All posts by lynnhazan

02-18-20: Are You A Creative Thinker? Can You Solve The 9-dot Connectivity Test?

Business needs are constantly changing. Clients are looking for candidates who are creative and can solve problems. Can you think outside the box? Take the 9-dot connectivity test to challenge your creative self.
 

Get a pen and paper and copy the nine dots arranged in a square. To solve the problem, you need to join all nine dots by drawing straight lines. The straight lines must be continuous – i.e. you must not lift your pen from the paper once you start drawing.

Here’s a clue. If you’re like most people, you will have tried to solve the problem by keeping your lines inside the ‘box’ created by the dots. But if you look at the instructions, there is no requirement to do this. So have another go at solving the problem, allowing yourself to draw outside the box.

Now, use your creative thinking abilities to solve our clients’ business issues.  Check out our job openings below.

 
 
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: NEW!
    Award winning PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate and public affairs experience a plus.
    Specs: here
  • Technical Advisor – New! Top ranked Patent Law firm, downtown Chicago. Specs: here. Particular interest in candidates with strong Chemistry background.
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Resume Review & Empowered Job 
     Seeker. 
 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • NSENG speaker Lynne Franklin will present on “How to Turn an Interview into a Powerful Conversation” plus a round of networking. Tue, Feb 18th, 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm, at National Louis University in Skokie.
  • Webinar Presentation Title: Is Your Job Search Taking Longer Than Expected? Wed, Feb 19th, 3 pm (EST)
  • Many Pathways – Workshop and Network Event. Feb 22nd, 12:30 pm
  • The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Hear about the State of Innovation. Wed, Feb 26, 6 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • The Economist’s Innovation Summit 2020. Mar 5th, 9 am – 5:30 pm. Friends of LH&A get a discount on tickets. Lynn will be attending.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
4) Featured Article: 20 Questions To Get Brains In Gear To Develop Better Creative Solutions. Read more here
 Our Current Openings
PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.

Are you an experienced PR professional, passionate about writing & pitching media? Have experience in the Real Estate industry? Worked within public affairs, community engagement and/or public policy side? Able to identify compelling stories & pitch media? A solid foundation of working with clients? Track record of successful placements?

Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks a Sr. Account Manager to join their team. An award winning, boutique, family-friendly agency with flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Learn more HERE
Technical Advisor – Patent Law firm – downtown Chicago
 

A top ranked, award winning Patent Law firm seeks Technical Advisors for their downtown Chicago location. Firm specializes in Intellectual Property practice including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. Are you a motivated PhD/MS/BS in Chemistry? Do you have strong technical writing experience? Interested in supporting scientists and engineers to protect their innovations in a collegial work environment? Want an alternative career path in the law without law school training? Do you thrive on diversity? Want to remain on the cutting edge of technology? Learn more HERE

 

PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions

Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE
Local talent please.
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 
 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate

medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! 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
 
– 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: $150 One hour. 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: $300 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours). $400 value in total.
 Events
1. NSENG speaker Lynne Franklin will present on “How to Turn an Interview into a Powerful Conversation” plus a round of networking.
Date: Tue, Feb 18, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: National Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie
Click here for more details
2. Webinar Presentation Title: Is Your Job Search Taking Longer Than Expected?
Date:  Wednesday, February 19th
Time:  3:00 pm EST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 2:00 pm CST)
Description:  If you answered YES to that question, you can’t keep conducting your job search the same way and expect different results.  It just won’t happen!   If you don’t have a knot in your stomach or lump in your throat, chances are you are in your comfort zone, and that’s not a good place to be when you’re conducting a job search.  During this session, we will discuss the following:
  • Learn WHY your job search may be stalled
  • Understand three things you can do TODAY to turn your job search around
  • How to gain and keep momentum going, until you accept a job offer
Registration Link: click here
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
 

3. Many Pathways – Workshop and Network Event

C2ST and ONLi Packs want to help students understand what careers are available
to them. Chicago is home to hundreds of thousands of creative and inspired individuals all working toward different passions. This workshop for students aims to highlight a small number of these unique pathways and help students to understand how to approach going after their dreams.
Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2020
Time: 12:30
Venue: Dvorak Park Gymnasium, 1119 W Cullerton Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Purchase tickets: here
4. The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Rising together in 2020.

Hear about the State of Innovation. Chicago’s innovation ecosystem is on the rise, thanks to the ever-growing network of corporations, startups, investors, universities, non-profits and the government collaborating to take Chicago to the next tier as a global hub of innovation.

Join us to celebrate Chicago’s innovation strengths and learn how we can better drive collaboration across our ecosystem to ensure that Chicago not only stays on the rise, but leads the charge on innovation.
Date:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time:  6 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Arts (220 E Chicago Ave)
Purchase ticketshere
5. The Economist’s Innovation Summit 2020

The Economist Events’ Innovation Summit, celebrating a decade this year, returns to Chicago March 5th, 2020. We will convene, under the chairmanship of Economist editors and the most innovative minds in the industry to reimagine the company of the future and the social and political forces that will shape it as we answer questions like:

  • How can businesses harness innovation to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges?
  • What sort of chief executives will survive and thrive in the coming era of perpetual change?
  • How can today’s firms manage the transformation they will need if they are to prosper?
  • What world do we want to create and how can artificial intelligence help us get there?

Complete speaker list can be viewed here
Date: March 5th, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Venue: Convene, 16 W Adams St. Chicago
Friends of LH&A register here with promo code Innov_LD to receive 20% off your pass!

Lynn will be attending. See you there!
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
7. Save the date: April 27, 2020 Lynn will present at the NSENG event.

02-10-20: You’re the Candidate We Want to Place!

You’re the Candidate We Want to Place! We Have Jobs!

Think of it…. We only need one candidate to fill each job. That’s all. That individual does have to be the “perfect fit”. Our clients increasingly use our services to hire for very tight specs. The closer we come, the better the chances.
Ask yourself, “How much of a mirror image am I to the client’s needs?” If you are 80-90% close, that’s a good sign for placement. If not, let’s still connect. We’re always getting new jobs and want to be ready. 


Latest updates:

Our PR agency client seeks a Sr. Account Manager – full time. Will also consider freelance talent. Do you have public affairs, community engagement and public policy experience? Real estate would be great too. Send in your resume.

We have another exciting job opening! 

