Updates and Jobs for October 28, 2010

We sincerely want to thank everyone who made it out to our Pink Slip Party last Thursday night.  It was seriously great to see so many people get through what we heard (quite a few times) was just a ridiculous level of traffic from apparently anywhere and everywhere in the metro Detroit area to get there.  We got a lot of great feedback about the event from newcomers, and enjoyed seeing a ton of new connections get made.

We actually started started putting together a list of reasons why the event was a success…

Ways that you know that your networking event is successful and worthwhile for people:

1. A recruiter from Columbus, Ohio hears about the event, and drives hours in their car to be there. She then raves about how great the event is, and wants your help in starting the same thing down there.

2. Two guys in (separate, just to be clear) bathroom stalls are exchanging linkedin connection/profile information through the common wall, and business cards under it.

3. The event starts at 5pm. Multiple new recruiters show up, are skeptical about how good the event will be for them, and ask that you send people fitting [their needs here] their way. By 6pm, each of those new recruiters has approached you and ask you to “Make it stop” and ask “…are there REALLY *more* people coming?! We’ve already found more people than we need!”

4. Someone who’s out of work insists on buying you a drink to say “Thank you for this”.

5. More than 10 people ask why you don’t accept donations.

6. Random people that attended an insurance expo at the Rock Financial earlier in the day look in at your event and ask among themselves why nobody does this for their industry.

7. Multiple people from past events who have landed jobs through them show up with friends to introduce them to the group and help them out, too.

8. A new recruiter (their first time at one of our events, but an experienced recruiter) announces at the end of the night that not only has she found people to fill several hard to fill positions she has open, but also feels like she’s made a few friends, too.

We really can’t ask for anything more than that. It’s just…awesome. I know that word gets over-used…but, seriously: awesome.

Our next event will be on Thursday, November 18th.  It’s another one of our casual networking events in the back room of the BlackFinn in Royal Oak, and as usual, it starts at 5pm.  Details are available:

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As always, we hope you can make it, and look forward to seeing you there!

Now to the reason why you really tolerate these weekly emails of ours…jobs.

Karen Lopez
IT Recruiter
Seeking an experienced IT recruiter to join our team. Our clients are Ford, Johnson Controls and Visteon in a tier one capacity. If you prefer to work in a fun and team oriented company, this is it. Recruiter can work in either our Bloomfield office or Dearborn office…

Andrea Crosby
Seeking IT Professionals with Cisco, Microsoft and EMC experience to join our rapidly growing team!
Check out the details, and apply here:

Laura Rosen, PHR
SQL Developer/DBA
Primary Function Incumbent will test, debug, and modify new and existing SQL databases from detailed specifications while conforming to existing guidelines. Major Duties and Responsibilities Develop and maintain SQL 2000/SQL 2005 relational databases with SQL Reporting…

Melissa Lecznar
Health care ICD 9 to ICD 10 project
If you have experience with this type of conversion.
Data Modeler
Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Computer Science, Business Data Processing, Computer Information Systems or related field is required. Minimum three – five (3-5) years data modeling experience. Minimum three – five (3-5) years Relational…
SAP Business Warehouse Security Administation
Security Analyst with responsibility for user provisioning and role creation and modification of SAP BW *Prefers 5 years experience in SAP BW Business Warehouse Security Administration with expertise in implementing structural authorizations in the BW environment *Access or…

Jeff Mackey
ITAM Asset Management Specialist
Role is responsible for enterprise-wide planning, tracking, controlling, analyzing and reporting of all hardware and software asset activities. This individual will report directly to the VP of Asset Management and will work closely with the…

Scott Malvich
Java Developer
Guardian Industries – Greater Detroit Area

Beverly Rose
Policy and Data Analyst
The Education Trust Michigan, a nonprofit education advocacy and research organization located in Southeastern Michigan, seeks a Policy and Data Analyst to support the work of its growing team. For additional information on The Education…

Stacey Lee Wilson
.Net Developer Opportunities – Troy, MI (Looking for US Citizens or Green card Holders) – Please NO outsourcing services or business…
I am searching for a qualified .Net Developer with PROFESSIONAL experience in XML, SQL Server, Visual Studio,, and C# to place within a prestigious client in the Troy, Michigan area. The .Net Developer who obtains this position will be responsible for: end to end…

Michael Beverly
Enterprise & Education Account Manager (IT Sales) – Greater Grand Rapids, MI Area
CrossTec Corporation – Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area

Cindy Rogers
Software Developer
Direct Hire Waterford, Michigan, USA Must be a US Citizen and be able to travel without restriction We are seeking two programmers to add to our growing team. Sharp individuals with good fundamental programming skills will be looked even if experience is only a couple of…

Doni Evans
Mid-Level Java Developers for Long-term contracts in Detroit area. Please NO 3rd party resumes, NO Corp-to-Corp options, NO…
Description: Currently looking for a Java, J2EE Developers with Agile Environment Experience. Need someone to design & code application components in an Agile environment utilizing a test driven development approach. Looking for very creative, elaborate and passionate…

Robert Goffeney
Director, Enterprise Support
Eastern Michigan University is looking for a Director, Enterprise Support to lead the Help Desk function. Go to, posting APIT1102, for details and to post your resume.

Latoya Person
Account Executive needed for Ann Arbor, MI territory. Send resumes to
Account Executive Sales Professional Ann Arbor Position Profile: Account Executive Sales Professionals are responsible for selling and introducing our entire product line up to their customers and prospects. We offer a competitive compensation plan including base salary,…

Brandy Tower
SYSTEMS QUALITY ASSURANCE ANALYST for a contract position in Ann Arbor. Please send resumes to…REF…
Responsibilities: Create comprehensive test plans for HealthMedia products Design and execute manual and automated test cases Conduct functional, system, regression and smoke tests in multiple environments Effectively utilize the proprietary automated…

2 Sr. Drupal Developers for contract to hire positions in Ann Arbor. Please send resumes to…Ref. #: TD01120
Project Details: * Our client Online Project currently includes the following: o The client content site is an online resource containing news, reviews and conversation about the latest smartphones and mobile technology. o The Upgrade Checker program supports multiple…

PHP Programmers for contract to hire positions in Ann Arbor. We have 20 open positions for Entry to Mid level. Please send…
Position Details and Skills Required Qualifications: 1 to 3+ years hands on development experience Skill Set Requirements: PHP 5.0 HTML / CSS / JAVASCRIPT / AJAX LINUX Technical Pluses for PHP Programmer: PHP (Procedural Programming) Database Developmen

Diane Mabry
CRM Business Functional Analyst contract Jackson MI
Description Member of the CRM 7.0 project team that requires experience in CRM 7.0; configuration, IMG, developing functional specifications, creating functional tests scripts and completing testing. Experience in HPQC preferred. Requirements Experience in HPQC…

AccuRev migration analyst: Contract opportunity in Dearborn MI!
Job Description: Position Description: AccuRev migration analyst: This project will migrate 1400+ PVCS projects to AccuRev. The migration analyst will be responsible for working with application teams to coordinate these migrations. Responsibilities include: -Follow…

Steve Gaura
Experienced Engineering Recruiter (Bingham Farms)
We are currently looking for an Experienced Engineering Recruiter to join our Award Winning Team in Bingham Farms. We have current clients that are sending us engineering requirements, however we do not have the recruiting bandwidth to focus on them, forcing us to leave money…

Mike Ardrey
Technical Lead
Please include the position in the subject of your email to **** Working Title: Technical Lead Position Classification: System Analyst II Summary of Position: The Technical Lead position is responsible for managing the…

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