Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Career Advice for People With Criminal Backgrounds

Greetings Job Seekers,

Often time I receive questions about companies hiring people with felons. What to apply for? How to apply? Who is hiring? and so on. 

Here are a few tips to help you in your job search.

Tips #1
Do be persistent, but not rude. If you have a felony conviction it is not acceptable to boldly ask a recruiter if they hire felons via cold call nor face-to-face. Instead apply for the positions using the assigned method, avoid using a chronological resume instead submit a functional resume that highlights your skills that apply to that position, prepare to win the job with a dynamic interview presentation. Advertise yourself as a benefit to the company your previous history may not be a major factor.

Tip #2
If you find that looking for a job the regular way is not getting you fast results. We suggest you take your resume to the streets.
Follow these step to get maximum exposure:
  • Create an attract professional body billboard.
  • Pick a street corner with high traffic, get written permission from business or city that you plan to stand in front of.
  • Pick a time and date that will guarantee you are seen by news media (morning 8am-11am), (afternoon 12pm-3pm), (evening 3pm-6pm)
  • Sent a press release to all local and national radio, news stations and newspapers. Include: Why, Where, What and Who.
  • Create a Facebook page that is open to the public so that employers can contact you for a interview, post your resume on the page.
  • Be prepared to be interviewed by reporters and talk about your skills and talents. Dont forget to mention how recruiters can find you on Facebook.
  • Dont forget to mention gave you this brilliant idea.
Let us know when you are planning your billboard campaign and we will come by to take your picture.

Tip #3
Shopping is a natural habit I discovered the mystery of how to get paid to spend hours at the mall. I was the envy of all my shopping pals until they exposed my secret that I am getting paid hundreds to shop and dine in metro Detroit. Major retailers pay people to evaluate theaters, car dealerships, restaurants, casinos, banks and retail stores. The average mystery shoppers will earn $ 200-500 monthly working part time. 
This is a serious position that requires extensive training, excellent written communication skills, accurate evaluation and off camera acting. Just like Hollywood mystery shoppers receive ratings after every assignment a bad rating can affect your ability to get future jobs. You can find local mystery shopping assignments in your area on the Mystery Shopping Association website

Good Luck Job Seekers, 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Detroit Job Fair June 28, 2012

Many other great companies will be ready to interview and hire great candidates.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Hotel
17123 North Laurel Park Drive
Livonia, MI 48152

Friday, May 25, 2012

25 Mock Interview Questions

It is important to be prepared for your next interview. Often times job seekers are nervous or ill prepared for the questions that interviewers ask. It is a fact that all interviewers ask the same questions easy, simple or difficult. 

We suggest that candidates practice mock interviewing with several family members they can be your worst and best critics. Here are some interview questions to help you prepare:

  1. Tell me about a time that you didn't work well with a supervisor. What was the outcome and how would you have changed the outcome?
  2. Have you worked with someone you didn't like? If so, how did you handle it?
  3. How do you get along with older (younger) co-workers? 
  4. Tell me about a time that you worked conveying technical information to a nontechnical audience.
  5. Why do you think you will be successful at this job?
  6. Tell me about a time that you participated in a team, what was your role?
  7. Tell me about a time when you failed. 
  8. What would you do differently if you could start your working life over?
  9. How do you balance life and work?
  10. What is your preferred way to communication - instant message, phone, or email?
  11. What historical figure do you admire and why?
  12. What did you do during this six month gap in employment?
  13. What inspires you in a job?
  14. What excites you most about the position and what do you think would be stretch for you? 
  15. Start with your graduation from high school and explanation the rationale behind each of your career moves. Also explain the thinking process that went into making each if those decisions.
  16. How many hours a day/week do you need to work to get the job done? 
  17. Tell me about yourself.
  18. Why should we hire you?
  19. What do you know about our company?
  20. Why are you currently looking for a job?
  21. Have you been fired recently? If so, why?
  22. Can I call your current employer? What would they say about you?
  23. Do you have any questions for me?
  24. Do you have proper transportation? Are you tardy often? How many times have you called off work in the last 30 days? For what reasons?
  25. What can you offer me that other candidates cant? What make you the best indicate choice?
If you have a felony practice "How" to answer questions about your gap in employment history. Good Reading: "Find Employment In Competitive Market"

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

(Review) Companies Hiring at May 23 - Job Fair in Rochester Hills

Get Ready to attend the Rochester Hills Job Fair on May 23, 2012!
Several companies will be accepting resumes and interviewing top candidates:

Note: This information will update constantly

Grass America, Inc.    (Position Location: Kernersville, NC)
  • Die Maintenance Technician
  • Tool Maker
  • Machinist
  • Progressive Metal Stamping Press Setup Tech

Value City Furniture (40 positions available  in Michigan)
  • Assistant Manager
  • Home Furnishings Consultant
  • Furniture Delivery Drivers