An award winning, top ranked Chicago patent law firm seeks Technical Advisors/Patent Agents for its science + IP Law practice. Particular interest in candidates with Chemistry, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science experience. Work in team environment to help patent new products, inventions and services. Growing field & career advancement. Interest you? Let’s talk.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: NEW!
    Award winning PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate and public affairs experience a plus.
    Specs: here
  • Technical Advisor – New! Top ranked Patent Law firm, downtown Chicago. Specs: here. Particular interest in candidates with Chemistry or Electrical Engineering/Computer Science background.
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Resume Review & Empowered Job 
     Seeker. 
 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • WORKSHOP: NSENG Founder, Marty Gilbert, conducts a 3hr & 45 min session on “How to Create & Implement an Effective Job Search Plan“. Mon, Feb 10th, 9:15 am – 1:00 pm, at National Louis University in Skokie.
  • Careers at the Intersection of STEM and Law: a STEM Circuit Event. Feb 11, 6pm – pm at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Free admission. Need to pre-register. See you there. Bring your resume.
  • Webinar: Become a Stealth Networker and Find a Job. Feb 11th, 11 am (EST)
  • Traits for Talent Success in Dynamic Businesses by ANA Business Marketing Chicago. Feb 11th, 11:30am – 1:30pm. See you there.
  • NSENG speaker Lynne Franklin will present on “How to Turn an Interview into a Powerful Conversation” plus a round of networking. Tue, Feb 18th, 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm, at National Louis University in Skokie.
  • Many Pathways – Workshop and Network Event. Feb 22nd, 12:30 pm
  • The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Hear about the State of Innovation. Wed, Feb 26, 6 pm – 8:30 pm. See you there.
  • 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 Ways to Get Out of a Career Rut. Tired of the same work routine day in and day out? Who wouldn’t be? Repetitive work can make anyone want to run for the hills to escape the boredom. If you’re tired of your daily grind, it’s time to make some changes-ASAP. If you don’t, you could find yourself heading toward burnout, which can hurt both your professional and personal lives. Read more here
 Our Current Openings
PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.

Are you an experienced PR professional, passionate about writing & pitching media? Have experience in the Real Estate industry? Worked within public affairs, community engagement and/or public policy side? Able to identify compelling stories & pitch media? A solid foundation of working with clients? Track record of successful placements?

Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks a Sr. Account Manager to join their team. An award winning, boutique, family-friendly agency with flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Learn more HERE
Technical Advisor – Patent Law firm – downtown Chicago
 

A top ranked, award winning Patent Law firm seeks Technical Advisors for their downtown Chicago location. Firm specializes in Intellectual Property practice including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. Are you a motivated PhD in Chemistry or Engineering (Computer Science or Electrical)? Do you have strong technical/medical writing experience? Interested in supporting scientists and engineers to protect their innovations in a collegial work environment? Want an alternative career path in the law without law school training? Do you thrive on diversity? Want to remain on the cutting edge of technology? Learn more HERE

 

PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions

Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE
Local talent please.
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 
 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate

medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! 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
 
– 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: $150 One hour. 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: $300 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours). $400 value in total.
 Events
1. WORKSHOP: NSENG Founder, Marty Gilbert, conducts a 3hr & 45 min session on “How to Create & Implement an Effective Job Search Plan“.
Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2020
Time: 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: National Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Room 468, Skokie
Purchase tickets: here
2. Careers at the Intersection of STEM and Law: a STEM Circuit Event

In collaboration with the High Tech Law Society (HTLS) at Northwestern University, this latest installment of their monthly mentoring program, STEM Circuits, will focus on how your background in science/STEM can overlap with careers in the legal field.

Light appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
Date: Tues, Feb 11, 2020
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Venue: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law 375 East Chicago Ave, Room RB 150, Chicago, IL 60611
Register: here
 
3. Webinar presentation Title: Become a Stealth Networker and Find a Job 
Date: Tues, Feb 11, 2020
Time: 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)
Description:

Most job seekers find their job through networking – what about you?   If networking is not your strength, this training was written for you!  During this session, we will address the following:
  • How to network effectively
  • Who should be in your network
  • How to turn networking contacts into interviews
Registration link
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
 

4. Traits for Talent Success in Dynamic Businesses by Chicago Chapter of ANA Business Marketing 

We’ve all experienced business transformations and as marketers we’re often tasked with driving that change.  So how do you develop a talented team with the right skill sets when the needs of the business keep changing?  What are the traits for success that dynamic businesses need to seek out and nurture?  What are the raw materials for future success in marketing leaders?

Cynthia Soledad will share the four attributes that have been proven by Egon Zehnder to contribute to executive potential so you can consider what this means for your own readiness to take on a new challenge or think about how to attract and grow diverse skills for your organization.

Date: Tues, Feb 11, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, 34th Floor, Chicago, IL
Purchase tickets: here
 
5. NSENG speaker Lynne Franklin will present on “How to Turn an Interview into a Powerful Conversation” plus a round of networking.
Date: Tue, Feb 18, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: National Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie
6. Many Pathways – Workshop and Network Event
C2ST and ONLi Packs want to help students understand what careers are available
to them. Chicago is home to hundreds of thousands of creative and inspired individuals all working toward different passions. This workshop for students aims to highlight a small number of these unique pathways and help students to understand how to approach going after their dreams.
Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2020
Time: 12:30
Venue: Dvorak Park Gymnasium, 1119 W Cullerton Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Purchase tickets: here
 
7. The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Rising together in 2020.
Hear about the State of Innovation. Chicago’s innovation ecosystem is on the rise, thanks to the ever-growing network of corporations, startups, investors, universities, non-profits and the government collaborating to take Chicago to the next tier as a global hub of innovation.

Join us to celebrate Chicago’s innovation strengths and learn how we can better drive collaboration across our ecosystem to ensure that Chicago not only stays on the rise, but leads the charge on innovation.
Date:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time:  6 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Arts (220 E Chicago Ave)
Purchase ticketshere
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
9. Save the date: April 27, 2020 Lynn will present at the NSENG event.

02-03-20: A Tapestry of Talent. Let’s get you hired!

The beauty of the tapestry is that the more you look at it, the more you see. You appreciate all the work, the eye for detail and patience to complete it. This was my mother’s talent as an artist and teacher. Thank you for your kindness as I transition back to work after my mother’s passing. Let your expertise be showcased in your personal tapestry. We want to hire you for our next placement!

Latest updates:

Our PR agency client seeks a Sr. Account Manager – full time. Will also consider freelance talent. Do you have public affairs, community engagement and public policy experience? Real estate would be great too. Send in your resume.

