Lynn Hazan and Associates Jobs listings, Articles, and Webinars
11-03-20: Make Your Voice Count
We all have our duties to fulfill. Small, big, personal or civic. We commit to making life better for ourselves and those around us. Doing so helps us grow individually and as a community.

We may be in different situations but we are in this together. The gears of a clock work when in sync. Let's do our part. Stand up for your beliefs and make a difference. We have the liberty to make choices; let's make them count.

At LH&A, we listen to the needs of our clients and candidates. We dedicate ourselves to their successes. We see first hand how decisions impact lives. We know that human support can lift individual spirits and companies. Having a say at the table is how ideas come to life. Make your voice heard!

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Get in touch with us. Let's discuss how LH&A can help you get started on your path to a successful career. Reach Lynn at or 312-369-9802.

In This Edition:
1) Our Current Job Openings
  • 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 

2) Candidate Consulting Services - Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker.
Fall discount offered!
3) Featured Article - The Pomodoro Method: An Introduction
4) Upcoming Events - Free webinars to aid your job search. NSENG, C2ST and Wine &
Webinar virtual events. 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 here

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- 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
Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker 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: $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
The Pomodoro Method: An Introduction
BREAKING NEWS: we got a dog. He’s really cute, brings down our blood pressure, and is good at editing (true story - with a swipe of his paw, he deleted a witty but unnecessary paragraph in this very newsletter). He helps us cope with Global Overwhelming Things - such as a fair election, a just society, and a safe community -- during a pandemic. Cocoa Bean for President.  

But ….

But, much as I love cuddling with Cocoa Bean, his cuteness doesn’t actually do much to ensure a fair election, just society, or safe community. Making those things a reality still feels overwhelming, even with my lowered blood pressure. Really overwhelming. Tasks related to those Global Overwhelming are the ones I most often procrastinate these days. I need to find a way to stay engaged.

How can one person - especially an already busy, exhausted person in a pandemic - tackle these overwhelming issues? 

Read more here

 Upcoming Events
1. Free Webinar - Communicate More Effectively   
The way you communicate both verbally and written has a tremendous impact on your Job Search. Often simple mistakes prevent you from scheduling interviews or obtaining offers. During this session, we will address the following:
  • 10 Communication Mistakes to Avoid
  • Ten questions to help you evaluate your communication skills
  • Changes – to improve the way you communicate

Date: Wednesday, November 4th
Time: 2:00 PM CDT
Register: here

2. 90-Min Online Zoom Networking Event with 3 Rounds of Networking
It's a known fact that over 50% of job seekers obtain their next career opportunity through some form of networking. 

NSENG Founder/CEOMarty Gilbert, will moderate 3 rounds of networking. The next day each registrant of this event will receive the name and email address of everyone who attended so that you can quickly gain 40-80 new LinkedIn connections. There will be virtual breakout rooms for each round of networking where in groups of 8-10 people, each individual will have a chance to share a bit about their background... mention any companies or industries that they are trying to pursue... and seek advice on specific job search challenges they may be encountering. It's often through these networking conversations that the following great results are achieved:
  • You could receive some warm introductions into target companies from other participants... introductions that you could never get on your own.
  • You may be made aware of job leads that other participants share with your breakout group.
  • You have a great opportunity to practice your elevator pitch and get some honest feedback.
  • You can learn about job search tactics that others have found to be very effective with their search.
  • You will gain several new LinkedIn connections by sharing your contact information with those in your group.
  • You will get some candid feedback or advice on job search challenges you may be encountering.

Date: Wednesday, November 4th
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Register: here
3. B Corp Marketing Series: 7 Ways to Write Web Content That Gets Opened, Read and Shared
Few people know how to stand out in the inboxes, social streams, and websites of their audiences. Digital is so crowded, so competitive.
A few small changes can mean the difference between tons of traffic and …crickets. As a purpose-driven organization, can you afford for your message to go unheard?

In this talk, with speaker Andy Crestodina, you’ll learn:
  • How is writing for the web different? How is digital content consumed?
  • What type of writing tends to get clicked, opened and read?
  • How do you find the topics that will connect with an audience?
  • Which images will drive more clicks?

Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
Register: here
4. Picture A Scientist: Virtual Film Screening and Panel Discussion
PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.

After the screening, please join us for a panel discussion with Dr. Kawtar Hafidi, Dr. Alex Helman, and Dr. Blair Schneider about furthering equity in STEM fields.

Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Register: here

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