Pink Slip Party In 2 Weeks, Events, Updates, Jobs and More for 6/6/2012

Quick update: in case you missed the memo, you might want to go change your LinkedIn password.

Well, we’re two weeks away from our Pink Slip Party event at Woody’s in Royal Oak.

Recruiters are telling us they’re coming.  Job seekers are telling us they’re coming.  Even people that are just looking to hang out and improve their networks are telling us that they’re coming.

It’s shaping up to be a very solid event, and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone there.

We’ve also had a bunch of updates and entries go live recently, so let’s get started…

As always, we start off with our upcoming event.  Our Pink Slip Party for Information Technology professionals here in the metro Detroit area.

It’s been a little over nine months since our last Pink Slip Party, and you can certainly tell that there’s some…anxiousness…for it to happen.

Thursday, June 21st. 5:01pm. Woody’s. Royal Oak. 2nd floor.

Details are available here on our site: and on LinkedIn at

Please…please…read the Frequently Asked Questions out at – we took a decent amount of time to put those together to help out with a lot of the questions that have come in before, during and after previous Pink Slip Party events, and it really will save you some time if you read through them.  It will also save us the time of replying with that same link when you send in an email asking a question that’s in there.

With that covered, let’s take a look at those entries that have gone live recently…especially since I was barely coherent when I put last week’s updates together (long story short, I was medicated) and so you may have missed some of what’s been going on.

Package #2 from our December 2011 event to support the troops arrived safely in Afghanistan: …and nothing got blown up this time.

Package #3 also arrived safely…and apparently we not only needed IED-proof shirts, but we also needed bigger ones:

CBS Detroit did a nice write-up about what we’ve got going on out at

Because the participation was so great in December, and also because we’ve had a lot of questions coming in about when/if we’re doing it again…well, we’re doing it again.  You can read the details  (as many as we have at the moment) over here:

LinkedIn allegedly got hacked, and so you should probably go change your password: …and if you used that password with that email address anywhere else…yep, go change those, too.

Don’t Be That Guy: Klout Score Guy went live…mostly because I got annoyed by companies paying attention to this useless popularity contest…and that’s out at

We’re going to Social Media Day Detroit 2012 on June 30th.  In fact, we’re probably going to make a night of it and hang out downtown all night and go play a bit.  You going?

We’re thinking about launching an experiment with a new website about all things IT related here in the metro Detroit area, and we’re wondering if you might have some time and a desire to come along for the ride and help us out a bit.  You can read about that here:

If you’re interested in getting your resume looked at before you come to our Pink Slip Party event on the 21st, you might want to take advantage of something that two members of our group are doing on the 15th:  Melissa Lecznar, Job Placement Manager at Global Information Technology and Deena Wiltsie, Senior Recruiter at JDM are teaming up to do some IT resume critiquing at Global Information Technology on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 3pm! Have your resume critiqued by professionals for free! If you are interested, sign up here:

For those of you in or around the Ann Arbor area that are looking for a gig, you might want to check out ProQuest’s technology job fair/open house on this coming Tuesday, June 12th.  ProQuest is having a Technology Job Fair on Tuesday, June 12th from 5:30pm-8:00pm at 789 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108!  You can search our open positions on our web site at > About Us > Careers.  All candidates who attend will be given the opportunity to enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card – just for coming! (prize draw rules apply)  We will conduct interviews at the event so bring your resume.  Link to Careers webpage: The good folks are ProQuest are the ones that first hooked us up with the IT Section of the Michigan Bar Association, so they’re good people and we’re always happy to help.

Bob and I have been doing our “10 Commandments of Networking” schtick for a while now with MEDC and the Shifting Gears program, and just because everything in life comes full circle (and the fact that we appreciate irony more than nearly anyone else…), we’re helping out Matt Karrandja and his Career Ministries efforts by going to an event the night before our Pink Slip Party to have this same chat and discusssion with folks in attendance at his event.  In a church.  Yes, Bob and I will be together.  In a church.  The night before the Pink Slip Party.  So if we’re not there for our event the next night…just know that we’ve had a blast doing this and we hope that you remember us fondly.  So, for those that have asked about what we do with MEDC and Shifting Gears, or wanted to go to an event that doesn’t take place in a bar, or wanted to sit in the back of the room and heckle us…you can find the details about that event here:

(sidenote: yes, my fingers are starting to cramp up. no, we’re not done yet)

Hey, have you checked us out on Facebook lately?  We’re starting to have a little more fun there these days.  We still have zero clue what we should actually be doing with it, but we’re at least making ourselves laugh.  Give it a look over at (note: Bob, yes, I am putting this in here specifically to make your head hurt. You’re welcome.)

Now let’s talk about LinkedIn.

Our LinkedIn group can be found at, and yep, there’s plenty going on in there.