We have another exciting job opening! 

An award winning, top ranked Chicago patent law firm seeks Technical Advisors for its health care practices. Particular interest in candidates with Chemistry and/or Biology experience. Work in team environment to help patent new products, inventions and services. Growing field & career advancement. Interest you? Let’s talk.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: NEW!
    Award winning PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate. Special need for public affairs, community building etc.
    Specs: here
  • Technical Advisor – New! Top ranked Patent Law firm, downtown Chicago. Specs: here
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Resume Review & Empowered Job 
     Seeker. 
 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Webinar: Don’t Let Your Past Limit Your Future. Feb 6th, 1 pm (EST)
  • WORKSHOP: NSENG Founder, Marty Gilbert, conducts a 3hr & 45 min session on “How to Create & Implement an Effective Job Search Plan“. Mon, Feb 10th, 9:15 am – 1:00 pm, at National Louis University in Skokie.
  • Webinar: Become a Stealth Networker and Find a Job. Feb 11th, 11 am (EST)
  • Traits for Talent Success in Dynamic Businesses by ANA Business Marketing Chicago. Feb 11th, 11:30am – 1:30pm
  • NSENG speaker Lynne Franklin will present on “How to Turn an Interview into a Powerful Conversation” plus a round of networking. Tue, Feb 18th, 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm, at National Louis University in Skokie.
  • Many Pathways – Workshop and Network Event. Feb 22nd, 12:30 pm
  • The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Hear about the State of Innovation. Wed, Feb 26, 6 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
4) Featured Article: A Step-by-Step Guide to Reinventing Your Career in 2020. It’s New Year’s resolution season, so you’re likely thinking about making some life changes-Go to the gym more! Eat healthier!-in the coming months. You may even find the courage to finally pursue that career change you’ve been mulling over. And you wouldn’t be alone. Read more here
 Our Current Openings
PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.

Are you an experienced PR professional, passionate about writing & pitching media? Have experience in the Real Estate industry? Worked within public affairs, community engagement and/or public policy side? Able to identify compelling stories & pitch media? A solid foundation of working with clients? Track record of successful placements?

Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks a Sr. Account Manager to join their team. An award winning, boutique, family-friendly agency with flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Learn more HERE
Technical Advisor – Patent Law firm – downtown Chicago

A top ranked, award winning Patent Law firm seeks Technical Advisors for their downtown Chicago location. Firm specializes in Intellectual Property practice including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. Are you a motivated PhD in Chemistry or Engineering (Computer Science or Electrical)? Do you have strong technical/medical writing experience? Interested in supporting scientists and engineers to protect their innovations in a collegial work environment? Want an alternative career path in the law without law school training? Do you thrive on diversity? Want to remain on the cutting edge of technology? Learn more HERE

 

PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions

Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE
Local talent please.
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate

medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! 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
 
– 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: $150 One hour. 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: $300 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours). $400 value in total.
 Events
1. Webinar presentation Title: Don’t Let Your Past Limit Your Future
Date: Thurs, Feb 6, 2020
Time: 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST)
Description:

There are not many people who have a perfect work history.  However, it is the person who knows how to “package” themselves who gets hired.  This session will show you how your past doesn’t have to limit your future.  We will discuss the following:
  • How to handle problem areas on your resume or during interviews
  • The importance of your accomplishments
  • How to overcome objections
Registration link
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
 
 
2. WORKSHOP: NSENG Founder, Marty Gilbert, conducts a 3hr & 45 min session on “How to Create & Implement an Effective Job Search Plan“.
Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2020
Time: 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: National Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Room 468, Skokie

 
 
3. Webinar presentation Title: Become a Stealth Networker and Find a Job
Date: Tues, Feb 11, 2020
Time: 11:00 am EST (8:00 am PST, 9:00 am MST, 10:00 am CST)
Description:

Most job seekers find their job through networking – what about you?   If networking is not your strength, this training was written for you!  During this session, we will address the following:
  • How to network effectively
  • Who should be in your network
  • How to turn networking contacts into interviews
Registration link
The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
 

4. Traits for Talent Success in Dynamic Businesses by Chicago Chapter of ANA Business Marketing 

We’ve all experienced business transformations and as marketers we’re often tasked with driving that change.  So how do you develop a talented team with the right skill sets when the needs of the business keep changing?  What are the traits for success that dynamic businesses need to seek out and nurture?  What are the raw materials for future success in marketing leaders?

Cynthia Soledad will share the four attributes that have been proven by Egon Zehnder to contribute to executive potential so you can consider what this means for your own readiness to take on a new challenge or think about how to attract and grow diverse skills for your organization.

Date: Tues, Feb 11, 2020
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Venue: Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive, 34th Floor, Chicago, IL
Purchase tickets: here
 
5. NSENG speaker Lynne Franklin will present on “How to Turn an Interview into a Powerful Conversation” plus a round of networking.
Date: Tue, Feb 18, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: National Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie
6. Many Pathways – Workshop and Network Event
C2ST and ONLi Packs want to help students understand what careers are available
to them. Chicago is home to hundreds of thousands of creative and inspired individuals all working toward different passions. This workshop for students aims to highlight a small number of these unique pathways and help students to understand how to approach going after their dreams.
Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2020
Time: 12:30
Venue: Dvorak Park Gymnasium, 1119 W Cullerton Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Purchase tickets: here
 
7. The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Rising together in 2020.
Hear about the State of Innovation. Chicago’s innovation ecosystem is on the rise, thanks to the ever-growing network of corporations, startups, investors, universities, non-profits and the government collaborating to take Chicago to the next tier as a global hub of innovation.

Join us to celebrate Chicago’s innovation strengths and learn how we can better drive collaboration across our ecosystem to ensure that Chicago not only stays on the rise, but leads the charge on innovation.

Date:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time:  6 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Arts (220 E Chicago Ave)
Purchase ticketshere
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
9. Save the date: April 27, 2020 Lynn will present at the NSENG event.

01-27-20: Inspiration for Growth: Tribute to Eddie Hazan

As a recruiter, I love to help guide candidates to successful placements with clients. It’s not always the easiest process. Hiring managers want “best in class” talent with track records of success, ready to move up and on. Why am I re-stating the obvious work of an executive recruiter? On Jan 19, 2020, my beloved mother, who just celebrated her 92nd birthday, passed on to the next world.
She is now my guardian angel, watching out for me and providing guidance from above. It’s always good to have a coach.
Eddie Hazan was a remarkable French teacher. She encouraged her students to study, work hard and aim for success. Reading her past students’ testimonials, I was amazed at how much of a positive impact she had had with students of all ages and backgrounds. To me, she was just Mommy.

