Casual Networking Event Tomorrow Night, Updates for 4/18/2012

“Was it over…when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?” – Bluto Blutarsky, Animal House

Yes, I’m keeping myself positive about the Red Wings.  Leave me alone in my bubble.

Casual networking event for information technology folks tomorrow night.

And while you’re killing time waiting for that to hit, there’s some reading material.  A new Don’t Be That Guy.  More on what networking, job searches, hiring and dating have in common, taking a look at Desperation and Jealousy, as well as the dreaded counter-offer.

Our LinkedIn group with conversations and jobs.

Well, sitting here watching the replays isn’t going to change the outcome of the game, so let’s go ahead and hop into some details…

First thing’s first…our next upcoming event.

Tomorrow night.

Tipsy McStaggers.  And yes, I still giggle every time I see, read, or hear the name of this place.

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  We’re getting close to having the whole year booked, including some new venues, a trip back downtown…all sorts of fun.

Don’t Be That Guy: Used Car Salesman has gone live, and gets into a few things you want to watch out for in your job search…just like you would if you were shopping for a car.  You can read it over at

Desperation and Jealousy aren’t attractive features in nearly any set of circumstances, and over at we’ve got some situations you’ll want to make sure you don’t fall into at a networking event.

And then over at, we have The Dating Corollary: I Can Change and Other Lies which looks at one of the ugliest situations you can deal with during your job search – the counter offer – and why you should avoid them at all costs.

Over in our LinkedIn group, we have conversations going on about a cool Google Maps mashup with Twitter mentions of Detroit companies, dealing with awkward situations and recruiters, web tips for the unemployed, and a bunch more.  Get on over to and chat away.

Dean Norton

Seeking Marketing Coordinator – SE Michigan
MARKETING SPECIALIST Company Description Macprofessionals is one of the countries most sought after consultancies for the firms expertise in Professional Video and Enterprise class Apple solutions. In Education our company…

Phil Jacokes

PHP/Java Developer – Ann Arbor, MI
Our Software Engineers are responsible for designing, debugging, and programming software applications in support of our core business needs. The ability to think analytically, to problem solve and work as part of a…

Tiffany Lengyel, CIR, CSSR

.Net Developer – Detroit, MI – Great work environment!!!
.Net Developer Position Description: Our client, a leader in the mortgage industry, is hiring a variety of .Net Developers. The Information Technology Team is all about faster, smarter, easier. The name of the game…

Amy Bartkiewicz

Looking for a new job? – it’s a great place to work – know anyone who might be a good fit?
Job: Programmer in Troy, MI The primary role of the Programmer is to administer, monitor and maintain servers, develop reports, and perform data transformation. Primary responsibilities: Develop SQL queries for Crystal…

Joe Bamberger

Looking for a IT Manager with automotive background! Great referral bonus as well!
JAWOOD is seeking an Information Technology Manager: Plan, organize and direct the operations of the Corporate Information System. Strategize, develop and lead implementation of…

Julie Eastman, SPHR

Tech Support position with a growing interactive marketing firm, #ferndale #job #detroit

Dejana Veseli,

Here we GROW again! CFI is hiring for a Data Center Network Engineer in Southfield, MI!
This role will be responsible for the administration of all IT network devices from an infrastructure standpoint including routers, firewalls, switches, intrusion detection devices, WAN circuits, and server hardware for our…

Matt Karrandja

Business Analyst – Focus on retail or fleet services – DIRECT
Software Deployment Engineer: The Software Deployment Engineer (SDE) has a thorough understanding of business processes and user needs and applies that knowledge toward analysis and requirement specifications for…

Cindy Rogers

PHP/Drupal Developers Direct Hires in the Detroit Metro area
The ideal candidate should have at least a couple years of experience in the following: * Drupal * PHP * Git * optimizing code * theming * worked on Drupal sites before * MySQL * Web 2.0 Best Practices Click Careers…

Application Developer Direct Hire-Detroit Metro area
Net/Java MS SQLServer 2005/8 R2 XML/XSL/HTML jQuery and javascript Working knowledge of telecommunications networks and systems specifically GenBand and BroadSoft Familiarity with the following protocols: SIP,…

Karen Lopez

Business Object Developer Lansing MI
EIT is searching for a Business Objects Developer located in Lansing MI; Data Warehouse Business Objects Developer including the following tasks: 5+ years of Business Objects Report Development 5+ years of SQL…

Matt Conn
Help! We have 30 openings for Level One Desktop support!! Contact me ASAP!!

Melissa Lecznar PHR

System Analyst Location: Detroit e-mail
I need someone with strong SQL experience, healthcare experience with membership or claims, and datawarehousing.

Natalie Staroba

We are looking for a junior to mid-level software engineer with 2+ years of Windows Embedded development experience.
Candidate will assist in the development and maintenance of support software for industrial PCs. This is a great opportunity to work for an established and growing company. Windows Embedded Developer (1439-LI) LOCATION…

We are searching for a Junior .NET Developer to assist with Website development and database programming.
.Net Developer – Junior (1436-LI) LOCATION Farmington Hills, MI COMPENSATION 25-30/hr with a salary conversion in the range of 50-65K Candidate must possess the desire and ability to learn new skills and take on a…

Haneen Wraikat

Hiring Project Manager , send me your resume
Project Manager in Ann Arbor, MI Summary: Responsible for planning and managing tactical projects that are typically of low to medium level complexity and that impact one or multiple business units. Essential Duties and…

Know anyone for this job? Java Developer in Troy, MI
Job Description: Defines site objectives by analyzing user requirements; envisioning system features and functionality. Designs and develops user …

…and more.  And there will likely be more posted between now and the event tomorrow night, so keep an eye out if you’re in the market.


Tomorrow night.

Tipsy McStaggers.

5:01pm start time, as always.

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

On our site:

On LinkedIn:

New blog entries out at

LinkedIn group for discussions and jobs over at

I think that’s it for this time around.


Bob, Dave and Jeff
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