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11-23-20: Grateful For Your Support
2020 has been an unusual year, to say the least. We have adapted to living, working and communicating in a fashion that a few years ago, would have been considered impossible. We all should be proud.

With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we are even more grateful. Our health, well being and that of our loved ones, take the top spot. We responded while aiming to climb that ladder higher - do better, achieve more, care more, surround ourselves (virtually) with people who inspire us and stay motivated to succeed. Let's make the most of this holiday in spirit and create our own version of "Thanksgiving 2020" by staying home and being safe.

"The more you are grateful for what you have, the more you will have to be grateful for"
Zig Ziglar

We at LH&A are grateful for all our clients, candidates and community. We have pivoted and succeeded because you gave us the opportunity to do so. You believe in us and we continue to meet those expectations.

Rosie Guagliardo says it best..."Practicing Gratitude with a Twist".

For your Thanksgiving viewing pleasure, here is a fun video to watch. Growing up, Charles Aznavour was our family's favorite singer, especially because he was a French singer!

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. Medical Writer - Medical Communications Agency - Contract to Full time - Remote
  • 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 
  • Sr. Director of Marketing - IT Consulting Firm - Chicago Area. FILLED!! Position filled as SVP Marketing

2) Potential Opening: Arabic/English Copywriter - Virtual Assignment

Do you speak/write in Arabic? Are you an experienced copywriter? Potential client seeks a Copywriter for freelance assignment. Candidate must be fluent in both English and Arabic, with copywriting experience in both languages. Must be American citizen or eligible to work in the United States. If this fits your profile, please contact Lynn Hazan at with the header: Arabic Copywriter along with your resume, samples and daily rate.

3) Candidate Consulting Services - Virtual Resume Review & Empowered Job Seeker.
Fall discount offered!

4) Featured Article - The Two Worlds of Management and Leadership “Speak”

5) Upcoming Events - Webinar to aid your job search with NSENG.
Lynn will be interviewed in a live broadcast by Deanna Shoss of Intercultural Spark on Wed, Nov 25 at 11 am. See below for details.
Lynn will be presenting at the PMI Chicagoland Career Development virtual event. Virtual event by Chicago Innovation. Details below.
Our Current Openings
Sr. Medical Writer - Medical Communications Agency
Contract to Full time- Remote
Are you passionate about science, medicine and education? Are you energized by collaborative work? Do you have 1-3+ years’ experience in medical writing from MedComm agency, freelance, or Pharmaceutical/CRO setting? Will consider candidates with more experience. Writing test is part of the application process.

Want to work virtually for growing boutique MedComm agency? This position will start as 40 hours/week contract position to transition to full time virtual employment after 3 months of successful engagement. Learn more here

Potential Opening: Arabic/English Copywriter
Virtual Assignment
Do you speak/write in Arabic? Are you an experienced copywriter? Potential client seeks a Copywriter for freelance assignment. Candidate must be fluent in both English and Arabic, with copywriting experience in both languages. Must be American citizens or eligible to work in the United States. If this fits your profile, please contact Lynn Hazan at with the header: Arabic Copywriter along with your resume, samples and daily rate.

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 Two Worlds of Management and Leadership “Speak”
There are forms of key “speak” within any organization, as depicted in the accompanying image: Specialist, Management and Leadership “speak.” Understanding each is important, as they have a major influence on your venture’s culture. And we all know that our enterprise’s culture ultimately has a significant impact on its eventual performance.

Read more here

 Upcoming Events
1. Free Webinar - What Should be Included on Your Daily Plan?
Individuals who are accepting job offers are often the best planners. If you currently are not planning out your day, this ONE CHANGE could turn your job search around. It makes sense that where you put your efforts is where you will obtain the most results. During this session, you will learn the following:
  • Why and when you should plan
  • What should be included
  • Where to place your focus to enjoy the greatest results

Date: Monday, November 23rd
Time: 2:00 PM CDT
Register: here

2. Feature on Intercultural Talk with President, Deanna Shoss
Lynn's parents were from Egypt and Syria, she was born in Canada, settled in Chicago. Derek was born in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, lived 5 years in Japan, another year in London, before coming back home.
What gives us roots? How does the thread of journeys through culture make us who we are right now, at this moment in space and time?
And, it's Thanksgiving, albeit an odd one. Let's talk about how all of this kindles the spark of gratitude in your daily practice.

Date: Wednesday, November 25th
Time: 11:00 AM CDT
Facebook Live:
YouTube Live: 

3. NSENG 90-Min Meeting: Job Search Q&A Session plus 1 Round of Networking
MARTY GILBERT is asked a lot of job search questions each week from NSENG members on several different topics and he knows that many of you have the very same questions but never have an opportunity to ask. That’s why he is going to dedicate the first 70 minutes of this meeting to field and answer as many of your questions as possible… He will record this portion of the meeting and make that available to everyone. He is willing to address any job search topics and here are just a few to get you thinking:
  • Job interviews (phone screens, Zoom and in-person)
  • Resumes
  • LinkedIn
  • Cover letters
  • Networking
  • Building a target company list
  • The “hidden job market”
  • Creating an outbound marketing plan
  • My “What the Hell Approach to Job Search”™
  • Working with recruiters
  • How to prioritize your time
  • Negotiating a job offer

Date: Tuesday, December 1st
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Register: here

4. Innovation for the Ages
We’ve all felt a bit shaken up this year. But being pulled out of the norm can be a good thing — and a chance to identify a renewed purpose for ourselves.

On Thursday, December 3rd, we’ll hear from leaders who have become experts at harnessing age, challenges, and change to fuel a greater purpose. We hope you can join us for Innovation for the Ages.

Speakers include: Howard Tullman, Andrea Zopp, Julie Silverstein, Marc Freedman & Darcy Evon

Date: Thursday, December 3rd
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Register: here

5. 2020 Project Management Institute Chicagoland Career Development Conference - LYNN HAZAN will be presenting
The Chicagoland Chapter of PMI is proud to present the 5th Annual Career Development Conference! Are you someone who wants to grow into your role? Are you interested in becoming better at planning your career? Join us at the Chicagoland Career Development Conference and let us help you take the next step. The PMI Chicagoland Career Development Conference is a premier event hosted by our chapter to help our members get the most out of their careers, whether as a starting project manager or a seasoned veteran.

Two Tracks: Growth and Transition
This year participants can choose from two tracks of speakers, the Growth Track and the Transition Track. Conference attendees are free to attend events in either track.

Growth Track
The Growth Track is engineered for project and program managers who are established in our field and looking to sharpen their edge and gain the critical skills they need to advance to the next level! 

Transition Track
The Transition Track is engineered for attendees who are making a transition in the field of Project and Program Management, or individuals who are looking for new opportunities, wanting to beef up their resume or interview skills, or are looking for some guidance on how to navigate the changing market. Lynn Hazan is presenting on "How To Position Yourself As The Candidate Of Choice" at 12:30 pm.

Date: Saturday, December 12th
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
Register: here

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