Something Old, Something New…News, Jobs and Updates for 10/5/2011

The Lions are now four wins and no losses on the season.  The Red Wings kick off the regular season in a matter of days.  The Tigers are in the post-season battling the mighty Yankees.  Basketball…well, you can’t have everything, right?

Like us.  We don’t have everything, but we do have a bunch of stuff that you might be interested in.  We’ve got something old (another Don’t Be That Guy entry), something new (the first How Not To Suck post), something…hmmm…we don’t have something borrowed.  We have something blue, and that’s that we’re a little sad we had to kill off the event originally scheduled for tomorrow night (10/6) at the BlackFinn and the Party Bus Tour due to scheduling conflicts on a number of different fronts.

So, no event tomorrow night, but we still have our event coming up on the 20th, as well as the usual assortment of conversations taking place in the LinkedIn group, jobs floating around out there as well, and all sorts of the usual fun and nonsense.  So let’s get started with the event on the 20th…

Our next casual networking event takes place on Thursday, October 20th at the Dragonmead Brewery in Warren.  It’s a very cool location…and not just because they have a lot of great beer.  But let’s be honest, that helps.  You can find details on our site at (wow…I really have to get better about editing permalinks to be shorter…) or out on LinkedIn at  Check it out, give it a look, and we’ll see you there.

Don’t Be That Guy – The Booty Call Networker went live at …and interestingly enough, a decent amount of feedback has come in that this one has some good rules to live by outside of one’s professional life as well.  Always good to know people actually read these things.

Next up, we launched a new set of entries, aptly titled “How Not To Suck”, with How Not To Suck at Networking out at Our Don’t Be That Guy entries are great and all (and we hope you enjoy reading them as much as we do writing them), but not everything we want to write fits into the “Don’t Be That Guy” mold. Sometimes it’s just about offering some feedback, hints, tips and tricks on how not to suck…or at least suck less.  So, there you have it.  Entry #1.  Go read it and let us know what you think.

Then we’ve got our LinkedIn group.  You’ll never find a more wretched hive of scum and vill…sorry.  I’ve still got Star Wars on the brain after reading through all the jokes and rants about the Blu-Ray re-re-re-Re-RE-release (example: in the Blu-Ray version, Alderaan shoots first) of the films.

So what’s going on in there these days?  Well, we had someone post a forwarded chain email as fact, which led to a fun discussion of why you should never…EVER…do that.  I mean, honestly…who does that to a group full of geeks?  It’s bad enough dealing with our own relatives who don’t know any better…but in our group?  Really now.  We’ve also got discussions of Droid Tablets vs the iPad and even topics as deep as global trade imbalances, tariffs and outsourcing.  So get thee to the group and chime in.

Jobs?  Yep, got those too if you’re in the market.  Have a look at some of what’s out there currently…and, as always, there’s more sitting in the group both in regards to other gigs as well as further details about these…

Kim West

Business Analyst position located in Southfield, MI. Please email your resume to . Insurance industry background…
JOB FUNCTION: Analyze requirements, develop specifications, research insurance rules and regulations, company methods and procedures, test and implement programs and systems, provide technical and business assistance to…

C++ Programmer Analyst position located in Southfield, MI. Please email your resume to . C++ a must and Visual…
The essential job functions of the Programmer Analyst C++ include, but are not limited to: working closely with the lead architect and business analysts on defining, documenting, customizing and developing Meadowbrook’s…

Heather Sandrick

Looking for an iPhone developer for a extraordinary long-term opportunity in Detroit, MI!!! Email your resume today -…

Matthew Holtz

Test Specialist (111004-1) Location:Detroit, MI
Resume window closes 10/7/2011 @ 1:00 PM. Required * 5+ years Quality Assurance testing experience * 5+ years experience in data analysis, including profiling, auditing, balancing, and reconciliation, in an information…

Position: IT Support Location: T-Tech Solutions LLC – Troy, MI
Department: Technical Services Pay: To Be Determined – Employment Type: Full Time T-Tech Solutions LLC is looking to hire an entrepreneurial spirited, exceptional, and results-oriented individual to work within our…