At the moment, probably the two most interesting conversations going on revolve around Vendor Managements Systems ( and resume screening systems (  Specifically, why both suck.  At least from a job seeker’s point of view.  Hit either of those two links to read and join in the chatter.

And of course there are jobs in there.  You can always find jobs in our group posted by the recruiters in the group who participate and come to our events in the Career Discussions area at  …and for you recruiters who might be new to the group and don’t know how to post jobs in the group for people to check out, you might want to read a little primer we put together for you here:  It’s free, it’s easy, and it puts you in front of a lot of eyeballs here in the metro Detroit IT community.

Adam Kaplan

Director of IT – Troy, MI Looking for a Senior Programmer who can move into a Director of IT Role. Need to fill quickly! Email resume to 248-281-1386 Growing, IT-driven business services company seeks emerging leader as the Information Technology Director. Reporting to the President, the Individual will provide oversight of all IT related projects and systems, including…

Laura Rosen, PHR

Seeking a Detroit area industrial engineering or management information systems student for a co-op or PT position in the fall. At IPS, we are committed to offering internship opportunities to individuals who are interested in a career in analytics. If you are a smart person who enjoys a challenge, we want to talk to you. Whether it is analyzing…

Sandra Bertoldi

Bilingual (English / Spanish) Help Desk Technician position in Southfield, MI This is a long term opportunity and the Technician will be the first point of contact for all IT service desk incidents and requests for our customer. The individual will field customer calls and web submits, troubleshoot,…

Brooklyn Frontiera

Open Position: ECommerce/Website Developer. ROMEO, Michigan. Must travel on site each day, not a work from home position. Full Time,…

Mark Brown

perm Infrastructure Consultant opportunity in Troy, MI If you’re interested in seeing a detailed job description please let me know via email at – Kind regards, Mark

perm opportunities in Ann Arbor, MI – 2 BA positions and 1 QA position If you’re interested in seeing detailed job descriptions please let me know via email at Kind regards, Mark

Carolyn Rice, SPHR

Job Fair – June 12th – Work for one of Metro Detroit’s Best Places to Work!! ProQuest is having a Technology Job Fair on Tuesday, June 12th from 5:30pm-8:00pm at 789 E. Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108! You can search our open positions on our web site

Mary Jo Lavorata, SPHR

Excellent opportunities for Inside Sales Representatives in Troy with a leading Software Company. For additonal details and to apply… Micro Focus builds innovative software that dramatically improves business value from enterprise applications. This helps organizations increase the value of their business through exploitation of their core IT assets and…

Matt Glynn

Direct Hire iOS Developer Opening – Troy, MI Exciting opportunity for a full time iOS Developer to create new mobile payment applications. Salary is open and company offers incredible perks. To find out more, please contact me at

Data Analyst Opening – Sterling Heights, MI – Be a part of a new and growing division of an awesome company! Now Hiring: Data Analyst in Sterling Heights, MI Title: Data Analyst Location: Sterling Heights, MI Term: Direct (no contract involved) Start Date: ASAP Pay Rate:  $70-80k…

Long-Term IT Security (Juniper) Opportunity – Auburn Hills, MI Know anyone for this job? IT Security Specialist in Auburn Hills, MI Title: Security Technical Specialist Location:Auburn Hills, MI Term:Salaried / Open-Ended Contract Start Date:…

Jeff Schuster

Looking for a Sr. Sharepoint Consultant for our Detroit business unit, full-time, direct opportunity. Looking for a Sr. Sharepoint Consultant in Livonia, MI Perficient is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and is proud to be one of only 37 partners recognized as a Microsoft National Systems Integrator (NSI) Partner. In…

Blake Williams

I’m hiring – great people – check out this job Job: PHP Developer in Detroit, MI The PHP Developer works on a project-by-project basis with other engineers, web developers, business and marketing team members to create an intuitive experience for website visitors and…

I’m hiring for this position – fantastic work environment – check out this job Are you a good fit for this job? Enterprise Architect in Detroit, MI Enterprise architects participate in the creation and evolution of a technology road map that defines current technical architectures and future …

Jason P. Sullivan

Treasury Services Change Manager – 3 Year Contract – Troy, MI – Fortune 15 Client Genesis10 is actively seeking a Treasury Services Change Manager for our Fortune 15 client. A change consultant manages small to mid-sized projects impacting functions or process changes within a line of business. Normally,…

Mark Harrison

.Net Developers Needed!!! Multiple openings for experienced . Net Developers in Metro Detroit. Direct, C2H, and Contract. Please send resume to or feel free to call me at 248-761-3851.

