Pink Slip Party Next Week! Updates and Jobs for 2/9/2011

We’re just one week away from our first Pink Slip Party of 2011, and things are coming together nicely!

To get some basics covered, it will be at Snookers Pool and Pub in Utica.  It is located at 45100 Northpointe Boulevard, Utica, MI, United States, 48315 (you can hit the event listing for a google map), and we’ll get started at 5:00pm.  Like all of our events, this one is still completely free to attend.  Yep, free.  Show up and don’t pay a dime to come in and build your network with some of the best connections in the metro Detroit IT industry.  No charge if you’re a job seeker.  We don’t want “booth fees” or anything else from recruiters.

Well…almost.  We want you to find people to hire.  But something tells me you’ll be okay with that.

For details on the event, you’ll want to check out:

The event listing on our site:

The event listing on LinkedIn:

You’ll also want to do yourself a favor and read our Pink Slip Party FAQs: in order to get a better idea of what you’ll be walking into.  There are some good answers in there about “the basics” – what to wear, what to bring, what to expect, etc.

And if you want a look at what to expect, you can check out some photos from our previous casual networking events ( or our Pink Slip Party events (

I’ve been asked by a few folks “what should I know other than the FAQs?”.  So, here’s some reading material from our Don’t Be That Guy entries:

The Recliner Principle:

Lessons From A Child’s Toy:

The Ten Commandments of Networking:

Bad Resume Guy:

Through The Looking Glass:

Folks looking to expand their network a bit…we recommend that you just plan on showing up.  Job seekers, time’s running out to get your resumes into the hands of the recruiters that are coming before the event, so drop us an email with it and we’ll take it from there.  Recruiters, now would be a good time to let us know that you’re coming if you haven’t already done so.  And thanks to those that have!  Looking forward to seeing some new faces with badges looking to hire people.

Speaking of hiring people…you’re paying attention to our LinkedIn group (, right?  There’s a great conversation going on right now about the IT job market – is it that there aren’t enough talented people available…or are employers insanely demanding?  Make sure you check out that and more, because there are an awful lot of jobs sitting in there right now.  You know, like these:

Jaime Wise

Sales and recruiting opportunities in Detroit! Please reach out to me at 813-552-3718 or Thanks!

Tony Hoban

Network Planning Analyst 4 Auburn Hills MI. – Perm Position – Must be US Citizen, Green Card Holder or EAD
The Network Planning Analyst is responsible for supporting WAN applications and VPN remote access including: account setup, Maintenance, password resets and troubleshooting user connectivity issues. Installing and configuring hardware and software systems that provide…

Brandy Tower

Seeking a Project Manager OR Delivery Manager with Java programming and data warehousing experience for a long term contract in Detroit..

Matthew Holtz

Delivery Lead- Technical w/Java development experience
Role: Delivery Lead- Technical w/Java development experience (must have) Location: Southfield, MI Number of Positions: 2 Contract Resume window closes Thursday 12-16-10 @ 12 Noon Resumes received after this date/time will not be accepted. Duties     Manage…

Manufacturing Engineering Systems Business Analyst
Position: Manufacturing Engineering Systems Business Analyst. Location: Dearborn, MI Contract: 2 years Skills Required:  Requires excellent communication skills – ability to work with Plant IT, Manufacturing Engineering personnel, and SD/S3 resources  3rd party…

Monica VanScyoc

Create Training Material for SAP BW!!!! Please send qualififed resume to me and follow up with a call to 248.226.1366.
I am looking for a contractor who can create training materials; with the below qualifications. Estimated time of the project would be 2 months. We are looking for some located near Detroit. The client team, needs to maintain a budget so we are looking for a candidate with…

IT Asset Management – for large client on border of Detroit/Redford off Telegraph Road.Please send me a qualified resume and follow up…
Location: Duration: 1 year+ (on going) Pay Rate of $13-$15/hr Job Duties: –    IT Infrastructure Inventory –    Set-up catalog of all assets (printers, laptops, desktop computer, keyboards, mice, etc) –    Track orders –    Receive orders – Work with contract services to…

Network Engineer level 2/location: Southfield client: Large Telecommunications company. Please send me your qualified resume and follow…
Skill Experience Need CCNA Intermediate Desired CCNP Intermediate Desired tech leadership Entry Level Desired Networking knowledge Expert Required Routing (CISCO, MPLS, EIGRP,BGP, and LAN/WAN Rou Intermediate Desired Switching (VLAN, CISCO, Spanning Tree) Job…

Greg Losacco

.NET Developers Different Clients looking for direct & 6 mo Contract to Hire (3 open positions) Need Citizen or Green Card Detroit &…
Responsibilities: With guidance regarding methodology and approach, program and implement new functionality for software applications (including design, coding, code reviews, unit testing, and configuration). Provide technical support to internal clients by utilizing…

Kathy Stokes

Software Engineer 6-12 mo. contract Ann Arbor, MI
My client is seeking a software engineer who has extensive C++/MFC/API expertise to create GUIs. Any Windows Drivers experience is a plus. 6 -12 month assignment. Ann Arbor, MI (Manager is responding within 24 hours) Must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Kathy Stokes…

Diane Mabry

Tester w/Mercury Interactive Suite – Dearborn MI
Job Description: Position Description: – Work directly with application developers and project managers to develop, maintain and execute functional test scripts for critical applications – Develop and execute functional test scripts using Quality Center (QuickTest…

Systems Engineer with Websphere/Linux/Windows – Dearborn MI
Job Description: Position Description: Support 300+ WebSphere 6.0/6.1 installations on Linux and Windows servers 24×7 . supporting the WebSphere, Operating System, Web server (Apache) . applying patches, installing software, managing file systems, monitoring performance ….

