Originally posted 2014-09-04 09:24:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
DETROIT, Michigan, September 5th, 2014 – IT in the D has announced their next Pink Slip Party will be held September 18th, 2014 at 5PM at the Majestic Theater in Midtown Detroit, MI.
Unlike most “job fairs” whereas the theme and order seems to resemble that of a cattle call, the IT in the D Pink Slip Party utilizes casual networking principles to bring a mingling environment which has proven to be very successful. Roughly 1,000 people to date have found jobs because of these events.
Co-founder Dave Phillips adds, “Please do not bring your resume to this event, even though it is a job fair. Simply bring business cards and have a solid message.”
Over 150 recruiters were at the last event in March with over 700 job seekers attending, looking to fill 1000s of local IT jobs.
Hiring managers and recruiting managers tout that their time to hire has been reduced up to 20x by simply meeting 3-4 experienced professionals at an event, interviewing 2-3 and hiring 1 instead of posting a job online, getting 900-1000 resumes and having to filter through them all. While job seekers get actual face time with said hiring managers and recruiters, instead of getting a postcard with a URL from an intern.
Recruiters and hiring managers will have lanyards, and job seekers and those simply looking to expand their networks and meet others in the industry will have a name badge.
It is 100% free to attend for both job seekers and recruiters; however guarded parking at the Majestic is $5.
About IT in the D
Founded in 2001, IT in the D’s mission has been to create a venue for Information Technology professionals in Metro Detroit to offer a safe and agenda-free networking venue. The group added a wildly popular blog site to help steer the IT community, a podcast showcasing local tech news, start-ups and banter, as well as numerous user-groups to help collaboration. More information can be found at http://itinthed.com.