June 13, 2012, 7:32 AM
Pink Slip Party Next Week, A Request, Jobs and More For 6/13/2012
We’re just a matter of days away from our Pink Slip Party next week…and wow, is it shaping up to be phenomenal, especially if you’re looking for a new gig.
We’re also getting slightly less low maintenance, in that we have a request for you.
After wandering through the hayfield long enough, we finally stepped on the upside-down rake and got cracked in the forehead…and so we’re finally admitting that we have too many irons in the fire and are looking for some folks to come help us with a few initiatives.
Our LinkedIn group continues to be a good source of conversation and jobs…
Before we get too crazy, if you haven’t already read our note about RSVP’ing, you should, and it’s out at http://www.detroitnet.org/index.php/3762/no-eye-twitch/ We’re typically extremely low maintenance, but then we had…oh, I’m not repeating myself. Go read it.
So let’s talk about our event next week.
Thursday, June 21st. Royal Oak. Woody’s. Second floor. 5:01pm.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there, especially all of the new faces. One request that’s come in on a fairly regular basis is that people looking for gigs would like to see more direct-hire companies showing up.
Well…looks like they’re coming. From Auburn Hills to Downtown. From Farmington Hills to Ann Arbor. From all over Southeast Michigan…we’ve had quite a few new names show up this time around to get themselves up to speed and ready to attend their first Pink Slip Party. My only question now is if we’re going to have a mass outbreak of Recliner Syndrome or Lazy Job Seeker-itis and there won’t be enough quality candidates to talk with all of these companies with gigs to be filled who are showing up. Because seriously, I never, ever want to hear/read any whining about a lack of decent IT jobs from people who don’t make it to this event when we’ve got companies from just about every area of SE Michigan from just about every industry you could possibly want to play in looking for nearly every skillset that I’ve seen folks talking about having.
I don’t care that you have dinner plans with the neighbors. Doesn’t matter if you’re supposed to be helping your brother-in-law move. Won’t listen to excuses about meeting up with former co-workers and losing track of the time.
None of those should take priority over “I need a new job”.
Don’t be that guy.
Yep, little more tough love and a little less touchy-feely than we’ve been lately. But after dealing with some situations outside of here with people in my own circles, and already fielding some awfully lame pre-emptive “I know you said don’t send my resume if I can’t go, but I can’t go because I’m golfing with my buddies that night and I was hoping…” emails that went nowhere fast…well, sometimes the best thing someone can do for someone else is to deliver unto them a swift kick in the rear. So I’m'a kickin’.
Update: See this? THIS is a valid reason: “I am in a wheelchair and the event will probably be to crowded for me to move around at so I am taking this route.”
So plan on being there, and plan on reading the Frequently Asked Questions beforehand: http://www.detroitnet.org/index.php/our-events/faq/
As you can tell, I’m a little twitchy…and there’s one area in particular under my left eye that I’d like your help with. So go read about how we apparently need to be a little more demanding over at http://www.detroitnet.org/index.php/3762/no-eye-twitch/ and react accordingly.
If you’re curious about what other irons we have in the fire, and might want to get more involved with some of the things that we have going on these days, you’ll probably want to give this entry a read over at http://www.detroitnet.org/index.php/3749/upcoming-events-sites/, because we do have some pretty cool things just getting fired up, and it’s never a bad time when you come play with us.
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 this Friday (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
Now…our LinkedIn group.
As always, it’s out at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Detroitnetorg-Detroit-Networking-Events-IT-91763, and that’s where you’ll find jobs posted, chats amongst other people here in the area in the IT community, and all sorts of other fun stuff.
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Bob, Dave and Jeff
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