, communication and productivity can get messy.
As the need for productive remote work has grown, many companies have discovered and started implementing tools and resources that enable employees to be as productive as possible while working from home.

Read more here

 Our Current Openings 
Front-end Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire


Medical insurance company seeks Front-end Web Development Specialist to design, develop, & maintain division web presence. Candidate will work with all divisions of company to ensure all risk management data needs are met. Are you proficient in HTML, CSS, and front-end web development? Experienced with Drupal, JavaScript, MySQL & APIs? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field plus 0-2-3 years’ related work experience? Will consider new grads with strong internship experience.
Learn more here

Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire

Do you understand basics of user-centered design & possess ability to empathize with users? Comprehend web design? Able to edit HTML and CSS? Can you develop creative solutions to complex problems? Skilled in written and oral communication? Medical insurance client seeks Learning Experience Design Specialist to design, produce, & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Candidate will assist in managing & providing administrative support for department’s learning management system. This is not a content writing position. It’s everything else to support continuing education.
Learn more here

Website Associate – Medical Association – Immediate Hire

Do you like to provide online customer support for website users? Are you patient, a great communicator and like problem solving? Like to create & update website pages? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, MIS & Graphic Design plus 0-2+ years’ related work experience? Will also consider new grads with strong internship experience. Our long-time client will hire candidate who respects tradition/stability and appreciates innovation. Immediate hire or within 1 month if graduating. Excellent benefits.

Learn more here
Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire
Do you have strengths in data analytics & statistics? Have  approximately 4-5 years of professional experience working in insurance or financial services? Want to create your own job? Candidate will analyze statistical data affecting the company’s Operations including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. This long- time client appreciates candidates who understand process & evolving change. Very stable work environment with excellent benefits.
Learn more here
Patent Agent- IP (Intellectual Property) Law Firm

Are you a certified Patent Agent with 2-5 years of experience in biotech, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology or molecular biology in a legal setting or industry? Have admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office? Have a PhD with at least a 3.0 GPA? Enjoy being challenged to work on breakthrough products and inventions? Learn more here

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplification of Science –

Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials. 

Learn more here
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN– Downtown Chicago 
Our internship program is unique in that we share knowledge: we teach and learn from each other. Flexible hours; can receive college credit. Work side-by-side with president and other interns in an energetic environment. A definite career builder for a student or new grad interested in marketing, communications, human resources or recruiting.  Click here to keep reading…
Consulting Services-Virtual
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. $25 SPRING DISCOUNT OFFERED!
 
– The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated.
Price: $125 One hour – with discount. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
 
– Empowered Job Seeker
“Empowered Job Seeker™” is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice.

Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 value in total.
 Events 
1. Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer has interviewed a series of individuals who have successfully made the journey from “Corporate to Entrepreneur”. Lynn Hazan is one of the speakers! 

Lynn’s interview aired on May 24. To view, click here

A different speaker will be highlighted everyday, for 30 minutes, starting May 11 and will till June 5.
To watch any of these interviews you will need to register your email at:
Once registered, daily you will receive an email from Lisa Williams giving you the link to view the speaker list and available interviews. Each interview is available for 72 hours.
At the end of the series, there will be a replay period to catch up on any you missed.

2. Lynn Hazan’s interview with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum

 
Published in the Monday Success section of the Chicago Tribune, May 25th.
On Standing out in a crisis economy.
Tips for landing a job in a very competitive climate
If you didn’t get a chance to read it in print, it is also available online here
This article was written for the Chicago Tribune and it also appeared in the Tribune Publishing papers, which include the Baltimore Sun, the New York Daily News and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

3. Science From the Frontlines: Virus Entry into Cells. A FREE C2ST event

Across the United States, tracking As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding viruses and how they function has become essential. The first step of every virus infection is the virus entering a host cell. How does this happen? Proteins on the surface of the virus interact with receptors on the surface of a cell to trigger changes in the virus that allow it to penetrate the cell. Using herpes viruses as a model, Dr. Connolly will explain the basics of virus entry and how an understanding of this can help researchers develop antiviral drugs and vaccines.

Date: June 2, 2020
Time: 4 PM – 4:45 PM (CDT)
Register here for free
4. Webinar Presentation Title:  Uncover Unadvertised Job Opportunities
Date:  Thursday, June 4th
Time:  12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PST, 10:00 am MST, 11:00 am CST)
Description:  Many employers have confidential positions that are not advertised.  These are positions that are held by someone who is either on probation or on the verge of being fired.  These can also be positions caused by employees not returning to work after being laid-off or furloughed. During this session, we will address the following:
  • How to uncover unadvertised job opportunities
  • Conducting a proactive vs. reactive job search
  • Why this must become part of your job search efforts
Registration Link: here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
5. Art, Science, and the Elegant Universe by The Chicago Council on Science and Technology 

“Scientists and artists both thrive on uncertainty and a sense of adventure.” These two ideas have inspired Lindsay Olson during her residency at Fermilab. Working with Fermilab scientists, like Dr. Kirsty Duffy, she created a body of work about the Standard Model, neutrino research, and the CMS experiment at CERN.

Date: June 10, 2020
Time: 4 PM (CDT)
Register: here
6. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.

COMPLIMENTARY ABM CERTIFICATION
READY. SET. LEARN.

If you’re like most marketers, you realize that even in this new normal, you need to make the most of your programs. It may seem impossible to still deliver on your pipe goals, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not-not if you have an ABM strategy in place.

To support your mastery of ABM during this challenging time, we’re making our ABM certification courses (both Foundations and Advanced) available on the house to everyone. (That’s a total value of $700!)

When you become a Certified ABM Strategist, you’ll gain actionable insights to:
– Create alignment between marketing and sales
– Use segmentation to scale and reach your target audiences
– Understand how to measure ABM ROI

We hope you take advantage of this certification opportunity! It’s a limited time deal. GET STARTED here

Offer valid through July 31, 2020. ABM Foundations is not a prerequisite of ABM Advanced. You may choose to sign up for one or both courses. We provide codes for both options.
 
7. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here

05-26-20: The Sun is Shining: Let these New Jobs Lift Your Spirits as well as Lynn’s Media Coverage

Welcome back friends and colleagues. It’s been a busy week on the recruiting front. A long time client is eager to hire for 4 positions. Candidates will initially work from home, then in person at the office, when it is safe.

Also, we’ve had incredible media coverage from the Chicago Tribune (print and online) and a taped interview with Lisa Williams: From Corporate to Entrepreneur. Watch my story and ask yourself how you can re-invent yourself, your skills and talents. You can also sign up for the rest of the series.

Use our services that best suit your needs. Take advantage of our Spring Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Talk with your employer about our Outplacement Services if you have been affected by a layoff. All sessions are conducted online.

