Learn and Work Pages Launched, Our WJR Adventure, Finding A Job and More For 8/4/2014

Tonight, we’re live and on the air again with the IT in The D show.

We’ve got a whole bunch of topics to pour through tonight, too.  From our appearance on WJR to some blog entries, over to Facebook cramming Messenger down everyone’s throats with a nasty new Terms of Service, finally getting to chat about the Taco Bell phones with someone who had one and more.  Should be a great show.  Plus our upcoming events and a whole host of other fun topics.

And if you’re looking for a job…

ZomboDroid04082014083503…we’ve got an event you want to be at.

Last week’s attempt with the cliff notes up front seemed to work out well, so let’s do that again.

  • Live broadcast. Tonight. 9pm. RawRadioX.com.  Details on Meetup and Facebook. Find out how to listen here, catch show archives here.
  • You know how we have our “Read“, “Meet” and “Listen” pages?  Well, two more just launched – “Learn” and “Work“.  You should check them out.
  • Episode 52 from last week is available here.
  • Special event: Getting the Job – Interviewing and Job Search Skills for IT Professionals on Thursday, August 14th with us from IT in The D along with folks from Brightwing and New Horizons.  Registration is required, but it’s free.  Details on Meetup and on Facebook.
  • Our next event is on Thursday, August 21st at Ciccarelli’s in Auburn Hills.  Details on Meetup and Facebook.
  • The next Pink Slip Party event will be on September 18th, and the time is now if you want to be a sponsoring company with a presence at it.
  • People have asked about buying IT in The D shirts. You can do that right here.
  • We started ranting about the schizophrenia in the job market back in 2012. You can read one of the first discussions here, with a follow up about people here and companies here.

Now for some details.

???????????????????????????????As always, we lead off with our next in-person event.

Our next casual networking event will be on Thursday, August 21st at Ciccarelli’s in Auburn Hills.

That’s right, we’re heading a little bit more north this time.

All of the usual details apply.  5pm start time, and we’ll be there until at least 8pm or later.  No, there’s no cover charge to get in.  No, you don’t have to listen to a sales pitch.  Yes, you will find some of the best people in the metro Detroit information technology community hanging out.  No, you don’t have to be looking for a job or to hire someone to show up and chat with folks.

No cover charge to get in, no speakers, no agenda…just solid networking with some of the best and brightest folks in and around the metro Detroit information technology community.

melWe’ve been invited to participate in an event on Thursday, August 14th with Brightwing and New Horizons, and we’re kinda looking forward to it.  Getting the Job – Interviewing and Job Search Skills for IT Professionals on Thursday, August 14th with us from IT in The D along with folks from Brightwing and New Horizons.  Registration is required, but it’s free.  Details on Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/events/196403722/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/558220230966854/.  You may have heard us chat about what we do with the MEDC Shifting Gears program with our “10 Commandments” presentations…and that’s what we’ll be doing here as well.

Looking for updates on our events?  We’ve got a calendar here on the site at http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/, and you can also keep up to speed on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ITinTheD, or in our Meetup group at http://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/

DSC_0059Also on the events front, our next Pink Slip Party is just around the corner.  We’re changing locations this time around…moving on up, we think.  Taking things into the next step in the continual evolution of our events.  We’ve already had a few companies ask about sponsoring, and we’ve shared our sponsor kit with them, but there’s still time if you and your company are interested in getting engaged in what have become the place to be for recruiters and job seekers in the metro Detroit area.  Our past events have seen more than 150 recruiters and over 800 in total attendance.

We’re taking steps to make sure this next one’s going to be even better.  So check out our sponsor information page at http://www.itinthed.com/sponsors/ and then let’s chat.

We’ve had the core of our group – Read (our blogs at http://www.itinthed.com/read/), Meet (our events at http://www.itinthed.com/meet/) and Listen (our weekly live broadcasts over at http://www.itinthed.com/listen/) – pages out and available since we launched.  Well, as you know, that’s not all we keep an eye on and pay attention to around the area.  And so we’ve launched two new “core” pages that are now available in the top navigation on our site:

Learn: there are a bunch of resources, both online and in person, where you can develop your skills, get training, or even certifications if you choose to go that route.  We’ve compiled a list out at http://www.itinthed.com/learn/, but if you’ve got some other additions, suggestions or comments, we’re all ears – drop us a note.

Work: Let’s be honest…we hate the “jobs” functionality on LinkedIn.  So, we’re going to try to do something that sucks less.  We’re pulling in jobs from Indeed and a few other places right now, and hey, you can go ahead and post jobs there yourself to get viewed by our extremely targeted demographic.  Go kick the tires and let us know what you think: http://www.itinthed.com/work/

itinthedshirtWe’ve been asked a couple of dozen times by people wanting to buy IT in The D shirts, and so we caved.  You can buy one by clicking here.  You should totally do that.

Blogs?  Yep, some of those, too.

Keeping people and companies in check when it comes to griping about the job market out here in metro Detroit is nothing new for us.  This earlier entryhttp://www.itinthed.com/3585/is-the-it-market-great-or-terrible-right-now-or-is-it-both/ from back in May of 2012 started the ball rolling.

file-224798276We’ve had a few follow ups since then, including this one about people specifically, and then this one about companies.

Given them a read and chime in.  We’d love to hear your take on it.

Speaking of getting your take on things…

Our live broadcast is tonight, and we’re joined by one of the guys who got one of those Taco Bell phones we talked about way back in episode 35 – https://soundcloud.com/itinthed/it-in-the-d-episode-35.  Oh sure, he’s also got a business to talk about…but let’s be honest, we’re going to blow at least one whole segment talking about the Taco Bell phones…

Don’t forget, you can listen to ALL of the past episodes of our show on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/itinthed.  We’re also out on iTunes, Stitcher, and a bunch of other syndication points to make it easier for you to find us.  Need some details?  Our How To Listen page at http://www.itinthed.com/listen/how-to-listen/ will clue you in all the way.

Last week’s episode was a little delayed (sorry about that), but it’s live out at http://www.itinthed.com/15461/it-in-the-d-episode-52/

One of the things we’re sure to be talking about tonight is our appearance on WJR this past Saturday with the Internet Advisor show.

It was…different.  Not bad, just…different.

The links for our LinkedIn group, Facebook, Twitter, etc., are all down below.  Click ’em and join, like or follow us as appropriate…and then listen live tonight for our next round of fun.


Bob, Dave and Jeff
IT in the D
On the web: http://www.ITinTheD.com
On Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/ITintheD/
On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/IT-in-D-91763
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ITintheD
On Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ITintheD
On Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/itinthed/

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