Updates and Jobs for November 4, 2010

Hey folks!  This week we’ve got jobs, spammers, an upcoming event and an impending milestone.

First off, we’re two weeks away from our next casual networking event in the back room of the BlackFinn in Royal Oak.  For the new folks to the group who may have come to last month’s Pink Slip Party for a “first time event”, our casual events are just that – casual.  No name tags, no registration tables, and just a great, casual atmosphere to help promote building some solid connections in the IT industry.

For details and further information, you can check out…

The LinkedIn event listing:

The event listing on our site:

…and that’ll show you time, the address and other information that you may need to get you there.  As with all of our events, these casual get togethers are always free, never sponsored, and really just dedicated to help promoting stronger relationships in the metro Detroit IT community.

Speaking of always free and never sponsored…let’s talk about spammers for a moment.  It was brought to our attention earlier this week that some carpetbaggers trying to pimp their own networking event took advantage of our good nature (“we hadn’t banned them from our LinkedIn group yet because we try to play nice until we shouldn’t any more“) by sending spam out to members of our group.  For those unfamiliar with the term “carpetbagger”…they’re someone that comes in from out of town to take your money with promises of making things better for you.  And they’re from out of town (LA), and want to take your money.  In case you didn’t know, by default, when you join a group, LinkedIn’s settings allow other members of the same group to send you emails – which is a good thing, really, because it promotes communication – but like all good things, some people just don’t know how to play nice in the sandbox and try to pervert it for their own gain.  And make no mistake about it – it’s all about “gain”.  They want you to pay $10 to $20 to show up at a bar and talk with people.  And what kind of people?  Well, I’ve yet to hit one of their events, but from the feedback I’ve received it seems like they’re chock full of the bottom feeders you’d expect at a “pay-for-play” event – insurance salesmen, “give me your 401k to manage” guy, MLM guy (, and everyone else that we don’t let in our events.  And they have to be somewhere, I suppose…but please, don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s anything other than what it really is.  They got a casual mention in Through The Looking Glass ( for a reason, and there’s a discussion on the topic going on in our LinkedIn group at the moment if you want to check it out and chime in.  Job fairs suck, but people looking to take advantage of those that need help suck more.

The moral of the story here is that if you ever get a random spam email from someone via LinkedIn, and your only connection to them is through our group…let us know.  We’re more than happy to kick them to the curb to keep the situation from happening again.

And no, we’re not an “jobs” yet.  One more thing to go – a milestone. 

On the topic of our LinkedIn group…as I sit here writing this update, we’re at 1,988 (we lost two when I banned the two guys for spamming) members in it.  Almost 2,000 people…all in and around the metro Detroit IT industry.  Back in May, It’s All About Perspective ( got published as we were at the one-year mark since our first Pink Slip Party…and things have continued to grow, expand and evolve since then as well.  From Bob, myself and Jeff…sincerely, “thank you”.  Thank you to all of the recruiters that come to our events to help people find jobs.  Thank you to the job seekers that show up hoping our group can help.  Thank you to the folks just looking to expand their network of contacts in the metro Detroit IT community.  We couldn’t possibly be happier with how things have developed, and we’re really looking forward to 2011.

Okay…now we can get to jobs. 🙂

Therese Iglesias NextMD (EHR/EPM)
Implementation Specialist
– contract opportunity
Responsibilities include the following: 1. Work with the organizations to create a best process design – this task will consist of designing a step by step process that will be used to integrate the app into workflow. 2. Work through all aspects of Design, Build, Test and…

Mark Herriges
Front End Web Developers
Hey, gang. I can’t seem to find a Web Developer for our agency. It is a full time job with our company. All we need is a minimum of three years of experience with consumer websites. Hand coding with HTML; strong in xhtml,xml, CSS, DOM, and Javascript/JQuery; Working knowledge…

Sr. Project Manager – Web, S/W, IT
Looking for someone to implement and establish project management standards and processes for the digital media group at Kaleidoscope. You will manage this process as well as multiple client facing projects utilizing PMI methods. Your ten years of experience and demonstrated…

Melissa Lecznar
Help Desk Manager/Supervisor
If anybody has any Help Desk lead experience and is looking for a new position, please contact me @

Leigh Haugen
IT Recruiters!
Our success = your career opportunity!
We are looking for a few experienced IT recruiters to add to our existing staff. It’s a great time to start working for CCi! Local and national client expansion has created a huge demand for IT consultants and we need some money motivated recruiters who want to help us take…

Quality Assurance Analyst
immediate long-term contract opening in Michigan, great team ~ great project ~ great client, career opportunity!
Create test data, prep test cases, execute functitonal, system and regression testing. · 1-3 years manual test experience required. · Knowledge of SQL Enterprise Manager, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Jira (preferred). · Automation and performance…

Kelleen Young
IMMEDIATE NEED for an Experienced Front End Web Developer
Hello, Our company has an immediate need for a Front End Web Developer. We are looking for a candidate strong in JavaScript and CSS with a lot of HTML experience as well. You will need to know how to read JavaScript and add to it. Ideally we are looking for a candidate who…

Cindy Rodgers
Software Developers (.NET)
– Troy
Build cutting edge software used by police, fire and rescue organizations to fulfill their public safety mission. Your work will be focused on web and client/server development using the Microsoft .NET platform to enhance and expand our fully integrated ERP solutions. This is…

Integration and Middleware Datapower
CONTACT: David Lazarus Strategic Client & Delivery Manager Compuware Corporation Email: Position Description & Responsibilities (Integration and Middleware  Datapower ): Roles and…

Web Technologies Support Liferay
CONTACT: David Lazarus Strategic Client & Delivery Manager Compuware Corporation Email: Position Description & Responsibilities (Web Technologies Support  Liferay) Roles and Responsibilities:…

Greg Losacco
Web Content Administrator
Flint, MI. 6+ month contract (immediate interview times available) See details below Qualified candidates…
Working with a client in Flint, MI. who is looking for a Web Content Admin as shown below. Web Content Assistant Administrator My client is seeking a web content expert to assist its website administrator with a variety of projects. The range of projects includes such…

Jason P. Sullivan
Senior Oracle DBA
18+ Month Contract Troy
Currently seeking for a major client a Senior Oracle DBA with at least 7 years of experience. This consultant will be setting up the database and doing the design and backup of database structures. Genesis10 is a business and technology firm specializing in project…

Mark Pheeney
Help Desk Support
At Performance Support Solutions our mission is to create, support and deliver world class learning solutions through staff augmentation and project work with the goal of advancing our customers’ organizational learning effectiveness. Performance Support Solutions is…

Jen Barduca
Technical Sales Opportunity
-Livonia Michigan
Account Executive New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Michigan – a leading provider of learning solutions for Information Technology, PC Desktop Applications, Project Management, Business Skills & Healthcare Information Management training is seeking an Account…

Matt Glynn
QA Programmer / Analyst Opening
– Flint, MI (Direct)
NO THIRD PARTIES PLEASE Title: QA Programmer / Analyst Location: Flint, MI (candidates must be local) Term: Direct Hire Start Date: ASAP Pay Rate: Depends on Experience Job Description – Searching for a QA Programmer/Analyst with experience in…

Michael Beverly
Enterprise & Education Software Account Manager
Grand Rapids, MI
Job Summary: CrossTec is a distributor of award-winning products in the Network Management and/or Educational Technology market spaces. We are looking for winners that will excel in providing outstanding customer service to our valued accounts. Account Managers are…

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….

That’s all for now.  

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