 
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • Front-End Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Priority Hire! Design, develop & maintain division wide web presence. Specs: here
  • Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Design, produce & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Specs: here
  • Website Associate – Medical Association – Downtown Chicago. Resolve website user questions, incorporate expert communication skills to assure highest level of customer service. Specs: here
  • Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Analyze statistical data including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. Specs: here
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, etc. background. Specs: here
  • Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Communications Agency –
    Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim. 
    Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Lynn Hazan’s interview with Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer on her journey from Corporate to Entrepreneur. Aired May 24th all day. Free to view and to sign up for the series. http://corptoentrepreneur.com/LynnH. Lynn’s interview can be viewed at here
  • Lynn Hazan’s tips on finding a job amid a crisis with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum published in the Monday Success section of the Tribune. May 25th. If you didn’t get a chance to read it in print, it is also available online here
  • Wine & Webinar: 7 Money Words with Joanna Wiebe, Conversion Copywriter and Founder of Copyhackers. Up your copywriting game. Up your results. May 26, 5-6 pm (CST)
  • Free Webinar presentation Title: A Day In The Life of a Job Seeker. May 28, 10 AM (CST)
  • City of Chicago Community Sentiment Survey on Reopening. Let your voice be heard, take the survey! Details below.
  • Science From the Frontlines: Virus Entry into Cells. A C2ST event. June 2, 4 pm (CDT)
  • Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time. See details below.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
 
4) Featured Article: 12 Handy Tips for Running Better Remote Meetings
 
Whether you’re meeting with colleagues who are working from home that day, or with clients located half a world away, running a productive and effective remote meeting can be a challenge.
When you’re face-to-face with people, it can feel much easier to communicate efficiently and gauge how they’re feeling and reacting to different ideas.
But when you’re meeting virtually, it can seem like some attendees sort of…disappear into the abyss. Read more here
 Our Current Openings 
Front-end Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire


Medical insurance company seeks Front-end Web Development Specialist to design, develop, & maintain division web presence. Candidate will work with all divisions of company to ensure all risk management data needs are met. Are you proficient in HTML, CSS, and front-end web development? Experienced with Drupal, JavaScript, MySQL & APIs? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field plus 0-2-3 years’ related work experience? Will consider new grads with strong internship experience.
Learn more here

Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire

Do you understand basics of user-centered design & possess ability to empathize with users? Comprehend web design? Able to edit HTML and CSS? Can you develop creative solutions to complex problems? Skilled in written and oral communication? Medical insurance client seeks Learning Experience Design Specialist to design, produce, & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Candidate will assist in managing & providing administrative support for department’s learning management system. This is not a content writing position. It’s everything else to support continuing education.
Learn more here

Website Associate – Medical Association – Immediate Hire

Do you like to provide online customer support for website users? Are you patient, a great communicator and like problem solving? Like to create & update website pages? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, MIS & Graphic Design plus 0-2+ years’ related work experience? Will also consider new grads with strong internship experience. Our long-time client will hire candidate who respects tradition/stability and appreciates innovation. Immediate hire or within 1 month if graduating. Excellent benefits.

Learn more here
Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire
Do you have strengths in data analytics & statistics? Have  approximately 4-5 years of professional experience working in insurance or financial services? Want to create your own job? Candidate will analyze statistical data affecting the company’s Operations including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. This long- time client appreciates candidates who understand process & evolving change. Very stable work environment with excellent benefits.
Learn more here
Patent Agent- IP (Intellectual Property) Law Firm

Are you a certified Patent Agent with 2-5 years of experience in biotech, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology or molecular biology in a legal setting or industry? Have admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office? Have a PhD with at least a 3.0 GPA? Enjoy being challenged to work on breakthrough products and inventions? Learn more here

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplification of Science –

Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials. 

Learn more here
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN– Downtown Chicago 
Our internship program is unique in that we share knowledge: we teach and learn from each other. Flexible hours; can receive college credit. Work side-by-side with president and other interns in an energetic environment. A definite career builder for a student or new grad interested in marketing, communications, human resources or recruiting.  Click here to keep reading…
Consulting Services-Virtual
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. $25 SPRING DISCOUNT OFFERED!
 
– The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated.
Price: $125 One hour – with discount. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
 
– Empowered Job Seeker
“Empowered Job Seeker™” is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice.

Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 value in total.
 Events 
1. Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer has interviewed a series of individuals who have successfully made the journey from “Corporate to Entrepreneur”.  Lynn Hazan is one of the speakers! 

Lynn’s interview aired on May 24. To view, click here

A different speaker will be highlighted everyday, for 30 minutes, starting May 11 and will till June 5.
To watch any of these interviews you will need to register your email at:
Once registered, daily you will receive an email from Lisa Williams giving you the link to view the speaker list and available interviews. Each interview is available for 72 hours.
At the end of the series, there will be a replay period to catch up on any you missed.
2. Lynn Hazan’s interview with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum
 
Published in the Monday Success section of the Chicago Tribune, May 25th.
On Standing out in a crisis economy.
Tips for landing a job in a very competitive climate
If you didn’t get a chance to read it in print, it is also available online here

3. Wine & Webinar: 7 Money Words with Joanna Wiebe, Conversion Copywriter and Founder of Copyhackers.
Up your copywriting game. Up your results. 

The words and phrases you use in your copy directly impact your conversion rate.
Join us for this session, where conversion copywriter Joanna Wiebe of Copyhackers will walk us through seven critical “money words” she and her team have identified as high-performers across multiple emails, ads and pages. You’ll walk away with a richer vocabulary for persuading your prospects, which you can confidently do immediately after this session.

Date: Tues, May 26, 2020

Time: 5-6 PM (CST)
Register: here

4. Free Webinar presentation Title: A Day In The Life of a Job Seeker

Date:  Thursday, May 28th
Time:  11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)
Description:  We will review what you should accomplish each and every day of your job search if you want to enjoy improved results.  During this session, we will address the following:
  • Daily activities and priorities
  • Networking
  • Follow-Ups
  • Tracking and reviews
Registration Link: here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
5. City of Chicago Community Sentiment Survey on Reopening
City of Chicago Community Sentiment Survey on Reopening Mayor Lightfoot is currently reviewing options to reopen the city safely. To gauge public sentiment regarding stay-at-home and reopening, the Mayor is soliciting feedback from neighbors via THIS survey. Let your voice be heard, take the survey here
6. Science From the Frontlines: Virus Entry into Cells. A FREE C2ST event

Across the United States, tracking As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding viruses and how they function has become essential. The first step of every virus infection is the virus entering a host cell. How does this happen? Proteins on the surface of the virus interact with receptors on the surface of a cell to trigger changes in the virus that allow it to penetrate the cell. Using herpes viruses as a model, Dr. Connolly will explain the basics of virus entry and how an understanding of this can help researchers develop antiviral drugs and vaccines.

Date: June 2, 2020
Time: 4 PM – 4:45 PM (CDT)
Register here for free
7. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.

COMPLIMENTARY ABM CERTIFICATION
READY. SET. LEARN.

If you’re like most marketers, you realize that even in this new normal, you need to make the most of your programs. It may seem impossible to still deliver on your pipe goals, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not-not if you have an ABM strategy in place.

To support your mastery of ABM during this challenging time, we’re making our ABM certification courses (both Foundations and Advanced) available on the house to everyone. (That’s a total value of $700!)

