Lynn Hazan and Associates Jobs Listings, Articles, and Webinars
02-16-21: The Importance of Humor: We all Could Use a Laugh
Humor can lift our spirits and relieve stress, especially during COVID-19. I adopted Caramel in November. He's my COVID cat. He establishes himself in my office, especially during video conferences. He puts a smile on people's faces when they see his caramel and white body walking in front of the camera. Caramel loves to whip his long tail back and forth, not only distracting me, but my candidates and staff.

It's small moments like these that make us laugh. Humor creates bonds and distractions that we all need.

Even the Harvard Business Review has pointers on how to be funny at work. Jennifer Aaker and Naomi Bagdonas discuss this idea in their article. Read more here.

Good news! We FILLED the Senior Medical Writer position!

We are recruiting for a Director of Operations for an actuarial consulting firm. Our client is particularly interested in candidates who have a thorough understanding of operations. Check out the specs below.

"Every time you are able to find some humor in a difficult situation, you win."

- Joubert Botha
Send us your updated credentials. Let's discuss how LH&A can place you. Reach Lynn at or 312-369-9802.

In This Edition:
1) Our Current Job Openings
  • Director of Operations - Actuarial Consulting co. - Chicago/Southern IL - NEW!
  • Senior Medical Writer - Medcomm Agency - FILLED!
  • Senior Medical Writer / Associate Scientific Director - MedComm Agency 
  • Marketing/PR/Recruiting Intern - LH&A - Virtual Position 

2) Candidate Consulting Services - Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker & Leveraging your Influence on LinkedIn via Content & Relationships.
Winter discount offered!

3) Featured Article - America’s Most Hated Office Jargon according to Forbes.

4) Upcoming Events - Yoga classes, "Be Selfish with Your Time", "Ten Most Common Mistakes", and NSENG webinar on "How to Create & Implement an Effective Job Search Plan". See below for more details.

Our Current Openings
Director of Operations - Actuarial Consulting Co. - Chicago or Southern IL 
Are you an operations leader in professional services? Do you have 10+ years’ experience in business operations with a background in HR, Office Operations, Accounting, Management Consulting, and/or IT? Advanced degree from accredited university? Will consider applicants with more experience. Do you work well on a team & value collaboration? Do you live in Chicago or Bloomington, IL? If so, keep reading! 
Our client provides timely, independent, & innovative consulting services with integrity, skill & care. Goals: Exceed client expectations & fulfill responsibilities to employees, profession, & public.

Click here for specs

To Apply: Forward your resume along with the answers to the questions from this link to Refer to Director of Operations in the header.  

Sr. Medical Writer / Associate Scientific Director - MedComm Agency
Want to work virtually for a growing boutique Medical Communications agency? Are you passionate about science, medicine, and education? Are you energized by collaborative work? Are you a Senior Medical Writer with at least 2 years’ experience within an agency setting? Will consider candidates with more experience. If so, apply now for full-time job opening for Remote Sr. Medical Writer/Associate Scientific Director. Writing test is part of the application process.           
Candidate will develop scientific/medical content (promotional and non-promotional) over a broad range of therapeutic areas (neuro, psych, infectious disease, dermatology, ophthalmology, cardio, immunology, oncology) including: promotional slide kits, advisory board materials, educational materials, MSL training decks, literature search reports, etc. Client does not do publishing nor regulatory writing.
Client values candidates with unrelenting attention to detail. Agency is non-hierarchical by design and values open dialogue. No drama. Is committed to continuing education & training. Excellent benefits. Compensation and title will reflect level of experience.
Ideal candidate is based in the U.S. with valid working papers. Willing to travel when needed.

Learn more here
Marketing/PR/Recruiting INTERN - Virtual
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...

Candidate Consulting Services - Virtual
New Consultation Program! How to Improve Your Job Search Through Content & Relationship Building on LinkedIn
In this new workshop, learn new ways to leverage your influence on LinkedIn. Through a Journey of Discovery, Lynn learned new tips and tricks to empower her candidates to create content, use visuals, and engaging conversations to position themselves as the "candidates of choice." In this fee based consultation, you will gain an understanding of how relationships matter, especially in a job search. You can apply these lessons immediately. It's also a lot of fun!

Contact Lynn to sign up for a session.
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker Services
It’s a new year, so it’s time for a new resume. Check out our resources and get prepared for 2021. Contact us to get started.

