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.
Please…please…read the Frequently Asked Questions out at http://www.ITinTheD.com/meet/faq/ – 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.
CBS Detroit did a nice write-up about what we’ve got going on out at http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/05/28/on-memorial-day-detroit-tech-group-helping-the-troops/
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: http://www.ITinTheD.com/3740/support-the-troops-2-electric-boogaloo/
LinkedIn allegedly got hacked, and so you should probably go change your password: http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57448079-83/millions-of-linkedin-passwords-reportedly-leaked-online/ …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 http://www.ITinTheD.com/3689/klout-score-guy/
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: http://www.ITinTheD.com/3722/got-free-time-want-to-help-us-experiment-with-something/
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: http://www.global-itech.com/html/main/calendar.php
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 www.ProQuest.com > 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: http://sj.tbe.taleo.net/SJ11/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=PROQUEST&cws=1 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: http://linkd.in/Loh87O
(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 http://www.facebook.com/ITintheD (note: Bob, yes, I am putting this in here specifically to make your head hurt. You’re welcome.)
Now let’s talk about LinkedIn.
At the moment, probably the two most interesting conversations going on revolve around Vendor Managements Systems (http://lnkd.in/CpKYhv) and resume screening systems (http://lnkd.in/jrS8Wp). 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 http://www.linkedin.com/groups?careerDiscussion=&gid=91763 …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: http://www.ITinTheD.com/1153/how-to-post-jobs-with-ITintheD-org/. It’s free, it’s easy, and it puts you in front of a lot of eyeballs here in the metro Detroit IT community.
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Whew. Helpdesk jockeys to Director of IT. Nice batch. As always, hit the career discussions area of the LinkedIn group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups?careerDiscussion=&gid=91763 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.
Bob, Dave and Jeff
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