When you become a Certified ABM Strategist, you’ll gain actionable insights to:
– Create alignment between marketing and sales
– Use segmentation to scale and reach your target audiences
– Understand how to measure ABM ROI

We hope you take advantage of this certification opportunity! It’s a limited time deal. GET STARTED here

Offer valid through July 31, 2020. ABM Foundations is not a prerequisite of ABM Advanced. You may choose to sign up for one or both courses. We provide codes for both options.
 
8. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here

05-18-20: Resiliency, Resources & Job Openings

With the prospect of reaching some kind of normalcy in today’s unprecedented times, we look for glimmers of hope. We reach out to each other to build community, provide support and give a hand to those in need. Let’s look within ourselves to find the capacity to recover, toughen up and face the new normal.
We all are resilient. My friend, Melissa Wenig took this photo of a brand new Monarch butterfly sipping its first taste of nectar. During this pandemic, Melissa may have found a small way to help protect the disappearance of this beautiful species.
Mutual support is friendship in action! LH&A is here for you. We have a very eager client looking to fill 4 openings. Details are below. Let’s get out of our chrysalis, stretch out our wings and fly.

Photo credit: Melissa Wenig

Use our services that best suit your needs. Take advantage of our Spring Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Talk with your employer about our Outplacement Services if you have been affected by a layoff. All sessions are conducted online.

 
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • Front-End Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Priority Hire! Design, develop & maintain division wide web presence. Specs: here
  • Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Design, produce & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Specs: here
  • Website Associate – Medical Association – Downtown Chicago. Resolve website user questions, incorporate expert communication skills to assure highest level of customer service. Specs: here
  • Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Analyze statistical data including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. Specs: here
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, etc. background. Specs: here
  • Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Communications Agency –
    Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim. 
    Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch” by WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS. Mon, May 18, 7:00-8:00 pm (CST)
  • Webinar presentation Title: The Real Reasons You Don’t Hear Back. Wed, May 20, 2 pm (EST)
  • Young Leadership Division of the Jewish United Fund presents Virtual Career Support & Resource GroupLynn Hazan will be presenting. Wed, May 20, 4-5 pm (CST)
  • Science From the Frontlines a C2ST event: Gender Disparity in COVID-19 Cases. Wed, May 20, 4 pm (CDT)
  • Lynn Hazan’s interview with Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer on her journey from Corporate to Entrepreneur. To be aired on May 24th all day.Free. http://corptoentrepreneur.com/LynnH
  • Lynn Hazan’s tips on finding a job amid a crisis with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum to be published in the Monday Success section of the Tribune. May 25th. Stay tuned for link.
  • Wine & Webinar: 7 Money Words with Joanna Wiebe, Conversion Copywriter and Founder of Copyhackers. Up your copywriting game. Up your results. May 26, 5-6 pm (CST)
  • City of Chicago Community Sentiment Survey on Reopening. Let your voice be heard, take the survey! Details below.
  • Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time. See details below.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
 
4) Featured Article: 6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Increase Your Job Security During the Pandemic (and Beyond)
 
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world of work upside down-and with 26 million Americans filing unemployment claims in a matter of five weeks, job security is likely on your mind. “There’s a lot of uncertainty in a world that’s changing before our eyes,” says LaTonya Wilkins, an International Coaching Federation-credentialed executive coach.
The good news is there are steps you can take to prove your worth, help you keep the job you have, and thrive even during difficult periods. Of course, there are no guarantees and you can’t control if your entire team gets laid off. But by taking these steps you’d also be making yourself a more appealing candidate in case you do need to search for something new. Read more here
 Our Current Openings 
Front-end Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire


Medical insurance company seeks Front-end Web Development Specialist to design, develop, & maintain division web presence. Candidate will work with all divisions of company to ensure all risk management data needs are met. Are you proficient in HTML, CSS, and front-end web development? Experienced with Drupal, JavaScript, MySQL & APIs? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field plus 0-2-3 years’ related work experience? Will consider new grads with strong internship experience.
Learn more here

Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire

Do you understand basics of user-centered design & possess ability to empathize with users? Comprehend web design? Able to edit HTML and CSS? Can you develop creative solutions to complex problems? Skilled in written and oral communication? Medical insurance client seeks Learning Experience Design Specialist to design, produce, & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Candidate will assist in managing & providing administrative support for department’s learning management system. This is not a content writing position. It’s everything else to support continuing education.
Learn more here

Website Associate – Medical Association – Immediate Hire

Do you like to provide online customer support for website users? Are you patient, a great communicator and like problem solving? Like to create & update website pages? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, MIS & Graphic Design plus 0-2+ years’ related work experience? Will also consider new grads with strong internship experience. Our long-time client will hire candidate who respects tradition/stability and appreciates innovation. Immediate hire or within 1 month if graduating. Excellent benefits.

Learn more here
Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire
Do you have strengths in data analytics & statistics? Have  approximately 4-5 years of professional experience working in insurance or financial services? Want to create your own job? Candidate will analyze statistical data affecting the company’s Operations including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. This long- time client appreciates candidates who understand process & evolving change. Very stable work environment with excellent benefits.
Learn more here
Patent Agent- IP (Intellectual Property) Law Firm

Are you a certified Patent Agent with 2-5 years of experience in biotech, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology or molecular biology in a legal setting or industry? Have admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office? Have a PhD with at least a 3.0 GPA? Enjoy being challenged to work on breakthrough products and inventions? Learn more here

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplification of Science –

Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials. 

Learn more here
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN– Downtown Chicago 
Our internship program is unique in that we share knowledge: we teach and learn from each other. Flexible hours; can receive college credit. Work side-by-side with president and other interns in an energetic environment. A definite career builder for a student or new grad interested in marketing, communications, human resources or recruiting.  Click here to keep reading…
Consulting Services-Virtual
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. $25 SPRING DISCOUNT OFFERED!
 
– The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated.
Price: $125 One hour – with discount. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
 
– Empowered Job Seeker
“Empowered Job Seeker™” is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice.

Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 value in total.
 Events 
1. 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch” by WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS. TONIGHT!

All job seekers need to be able to deliver a quick and engaging introduction of themselves that lets people know who you are and what value you have to offer a prospective employer. A dynamic elevator pitch goes a long toward creating a great first impression. And yet, one of the most difficult questions that individuals struggle with is “What do you do?” Unfortunately, many people respond in a way that leaves the listener unexcited or unclear. And that short 60-second pitch may be the one key moment you get to create interest and an opportunity to become memorable.

During this webinar, former WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS, will talk about “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch”. You will learn how to create excitement  and credibility so people will want to know you better, will want to refer you and will want to hire you. Here are some of the topics that Catherine will discuss:
  • A new way of thinking about the “old” elevator speech
  • Three things your introduction must include to capture interest
  • Tips for structuring your introduction to make it more intriguing
  • How to use powerful language that draws people in
  • The secret to having more confidence when you talk about your work experience
Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
Purchase tickets: here
2. Webinar Presentation Title:The Real Reasons You Don’t Hear Back

Date:  Wednesday, May 20th
Time:  2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)
Description:  It can be frustrating to feel your resume or CV ends up in some deep dark hole with no response.  It is estimated that over 75% of job seekers who apply to job boards, website postings ad other resources NEVER heard back from the employer.
It’s even more frustrating not to receive feedback after you’ve had a telephone or face-to-face interview.  During this session, we will review the following:
  • How to make your resume/CV stand out
  • How to receive a return call when you leave a voicemail
  • How to receive a response to your email
  • What it takes to get feedback after an interview
  • Six ways to manage poor experiences during your job search
Registration Link: here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.

