DETROIT — The fine folks at Detroit-based are back with yet another week’s worth of job openings, job openings for which you can earn big bucks by referring a friend, and career tips on staying active in the job search.

Before we miss a paycheck, let’s dive right into the jobs:
* Midcoast Studio is hiring a CGI artist.
* Alflac Ann Arbor Regional Office is hiring two benefits consultants and two sales account representatives.
* The Aarell Co. is hiring a project manager, a project engineer and a systems engineer.
* Manor Dental Care posted a position for a licensed dentist.

If you’re not in the job market, you can refer your friends and earn money. Here are this week’s big bonus jobs:
* Midcoast Studio — CGI Artist — $1,000 hiring and referral bonus
* The Henry Ford — Web developer — $1,000 hiring and referral bonus
* Schafer Cordon Carter — digital media planner — $1,000 hiring and referral bonus
* 3CSI — social media client relationship manager — $2,000 hiring and referral bonus

Career Tips on Staying Active in the Job Search

After applying for jobs, it may feel like a waiting game, but it’s important to stay active in your job search.

Instead of sitting idly to pass the time, take initiative to involve yourself in the sector where you want to work. Use these in-person opportunities to engage with the people in your industry and by the time you’re called back, you’ll already be positioning yourself as a great candidate.

* Industry Talks: Research online and look for events relevant to your interests. Maybe it’s a speaking engagement by an influential player or a longer conference series with a variety of speakers. If you go with a goal in mind, these events can be an excellent opportunity to meet people at different companies in the field and learn about the industry as a whole.

* Networking Events: Though a little intimidating at first, networking events are a great way to interact with people on a more personal level. You can attend company specific networking events for recruiting, or choose a more general industry event. Either way, the more you go to, the more comfortable you’ll be with talking to strangers, introducing yourself, and learning to relax and listen.

* Informational Interviews: If there’s a company you’re really interested in working for, you can reach out to a contact you know there or the human resource department to set up an informational interview. These can be short, even just a 10 or 15 minute meeting for you to talk with someone from the company, ask questions, and most importantly get a feel for the company culture.

* Job Shadowing: Depending on the field you’re looking to work in, job shadowing can be another excellent way to learn more about a company’s day-to-day operations. You can find someone to shadow either through your personal professional network or by reaching to other groups, like your school’s alumni network. By shadowing someone with a job you’re interested in, you can decide if the position and company would be a good fit for you.

After each event, remember to connect and share your profile page as a point of reference. Once you start taking an active approach and get out in the community, you’ll realize your future really is in your hands and a job is in reach.

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