Don’t Be That Guy(s), News, Updates, Jobs and More for 8/24/2011

It’s been quite a week.

We had our event this past Thursday at Penny Black, and for a new venue in a new city, things went really well.  We’ve been nagging you repeatedly to go vote for us in the Most Valuable Blogger contest (reminder: seriously, go friggin’ vote for us) on CBS Detroit’s website.  At the same time, we’re helping get the word out about Sharespace, had the winner selected for our free training class giveaway courtesy of, we found out about a seriously cool (read: “$10,000 prize”Scavenger Hunt taking place downtown on September 10th (which just happens to be the same day as the Red Wings’ Hockeyfest event at Joe Louis Arena, so plenty of reasons to be downtown), we’ve got the dates announced for our September Pink Slip Party and other events in October and November, we’re still taking feedback on our planned party bus brewery and distillery tour which is also shaping up to be in October, there’s not just one but two Don’t Be That Guy articles that have gone live…

Seriously, I go to work every day just to take a break from stuff…

Our upcoming events are all listed out here on our site at  As already noted, we have our next Pink Slip Party taking place September 15th at the Post Bar in Novi, as well as at least one event in October in Warren and two already scheduled for November in Flint and Royal Oak.  So, make sure you check out our events page to mark your calendars and start planning accordingly.  As each event gets closer, we’ll start talking about them individually with some more specifics and details as they evolve.

On the “events still getting fleshed out” front, don’t forget to get us your feedback out at so that we can finalize plans for a tour of some great local establishments.

From the Don’t Be That Guy department, we have Don’t Be That Guy – Distracted Guy and Don’t Be That Guy – The MBA Candidate that have gone live this week.  Distracted Guy deals with Bob’s latest pet peeve (as well as a way you can bug him) and annoyance from the World of Sales, while The MBA Candidate dives into what can be the worst kind of candidate a recruiter has to deal with…and a hot asian chick, so it’s got that going for it.  You can read Distracted Guy out at and The MBA Candidate out at

After you’re done reading those, make sure you check out ShareSpace and help spread the word.  And yes, I’m looking at you, the fine folks from MEDC that have started reading and getting involved with us…this would be a good thing for you to hop into.  Hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more.

For details about our free training class giveaway winner and that $10,000 scavenger hunt taking place downtown, hop on over to

Which brings us to our LinkedIn group.  As always, there are a ton of cool conversations going on, as well as jobs.  Right now, there are chats taking place about the still-continuing topic of working from home, why it’s really not worth it to lie…especially when it can cost you a deal, a good 10-point checklist for what to do after the job interview and more.

When it comes to jobs, here’s a few of the listings that are out in that Career Discussions section currently:

Amy Bartkiewicz

Looking for a new opportunity?
Hiring a web developer with ecommerce experience in Farmington Hills, MI For more information email me at

Lindsay Czerniak, MBA

Compuware is hiring Automation Engineers – Detroit, MI Full-time, salaried with benefits
Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure the world’s most important technologies work well and deliver value Compuware customers include 46 of the

Compuware is hiring Solution Architects – Detroit, MI Full-time, salaried with benefits Relocation available for those who qualify
Covisint is a recognized as a cloud computing pioneer driving the on-demand evolution that helps organizations connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners-enabling anywhere, anytime information…

Jim Carlson

Oracle Performance Tuning / SQL Developer (combined) Direct hire, Full-time Troy, MI Non-auto, great comp / benefits / team

Melissa Lecznar PHR

Data modeler e-mail me your resume: melissalecznar@global-itechcom Detroit, Michigan
QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Computer Science, Business Data Processing, Computer Information Systems or related field is required

Mike Ward

Software Engineer Position In Wixom, MI
Our client is seeking a skilled mid-level to senior software engineer with a highly teachable spirit to maintain and develop our enterprise business system which services 700+ commercial customers Primary Technical

Greg Losacco

IT Recruiters needed
Another indication the market is heating up Client looking for help filling 3 IT Recruiter positions

Steve George

Senior Software Quality Engineer ($40/hr – $53/hr) Auburn Hills area
New opportunity, Hybrid Electric Vehicle growing industry Long Term Contact option to hire Auburn Hills, MI area APQP Engineer Responsibilities for Software Development Manage Software Quality Plan and customer

David Phillips

Am I the only one that still likes Cold Fusion? If not, are you looking for a gig?
Friend’s company has an opening for a Coldfusion8 / SQL Server developer Anyone that you know of that may be interested The office is in Auburn Hills You can touch base with me, and I’ll share contact details

Matthew Holtz

Java Code Integration/Configuration (110818-1) Location:Auburn Hills, MI
This is a long term contract Description: This is a position is on a large project Client is expanding on the use of an application that they’re using enterprise wide Candidate will be taking an old release of the code

Identity and Access Management (IAM) Services Team Leader (110818-2) Location: Detroit, MI
Desired Start Date: 8/29/2011 Client intends to consider the selected candidate for conversion to a full time client employee in the future  All candidates submitted must be confirmed to hold an interest in hiring

Technology Specialist (Java) (110822-1) Location: T-Tech Solutions LLC – Detroit, MI
T-Tech Solutions LLC is looking to hire an entrepreneurial spirited, exceptional, and results-oriented individual to work with us We are very serious and dedicated to what we do, therefore, we are looking for individuals

Emma Good

SharePoint Developer and Admins needed! Michigan
We need SharePoint Developers in Michigan Prefer experience in 2010 but I will talk to anyone with SharePoint development experience Call or email me, Emma Good @ 248-353-2032

Microsoft Sr Systems Admin need in Detroit, MI
Microsoft Sr System Administrator SUMMARY The System Administrator is responsible for daily administration activities for all company systems hardware and software related to infrastructure This includes but is not limited

Kim Persinger

Looking for Lithium Battery Pack Engineers for permenant positions!! Please send resumes to

Kim West

Material Planner located in Holland, MI Looking to hire immediately! Email resume to
• Working knowledge of production and inventory control procedures and understanding of JIT and agile manufacturing techniques • Working knowledge of Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) systems, with understanding of

Manufacturing Engineer located in Holland, MI – CAD and Plant floor/furniture industry experience strongly preferred Looking to hire
• BS in Engineering, Manufacturing/Industrial Technology (or equivalent) • Manufacturing Engineering education/background/floor experience (a big plus = experience in the furniture industry)* • Demonstrated working

Matt Karrandja

Social Media Content Manager – Long term contract for Tier 1
This is a dream come true position for those that love Linked In, Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media outlets Your job will be to develop a branding image for this Tier 1 supplier The job will pay a major role in

Justin Smith

Database Administrator needed in Auburn Hills, Mi-Please forward resume to for consideration Salary is negotiable
Specific Requirements: • Bachelors degree with 10 years related work experience or 10 years experience as a DBA • 10 years medium to large scale data management environment • 5 years experience with DB2 for AIX •

Jeff Schuster

Sr Enterprise Architect, full-time with Perficient’s Detroit business unit
Perficient has an open position for an Enterprise Architect with a very strong background in enterprise-scale software, data and system architecture design, planning and implementation to establish technology as a strategic

As always, that’s just a sampling of what happens to be out there in our LinkedIn group currently.  For more listings, details on these jobs, contact information, etc., get on over to and check it out.

…and well, you didn’t think I forgot the most important part, did you?  …go vote for us! Remember – every day, once per browser/smart phone / whatever you have. Go do it. Seriously.

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That’s all for this time…see you at our Pink Slip Party event next month and hopefully at the others throughout the rest of the year!
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