3. Young Leadership Division (YLD) of the Jewish Youth Fund (JCF) presents: Virtual Career Support & Resource Group 

Are you a young adult who has recently become unemployed or furloughed from your job? Or perhaps you’re just looking for a new opportunity or to change careers? We’re here for you!

YLD has partnered with JCFS Chicago’s JVS Career & Employment Team and a JCFS clinician to launch a young adult support and resource group. You will connect and share with others in similar situations and speak with a career counselor about how to take action, file for unemployment, update your resume, and more. Feel free to join for the FREE session.
Lynn Hazan will present on Wednesday May 20, 4 pm – 5 pm (CST).

Register here to get zoom link: here

4. C2ST event on Science From the Frontlines: Gender Disparity in COVID-19 Cases

Gender differences in COVID-19 disease severity have been described in multiple countries, with reports indicating that men often experience more severe disease and greater mortality. Dr. Kovats will summarize available information about the observed gender differences in COVID-19 severity and outline possible social and biological explanations for this gender disparity. One hypothesis is that men and women differ in aspects of the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection. After a brief primer on the innate and adaptive arms of the immune system, Dr. Kovats will review the evidence for sex differences in immune function in humans and animal models and describe how androgens and estrogens modulate immunity. She will explain how COVID-19 patient blood samples might be used to understand the gender differences in immune responses at the molecular and cellular level.

Date: Wednesday, May 20
Time: 4 – 5 PM (CST)
Register: here FREE Event
5. Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer has interviewed a series of individuals who have successfully made the journey from “Corporate to Entrepreneur”. Lynn Hazan is one of the speakers! 

A different speaker will be highlighted everyday, for 30 minutes, starting May 11 and will run for a month. Lynn’s interview will air on May 24. To watch any of these interviews you will need to register your email at:

Once registered, you will receive an email from Lisa Williams giving you the link to view the speaker list and available interviews. Each interview is available for 72 hours.
At the end of the series, there will be a replay period to catch up on any you missed.

6.  Lynn Hazan’s tips on finding a job amid a crisis with journalist, Emily Rosenbaum to be published in the Monday Success section of the Tribune. May 25th. Stay tuned for link.

7. Wine & Webinar: 7 Money Words with Joanna Wiebe, Conversion Copywriter and Founder of Copyhackers.
Up your copywriting game. Up your results. 

The words and phrases you use in your copy directly impact your conversion rate.
Join us for this session, where conversion copywriter Joanna Wiebe of Copyhackers will walk us through seven critical “money words” she and her team have identified as high-performers across multiple emails, ads and pages. You’ll walk away with a richer vocabulary for persuading your prospects, which you can confidently do immediately after this session.

Date: Tues, May 26, 2020

Time: 5-6 PM (CST)
Register: here
8. City of Chicago Community Sentiment Survey on Reopening
City of Chicago Community Sentiment Survey on Reopening Mayor Lightfoot is currently reviewing options to reopen the city safely. To gauge public sentiment regarding stay-at-home and reopening, the Mayor is soliciting feedback from neighbors via THIS survey. Let your voice be heard, take the survey here
9. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.

COMPLIMENTARY ABM CERTIFICATION
READY. SET. LEARN.

If you’re like most marketers, you realize that even in this new normal, you need to make the most of your programs. It may seem impossible to still deliver on your pipe goals, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not-not if you have an ABM strategy in place.

To support your mastery of ABM during this challenging time, we’re making our ABM certification courses (both Foundations and Advanced) available on the house to everyone. (That’s a total value of $700!)

When you become a Certified ABM Strategist, you’ll gain actionable insights to:
– Create alignment between marketing and sales
– Use segmentation to scale and reach your target audiences
– Understand how to measure ABM ROI

We hope you take advantage of this certification opportunity! It’s a limited time deal. GET STARTED here

Offer valid through July 31, 2020. ABM Foundations is not a prerequisite of ABM Advanced. You may choose to sign up for one or both courses. We provide codes for both options.
 
10. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here

05-11-20: 4 New Jobs!! Client is eager to hire!

We have 4 new jobs!! Front-end Web Development Specialist, Learning Experience Design Specialist, Website Associate and Data Scientist. 
These are the jobs of the future, being hired now! All of them are immediate hires for our long term clients, a Medical Insurance company and professional association in downtown Chicago. Our clients are eager to review resumes, conduct virtual interviews and hire. Get your resumes in! Let’s move the process along and get your credentials in front of the hiring managers. Email me at lynn@lhazan.com with your updated resume, some work samples and answers to our questions from link https://www.lhazan.com/qa/
We can talk in person right after.

Use our services to best suit your needs. Take advantage of our Spring Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Talk with your employer about our Outplacement Services if you have been affected by a layoff. All sessions are conducted online.

 
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • Front-End Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Priority Hire! Design, develop & maintain division wide web presence. Specs: here
  • Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Design, produce & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Specs: here
  • Website Associate – Medical Association – Downtown Chicago. Resolve website user questions, incorporate expert communication skills to assure highest level of customer service. Specs: here
  • Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Analyze statistical data including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. Specs: here
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, etc. background. Specs: here
  • Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Communications Agency –
    Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim. 
    Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Webinar Job Search Q&A Session: The Coronavirus & Beyond. By Marty Gilbert, founder NSENG. Mon, May 11, 7-8 pm (CST) TONIGHT!
  • Webinar presentation Title: It Is Time For a New Job Target. Thurs, May 14, 11:00 am CST
  • 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch” by WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS. Mon, May 18, 7:00-8:00 pm (CST)
  • Lynn Hazan’s interview with Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer on her journey from Corporate to Entrepreneur. To be aired on May 24th. Free. More details to follow.
  • Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time. See details below.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
 
4) Featured Article: Job Hunting During COVID-19? 6 Things You Need to Know About Remote Hiring Right Now
 
Just when you thought that you might be getting the hang of this whole interviewing for a new job thing, the world went sideways. Interviewing (let alone interviewing well) is already challenging enough on a good day. So how, exactly, are you supposed to go about interviewing-and getting hired-in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic? Deep breaths.
The answer is: You adapt. That’s what recruiters and hiring managers are doing, and they’re hoping you will, too. As the ground continues to shift under our feet, companies are working to adjust their recruiting, interviewing, and hiring processes to fit the circumstances. Which means hiring is going to look a little different for a while. Read more here
 Our Current Openings 
Front-end Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire


Medical insurance company seeks Front-end Web Development Specialist to design, develop, & maintain division web presence. Candidate will work with all divisions of company to ensure all risk management data needs are met. Are you proficient in HTML, CSS, and front-end web development? Experienced with Drupal, JavaScript, MySQL & APIs? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field plus 0-2-3 years’ related work experience? Will consider new grads with strong internship experience.
Learn more here

Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire

Do you understand basics of user-centered design & possess ability to empathize with users? Comprehend web design? Able to edit HTML and CSS? Can you develop creative solutions to complex problems? Skilled in written and oral communication? Medical insurance client seeks Learning Experience Design Specialist to design, produce, & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Candidate will assist in managing & providing administrative support for department’s learning management system. This is not a content writing position. It’s everything else to support continuing education.
Learn more here

Website Associate – Medical Association – Immediate Hire

Do you like to provide online customer support for website users? Are you patient, a great communicator and like problem solving? Like to create & update website pages? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, MIS & Graphic Design plus 0-2+ years’ related work experience? Will also consider new grads with strong internship experience. Our long-time client will hire candidate who respects tradition/stability and appreciates innovation. Immediate hire or within 1 month if graduating. Excellent benefits.