She taught me that hard work, a positive attitude and continuous learning would pay off. To all of my clients and candidates, may we excel at work (and play), participate in our communities, be kind and give back. For this, we shall all be the better.

 
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings –
  • Technical Advisor – New! Top ranked Patent Law firm, downtown Chicago. Specs: here
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Resume Review & Empowered Job 
     Seeker. 
 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • A C2ST event – Chicago Premiere: We Believe In Dinosaurs. Mon, Jan 27 6 pm (CST) at Gene Siskel Film Center
  • WORKSHOP: NSENG Founder, Marty Gilbert, conducts a 3hr & 45 min session on “How to Create & Implement an Effective Job Search Plan“. Mon, Feb 10th, 9:15 am – 1:00 pm, at National Louis University in Skokie.
  • NSENG speaker Lynne Franklin will present on “How to Turn an Interview into a Powerful Conversation” plus a round of networking. Tue, Feb 18th, 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm, at National Louis University in Skokie.
  • The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Hear about the State of Innovation. Wed, Feb 26, 6 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • LinkedIn author & expert, Wayne Breitbarth conducts a 1hr & 45min presentation on “Creating a LinkedIn Game Plan to Your Next Job”. Mon,  Mar 2nd, 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm, at National Louis University in Skokie.
  • 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 Career And Personal Branding Trends That Will Impact Your Success In 2020. Managing your personal brand is a lot harder in the rapid-paced, dynamic, ever-changing, digital world of today. Pay attention to these six important career success trends so you remain valuable and viable in the world of work. Read more here
 Our Current Openings
Technical Advisor – Patent Law firm – downtown Chicago
 

A top ranked, award winning Patent Law firm seeks Technical Advisors for

their downtown Chicago location. Firm specializes in Intellectual Property practice including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. Are you a motivated PhD in Life sciences or Engineering or a MS in biomedical sciences? Do you have strong technical/medical writing experience? Interested in supporting scientists and engineers to protect their innovations in a collegial work environment? Want an alternative career path in the law without law school training? Do you thrive on diversity? Learn more HERE
 

PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions

Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE
Local talent please.
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 
 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate

medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! 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
 
– 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: $150 One hour. 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: $300 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours). $400 value in total.
 
 Events
1. Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) event – Chicago Premiere: We Believe In Dinosaurs

Join C2ST for the Chicago premiere of We Believe in Dinosaurs, followed by a discussion and reception with the directors, Clayton Brown and Monica Long Ross.

We Believe in Dinosaurs is a documentary film about creationism, Noah’s Ark, and America’s troubled relationship with science.

Date:  Thurs, January 27, 2020
Time:  6 pm (CST)
Venue: Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago

Purchase ticketshere

2. WORKSHOP: NSENG Founder, Marty Gilbert, conducts a 3hr & 45 min session on “How to Create & Implement an Effective Job Search Plan“.
Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2020
Time: 9:15 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: National Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Room 468, Skokie

 
 
3. NSENG speaker Lynne Franklin will present on “How to Turn an Interview into a Powerful Conversation” plus a round of networking.
Date: Tue, Feb 18, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: National Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie
4. The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Rising together in 2020.
Hear about the State of Innovation. Chicago’s innovation ecosystem is on the rise, thanks to the ever-growing network of corporations, startups, investors, universities, non-profits and the government collaborating to take Chicago to the next tier as a global hub of innovation.

Join us to celebrate Chicago’s innovation strengths and learn how we can better drive collaboration across our ecosystem to ensure that Chicago not only stays on the rise, but leads the charge on innovation.

Date:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time:  6 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Arts (220 E Chicago Ave)
Purchase ticketshere
5. LinkedIn author & expert, Wayne Breitbarth conducts a 1hr & 45min presentation on “Creating a LinkedIn Game Plan to Your Next Job”.
 
Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2020
Time: 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: National Louis University, 5202 Old Orchard Rd, Skokie
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

01-20-20: New Jobs- PR Agency & Tech Advisor- Law Firm

Good news. Our clients are hiring. Do you have public affairs, community engagement and public policy experience? Real estate would be great too. Our PR agency client wants to see your resume.

We have another new job opening! A  Chicago patent law firm seeks Tech Advisor for its engineering and health care practices. Work in team environment to help  patent new products, inventions and services. Growing field & career advancement.

  
Table of Contents:
1) Job Openings-
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: NEW!
    Award winning PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate. Special need for public affairs, community building etc. Specs: here
  • Technical Advisor -New! Top ranked Patent Law firm, downtown Chicago. Specs: here
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer – Immediate Hire: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Resume Review & Empowered Job 
     Seeker. 
 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Larry Kaufman presents on “How to Network, Connect & Gain Introductions to Your Next Job” plus networking. Mon, Jan 20 6:15-8:30 pm at the Glenview Library
  • A C2ST event – Chicago Premiere: We Believe In Dinosaurs. Mon, Jan 27 6 pm (CST) at Gene Siskel Film Center
  • The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Hear about the State of Innovation. Wed, Feb 26, 6 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • 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 future-proof your career path in 2020 (and beyond): There’s plenty of uncertainty these days about how to figure out what skills will be in demand in the future. Here’s how to stay relevant, no matter your job. Read full article here
 Our Current Openings
PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.
Are you an experienced PR professional, passionate about writing & pitching media? Have experience in the Real Estate industry? Worked within public affairs, community engagement and/or public policy side? Able to identify compelling stories & pitch media? A solid foundation of working with clients? Track record of successful placements?

Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks a Sr. Account Manager to join their team. An award winning, boutique, family-friendly agency with flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Learn more HERE

Technical Advisor – Patent Law firm – downtown Chicago

A top ranked, award winning Patent Law firm seeks Technical Advisors for

their downtown Chicago location. Firm specializes in Intellectual Property practice including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. Are you a motivated PhD in Life sciences or Engineering or a MS in biomedical sciences? Do you have strong technical/medical writing experience? Interested in supporting scientists and engineers to protect their innovations in a collegial work environment? Want an alternative career path in the law without law school training? Do you thrive on diversity? Learn more HERE
 

PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions

Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE. Local talent please.
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate

medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! 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
 
– 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: $150 One hour. 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: $300 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours). $400 value in total.
 Events
1. Presentation on “How to Network, Connect & Gain Introductions to Your Next Job”” plus networking with Larry Kaufman.
It’s a known fact that at least 75% of job seekers over 40 will find their next job

through a networking encounter. And for many people, networking can be a tough challenge. But, with the right attitude and the right technique, you can significantly shorten your search.

