Is It Really April Already? News, Jobs, Updates and More for 4/4/2012

We’re just two weeks away from our next event at Tipsy McStaggers.

Seriously, I can’t stop loving the name of that place.

We’ve also got some great discussions going on in our LinkedIn group.

There are, as always, jobs to be found in there as well.

Speaking of which, we got news of another hire from one of our events, into one of those very jobs.

And we’ve got those events booked out through September now, including our next Pink Slip Party

But…you know the rules.  First thing’s first…our next upcoming event.

Thursday, April 19th.

Tipsy McStaggers.

5:01pm start time, as always.

We look forward to seeing you there.  You can find details:

On our site:

On LinkedIn:

And, of course, the usual assorted places around the internet like Meetup ( and Facebook (

While you’re at it, you might want to go ahead and mark down the rest of our upcoming events, which are always out at

I got a really cool email.  A note who came to one of our events for the very first time in February, and started a new job on Monday as a result.  Check out for some lessons learned, and just to read a cool note about success from one of our events.  If nothing else, it just hammers home something we’ve been trying to make sure people understand – people still find jobs at our casual networking events, just like there’s some great networking that takes place at our Pink Slip Parties.  Don’t think you have to wait for one or the other to meet your needs, whatever they may be.  The whole point of building up a network is that it’s there for you when you need it, regardless of why you need it…but it has to be in place first.

So that brings us to our LinkedIn group out at

Right now, there are conversations going on about your LinkedIn profile picture…and what it should and should not have in it or look like.  The “objective” section on resumes.  Career lessons from Han Solo (no, you really can’t get away from Star Wars with this group…).  All sorts of other fun stuff that you should be adding your two cents in on.

And, of course, jobs.  If you’re in the market or thinking about looking, there are quite a few sitting out at

What’s out there currently?  Here’s a sampling:

Kim West

Seeking a Cisco Network Engineer located in Troy, MI. Permanent postion with medical benefits, matching 401k plan and tuition…
Cisco knowledge on an expert level is required. Knowledge of Cisco Routers and Switches along with VOIP and Firewall background. Strongly preferred CCNA and/or CCIE. Job Summary: Responsible for the development of the…

Natalie Staroba

We are searching for a senior level C++/MFC developer.
This is an opportunity to work in the area of 3D sensors and metrology. C++/MFC Developer (1427-LI) LOCATION Plymouth, MI COMPENSATION Up to 95K (possibly higher for an exceptional-fit candidate) REQUIRED

Dany Saar

Sales Director with hands-on experience with large & complex Enterprise Telecom & Communication Software Business Applications (such as:…
Dear Colleague, I’m a Target Search & Recruiting Executive. I thought that this new career opportunity may be of great interest to you. My Global Multi-Billion Dollars Client-Company requested my search & recruiting…

Matthew Turner

Global software leader Compuware has Mainframe System Programmer openings in our world headquarters in downtown Detroit.
We are currently looking for a programmer with Assembler and CICS skills. If you would like to hear more about this opportunity, please send a message to me at

Deb Fonseca

Senior QA Professionals– ViSalus in Troy
Are you an intelligent, quick thinking, problem solver, with strong technical skills, who is unappreciated in your current role? ViSalus has an unbelievable culture driven from the leadership through every employee…

Jeff Schuster

Sr. Project Manager with experience leading B2C engagements
Looking for a Sr. Project Manager with experience leading B2C professional services initiatives, for our Livonia office. Full-time, direct opportunity
Tracking Code Det_23201509 Job Description Perficient is always looking for the best and brightest technology talent to support our growing partner and client portfolio.We have scaled from a startup organization to an…

Mike Ward

Position: Web Infastructure Manager
The Web Infrastructure Manager position will lead the team that installs and configures web and application servers, the software installed on web servers that allows rendering web pages…

Monica (Van Scyoc) DeJager

HOT positions today! Call me for more information and immediate consideration! 248-226-1366
SAP Functional Analyst – with modules PP/MM – Detroit, MI – mgr can interview next week! SQL Developer/Report writer – Troy, MI – client will interview next week! Perm 70K-80K BI Developer – Detroit, MI – long term at DTE!!!…You are more than just a resume. Let Experis help you reach your potential. We’ll work with you to understand your unique talents, experience and interests and help you achieve your personal success faster. Start by…

Mark Brown

Sr .NET Developer for Metro Detroit
Client is looking for heads down coding on their existing software tool. They currently have one Sr. .NET developer on the project but need another Sr. NET developer resource so they can speed up the time to market by…

Janita Gaulzetti

Sequris Group is hiring – looking for a SOC engineer and analyst, a product specialist, infrastructure administrator and more…

James Anderson

Business Analyst Needed – Beaumont Health System
Our Web Development Team need a Business Analyst (listed as a PM for HR reasons)

Matt Glynn

Great long-term Citrix Opening – up to $100k – Troy, MI
Citrix Administrator in Troy, MI Title: Infrastructure System Analyst (Citrix) Location: Troy, MI Term:6-Month Contract-to-Hire Start Date: ASAP Pay Rate: Depends on…

Nicci Der-Stepanian

Carhartt seeking : Web DeveloperSystems Architect (Microsoft)Demand Planner– Just a few of the openings!
Carhartt HQ in Dearborn is continuing to grow! We are building our living Carhartt legacy! Check out this amazing 123 year old Michigan based company….that is GROWING! We are currently recrutiing for: Web Developer…

Diane Mabry

UI Designer Developer Contract Southfield MI
Job Description: Looking for an energetic, creative and technically savvy web designer to work within our new Interactive Design Services team. The web designer will work within a collaborative cross-functional project team…

Test Practitioner – contract – Dearborn MI
Position Description: Quality Test Specialist – Must have at least 3+ years testing experience. Key responsibilities are: – Research project documentation then enter testable requirements into Test Director. – Work…

Senior Specialty Development FIS Application – Dearborn MI
Position Description: FIS (Factory Information System) Application Development/Support: This position will assist with supporting the existing application by analyzing business requirements for application enhancements and…

So, there you have it.  Some jobs out at if you’re so inclined.  And recruiters, remember – you can always post jobs in our group, and we’re always more than happy to help get the word out for you.  If you need them, instructions on how to do so may be found here:
So that’s our next upcoming event.  Thursday, April 19th.  Tipsy McStaggers.  5:01pm start time, as always.  You can find details: On our site: On LinkedIn:

Jobs.  Discussions.  The usual fun and excitement.

I think that’s it for this time around.


Bob, Dave and Jeff
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