DETROIT — The fine folks at are back with job postings, job openings that pay you bonuses if your friends get hired, and job search tips.

This week’s openings include:
* Wintrust posted two jobs, a Corporate Legal Assistant and a Litigation Legal Assistant
* Detroit Radiator Corp. posted two jobs, a National Account Manager and an Inside Sales/Customer Service Rep
* Team Discovery posted a job for Director of Business Development
* Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. posted a General Manager position
* Great Lakes Construction Services posted a Supervisor position * Akira Posted a Manager position

Even if you’re not looking yourself, lets you get paid big bucks if you refer a friend and they get the job. Here are this week’s big bonus jobs:
* Electrical Controls Engineer, Dematic – $3,000 hiring and referral bonus
* Principal Oracle Developer III,  WMS Gamming – $4,000 hiring and referral bonus
* Software Development Engineer, Perception – $4,000 hiring and referral bonus
* Front End Developer / UI Developer, CCC Information Services Inc. – $3,000 hiring and referral bonus

And here are some things to avoid while job searching:

* Do not take a potential employer’s phone call immediately.  If you answer your phone and it happens to be a potential employer on the line, don’t take their phone call immediately. Give yourself time to prepare. Simply let the person on the line know you are in the middle of something and reschedule the interview for a later time.

* Do not ignore information within a job posting. Look at the job criteria, the years of experience a position requires and any other details the employer provides — if you don’t meet the criteria, don’t apply.

* Do not use jargon on your profile or in your application.  Using “corporate lingo” or any information pulled straight from a former employer’s Web site is not the way to impress hiring managers. Try to demonstrate how you made a positive impact at your last job in your own words.

* Do not forget to answer the employer’s likely questions in an introductory message. If you’re looking to transition careers or currently located in another state, but willing to re-locate, address those types of things in a message to the employer when submitting your application.

* Do not forget to research the companies before an interview.  And research beyond the company’s Web site! Check out sites like Glassdoor that provide information on companies from the perspective of current and former employees. Do a Google News search to pull up any recent news articles and check out all of the company’s relevant social networks. You’ll be much more informed for the interview.


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