Learn more here
Data Scientist – Medical Insurance Co. – Immediate Hire
Do you have strengths in data analytics & statistics? Have  approximately 4-5 years of professional experience working in insurance or financial services? Want to create your own job? Candidate will analyze statistical data affecting the company’s Operations including Claims, Underwriting, Risk Management, and Reinsurance. This long- time client appreciates candidates who understand process & evolving change. Very stable work environment with excellent benefits.
Learn more here
Patent Agent- IP (Intellectual Property) Law Firm

Are you a certified Patent Agent with 2-5 years of experience in biotech, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology or molecular biology in a legal setting or industry? Have admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office? Have a PhD with at least a 3.0 GPA? Enjoy being challenged to work on breakthrough products and inventions? Learn more here

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplification of Science –

Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials. 

Learn more here
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN– Downtown Chicago 
Our internship program is unique in that we share knowledge: we teach and learn from each other. Flexible hours; can receive college credit. Work side-by-side with president and other interns in an energetic environment. A definite career builder for a student or new grad interested in marketing, communications, human resources or recruiting.  Click here to keep reading…
Consulting Services-Virtual
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. $25 SPRING DISCOUNT OFFERED!
 
– The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated.
Price: $125 One hour – with discount. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
 
– Empowered Job Seeker
“Empowered Job Seeker™” is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice.

Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 value in total.
 Events 
1. Webinar Job Search Q&A Session: The Coronavirus & Beyond by Marty Gilbert, founder of NSENG.

This session is limited to the first 150 registrants but it will be recorded for everyone to listen to on Tues by noon.
I know that some of you may be frustrated with your job search during these troubling times but there really is a lot of hiring still going on. I’m holding this session for those of you who may not have seen much activity over the past 6 weeks. Given that, this is going to be a free job search Q&A call that will be held on the GoToMeeting platform which you can join from your computer or your phone. The objective of this session is for attendees to ask any questions they have with regard to their job search, whether it’s related to the Coronavirus or not. I will field as many questions as time permits so if you want your question to have a better chance of being addressed, please email it to me in advance at: martygilbert1@gmail.com.

Date: Mon, May 11
Time: 7-8 pm (CST)
Register: here
2. Webinar presentation Title: It Is Time For a New Job Target
Date: Thursday, May 14th
Time: 12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PST, 10:00 am MST, 11:00 am CST)
Description: If you’ve been in your job search for more than six months with little or no results, it may be time to consider a new job target to put momentum back in your job search.  During this session, we will discuss the following:

  • How to determine if it is you or your target
  • Steps to identify a new target
  • How to market yourself
  • Pros and cons of multiple job targets
Registration Link: click here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
3. 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch” by WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS.

All job seekers need to be able to deliver a quick and engaging introduction of themselves that lets people know who you are and what value you have to offer a prospective employer. A dynamic elevator pitch goes a long toward creating a great first impression. And yet, one of the most difficult questions that individuals struggle with is “What do you do?” Unfortunately, many people respond in a way that leaves the listener unexcited or unclear. And that short 60-second pitch may be the one key moment you get to create interest and an opportunity to become memorable.

During this webinar, former WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS, will talk about “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch”. You will learn how to create excitement  and credibility so people will want to know you better, will want to refer you and will want to hire you. Here are some of the topics that Catherine will discuss:
  • A new way of thinking about the “old” elevator speech
  • Three things your introduction must include to capture interest
  • Tips for structuring your introduction to make it more intriguing
  • How to use powerful language that draws people in
  • The secret to having more confidence when you talk about your work experience
Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
Purchase tickets: here
 

4. Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer has interviewed a series of individuals who have successfully made the journey from “Corporate to Entrepreneur”. Lynn Hazan is one of the speakers! A different speaker will be highlighted everyday, for 30 minutes, starting May 11 and will run for a month. Lynn’s interview will air on May 24. Stay tuned for more details.

5. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.

COMPLIMENTARY ABM CERTIFICATION
READY. SET. LEARN.

If you’re like most marketers, you realize that even in this new normal, you need to make the most of your programs. It may seem impossible to still deliver on your pipe goals, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not-not if you have an ABM strategy in place.

To support your mastery of ABM during this challenging time, we’re making our ABM certification courses (both Foundations and Advanced) available on the house to everyone. (That’s a total value of $700!)

When you become a Certified ABM Strategist, you’ll gain actionable insights to:
– Create alignment between marketing and sales
– Use segmentation to scale and reach your target audiences
– Understand how to measure ABM ROI

We hope you take advantage of this certification opportunity! It’s a limited time deal. GET STARTED here

Offer valid through July 31, 2020. ABM Foundations is not a prerequisite of ABM Advanced. You may choose to sign up for one or both courses. We provide codes for both options.
 
6. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here

05-04-20: 3 New Jobs!! Front-End Web Dev, Learning Exp Design Specialist & Website Assoc.

3 new job openings in Chicago!! We have openings for: Front-end Web Development Specialist, Learning Experience Design Specialist & Website Associate. Immediate hires!
Our long-time Medical Insurance client/professional association will hire candidates who respect tradition/stability and appreciate innovation. All these positions will be virtual hires for now; eventually in house. Detailed specs are below. If this is an opportunity for you, send your resume, work samples and answers to our questions from link https://www.lhazan.com/qa/ to Lynn@lhazan.com
Get in touch and let’s talk.

Use our services to best suit your needs. Take advantage of our Spring Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Talk with your employer about our Outplacement Services if you have been affected by a layoff. All sessions are conducted online.

Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • Front-end Web Development Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Priority Hire! Design, develop & maintain division wide web presence. Specs: here
  • Learning Experience Design Specialist – Medical Insurance Co. – Downtown Chicago. Design, produce, & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Specs: here
  • Website Associate – Medical Association – Downtown Chicago. Resolve website user questions, incorporate expert communication skills to assure highest level of customer service. Specs: here
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with  PhD in Biotechnology, Molecular Biology background. Specs: here
  • Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Communications Agency –
    Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim. 
    Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • 2-Hour NSENG Online Workshop: “Maximizing the Value of LinkedIn During Your Job Search” by Marty Gilbert. Mon, May 4, 6 pm – 8 pm (CST) TONIGHT!
  • Webinar presentation Title:  Suggest a Telephone Interview. Tues, May 5, 12:00 pm CST
  • Science From the Frontlines: Racial Disparity in COVID-19 Cases. A C2ST event. Thur, May 7, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM CDT
  • Webinar presentation Title:  It Is Time For a New Job Target. Thurs, May 14, 11:00 am CST
  • Webinar Job Search Q&A Session: The Coronavirus & Beyond. By Marty Gilbert, founder NSENG. Mon, May 11, 7-8 pm (CST)
  • 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch” by WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS. Mon, May 18, 7:00-8:00 pm (CST)
  • Lynn Hazan’s interview with Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer on her journey from Corporate to Entrepreneur. To be aired in May. More details to follow.
  • Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time. See details below.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
 
4) Featured Article: 50 Visual Content Marketing Statistics You Should Know in 2020
 
At the end of every year, we like to read through some of the major reports on inbound marketing, content marketing, social media, and online behavior.
It’s amazing how fast things can change in just one or two years, and this year has a breadth of surprising statistics to reflect on.
This year, we’ve seen the continued importance of visual content emphasized by the changes that occurred across almost every major social network, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. At the same time, videos continued to grow as powerful tools for brands looking to communicate more easily with their readers, and virtual reality (VR) is finding its place as a marketing tool in numerous businesses. Read more here
5) Article by Lynn Hazan: Tips for Job Seekers During 2020

Read full list here
 Our Current Openings 
Front-end Web Development Specialist – 
Medical Insurance Co. 


Medical insurance company seeks Front-end Web Development Specialist to design, develop, & maintain division web presence. Candidate will work with all divisions of company to ensure all risk management data needs are met. Are you proficient in HTML, CSS, and front-end web development? Experienced with Drupal, JavaScript, MySQL & APIs? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related field plus 0-2-3 years’ related work experience? Will consider new grads with strong internship experience.
Learn more here

Learning Experience Design Specialist – 
Medical Insurance Co. 

Do you understand basics of user-centered design & possess ability to empathize with users? Comprehend web design? Able to edit HTML and CSS? Can you develop creative solutions to complex problems? Skilled in written and oral communication? Medical insurance client seeks Learning Experience Design Specialist to design, produce, & manage educational products, including online courses, webinars, symposia, resources, etc. Candidate will assist in managing & providing administrative support for department’s learning management system. This is not a content writing position. It’s everything else to support continuing education.
Learn more here

Website Associate – Medical Association

Do you like to provide online customer support for website users? Are you patient, a great communicator and like problem solving? Like to create & update website pages? Hold a BA/BS degree in Computer Science, MIS & Graphic Design plus 0-2+ years’ related work experience? Will also consider new grads with strong internship experience. Our long-time client will hire candidate who respects tradition/stability and appreciates innovation. Immediate hire or within 1 month if graduating. Excellent benefits.

Learn more here

Patent Agent- IP (Intellectual Property) Law Firm

Are you a certified Patent Agent with 2-5 years of experience in biotech, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology or molecular biology in a legal setting or industry? Have admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office? Have a PhD with at least a 3.0 GPA? Enjoy being challenged to work on breakthrough products and inventions? Learn more here

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplification of Science –

Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials. 

Learn more here
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN– Downtown Chicago 
Our internship program is unique in that we share knowledge: we teach and learn from each other. Flexible hours; can receive college credit. Work side-by-side with president and other interns in an energetic environment. A definite career builder for a student or new grad interested in marketing, communications, human resources or recruiting.  Click here to keep reading…
Consulting Services-Virtual
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. $25 SPRING DISCOUNT OFFERED!
 
– The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated.
Price: $125 One hour – with discount. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
 
– Empowered Job Seeker
“Empowered Job Seeker™” is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice.

Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 value in total.
 Events 
1. 2-Hour Online Workshop: “Maximizing the Value of LinkedIn During Your Job Search” by MARTY GILBERT, NSENG founder and job search coach. TONIGHT!

There’s no question that LinkedIn is one of the most valuable job search tools available today. But the average job seeker probably uses less than 50% of the potential that LinkedIn can deliver. Your LinkedIn profile can be a tremendous asset to your search if it’s built right.

During this 2-hour instructional session, MARTY GILBERT, will walk you through the LinkedIn platform and provide you with his perspectives on the following topics:
  • Specific goals of an effective LinkedIn profile
  • Actions you should take in each section of your profile to make your background stand out
  • How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) plays a huge part in attracting recruiters
  • What recruiters see in the back-end of LinkedIn when looking for qualified candidates
  • How to use LinkedIn criteria-based searches to find more target companies and key influencers
  • Example scripts on how to engage your LinkedIn connections for help
  • Marketing and social media tactics on how to draw more traffic to your LinkedIn profile
  • How you can use an Artificial Intelligence extension to LinkedIn to get background on the people you may be interviewing with before you even meet them
Date: Monday, May 4, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
Purchase tickets: here
 
2. Webinar presentation Title: Suggest a Telephone Interview

Date:  Tuesday, May 5th
Time:  1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST)
Description:  A telephone interview is much different than a face-to-face interview, but they often lead to a face-to-face meeting.  Employers are scheduling telephone interviews more frequently because of time and expense.  During this session, you will learn the following:
  • How to conduct an effective telephone interview
  • When you should suggest a telephone interview
  • The best way to convert a phone interview to a face-to-face interview
  • Pitfalls to avoid
When you begin to implement ideas shared, you will stand out and be memorable!
 
Registration Link: click here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
 
3. Science From the Frontlines: Racial Disparity in COVID-19 Cases.
A C2ST event.

Across the United States, tracking COVID-19 has indicated disproportionate rates affecting African American and Black communities. Although research is in the initial stages,  examining existing inequalities and what they mean for a community’s health provides insight into this ongoing issue. For Chicago, this means taking a closer look at the experiences of South Side and West Side communities. Join C2ST and our panel of local experts for a panel discussion on health inequalities and how they are contributing to COVID-19 rates.

Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM CDT
Register: here
4. Webinar Job Search Q&A Session: The Coronavirus & Beyond by Marty Gilbert, founder of NSENG.

This session is limited to the first 150 registrants but it will be recorded for everyone to listen to on Tues by noon.
I know that some of you may be frustrated with your job search during these troubling times but there really is a lot of hiring still going on. I’m holding this session for those of you who may not have seen much activity over the past 6 weeks. Given that, this is going to be a free job search Q&A call that will be held on the GoToMeeting platform which you can join from your computer or your phone. The objective of this session is for attendees to ask any questions they have with regard to their job search, whether it’s related to the Coronavirus or not. I will field as many questions as time permits so if you want your question to have a better chance of being addressed, please email it to me in advance at: martygilbert1@gmail.com.

Date: Mon, Mar 11
Time: 7-8 pm (CST)
Register: here
5. 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch” by WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS.

All job seekers need to be able to deliver a quick and engaging introduction of themselves that lets people know who you are and what value you have to offer a prospective employer. A dynamic elevator pitch goes a long toward creating a great first impression. And yet, one of the most difficult questions that individuals struggle with is “What do you do?” Unfortunately, many people respond in a way that leaves the listener unexcited or unclear. And that short 60-second pitch may be the one key moment you get to create interest and an opportunity to become memorable.