- The Resume Review 
In this session, Lynn Hazan will help you to break through the clutter of similar, boring resumes. You will receive practical suggestions and tips on how to revamp your resume. Complimentary follow-up phone session to assess revised resume is included. Time permitting, LinkedIn profiles will also be evaluated. 
Price: $125 One hour - with discount. Includes complimentary Resource Kit, for a total $200 value.
- Empowered Job Seeker
"Empowered Job Seeker™" is a program that helps candidates undergo effective job searches in the ever-changing marketplace. In this 3-hour (1.5 hours each session), one-on-one or group consultation, participants learn proven techniques to more successfully market themselves as the candidates of choice. 
Learn How To:
  • Find jobs in the hidden job market
  • Improve your networking, social media, and LinkedIn skills
  • Refine your interviewing and negotiating expertise
  • Position yourself in the marketplace for advancement and promotion
  • Seek out niches where you can add value
  • Strengthen your resume and LinkedIn profile
  • Work effectively with a recruiter
Price: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. $300 value in total.

Participant Testimonial:

"Lynn's personal branding workshop was great. I really enjoyed it and learned several new ways of distilling my experience. I was able to put some of it into practice the next day during a phone interview - I had a case story at the ready. I also enjoyed "Calling Cards" and have shared the exercise with two friends. I always find Lynn's input and advice to be so helpful."

Featured Article
America’s Most Hated Office Jargon
Even though the pandemic brought office life to a shuddering halt across much of the world, that doesn't quite mean workers were able to breathe a sigh of relief and escape arguably one of the most annoying aspects of office culture: business jargon. Whether it's via Slack, Teams, Zoom, or email, cliché business terms are difficult to get away from, even when it comes to remote working during a pandemic. When it's time to "touch base" with the boss, some phrases tend to rankle workers more than others, and a 2019 GetResponse survey polled 1,000 U.S. workers to determine the most loathed business clichés in America.

Read more: here
 Upcoming Events
1. CHAIR YOGA CLASS 30-minute session - hosted by Karen Egoff of - Every Thursday
Sitting at your desk all day? Feeling like your body is holding onto stress? Do you desire a moment of peace in the middle of your workday? We have just the thing for you!

Like most types of Yoga, Chair Yoga improves flexibility, concentration, and strength while boosting your mood, easing joint pain, and reducing stress.

$7.50 per class, or 4 classes for $28.00 USD.

Mail an e-transfer to
The next step is to email to state your name and state you are residing in to sign up.

Date: Next class 02/18 Thursday at 4:30 PM EST, 3:30 PM CT, 2:30 PMT, and 1:30 PM PST.
Whether you’ve been job searching for 2 weeks or 2 years, this workshop will help you be more efficient with your time… more capable of creating an order to your job search tactics… more effective at reaching and marketing yourself to target companies… and more productive with distinguishing yourself in the marketplace. Virtually every job we’ve ever had has required developing a carefully laid out plan on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. And the job search is no different. Too many job seekers jump right into their search without having defined their plan of attack, and it often results in a lot of unproductive time, unfocused efforts, and longer time frames to land an appropriate position. An effective job search requires a tactical routine, a prioritization process, a well-defined order of specific tasks, a targeted marketing program, and a measurement criterion to ensure that you’re optimizing your time and ability to track your progress. This workshop will identify the framework and action plan that job seekers should undertake to develop and implement a tactical plan that maximizes your efforts, engages your audience, communicates your value, and generates interviews over a shorter period of time.

During this instructional session, MARTY GILBERT, job search coach and founder of NSENG, will present his perspectives on the following topics:

  • What a job search plan should contain and the order in which each initiative should be completed
  • How to develop an effective weekly routine
  • Setting job search goals and tracking your progress
  • How to network more effectively
  • Examples of resumes that are and are not effective
  • How to build an ATS-compliant resume
  • How to define your audience and build a target company list with key contacts
  • How to develop a marketing plan that reaches your targets
  • How to write your brand and value proposition
  • How to create more buzz on LinkedIn

Date: Wednesday, February 17th
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm CST
Register: here
Time can slip away when you are conducting your job search. Often family members and friends ask for favors because you are not working. You will learn how to stay focused and become selfish with your time, so you enjoy greater results from your job search efforts. During this session, we will address the following:

  • Actions that are the best use of your time
  • How much time daily should be spent on your computer.
  • What three actions give you the greatest chance of results
  • How to diplomatically handle distractions and demands of others
  • The lines will be open to addressing your questions following the training presentation.

Date: Friday, February 19th
Time: 1:00 pm EST (12:00 CST, 11:00 am MST, 10:00 am PST)
Access: here
Focus your valuable time on efforts that can help you schedule more interviews and eventually accept a job offer. To help you advance your search, this session will address the following:

  • 10 most common mistakes during a job search
  • Solutions for those mistakes
  • The lines will be open to addressing your questions following the training presentation.

Date: Thursday, February 25th
Time: 3:00 pm EST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 2:00 pm CST)
Access: here
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