Jim Carlson

ETL Consultant / Sr ETL Consultant Data Integ / ETL Work Products in Teradata. BI Modeler / BI Consultant 3rd Normal Form , Dimension…
Consultative opportunities for three months, expenses paid. Please contact

Emma Good

Hiring multiple Web Developers in Dearborn, MI
I am currently recruiting for an advertising firm in Dearborn. They need several web developers with experience in JavaScript, HTML and CSS; or PHP and LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). These are contracts with high…

Jeff Schuster

Currently looking for a Sharepoint 2010 Architect / Developer, full-time, direct, for our Livonia, MI, office.
We are currently looking for a SharePoint 2010 Architect / Developer with experience developing / architecting enterprise applications for Microsoft SharePoint 2010.

Monica (Van Scyoc) DeJager

Messaging Services Administrator – Auburn Hills, MI – pay is $40-45/hr. Please call me for immediate consideration and/or send me a…
Messaging Services Administrator Job Description As a service administrator on the Messaging Services team, you will be responsible for all support and administrative aspects of the Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft…

over $100K waiting for a Senior-Level Business Analyst / Data Analyst / Systems Analyst! Location: Warren, MI
Candidate Profile 1. General Duties and Responsibilities a. Gain a solid understanding of the client’s business processes and procedures. b. Work closely with business users and management to understand their needs and…

Mark Brown

Looking for various levels of Oracle Apps DBAs
1 – Master Level Oracle Apps DBA (10+ yrs exp) – Irvine, CA – perm hire 1 – Master Level Oracle Apps DBA (10+ yrs exp) – Remote – perm hire 1 – Sr. Level Oracle Apps DBA (5+ yrs exp) – Remote – perm hire or contract hire …

Shiva Polavarapu

Looking for Senior Interface Developer – Contract,Ann Arbor, MI Appreciate resume to

Sr Manual tester with selenium & agile,6 months,Face to face interview Mandatory. Resumes to

Phil VanDenstorm

Looking for QA Analysts who have experience testing in an AS/400 or Mainframe environment to work out of our Downtown Detroit location.

David Gomez

Hiring: Technical Recruiter position at w3r Consulting
w3r Consulting, a 16 year old tier-1 technology consulting firm, is aggressively expanding in the Southeast Michigan market. For the third year in a row, they have been recognized by INC500 as one of the fastest growing IT…

Lindsay Czerniak, MBA

Marketing Manager Opportunity with Compuware – Detroit, MI. Full-time, salaried with benefits.
Compuware Changepoint is an industry leading provider of Professional Services Automation (PSA) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. As Marketing Manager, North America you will be responsible for the…

Ruby/Rails Developer at Compuware – Detroit, MI. Full-time, salaried with benefits.
Compuware is currently seeking a Ruby Developer to work with a new development team focused on implementing projects in Ruby and Ruby on Rails. The main project this developer would be working on is a brand new innovative,…

Mike Ward

Cerner Documentation Consultant Position in Warren, MI
We are looking for a Cerner Documentation Consultant has extensive experience with Cerner Clinical Applications and Documentation. We currently have a big backlog of projects that need to be completed by the end of the..

Lindsey Ross

Software Project Manager – Holland, MI (Automotive Embedded Systems based organization)
HRU Technical Resources has partnered with an Automotive Embedded Systems Organization based out of the Holland, MI area! Seeking contract to hire or direct hire candidates for a SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGER opportunity. …

So, like I said…there’s plenty more in the LinkedIn group to cruise through, as well as further details and contact information on these if you’re interested.

To recap, no event tomorrow night, our next casual networking event takes place on Thursday, October 20th at the Dragonmead Brewery in Warren, Don’t Be That Guy – The Booty Call Networker went live at and we launched a new set of entries, aptly titled “How Not To Suck”, with How Not To Suck at Networking out at

That’s all for this time.  Look forward to seeing you on the 20th!


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