News, Updates, Jobs, Events and More for 8/31/2011

How in the hell is it already Labor Day weekend?  No really, seriously – how is that even possible?!  I used to laugh when my grandfather told me that time went faster as you get older…

…I’m not laughing any more.

Whether we’re all ready for it or not…Fall is nearly upon us as Summer draws to a close, and it’s almost time to start thinking about leaf rakes and snowblowers instead of backyard grills and lawnmowers.  The leaves will soon start to change, it’ll stay darker a little longer in the morning and the sun will go down a little earlier each night, and if you’re an early riser you’ve probably already noticed a bit of a chill in the morning air.

Good thing we’ve got a bunch of stuff going on between now and the end of the year to keep your mind off of trying to remember how many bags of salt you have left over from last winter…

We’re just two weeks away from our next Pink Slip Party event, taking place on Thursday, September 15th at the Post Bar in Novi.  You can check out the details here on our site at or out on LinkedIn at  Please remember to check out our Frequently Asked Questions out at if this is your first time coming…and now’s a good time to start letting us know you’ll be there, particularly if you’re a recruiter.  We’ve already heard from some of you, and remember – just like with all of our events, this one is completely free of charge to attend for job seekers, recruiters, and anyone else in and around the Information Technology industry that wants to attend.  The only reason we ask that you let us know in advance that you’re coming is so that if you’re a job seeker, we can help you out by getting your resume out to the recruiters that we know are coming, and for recruiters, we just want to make sure we have a badge waiting for you when you get there…as well as being able to get you in the mix with the job seekers that are coming.

After that, we’ve got The Great Party Bus Tour (and Casual Networking Event) taking place on Thursday, October 6th starting out over at the BlackFinn in Royal Oak.  Then on October 20th we’ve got our October Casual Networking Social over at Dragonmead Microbrewery, followed by our first event in Flint on November 9th with Kettering University and Tech Works, and then our November Casual Networking Social over at the BlackFinn on November 17th.  As always, keep an eye on our events page out at for details on upcoming events.

In case you missed the latest 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 recently, and we’re getting some cool feedback about both of them. 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 for a recruiter. You can read Distracted Guy out at and The MBA Candidate out at

When you’re done with all of that, we’ve got our LinkedIn group over at to pay attention to, which currently has active discussions about handling interview questions that just aren’t supposed to be asked, what seems to be a never-ending discussion about remote employment and working from home, workers that have either given up on the US job market completely and moved overseas…or have at least given up on landing a full time gig and moved to freelance or multiple part time jobs, and a whole lot more.  It’s a good idea to check in there ona  regular basis not just for the jobs that get posted (and we’ll get to those in a moment), but also for the interaction that comes along with being a member of a group with (and this is still crazy to us) nearly 2700 members.

Now, on the topic of jobs…yep, there are quite a few active out there right now if you’re in the market.  Here’s a look at some of what’s live at the moment:

Judy Konya

Seeking Java Software Engineer for our corporate office in Livonia, MI
WorkForce Software, Inc is the leader in workforce management solutions for large employers with complex policies and compliance concerns Due to growth, we are looking to add an experienced Java Software Engineer to our

Lindsay Czerniak, MBA

Compuware is Hiring for its Mobile Development Team – Detroit, MI All positions are full-time, salaried with benefits Relocation
Compuware is currently looking to add to its Mobile Development Team These positions will be part of a team that develops mobile applications which will strengthen Compuware’s Mobile Practice and position them to lead the

Jim Carlson

Seeking SharePoint Developer, three-plus years 2007 and/or 2010 MOSS ASP and NET along with Oracle backend Need is immediate,

UNIX/LINUX Administrator
Full Time direct-hire, Shell Scripting, VmWare, Rochester, MI area Immediate need, non-auto, excellent team

Mike Hughes

CareTech Solutions is hiring: Searching for a Storage Administrator in Dearborn, MI
The Enterprise Storage Administrator is responsible for managing, maintaining, and supporting the storage environment including storage area networks (SAN), network attached storage, tape/tape library technologies, IBM

Danielle Krozek (Zelasko)

Mobile Technology Specialist Level 1: Southfield, MI
Candidate must have high sense of urgency, excellent customer service skills and experience with mobile devices Expectations: Provide end user mobile technology support including 24x7x365 on-call Analyze and resolve

Amy Bartkiewicz

Web developer position available in Farmington Hills, MI
If you or anyone you know is interested email me for more information:

Scott Fitzgerald

SQL Server DBA (mid-senior level) contract-to-hire in Rochester Hills, MI
Help me to help you! Great opportunity for someone with a minimum of 3-5 years in SQL Server 2000/2005 and SQL 2008 (R2 is desirable) Database Administration This is a great team of DBA’s, lead by a great manager, who

Mark Brown

PL/SQL opportunity in Rochester, MI
Qualified candidates will have 5+ years of PL/SQL development Long-term opportunity If interested, please contact Mark Brown at mbrown@brownstaffingus

Executive Search Partners

Urgent need- 11 positions – full time – southeast Michigan
Executive Search Partners has an urgent need to fill 11 full time positions in southeast Michigan with a $6B global IT consulting services company These are full time positions with excellent benefits Compensation is

Jeff Schuster

Application Monitoring and Production Support Analyst
Perficient is currently looking for an Application Monitoring and Production Support Analyst located in our Livonia, MI, office This person is responsible for developing support strategies and infrastructure for current

Matthew Holtz

SharePoint Developer Location: T-Tech Solutions LLC – Warren,MI
Employment Type: Full Time 3+ Month Contract T-Tech Solutions LLC is looking to hire an entrepreneurial spirited, exceptional, and results-oriented individual to work within our Tech department We are very serious and

Mike Hughes

CareTech Solutions is searching for a Desktop Engineer feel free to contact me directly!
Desktop Engineer-Dearborn, MI The role of the Desktop Engineer is to provide Level 2 support for Field Engineers and troubleshoot issues affecting multiple PCs Primary responsibilities:

Mike Ward

Web Administrator Position in Troy, MI
Basic Job Function and Responsibilities:The Sr Web UI Developer works closely with marketing creative, project managers, business analysts and software developers to design, implement and maintain dynamic web sites

Sr Web User Interface Developer Position in Troy, MI
Basic Job Function and Responsibilities:The Sr Web UI Developer works closely with marketing creative, project managers, business analysts and software developers to design, implement and maintain dynamic web sites

Altris Administrator Position in Troy, MI
Position Summary:The Altiris Administrator is responsible for managing and providing the overall vision of the Altiris infrastructure Provide leadership and best usage of Altiris components Develop, test and maintain

Nicci Der-Stepanian

CARHARTT is hiring!! Sr Programmer Analyst – Java Developer with Websphere! Message me to Apply!!
We are proud to be making Best-In-Class apparel for the active worker Our dedication to quality is not only reflected in our products but also in our people At Carhartt, we are committed to providing: – Our consumer

Randy Deutscher

CIBER is hiring across nearly all skill sets for the greater Detroit area Please reach out to me for details I can pay referral
Good morning, everyone I wanted to let you all know that CIBER is currently expanding its operations in the greater Detroit area and we have dozens of openings across nearly all IT skill sets This includes SQL Server

Lori Sherman

Programmer/Analyst opening at ToolWorx Information Products, Inc in Brighton, MI
Software developer, located in Brighton, MI, specializing in automated data collection applications seeking an experienced programmer/analyst to join a small, dynamic group Some travel required for installations at client

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