During this meeting, business leader, public speaker, trainer and author, Larry Kaufman , will show you specific ways to improve your job search efforts through his novel approach to N etworking, C onnecting and G iving (the NCG Factor).
  • What the NCG Factor is and how the formula can accelerate your job search.
  • How to improve the process of getting connected to hiring managers.
  • Examples of how more effective introductions will better outcomes.
  • How building relationships can be life-changing and result in more productive networking meetings.
  • How LinkedIn ties into the human networking experience.
Date:  Monday, January 20, 2020
Time:  6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

Read more here

2. Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) event – Chicago Premiere: We Believe In Dinosaurs

Join C2ST for the Chicago premiere of We Believe in Dinosaurs, followed by a discussion and reception with the directors, Clayton Brown and Monica Long Ross.
We Believe in Dinosaurs is a documentary film about creationism, Noah’s Ark, and America’s troubled relationship with science.
Date:  Thurs, January 27, 2020   

Time:  6 pm (CST)
Venue: Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago

Purchase ticketshere

3. The Innovator’s Guide to Chicago: Rising together in 2020.
Hear about the State of Innovation. Chicago’s innovation ecosystem is on the rise, thanks to the ever-growing network of corporations, startups, investors, universities, non-profits and the government collaborating to take Chicago to the next tier as a global hub of innovation.

Join us to celebrate Chicago’s innovation strengths and learn how we can better drive collaboration across our ecosystem to ensure that Chicago not only stays on the rise, but leads the charge on innovation.
Date:  Wednesday, February 26, 2020   

Time:  6 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Museum of Contemporary Arts (220 E Chicago Ave)
Purchase ticketshere

4. 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

01-13-20: New Job Opening for Top Law Firm-Tech Advisor

We have a new job opening with a Chicago patent law firm!! It’s always a great sign when clients are actively hiring.  Let’s keep the momentum going. Lots of PR and Medical writing jobs. Read details below…
  
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings-
  • Technical Advisor -New!  Award winning Patent Law firm, downtown Chicago. Specs: here
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer – Immediate Hire: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. 
 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Larry Kaufman presents on “How to Network, Connect & Gain Introductions to Your Next Job” plus networking. Mon, Jan 20 6:15-8:30 pm at the Glenview Library
  • 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 Ask Great Questions at Work [INFOGRAPHIC]. Read more here
 Our Current Openings
Technical Advisor – Patent Law firm – downtown Chicago
 

A top ranked, award winning Patent Law firm seeks Technical Advisors for

their downtown Chicago location. Firm specializes in Intellectual Property practice including litigation, prosecution, and general client counseling. Are you a motivated PhD in Life sciences or Engineering or a MS in biomedical sciences? Do you have strong technical/medical writing experience? Interested in supporting scientists and engineers to protect their innovations in a collegial work environment? Want an alternative career path in the law without law school training? Do you thrive on diversity? Learn more HERE
 

PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions

Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE
Local talent please.
 
 
PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.


Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks Sr. Account Manager to join team. New business wins spell success for agency & need to hire. Interested in working full time or part-time (25 hrs/wk)? Fridays are “Work from home”.
Client is boutique, family-friendly agency, flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Ideal candidate enjoys collaborative, open environment; stays up-to-date on trends /current events. Must have access to a car for client/industry events. Writing test part of interview.
Learn more HERE 
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 
 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate

medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! 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
 
– 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: $150 One hour. 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: $300 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours). $400 value in total.
 Events
1. Presentation on “How to Network, Connect & Gain Introductions to Your Next Job”” plus networking with Larry Kaufman.
It’s a known fact that at least 75% of job seekers over 40 will find their next job

through a networking encounter. And for many people, networking can be a tough challenge. But, with the right attitude and the right technique, you can significantly shorten your search.

During this meeting, business leader, public speaker, trainer and author, Larry Kaufman , will show you specific ways to improve your job search efforts through his novel approach to N etworking, C onnecting and G iving (the NCG Factor).
  • What the NCG Factor is and how the formula can accelerate your job search.
  • How to improve the process of getting connected to hiring managers.
  • Examples of how more effective introductions will better outcomes.
  • How building relationships can be life-changing and result in more productive networking meetings.
  • How LinkedIn ties into the human networking experience.
Date:  Monday, January 20, 2020
Time:  6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

Read more here

2. 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

01-06-20: Resume Review Giveaway! Get ready for 2020

In the spirit of celebrating 20 years of Lynn Hazan & Associates, we are giving away a Resume Review (worth $200) to one lucky candidate. 
What you have to do is tell us (lynn@lhazan.com)- Why do you want LH&A to be your consultant? How can you benefit from the Resume Review? Why do you deserve to win? The best answer wins!

Recently, Lynn attended an ANA Business Marketing Chicago event on Harnessing a Start-Up Culture Ethos: What the B2B Marketer Needs to Know at the KPMG Ignition Center. The panel discussion was led by B2B marketing leaders with a variety of viewpoints: from a multinational legacy brand to one of Chicago’s hottest startups, to a founder who sold his start-up to an enterprise business and then stayed to help drive more innovation. It was also a delight to see and salute all the innovation contributions from Chicago.
She continues her speaking engagement with the NSENG. Save the date for April 27, 2020.
 
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings-
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer – Immediate Hire: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services – Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. 
 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Janice Aull presents “How to use Emotional Intelligence to perform better throughout your job search” Mon, Jan 6, 2020 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm at the Glenview Library
  • Around Chicago LIVE! Networking at the Signature Room at the 95th. Wed, Jan 8, 2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Workshop: “The What The Hell Approach To Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach. Mon, Jan 13, 2020 9:15 am – 1 pm.
  • Larry Kaufman presents on “How to Network, Connect & Gain Introductions to Your Next Job” plus networking. Mon, Jan 20 6:15-8:30 pm at the Glenview Library
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
4) Featured Article: Top 8 corporate writing tips for 2020. Read more here
 Our Current Openings
PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions
Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE
Local talent please.
 
