DETROIT (WWJ) — Hundreds of jobs in the metro Detroit information technology Industry are available at a low-pressure, no-cost networking event on Sept. 19 in Detroit.
But don’t call it a job fair.
With more than 550 hires taking place through their events now in the books, the IT networking organization Detroitnet.org is presenting its next Pink Slip Party Sept. 19. After what the group describes as an “extremely successful” party March 13, the event returns to St. Andrews Hall, 431 E. Congress St. in downtown Detroit beginning at 5 p.m.
Even though hundreds of jobs have been found via previous events, the group’s organizers stress that their events are not job fairs, but rather networking events dedicated to improving and enhancing connections throughout the IT community in the area.
Anyone connected to the IT industry is welcome to attend Detroitnet.org event, and this Pink Slip Party is no exception. While this invitation is being extended specifically to Information Technology employees in the Metro Detroit area who are looking for new jobs and those looking to hire them, the core focus and purpose of the group is still networking and building relationships, and so there is no requirement that you be looking to hire or get hired to attend.
Job seekers will have the ability to network with dozens of the top IT recruiters and headhunters in the Metro Detroit area, who will be wearing badges and easily identifiable. Recruiters and hiring managers will have the ability to talk with candidates running the gamut of the IT field — developers, architects, project and program managers, analysts, help desk personnel and more. Those looking to extend their professional reach and network will have some of the best and brightest people in the industry to meet and get to know.
As with all Detroitnet.org events, this Pink Slip Party is completely free to attend for job seekers, recruiters, and anyone else in and around the IT industry who wants to participate.
Food and beverages will be available for all attendees thanks to the generous sponsors of the event.
Details and directions for the event are available at http://www.detroitnet.org. Job seekers can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with their resume as an attachment to get it in the hands of recruiters who are coming before the event takes place. Recruiters and hiring managers are asked to contact the group also at email@example.com in advance of the event so that badges can be ready and waiting when they arrive. Again, there are no charges, no costs, no fees — just an email and the organizers will guide you from there.
Founded in 2001, Detroitnet.org’s mission has been to create a venue for IT professionals in Metro Detroit to offer a safe and agenda-free networking venue without the pressures of sponsorships, name selling, or pushy salespeople. The group re-branded in 2008 to offer an online forum to network as well as our monthly meetings at various bars in the Metro Detroit area.
You can hear the founders weekly on the IT in The D internet radio show and podcast, details are available at http://www.ITinTheD.com.