Aisin Technical Center of America (ATC-A)
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Bilingual Staff (Japanese & Spanish)
  • CAD Specialist
  • EMC Specialist
  • Lab Technician
  • Marketing & Sales Planning
  • Project Engineer
  • Purchasing / Buyer
  • Sales Engineer
Yanfeng USA
  • Project Design Engineer
  • Program Manager (Engineering)
  • Designer (Engineering)
  • Logistic Manager
  • Strategic Buyer (Purchasing)
  • Non-Production Buyer (Purchasing)
  • Accounting Manager (Sales)
KUKA Robotics Corporation
  • Assistant Controller
  • Field Service Technician
  • Applications Engineer
  • Financial Administrator
  • Key Account Manager – Automotive OEM

Big Boy Restaurants
  • Hourly Restaurant Staff
  • Service Assistant
  • Cook
  • Buffet Attendant
  • Server
  • Greeter
Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
  • Technical Specialist I - Corporate Responsibility
  • Digital Marketing Manager
  • Quality Program Manager
At Home Network, Inc. / At Home Hospice
  • Hospice Registered Nurse
  •  Clinical Director
My Insurance
  • Sales Advisor 
Hospice Compassus
  • RN Case Manager   
 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services
  • Information Developer

Hantz Group
  • Financial Consultant
  • Shift Leader

OneDetroit Financial Centers Representing Aviva USA
  • Sales Manager/Recruiter
  • Professional Insurance Agents/Producers
 Gallo Equipment Company
  • Sales Representative
  • Mechanic/ Road Technician

 Automotive Industry Action Group
  • Project Lead – Corporate Responsibility
Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc.
  • Classification Analyst
  •  Business Representative
  •  Business Systems Engineer
 Comptek, Inc.
  • Project Engineer
Midland Tool & Supply
  • Customer Services / Purchasing
  • General Accounting Clerk
  • Sales Manager
  • Financial Professionals


  • Financial Professional Associate
 Insphere Insurance Solutions

  • Sales Representative
Maxitrol Company
  • Engineering Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Regional Salesperson
  • Product Engineer-Mechanical Programmer Analyst
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Inside Sales Representative
Entech Staffing Solutions
  • Administrative Assistant 
  • Analyst
  • Program Manager
  • Maintenance Technician  
  • Production Supervisor 
Dialogue Marketing
  • Call Center Customer Service Representative
  • Customer Service Representative
GCA Services (500 positions available in Michigan)
  • General Custodian
  • Custodians 
  • Groundskeepers
  • Maintenance Technicians 
  • General Laborers
T-Mobile Stores (Powered By Wireless Vision)
  • Retail Store Management
Global Information Technology
  • Information Technology
Grid4 Communications
  • Sales Executive
  • Financial Advisers/Planners
First Financial Insurance
  • Sales Professionals
Aflac Insurance
  • Sales Agents
  • Outside Sales Professionals
Additional Positions Available with Other Companies:
  • Interns
  • Truck Drivers
  • Nursing Staff LPN, CNA, RN's
  • Case Workers
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturing Labor (no experience required)
  • Accounting
  • CAD Designers
  • CNC Machinist
  • CNC Operators
  • Manufacturing Plant Shift Supervisors
  • Facilities Supervisors
  • Auto-body Car Technicians
  • Retail Manager
  • Retail Staff
Many other great companies will be ready to interview and hire great candidates.
May 23, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concorde Inn Hotel
1919 Starr-Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, MI

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gentz Aerospace Production Hiring Engineers

Now Hiring Engineers! Apply Today.

Reminder Next Job Fair
May 23, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concorde Inn Hotel
1919 Starr-Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, Michigan
Job Fair is free and open to the public. Additional information at

Monday, May 7, 2012

Detroit Job Fair May 23, 2012

Event Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Date Event: May 23, 2012 is sponsoring the Experienced, Entry-Level and Interns Job Fair.

This hiring event will target experienced candidates with existing career field skills, entry-level candidates seeking new career opportunities and internship trainees.
Hiring employers include Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, Inc., Metlife, Grass America, Kuka Robotics, Fluidyne Fluid Power, Hansons Windows & Siding, Aflac Insurance and many other companies that we guaranteed have immediate hiring needs.

May 23, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concorde Inn Hotel
1919 Starr-Batt Drive
Rochester Hills, Michigan

Job Fair is free and open to the public. Additional information at

Recruiters are ready to interview and discuss hiring opportunities for the following positions:
  • Engineering
  • Outside Sales Representative
  • Call Center
  • Classification Analyst
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Business Representative
  • Business Systems Engineer
  • Die Maintenance Technician
  • Tool Maker
  • Machinist
  • Nursing RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s
  • Progressive Metal Stamping Press Setup Technician
  • Field Service Technician
  • Key Account Manager – Automotive OEM
  • Customer Service
  • Financial Planners
  • Computer Developers/ Programmers
  • OEM Buyers
  • CNC Machinist
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Truck Drivers
  • Healthcare
  • Professional Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • General Labor
  • Aerospace Manufacturing Process Engineer
  • CNC Programmers
  • Mechanical Engineer/Designer
  • Management
  • Restaurant and Retail Staff

Businesses interested in registering for job fair should contact Amanda Hollings, Media Department at via email or telephone 734-956-4550.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hiring Experienced, Entry-Level & Interns at Detroit Job Fair May 23, 2012

Hiring Experienced Candidates - Entry-Level Candidates - Intern Candidates 
May 23, 2012 at the Concorde Inn Hotel

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