Davina Beh

looking for A C++ (COM/DCOM) Developer this position is in Grand Rapids. long term contract. email me at

Cindy Rogers

SIEM Developer Direct Hire-Michigan * 2-5 years experience with SIEM tool development 5-10 years’ experience with ASP.Net (Visual Basic) via VisualStudio 5-10 years’ experience with MS SQL Server (Creation and Maintenance of Databases, Tables…

Shiva Polavarapu

Looking for Lead QTP tester for Ann Arbor, MI, Contact

Dejana Veseli,

Contract Programmer needed in Detroit, MI! Send your resume to or apply directly online! Job Description: CFI is currently seeking a Programmer in Detroit, Michigan. This is a sub-contract opportunity for 6+ months, Monday – Friday (40 hours per week).  Implementation of a new, centralized data store(either…

Matthew Holtz

ERP Analyst Direct Hire in Auburn Hills, MI Job description Become an in-house consultant and expert on ERP system Creation/maintenance of basic ERP data information Crystal Reports development & maintenance Gathering reports requirements from users and…

Zenon Sandoval

IMMEDIATE DIRECT HIRE OPPORTUNITIES I currently have multiple DIRECT HIRE opportunities for “Oracle Data Warehouse Architects/Developers“. These opportunities are located in the metro Detroit area, experience needed: ETL, Oracle 10g & 11i, integration…

Ryan Kargleder

Open 3-6 Month Contract to Full Time PHP Developer Position in Southgate, MI!! Please send all resumes to Ryan at Southgate, MI Contract to Hire Need ASAP PHP Developer Skills Needed: PHP, SQL (MySQL), JQuery, CSS, HTML

Open 3-6 Month Contract to Full Time C++ Developer Position in Milford, MI!! Please send all resumes to Ryan at years C++ programming and systems analysis TCP/IP network protocols and optimization Familiarity/experience with test lab environment and test cell instrumentation BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or…


So, I happen to know a person or two over here…and I know they’re looking hard and heavy for a number of roles/gigs/types of people. If you’re interested, drop me a note and I’ll hook you up as appropriate. The link… MRM Careers | MRM’s client list consists of a variety of worldwide brands, including ExxonMobil, General Mills, Microsoft, Nikon and the U.S. Army.

Melany Austin

GE Aviation is Hiring! Now is the time to join GE in building a better tomorrow, today. If you thrive on being challenged, interacting with diverse technical teams and using your expertise to imagine, innovate and explore, then GE’s new Advanced… IT Regulatory Compliance Analyst  As part of GE Aviation’s IT Compliance organization, the Regulatory Compliance Analyst will be responsible for defining, managing, and communicating the IT strategy for implementing controls to meet regulatory and…

Geetika Kumar

PROGRAM MANAGER required for a WEB BANKING project in Detroit, MI Email: (Will manage 5-7 PMs, 7-10…

Catherine King

My client is on the “Best Places to Work” list! Spread the word about this opportunity! Looking for a SQA Analyst in Detroit, MI Tech2 Resources is hiring SQA Analysts for a direct hire position in Detroit, MI. This is your chance to be part of a stellar technology team that is rated “Best Places to Work” by…

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…

We are searching for a contract developer with experience in Windows Embedded, the Microsoft Embedded Tools, and OS setup. This is an immediate need for a 2-3 month engagement with possible extensions. Windows Embedded Developer (contract) (1458-LI) LOCATION Ann Arbor, MI COMPENSATION 30-45/hr DURATION 2-3 months with possible…

We are seeking a highly skilled senior .NET C# MVC Web developer with a strong background in building high quality, scalable web… This is a development role working on new applications. The environment is collaborative, the teams are passionate about the work, and the client values thinkers. A strong passion for technology, for learning new things, and…

We are searching for a Software Architect to be our client’s webMethods go-to person. Candidate will work within the architecture group. Must have a strong Java background in addition to experience using webMethods to manage development efforts. webMethods Architect (1463-LI) LOCATION Troy, MI …

We are searching for a Technical Lead with a solid JEE background. The right candidate will be comfortable working in a fast-paced agency type environment with constantly shifting priorities. Leading others so that they can succeed in this environment will be a focus for this role. JEE…

We are searching for a JEE developer with 3-5 years of experience for work on a OEM/Supplier EDI system. JEE Developer (Contract-to-Hire) (1419-LI) LOCATION Southfield, MI COMPENSATION For the contract, up to $32/hr. Expected salary at time of hire is a base of $60K, generous benefits and up to $10K bonus/year

We are searching for a Technical Support Specialist to implement and support subscriber installations to our client’s Web-based products and services, as well as manage their software-as-a-service hardware platform

Whew.  Helpdesk jockeys to Director of IT.  Nice batch.  As always, hit the career discussions area of the LinkedIn group at for further details, other listings, contact info for these gigs and more.

Told you there was a lot to get out this time around.

We’re outta here for now.


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