 
PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.
Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks Sr. Account Manager to join team. New business wins spell success for agency & need to hire. Interested in working full time or part-time (25 hrs/wk)? Fridays are “Work from home”.
Client is boutique, family-friendly agency, flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Ideal candidate enjoys collaborative, open environment; stays up-to-date on trends /current events. Must have access to a car for client/industry events. Writing test part of interview. Learn more HERE 
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate

medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! 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
 
– 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: $150 One hour. 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: $300 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours). $400 value in total.
 Events
1. Presentation on “How to use Emotional Intelligence to perform better throughout your job search” plus networking
Emotional Intelligence is a different way of being smart and it’s a key to high performance when looking for your next job. Research shows that individuals who demonstrate high Emotional Intelligence are far more effective looking for jobs and ultimately more productive employees when working on the job. It’s a critical way to separate yourself from the pack of other candidates throughout your job search.

During this meeting, JANICE AULL, one of Chicago’s standout motivational speakers and facilitators, will share her expertise in applying Emotional Intelligence to job seekers. Here are a few of the topics that she will cover:

  • Conducting your own self-assessment and the confidence with knowing and accepting your strengths and limitations.
  • Improving your communication to influence and persuade the decisions-makers why you are the right candidate for the role.
  • Maintaining an inner dialogue to demonstrate self-control and adaptability during a job interview.
  • Demonstrating readiness to act and seize opportunities during interviews.
  • Being attuned to the people you are trying to influence and picking up on their cues so you are more credible.
Date:  Monday, January 6, 2020
Time:  6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
Read more here
2Around Chicago LIVE! Networking at the Signature Room at the 95th.

Running strong since 2010, we’ve been called the “Best Networking Event in Town” over and over! Join us and find out why.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres included. Mingle with awesome people in great careers just like you … law, real estate, banking, sales, events, hospitality, meeting planning, restaurants, catering, hotels, public relations, transportation, not-for-profit, arts, marketing, museums, human resources, the chambers of commerce and the convention bureau.
Shy? Email us in advance to let us know or tell us onsite and our Schmoozer/Networking Igniters will actively connect you with people you want to meet at the event.
www.aroundchicagoevents.com

Venue: The Signature Room at the 95th, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Date: January 8, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Purchase your tickets here
3. Workshop: “The What The Hell Approach To Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach

Many job seekers take a passive approach to their job search that invariably includes several hours a day sitting behind their computer answering online ads which often doesn’t create a lot of positive progress, particularly when you are 1 of 200 respondents to an ad. That’s why an effective job search requires a “what the hell do you have to lose” attitude that creates more interest, more activity and more interviews. This also includes a bold, proactive “marketing” campaign where you are packaging your background, communicating your value, constantly growing your target company list, seeding social networks to create greater awareness for your skills and engaging your audience. This small group workshop will focus on 12 somewhat “unorthodox” actions you can take to stand out from the crowd of numerous qualified candidates by changing your attitude, your mode of job search behavior and implementing a direct marketing approach that gets you noticed. More than 15 NSENG members have applied these principals over the past 2 months and they each attribute their job offers to the “What the Hell Approach”.
During this session, MARTY GILBERT, award-winning writer, job search coach and founder of NSENG, will present his perspectives and actions you can take immediately.

Date:  Monday, January 13, 2020
Time:  9:15 am to 1:00 pm (3hr & 45min workshop)
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
Purchase ticketsHere
4. Presentation on “How to Network, Connect & Gain Introductions to Your Next Job”” plus networking with Larry Kaufman.
It’s a known fact that at least 75% of job seekers over 40 will find their next job

through a networking encounter. And for many people, networking can be a tough challenge. But, with the right attitude and the right technique, you can significantly shorten your search.

During this meeting, business leader, public speaker, trainer and author, Larry Kaufman , will show you specific ways to improve your job search efforts through his novel approach to N etworking, C onnecting and G iving (the NCG Factor).
  • What the NCG Factor is and how the formula can accelerate your job search.
  • How to improve the process of getting connected to hiring managers.
  • Examples of how more effective introductions will better outcomes.
  • How building relationships can be life-changing and result in more productive networking meetings.
  • How LinkedIn ties into the human networking experience.
Date:  Monday, January 20, 2020
Time:  6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

Read more here

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

12-30-19: Happy New Year! Celebrating 20 years of LH&A!

The New Year is upon us! Wishing everyone a very happy and rewarding 2020! We at LH&A have lots to be thankful for. 2020 is our 20th year of guiding candidates in their career paths, fulfilling our clients’ hiring needs and building lasting relationships along the way. It is also Lynn’s 35th year as a recruiter! We are starting 2020 on a great note – we have job openings and our clients are eager to hire! Read more about the openings below.
Watch our next newsletter for a chance to win in a contest to celebrate our 20th year! Details to follow.
Resume Review and Empowered Job Seeker services available at discount prices during the holiday season! Holiday Gift Certificates Available. Offer valid until Dec 31st, 2019. Can redeem within 6 months!
Happy New Year!
Table of Contents:
 
1) Job Openings-
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer – Immediate Hire: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services- Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. See holiday special.
 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Janice Aull presents “How to use Emotional Intelligence to perform better throughout your job search” Mon, Jan 6, 2020 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm at the Glenview Library
  • Around Chicago LIVE! Networking at the Signature Room at the 95th. Wed, Jan 8, 2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Workshop: “The What The Hell Approach To Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach. Mon, Jan 13, 2020 9:15 am – 1 pm.
  • Larry Kaufman presents on “How to Network, Connect & Gain Introductions to Your Next Job” plus networking. Mon, Jan 20 6:15-8:30 pm at the Glenview Library
  • 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 get a great new job in 2020. Read more here
 Our Current Openings
PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions
Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE
Local talent please.
 
 
PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.

 

Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks Sr. Account Manager to join team. New business wins spell success for agency & need to hire. Interested in working full time or part-time (25 hrs/wk)? Fridays are “Work from home”.
Client is boutique, family-friendly agency, flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Ideal candidate enjoys collaborative, open environment; stays up-to-date on trends /current events. Must have access to a car for client/industry events. Writing test part of interview. Client wants to hire ASAP! Learn more HERE 
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 
 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! 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
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. – Holiday Special 
  • 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.
Discounted Price: $125
  • 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.
Discounted Price: $225
 Events
1. Presentation on “How to use Emotional Intelligence to perform better throughout your job search” plus networking
Emotional Intelligence is a different way of being smart and it’s a key to high performance when looking for your next job. Research shows that individuals who demonstrate high Emotional Intelligence are far more effective looking for jobs and ultimately more productive employees when working on the job. It’s a critical way to separate yourself from the pack of other candidates throughout your job search.

