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O& P Technician - A Great Career Path for Recent High School Graduates

on Mon, 07/14/2014 - 03:30

After the hats have been tossed in the air, party cakes have been eaten, and money in envelopes wisely invested (LOL) are you still treating this summer like all the other summers from when you were still in High School?  Are you feeling left behind because you won’t be going off to college and really don’t know where to apply for a job or what kind of job you would even like?

If you are feeling lost, there is no need to despair as there are plenty of 2 year college and trade schools that offer exciting career opportunities. 

Consider entering the O&P field.

A Great Career Enhancer: PMI Certification

on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 02:43

When it comes to job search and offer negotiations, a certification can provide you with an added edge and one-two punch over the other candidates.  Nearly every industry has their own brand of certification but a PMI certification can apply to and assist with virtually any field of expertise.   According to, adding a certification to your education and skills can increase your salary anywhere from 9% to 30%.

Founded in 1969 PMI, Project Management Institute, is a not-for-profit professional membership association.

10 Good Questions to Ask During Your Job Interview

on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 01:14

ONE - What is the department’s pain points?

The information they provide here will prove invaluable on a variety of fronts. If you have the skill or ability to help them overcome their pain point be sure to send the hiring manager and recruiter a follow up Thank You email.  In the email mention one of your skills you possess that can help the department overcome their pain point.  If offered the position put this information front and center in your effort to research ways that you can best contribute on the job. 

TWO - What is the top skill you hope to find in the person that fills this

Top Advertising Agency in Dearborn, MI seeking UX & Analytics Professionals

on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 21:08

Team Detroit, one of the top 10 advertising agencies in the world, is in a high growth mode.  As Sr. Corporate Recruiter I am responsible for staffing for the following departments: Analytics, I.T., Technology and Finance.  Team Detroit employees over 1,000 highly creative professionals that enjoy working in a state-of-the-art thriving environment.  Please visit our careers page at 

Here are some of the positions that I am actively recruiting for:

UX Researcher: Responsible for providing digital teams with qualitative user insights and to work with them in a collaborative

JOB POSTING: Welding Engineer greater Charlotte area, NC

on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 17:34

Client Need

Location: Greater Charlotte, NC area

Pay: DOE (Depends on Experience)

Degree desired: B.S. Welding Engineering

Special Skill needed: Boiler experience

Job Title: Welding Engineer

Relocation provisions: possible relocation assistance provided depending on experience and overall salary package offered


Job Description:

Company is a leading provider of boiler components and is in a growth mode.  Company is privately held, founded in 1914 and has between 200 – 500 employees.

Duties: Engineer will develop and maintain ASME certified welding procedures for production and

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 17:05

Congratulations; you have secured an interview!  Obtaining an interview, whether it is face-to-face or via phone, is always a good thing.  Even if you end up not being hired for the position, an interview allows you an opportunity to sell yourself and get a foot in the door for future opportunities that might arise within the company. 

Being organized and prepared for your interview will help you be relaxed and will make the entire interview process flow smoothly. 

Below I have created a template with sample information for you to use as an example for how to prepare your own interviewing

Q&A with Older Job Seeker

on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 01:01

Having worked in the staffing industry since the late 80’s I have built up a nice network of candidates, hiring managers, recruiters and human resource professionals.  Recently an I.T.  professional that I worked with back in the late 80’s contacted me to ask for some assistance with his job search.  I was surprised to learn that he was still working for the same employer, a large auto company in Southern California.

NEW BOOK available to purchase on Amazon

on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 18:49

My 2nd book, Corporate Recruiter Reveals Who Gets Hired and Why is an excellent source of information for new grads up to experienced professionals.  I have been working with hiring managers and human resource professionals across the USA for over 20 years; I KNOW what corporations are looking for in their next hire.  

I spent the past 3 years preparing material for Corporate Recruiter Reveals Who Gets Hired and Why. All the information is easy to comprehend and up to out of date web sites to sift through! Practical information from an insider's perspective.  

Corporate Recruiter

Six Guiding Steps to Job Search Success

on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 13:34

6 Simple Steps to Effective Schmoozing (face-to-face networking)

1.      Smile

2.      Don’t be shy, jump in and introduce yourself to others.

3.      Show interest in others

4.      Don’t sound desperate. Say you are on the market and seeking advice on how to return to gainful employment.  You can also mention that you are there to meet other people within your           industry and to learn new things about your industry.

5.      Don’t spend all your time with people that can’t help you, i.e. your friends, fellow co-workers.

6.      Be prepared to express what it is you bring to the

3 Common Interviewing Mistakes

on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 00:53

 As a corporate recruiter consultant for numerous companies across the USA I’m always frustrated when a potentially strong candidate comes in for an interview and fails to get the job due to an easily avoidable yet common interviewing mistake.  Below I’ve listed the top three interview mistakes that I have seen throughout the years:

Being too aggressive in asking questions about when a decision will be made.