IT Security Operations Administrator – Farmington Hills MI
Job Description: Hands on type of individual Job Duties: Administer security technologies as a member of the IT Security Operations team Manage secure web gateway (proxy) services using Blue Coat ProxySG technology Administer Symantec BrightMail Email environment…

Exciting contract to hire opportunity with Dell! Located anywhere in US near major airport.
Job Overview: The Mobile Clinical Computing (MCC) delivery engineer is part of a team responsible for the delivery of a server-based, thin-client desktop computing environment with single sign-on (SSO).Candidate will be an experienced individual and have infrastructure…

MES Systems ARchitect/MES Engineer – Auburn HIlls MI
MES Systems ArchitectMES Software ArchitectMES Engineer Minimum 5 years experience designing or implementing GE Proficy Plant Applications MES Strong exposure to MES technologies, including automated data collection, historian applications, as well as integration…

Michelle Garretson

J2EE developers needed as soon as possible Southfield, MI – H1 visa’s will be accepted –

Looking for 3 Java Developers – Troy, MI – Prefer Citizens/GC – Please spread the word –

Iphone developers do you know of any freelancers or contractors looking for a project?…

Rob Geer

.NET developers (3), Network Admin, SAP Admin, DBA, and Business Analyst in West Michigan
Check out the details at or contact me with questions.
Kelly IT Resources is focused on the placement of IT professionals in contract, contract-to-hire and full-time employment positions. We match the staffing needs of technical organizations with highly qualified information technol…


Client Service Management at GM
They need to have some technical or client services background with proven team leadership abilities. This person will lead production for our new Consumer Insight Lab, take over responsibilities for I-Leads delivery (lead scoring solution) and ad hoc types of client requests….

Tony Tocco

Endpoint Encryption Security Specialist you can apply directly to the position or let me introduce you to the Manager… Location not important – specialist/consultant can be located anywhere near a major airport

Jason P. Sullivan

Senior Technical Project Manager – Server Deployment Troy, MI
Project support consultants need not apply. Our Fortune 5 client needs a leader that can make things happen with minimal supervision. As a Technical Project Manager, you will provide program management and oversight on the delivery of complex business solutions in a complex,…

Matt Karrandja

Lead Systems Engineer – plant/manufacturing background – C++ and Visual Studio
Responsibilities: ·    Provide leadership, guidance and augment our existing team in our migration from Microsoft 32-bit Server 2003 to 64-bit Server 2008. ·    Candidate will need to walk our team through high-level planning and requirements gathering, then serve as a go-to…

Melissa Lecznar PHR

MCTS SQL Server Instructor e-mail me: Direct position with our school
MCTS SQL Server Instructor Job Description We are in need of MCTS SQL Server 2005/2008 instructor to start ASAP. Required Skills: Experience developing SQL Server database applications.  5+ years experience in Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs).  2+…

Executive Search Partners

VP of Service Delivery
We are looking for a VP of Service Delivery for a Michigan based provider of outsourced hosting and applications management services. Contact: Gary Erickson Managing Partner, Executive Search Partners, LLC

Brian Skory

Systems Analyst (SQL Server and C#)
Are you a solid SQL Server developer with some DBA experience? Do you have C# programming experience? LOCATION Farmington Hills, MI COMPENSATION $70-85K REQUIRED  Good SQL skills (MS SQL Server)  Experience as a SQL Server DBA (candidate will spend 20%…

Halo Group

Java Developer / Technical Consultant
CONTACT: Reta Schafer HALO GROUP email: Job Description The Java Developer/Technical Consultant is responsible for implementing/customizing Java based Software MDM (Master Data Management) / PIM (Product Information Management) Packages from…

Senior Java Web Developers
CONTACT: Reta Schafer HALO GROUP email: We are currently building a dedicated technical team out of our Troy, MI office and we are seeking to fill a number of positions including a Technical Lead (1) and SW Developers (2). The successful…

CONTACT: Reta Schafer HALO GROUP email: Under general direction, participates as a high level technical expert in design, development, coding, testing, and debugging of new software or significant enhancements to existing software. Works with…

Deena Wiltsie

Validation Engineer – Entry Level (0-2 Years)with BSEE. Send resume to and call 248-324-1937 x112
Major Duties and Responsibilities:     Complete defined test procedures according to a prescribed schedule on time. Focused responsibility to validate the performance of all products against specifications for an assigned technology domain. Provide reports of…

Nicci Der-Stepanian

VB .Net Developers needed in the Pontiac area
VB .net Developer for a company in the Pontiac area. This is a long term contract position (Vacation/Holiday pay and option to buy into Health Care is available!) 1 – 2 years Experience is required!! Please send resumes to Nicci at Performance Support..

Contact details and other positions are always available within our LinkedIn group:

And again, looking forward to seeing you all next Thursday out at Snookers Pool and Pub for our first Pink Slip Party of 2011!

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The event listing on LinkedIn:

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