During this meeting, JANICE AULL, one of Chicago’s standout motivational speakers and facilitators, will share her expertise in applying Emotional Intelligence to job seekers. Here are a few of the topics that she will cover:

  • Conducting your own self-assessment and the confidence with knowing and accepting your strengths and limitations.
  • Improving your communication to influence and persuade the decisions-makers why you are the right candidate for the role.
  • Maintaining an inner dialogue to demonstrate self-control and adaptability during a job interview.
  • Demonstrating readiness to act and seize opportunities during interviews.
  • Being attuned to the people you are trying to influence and picking up on their cues so you are more credible.
Date:  Monday, January 6, 2020
Time:  6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
Read more here

2Around Chicago LIVE! Networking at the Signature Room at the 95th.

Running strong since 2010, we’ve been called the “Best Networking Event in Town” over and over! Join us and find out why.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres included. Mingle with awesome people in great careers just like you … law, real estate, banking, sales, events, hospitality, meeting planning, restaurants, catering, hotels, public relations, transportation, not-for-profit, arts, marketing, museums, human resources, the chambers of commerce and the convention bureau.

Shy? Email us in advance to let us know or tell us onsite and our Schmoozer/Networking Igniters will actively connect you with people you want to meet at the event.
www.aroundchicagoevents.com

Venue: The Signature Room at the 95th, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Date: January 8, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Purchase your tickets here
3. Workshop: “The What The Hell Approach To Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach

Many job seekers take a passive approach to their job search that invariably includes several hours a day sitting behind their computer answering online ads which often doesn’t create a lot of positive progress, particularly when you are 1 of 200 respondents to an ad. That’s why an effective job search requires a “what the hell do you have to lose” attitude that creates more interest, more activity and more interviews. This also includes a bold, proactive “marketing” campaign where you are packaging your background, communicating your value, constantly growing your target company list, seeding social networks to create greater awareness for your skills and engaging your audience. This small group workshop will focus on 12 somewhat “unorthodox” actions you can take to stand out from the crowd of numerous qualified candidates by changing your attitude, your mode of job search behavior and implementing a direct marketing approach that gets you noticed. More than 15 NSENG members have applied these principals over the past 2 months and they each attribute their job offers to the “What the Hell Approach”.
During this session, MARTY GILBERT, award-winning writer, job search coach and founder of NSENG, will present his perspectives and actions you can take immediately.

Date:  Monday, January 13, 2020
Time:  9:15 am to 1:00 pm (3hr & 45min workshop)
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
Purchase ticketsHere
4. Presentation on “How to Network, Connect & Gain Introductions to Your Next Job”” plus networking with Larry Kaufman.

It’s a known fact that at least 75% of job seekers over 40 will find their next job

through a networking encounter. And for many people, networking can be a tough challenge. But, with the right attitude and the right technique, you can significantly shorten your search.

During this meeting, business leader, public speaker, trainer and author, Larry Kaufman , will show you specific ways to improve your job search efforts through his novel approach to N etworking, C onnecting and G iving (the NCG Factor).
  • What the NCG Factor is and how the formula can accelerate your job search.
  • How to improve the process of getting connected to hiring managers.
  • Examples of how more effective introductions will better outcomes.
  • How building relationships can be life-changing and result in more productive networking meetings.
  • How LinkedIn ties into the human networking experience.
Date:  Monday, January 20, 2020
Time:  6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)

Read more here

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

12-23-19: Happy Holidays!

Let’s celebrate our unity and relationships in what we can achieve together in this coming year! We are very grateful for the bond we have built with our clients and candidates. See our latest job openings below. We are thrilled to have so many job openings at the end of 2019 to jump start hiring for 2020. Let’s start the new year with a bang!
 
Resume Review and Empowered Job Seeker services available at discount prices during the holiday season!
Holiday Gift Certificates Available. Offer valid until Dec 31st, 2019. Can redeem within 6 months!


Happy Holidays!
Table of Contents:
1) Job Openings-
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer – Immediate Hire: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services- Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. See holiday special.
 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • How to use Emotional Intelligence to perform better throughout your job search. Jan 6, 2020 6:15 pm – 8:30 pm at the Glenview Library
  • Around Chicago LIVE! Networking at the Signature Room at the 95th. Jan 8, 2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Workshop: “The What The Hell Approach To Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach.   Jan 13, 2020 9:15 am – 1 pm.
  • HubSpot Academy offers free courses on lead generation, building marketing campaigns, SEO training, content marketing, Facebook advertising, and so much more.
4) Featured Article: 19 Ideas on How to Push Yourself to the Next Level. When it comes to success in any area of your life, continuous improvement is part of the job. Read more here.
 Our Current Openings
PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions
Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE
Local talent please.


PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.


Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks Sr. Account Manager to join team. New business wins spell success for agency & need to hire. Interested in working full time or part-time (25 hrs/wk)? Fridays are “Work from home”.
Client is boutique, family-friendly agency, flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Ideal candidate enjoys collaborative, open environment; stays up-to-date on trends /current events. Must have access to car for client/industry events. Writing test part of interview. Client wants to hire ASAP! Learn more HERE 
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 
 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate

medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! 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
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. – Holiday Special 
  • 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.
Discounted Price: $125
  • 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.
Discounted Price: $225
 Events
1. Presentation on “How to use Emotional Intelligence to perform better throughout your job search” plus networking
Emotional Intelligence is a different way of being smart and it’s a key to high performance when looking for your next job. Research shows that individuals who demonstrate high Emotional Intelligence are far more effective looking for jobs and ultimately more productive employees when working on the job. It’s a critical way to separate yourself from the pack of other candidates throughout your job search.

During this meeting, JANICE AULL, one of Chicago’s standout motivational speakers and facilitators, will share her expertise in applying Emotional Intelligence to job seekers. Here are a few of the topics that she will cover:

  • Conducting your own self-assessment and the confidence with knowing and accepting your strengths and limitations.
  • Improving your communication to influence and persuade the decisions-makers why you are the right candidate for the role.
  • Maintaining an inner dialogue to demonstrate self-control and adaptability during a job interview.
  • Demonstrating readiness to act and seize opportunities during interviews.
  • Being attuned to the people you are trying to influence and picking up on their cues so you are more credible.
Date:  Monday, January 6, 2020
Time:  6:15 pm – 8:30 pm
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
2Around Chicago LIVE! Networking at the Signature Room at the 95th.

