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09-21-20: Building A Community. Open Jobs
Community involvement is very important to LH&A. Lynn has actively been involved in the community, while interacting with varied audiences. Whether it is presenting on leadership (Sharp Heels event), talking about best uses of LinkedIn (Wonder Women's Group) or mentoring students on career development (Brandeis Alumni event). Lynn is out there connecting with people. Reaching out to understand their need and providing support. This keeps us grounded.

LH&A is all about relationships. We are committed to mutually grow together. Connect with us.

We will be attending the Fall American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) Greater Chicago Area Chapter event on Sept 22. We will also attend the UIC Postdoc Affairs' Symposium - panel discussion on Science Communications on Sept 24. Look out for us. We are happy to discuss our current openings. 

"The most important things in life are the connections you make with others"
- Tom Ford

09/21/20 - In This Edition:
  • Sr. Director of Marketing - IT Consulting Firm - Chicago Area - Virtual, eventually on site (updated specs)
  • Medical Writer - Medical Communication Agency - Chicago - Virtual, eventually on site
  • Patent Agent - IP Law firm - Interviews to be conducted when their offices fully reopen. 
  • Marketing/PR/Recruiting Intern - LH&A - Virtual Position 
  • Freelance Content Writer - Virtual - Filled 
2) Candidate Consulting Services Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker. Fall discount offered!
3) Featured Article - 7 ideas for smart hospital marketing campaigns right now 
4) Upcoming Events - Free webinars to aid your job search. NSENG webinars and Career Development Symposium by UIC PDA. Details below.
 Our Current Openings 
Sr. Director of Marketing - IT Consulting Firm - Chicago & Northern Suburb
Virtual, eventually on site

Are you an analytical & creative B2B marketing leader? Have a diverse background working with tech products and services? 10-15 years of marketing experience, including 10 years in management? Want to lead a rapidly growing team with the opportunity to be promoted as their first CMO? Local talent only.
The position is currently virtual, eventually onsite. 
Learn more 

Medical Writer - Medical Communication Agency - Downtown Chicago
Virtual, eventually on site

Are you a Medical Writer with 2-3 years of relevant experience? Able to communicate science with integrity in concise & accurate manner to variety of target audiences?  Work well in team & collaborative environment? Want to join agency that provides growth opportunities? Local talent preferred. Will provide relocation support to out of town candidate. Position is currently virtual, eventually onsite. Learn more here

Patent Agent- Intellectual Property Law Firm - Chicago
Interviews to be conducted when their offices fully reopen.

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

- 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 Seekerâ„¢" 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
Pricing: $225 total (2 sessions, each 1.5 hours) with discount. 
$300 value in total.
 Featured Article 

7 ideas for smart hospital marketing campaigns right now

While this article focuses specifically on hospital marketing, its key points can be applied to just about any business today. 
Thanks to Scott Becker for sharing this article.

Don Stanziano, chief marketing and communications officer with Geisinger in Danville, Pa., and Dave Feinberg, senior vice president and chief marketing and communications officer with Mount Sinai Health System in New York, shared guidance for hospital marketing campaigns at a time when the audience is likely fatigued, if not exhausted. 

Hospitals and health systems have several factors to consider as they develop their next campaign. For one: "It's hard to differentiate right now when everyone's making the same point, or delivering similar messaging, because we all want to be sensitive to the environment in which we're marketing today," said Mr. Stanziano. 
Organizations are also delivering their message to audiences likely feeling fatigue. There is also an emerging trend that Mr. Feinberg calls "compassion confusion," which occurs when consumers face a steady feed of messages that are related to health and healthcare. This makes it all the more challenging for hospitals' campaigns to stand out. 

"It seems like everybody's in healthcare now, so everybody's talking about the workers and they're thanking the workers - as though they're part of it - and we appreciate that," said Mr. Feinberg. "That's not a bad thing. But it kind of muddies the waters for those of us who actually have and are facing the challenges every day with staff, with support services, the whole range of things that we've had to do, which has just been extraordinary. I think there is compassion fatigue for sure, but there's also just fatigue."

As part of the Becker's Patient Experience + Marketing Virtual Forum, Mr. Stanziano and Mr. Feinberg shared the following advice for their colleagues' marketing campaigns right now

Read more

 Upcoming Events 


This is a special meeting for women only. And to the NSENG male members... if you have a wife or female friend that you think may benefit from attending this meeting, please encourage her to join us whether she's an NSENG member or not.

Job interviewers make up their minds about you in a matter of seconds - for women, in particular, this can be a big challenge. As an individual who helped break the glass ceiling for women in the broadcast industry, CATHERINE JOHNS will show you how you can make a more powerful and memorable impression from the beginning to the end of an interview. With the right approach, you can create credibility so people will want to know you better, refer you and/or hire you. During her presentation, you will discover how to:
  • Come across confident and in command during phone calls, interviews and networking meetings.
  • Change your internal state of mind so you actually "feel" more confident.
  • Manage your non-verbal communications to make a stronger impression.
  • Use your voice and choice of words to make sure you're delivering the message you want to send.
  • Understand what you may be doing to yourself that undermines your credibility.
Date: Monday, September 21st
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (CDT)
Register: here

2. Free Webinar - Timing & Research are Critical in a Job Search

Your job search is all about timing and being the most prepared.   You should NOT be spending more than 15% of your time applying to job boards because that is where you have the most competition and lowest rate of return on your investment of time.  During this session, we will address the following:
  • The impact of timing on your job search
  • Thorough research of a company and contacts is critical
Date: Tuesday, September 22nd
Time: 10:00 AM (CDT)
Register: here

3. UIC Office of Postdoctoral Affairs presents 2020 Career Development Symposium

In celebration of the National Postdoc Appreciation Week, UIC PDA is hosting a virtual 2020 Career Development Symposium. We at LH&A are excited to attend and participate in their Science Communications panel and networking session. 

The event is catered to helping individuals in the STEM fields discover and network into a wide range of PhD career paths. This event is open to all: postdocs, graduate students, scientists from UIC and other institutions are welcome to attend! Look forward to virtually meeting you there.

Date: Sept 21st - Sept 25th
Event details: here

4. Free Webinar - Why Should Someone Hire You?
You must be able to effectively articulate the answer to the question "Why should someone hire you?" to position yourself better than your competition, so you end up being the person who is hired.  During this session we will discuss the following:
  • How to effectively answer this question
  • How to differentiate from other job seekers
  • Improve your thirty-second pitch
Date:  Wednesday, September 30th
Time:  2:00 PM (CDT) 
Register:  here


Research shows that when an interviewer likes you, two powerful things happen:
1) The qualities you have suddenly become more important to doing the job successfully.
2) The skills you don't have automatically are discounted.

So, given that, how do you create a faster positive connection in an interview? How can you persuade the interviewer that you are a candidate that deserves very serious consideration? That's where TEDx speaker and author, LYNNE FRANKLIN, comes in. She's an amazingly interactive presenter on how to apply engaging communication styles that give you more credibility and increase your connectivity with each interviewer. And this isn't just about the words that you convey but your body language as well. At the same time, Lynne provides a great deal of guidance with regard to reading the interviewer's attitude and facial gestures in order to capitalize quickly on what most readily will resonate and connect with them. Here are some of the topics that she'll be covering during her presentation:
  • The Persuasive Cycle: the steps everyone's brain goes through to say "yes"
  • Confronting your judgments about being persuasive
  • How to read people's body language to read their minds and present information in a way that connects with them
  • How to turn every question you're asked into a persuasive and confident response
Date:  Wednesday, September 30th
Time:  7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (CDT)
Register:  here

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