During this webinar, former WLS-radio talk show host, CATHERINE JOHNS, will talk about “How to Develop & Deliver a Dynamic Elevator Pitch”. You will learn how to create excitement  and credibility so people will want to know you better, will want to refer you and will want to hire you. Here are some of the topics that Catherine will discuss:
  • A new way of thinking about the “old” elevator speech
  • Three things your introduction must include to capture interest
  • Tips for structuring your introduction to make it more intriguing
  • How to use powerful language that draws people in
  • The secret to having more confidence when you talk about your work experience
Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
Purchase tickets: here
 

6. Lynn Hazan’s interview with Lisa Williams, Chief Inspiration Officer on her journey from Corporate to Entrepreneur. Will be aired in May. Watch this space for more details coming soon.

7. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.

COMPLIMENTARY ABM CERTIFICATION
READY. SET. LEARN.

If you’re like most marketers, you realize that even in this new normal, you need to make the most of your programs. It may seem impossible to still deliver on your pipe goals, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not-not if you have an ABM strategy in place.

To support your mastery of ABM during this challenging time, we’re making our ABM certification courses (both Foundations and Advanced) available on the house to everyone. (That’s a total value of $700!)

When you become a Certified ABM Strategist, you’ll gain actionable insights to:
– Create alignment between marketing and sales
– Use segmentation to scale and reach your target audiences
– Understand how to measure ABM ROI

We hope you take advantage of this certification opportunity! It’s a limited time deal. GET STARTED here

Offer valid through July 31, 2020. ABM Foundations is not a prerequisite of ABM Advanced. You may choose to sign up for one or both courses. We provide codes for both options.
 
8. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here

04-27-20: Change Can Be Good

Change is pivotal. People who acknowledge this truth conquer an immense obstacle in perceiving their own abilities. When we know that change is inevitable, we adapt. Progress comes with understanding how this transition affects our families, our businesses and our future. The actions we take determine the impact we can make.

Recruiting has changed significantly in the last 35 years. At LH&A, we adapted at every stage, even through recessions. Back then, as now, we were successful in placing talent and meeting client needs. We introduced new services, including the Empowered Job Seeker, Resume Review and Outplacement consulting. Change helped us grow.
Let’s come together to BEGIN the next chapter to achieving your career aspirations.

Use our services to best suit your needs. Take advantage of our Spring Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Talk with your employer about our Outplacement Services. All sessions are conducted online.

Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with Biotechnology, Molecular Biology background. Specs: here
  • Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Communications Agency –
    Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.
    Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. Specs:here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Overcome Being Viewed as Over-Qualified” by Abby Kohut. Apr 27, 7 – 8 PM (CST) 
  • Webinar presentation Title: Tired of Being Ignored?  April 29, 10:30 (EST)
  • Coping with Climate Change: How Plants and People Respond to Our Rapidly Changing World-Webinar. A C2ST event. Apr 29, 7 PM – 8:30 PM (CST)
  • Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time. See details below.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
 
4) Featured Article: All the things COVID-19 will change forever, according to 30 top experts
 
We’re four weeks into the massive time-out forced on us by coronavirus. Many of us have spent much of that time trying to get used to the radical lifestyle change the virus has brought. But we’re also beginning to think about the end of the crisis, and what the world will look like afterward.
So it’s a good time to round up some opinions about how the pandemic might change how we think about various aspects of life and work. We asked some executives, venture capitalists, and analysts for thoughts on the specific changes they expected to see in their worlds. Read more here
BY MARK SULLIVAN
 Our Current Openings 
Patent Agent- IP (Intellectual Property) Law Firm

Are you a certified Patent Agent with 2-5 years of experience in biotech, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology or molecular biology in a legal setting or industry? Have admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office? Have a PhD with at least a 3.0 GPA? Enjoy being challenged to work on breakthrough products and inventions? Learn more here

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplification of Science –

Temporarily on hold. We continue to recruit & screen candidates in the interim.

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials. 

Learn more here
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN– Downtown Chicago 
Our internship program is unique in that we share knowledge: we teach and learn from each other. Flexible hours; can receive college credit. Work side-by-side with president and other interns in an energetic environment. A definite career builder for a student or new grad interested in marketing, communications, human resources or recruiting.  Click here to keep reading…
Consulting Services-Virtual
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. $25 SPRING DISCOUNT OFFERED!
 
– The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated.
Price: $125 One hour – with discount. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
 
– Empowered Job Seeker
“Empowered Job Seeker™” is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice.

Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 value in total.
 Events 
1. 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Overcome Being Viewed as Over-Qualified” featuring nationally-known speaker ABBY KOHUT. TONIGHT!

One of the greatest challenges that job seekers over 45 face is that employers often perceive them as over-qualified (or too old). Older job seekers are often competing against less experienced candidates that are 10-15 years younger and many employers possess stereotypes that mature workers have less energy, are too expensive, and haven’t kept current with technology.

 During this webinar, ABBY (“Absolutely Abby”) KOHUT will provide you with ways to overcome the over-qualified obstacles. Some of her topics include:
– How to answer the over-qualified question
– The REAL reason why recruiters and hiring managers are concerned about hiring over-qualified applicants
– How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are over-qualified
– 7 ways to explain on an interview why being over-qualified is an advantage
– How to handle the “age factor”
Date: April 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST)
Register: Click here
 
2. Webinar presentation Title: Tired of Being Ignored?

Date:  Wednesday, April 29th
Time:  10:30 pm EST (7:30 am PST, 8:30 am MST, 9:30 am CST)
Description:  Have you ever felt invisible to hiring authorities and recruiters?  Do you feel like your resume or CV ends up in a deep black hole?  Are you frustrated when nothing you do is setting you apart from other job seekers?  This session will cover the following topics:
  • Get noticed by hiring authorities and recruiters
  • Steps to get your resume or CV noticed
  • Brand yourself and differentiate from your competition
Registration Link: click here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
 
3. Coping with Climate Change: How Plants and People Respond to Our Rapidly Changing World-Webinar. A C2ST event.

Can our forests cope with the impacts of climate change? Can human communities find hope and resilience to act and adapt? Grab a drink at the bar (one is included in the price of the program) and join us for an evening of science and inspiration with special guest Dr. Lauren Oakes, conservation scientist and author of In Search of the Canary Tree.

Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 7 PM – 8:30 PM (CST)
Register: here

4. Account Based Marketing (ABM) Certification FREE for a limited time.

COMPLIMENTARY ABM CERTIFICATION
READY. SET. LEARN.

If you’re like most marketers, you realize that even in this new normal, you need to make the most of your programs. It may seem impossible to still deliver on your pipe goals, but we’re here to tell you that it’s not-not if you have an ABM strategy in place.

To support your mastery of ABM during this challenging time, we’re making our ABM certification courses (both Foundations and Advanced) available on the house to everyone. (That’s a total value of $700!)

When you become a Certified ABM Strategist, you’ll gain actionable insights to:
– Create alignment between marketing and sales
– Use segmentation to scale and reach your target audiences
– Understand how to measure ABM ROI

We hope you take advantage of this certification opportunity! It’s a limited time deal. GET STARTED here

Offer valid through July 31, 2020. ABM Foundations is not a prerequisite of ABM Advanced. You may choose to sign up for one or both courses. We provide codes for both options.
 
5. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here

04-20-20: LH&A Is Here For You

Have you recently been laid off? Are you considering changing jobs with the uncertainties within your current company? Some organizations have been trying to manage their costs with restructuring. Please know, we are here for you. Lynn Hazan & Associates is committed to your success. Let us know how we can assist you in your career path during these trying times.

LH&A has Outplacement Services in place for companies who have had to lay off employees. We offer career consulting & support for candidates in Marketing, Communications, PR or Digital. During the last recession, we helped large and small firms reposition their employees’ expertise for the changing job market. Have your leadership contact us for more details.

Use this time wisely to prepare yourself for emerging job opportunities. When you register for this outplacement service through your employer you will benefit from:

  • Assessment tools to help identify your unique strengths
  • Thorough resume review to highlight your accomplishments
  • Helpful LinkedIn tips to maximize your profile
  • Updated networking tips to expand your network
  • Interviewing training to showcase your stories
  • Resource kit with essential items for these critical times
  • Learn how to position yourself as a virtual candidate
All meetings will be conducted virtually, either one-on-one or with a small group.

Take advantage of our Spring Specials for our consulting services: Resume Review and the Empowered Job Seeker. Sessions are conducted online.

We will make it through these challenging times together. LH&A is here for you.

Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • Patent Agent – IP Law firm – Downtown Chicago. Certified Patent Agent with Biotechnology, Molecular Biology background. Specs: here
  • Sr. Medical Writer – Medical Communications Agency – Emerging hire. Simplification of Science. Downtown Chicago. Specs: here
 
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. If you need help sharpening your resume and /or your strategy to land your next job, let’s connect. The Resume Resume and Empowered Job Seeker sessions will be conducted online. Spring discount offered!
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Webinar presentation Title: Is Your Self Talk Helping Or Hurting Your Job Search? Apr 23, 2 PM (CST)
  • STEM Circuits: Focus on mental wellness during COVID-19 by Northwestern University. Free event. Apr 23, 1-2 PM (CDT)
  • 60-min webinar: “How to Overcome Being Viewed as Over-Qualified”. A NSENG meeting by Abby Kohut. Apr 27, 7 – 8 PM (CST)
  • Webinar presentation Title: Tired of Being Ignored?  
  • Coping with Climate Change: How Plants and People Respond to Our Rapidly Changing World-Webinar. A C2ST event. Apr 29, 7 PM – 8:30 PM (CST)
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
 Our Current Openings 
Patent Agent- IP (Intellectual Property) Law Firm

Are you a certified Patent Agent with 2-5 years of experience in biotech, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology or molecular biology in a legal setting or industry? Have admission to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark office? Have a PhD with at least a 3.0 GPA? Enjoy being challenged to work on breakthrough products and inventions? Learn more here

Sr. Medical Writer – Simplification of Science – Emerging Hire

Long-time client, Chicago based medical communication agency, seeks Sr. Medical Writer, ideally with agency experience to join team (position level/title determined by experience & qualifications). Ideal candidate enjoys simplification of science. Candidate will analyze, interpret & communicate scientific information in simple yet educational way for variety of audiences. Eg. Physician and patient educational materials. 

Learn more here
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN– Downtown Chicago 
Our internship program is unique in that we share knowledge: we teach and learn from each other. Flexible hours; can receive college credit. Work side-by-side with president and other interns in an energetic environment. A definite career builder for a student or new grad interested in marketing, communications, human resources or recruiting.  Click here to keep reading…
Consulting Services-Virtual
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. $25 SPRING DISCOUNT OFFERED!
 
– The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated.
Price: $125 One hour – with discount. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
 
– Empowered Job Seeker

“Empowered Job Seeker™” is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice.

Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 value in total.
 Events 
1. Webinar presentation Title: Is Your Self Talk Helping Or Hurting Your Job Search?
Date:  Thursday, April 23rd
Time:  3:00 pm EST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 2:00 pm CST)
Description: 
We all talk to ourselves and that’s okay; but what are you saying?  Too often our self-talk is more prevalent when we don’t like what we’ve just said or done!  The reality is whether you think you CAN do something or think you CAN’T – you’re 100% right!  That’s why your self-talk will either help or hinder your job search, the choice is yours!  During this session, we will discuss the following four areas:
  1. Your self-esteem cycle
  2. A self-talk assessment
  3. Self-esteem evaluation
  4. How to improve your self-talk and your RESULTS!
Bottom line:  When you talk to yourself – say NICE things.  This session will help you improve the results you will enjoy in your job search.
 
Registration Link: click here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.

2. STEM Circuits: Focus on mental wellness during COVID-19 by Northwestern University. Free event

COVID-19 has added a myriad of new challenges to our daily lives. Many of us have been coping for over a month with worry over at-risk loved ones, the confinement and isolation of sheltering-in-place, and/or the stress of continuing to perform as essential workers. No matter your personal situation, we are part of a world in crisis, which is having a major impact on our mental health. To face these issues head on, we hope that you will join us for an extremely timely webinar facilitated by National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago.

Date: Thurs, Apr 23, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Register: click here
 
3. 60-min NSENG webinar: “How to Overcome Being Viewed as Over-Qualified” featuring nationally-known speaker ABBY KOHUT.

One of the greatest challenges that job seekers over 45 face is that employers often perceive them as over-qualified (or too old). Older job seekers are often competing against less experienced candidates that are 10-15 years younger and many employers possess stereotypes that mature workers have less energy, are too expensive, and haven’t kept current with technology.

 During this webinar, ABBY (“Absolutely Abby”) KOHUT will provide you with ways to overcome the over-qualified obstacles. Some of her topics include:
– How to answer the over-qualified question
– The REAL reason why recruiters and hiring managers are concerned about hiring over-qualified applicants
– How to change your cover letter and resume if you believe you are over-qualified
– 7 ways to explain on an interview why being over-qualified is an advantage
– How to handle the “age factor”
Date: April 27, 2020
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM (CST)
Register: Click here
 

4. Webinar presentation Title: Tired of Being Ignored?

Date:  Wednesday, April 29th
Time:  10:30 pm EST (7:30 am PST, 8:30 am MST, 9:30 am CST)
Description:  Have you ever felt invisible to hiring authorities and recruiters?  Do you feel like your resume or CV ends up in a deep black hole?  Are you frustrated when nothing you do is setting you apart from other job seekers?  This session will cover the following topics:
  • Get noticed by hiring authorities and recruiters
  • Steps to get your resume or CV noticed
  • Brand yourself and differentiate from your competition
Registration Link: click here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
 
5. Coping with Climate Change: How Plants and People Respond to Our Rapidly Changing World-Webinar. A C2ST event.

Can our forests cope with the impacts of climate change? Can human communities find hope and resilience to act and adapt? Grab a drink at the bar (one is included in the price of the program) and join us for an evening of science and inspiration with special guest Dr. Lauren Oakes, conservation scientist and author of In Search of the Canary Tree.

Date: Wednesday, April 29
Time: 7 PM – 8:30 PM (CST)
Register: here
6. HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more. Get the details here