Running strong since 2010, we’ve been called the “Best Networking Event in Town” over and over!
Join us and find out why.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres included. Mingle with awesome people in great careers just like you … law, real estate, banking, sales, events, hospitality, meeting planning, restaurants, catering, hotels, public relations, transportation, not-for-profit, arts, marketing, museums, human resources, the chambers of commerce and the convention bureau.
Shy? Email us in advance to let us know or tell us onsite and our Schmoozer/Networking Igniters will actively connect you with people you want to meet at the event.
www.aroundchicagoevents.com

Venue: The Signature Room at the 95th, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

Date: January 8, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Purchase your tickets here
3. Workshop: “The What The Hell Approach To Job Search” by Marty Gilbert, NSENG Founder/CEO & Job Search Coach

Many job seekers take a passive approach to their job search that invariably includes several hours a day sitting behind their computer answering online ads which often doesn’t create a lot of positive progress, particularly when you are 1 of 200 respondents to an ad. That’s why an effective job search requires a “what the hell do you have to lose” attitude that creates more interest, more activity and more interviews. This also includes a bold, proactive “marketing” campaign where you are packaging your background, communicating your value, constantly growing your target company list, seeding social networks to create greater awareness for your skills and engaging your audience. This small group workshop will focus on 12 somewhat “unorthodox” actions you can take to stand out from the crowd of numerous qualified candidates by changing your attitude, your mode of job search behavior and implementing a direct marketing approach that gets you noticed. More than 15 NSENG members have applied these principals over the past 2 months and they each attribute their job offers to the “What the Hell Approach”.
During this session, MARTY GILBERT, award-winning writer, job search coach and founder of NSENG, will present his perspectives and actions you can take immediately.

Date:  Monday, January 13, 2020
Time:  9:15 am to 1:00 pm (3hr & 45min workshop)
Venue: Glenview Library (1930 Glenview Rd)
Purchase ticketsHere
4. 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

12-16-19: Spread Your Wings and Let’s Take Off!

Spread your wings! Let’s take off for new jobs in 2020. Revamp your job search. Update your resume and get off to a great start in the new year. We have job openings and our clients are eager to hire. There is still time in 2019 to apply.
 
Resume Review and Empowered Job Seeker services available at discount prices during the holiday season!
Holiday Gift Certificates Available. Offer valid until Dec 31st, 2019. Can redeem within 6 months!


See our latest job openings below. Our clients are committed to hiring!
Thanks for the photo op at Tesla at the recent Chicago Innovation event.
Table of Contents:
1) Job Openings-
  • PR Account Supervisor – Full time & Freelance positions: Boutique PR Agency. Specs: here
  • Medical Writer – Immediate Hire: MedCom Agency Chicago, IL: Our client keeps winning new business, hence this new job. Specs: here
  • PR Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire: PR Agency near North Chicago Suburbs: Real Estate. Specs: here
2) Candidate Consulting Services- Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. See holiday special.
 
3) Upcoming Events – See more info below.
  • Is it Time to Switch to Phase 2 of Your Job Search? Thursday Dec 19, 2019 2 pm – 3 pm (CST) Free webinar
  • Around Chicago LIVE! Networking at the Signature Room at the 95th. Jan 8, 2020 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
4) Featured Article/video:  A Simple Twist on a Common Strategy Nets Negotiators Better Deals. To secure the best outcome in a negotiation, ask for what you want – then ask for a little bit more. Read more here
 Our Current Openings
PR agency – Account Supervisor – Full time and Freelance positions
Growing PR agency is winning new business. Seeks an ambitious, well-rounded PR professional with PR agency or PR consultancy experience. Openings for full time and freelance positions. Freelance assignments up to 20 hours/week. Freelancer can work virtually or onsite. Flextime possible for full time role. Do you have successful stories to tell in the B2B space? Are you a strategic thinker with excellent writing skills? Have strong pitching experience to local + national media? Learn more HERE
Local talent please.
PR – Sr. Account Manager – Immediate Hire 
Public Relations Agency – Near North Chicago Suburbs.


Our favorite real estate PR agency client seeks Sr. Account Manager to join team. New business wins spell success for agency & need to hire. Interested in working full time or part-time (25 hrs/wk)? Fridays are “Work from home”.
Client is boutique, family-friendly agency, flexible hours. Strong emphasis on creativity, integrity, determination & fun. Ideal candidate enjoys collaborative, open environment; stays up-to-date on trends /current events. Must have access to car for client/industry events. Writing test part of interview. Client wants to hire ASAP! Learn more HERE 
Medical Writer – Downtown Chicago – Immediate Hire 
 

Medical Writer or aspirational Medical Writer needed to simplify medical science. Translate

medical concepts into marketing/sales language. Does your content inform and educate within a variety of therapeutic areas? Do you have strong abilities to liaise with medical directors directly? Able to collaborate in deadline-oriented business setting? Want to join growing medical communications agency in Chicago? Do you live in the Chicago area? Local talent please. Client wants to hire ASAP! 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
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker services. – Holiday Special 
  • 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.
Discounted Price: $125
  • 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.
Discounted Price: $225
 Events
1Is it Time to Switch to Phase 2 of Your Job Search?-Free Webinar 
The time to find a new job normally takes longer than you anticipated. Your primary focus as a job seeker is to schedule interviews. If you have not been consistently scheduling interviews, it may be time to declare Phase 1 of your Job Search OVER and begin Phase 2. Even though you have not accepted a new job, you have learned a lot throughout your job search efforts that can help you improve during Phase 2.
During this session, we will discuss the following:
* Is your Resume or CV helping or hindering your job search?
* Do you need to rethink your target? (title/company/contact)
* Past Interviews (job/informational) * How to improve results during Phase 2 The lines will be open to address your questions following the training presentation.
Date:  Thursday, December 19th
Time:  2:00 pm CST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 3:00 pm EST)
Registration Link: Click here
2Around Chicago LIVE! Networking at the Signature Room at the 95th.

Running strong since 2010, we’ve been called the “Best Networking Event in Town” over and over!
Join us and find out why.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres included. Mingle with awesome people in great careers just like you … law, real estate, banking, sales, events, hospitality, meeting planning, restaurants, catering, hotels, public relations, transportation, not-for-profit, arts, marketing, museums, human resources, the chambers of commerce and the convention bureau.
Shy? Email us in advance to let us know or tell us onsite and our Schmoozer/Networking Igniters will actively connect you with people you want to meet at the event.
www.aroundchicagoevents.com

VenueThe Signature Room at the 95th, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

Date: January 8, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Purchase your tickets here