Tips and Advice for Creating a Successful Cover Letter

We found this extremely comprehensive article online on how to write a successful cover letter by Alison Doyle. It’s too good not to share with our job seekers out there! Enjoy! Do you need to write a cover letter to apply for a job? In most cases, the answer is yes. Your cover letter may make the difference between obtaining a job interview or having your resume ignored, so it makes good sense to devote the necessary time and effort to writing... [Read More...]

9 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Job Hunt

Do you feel like your job hunt will never end? If it seems like you’ve tried everything you can, here are a handful of tips for keeping your spirits high and maintaining your focus and determination: 1. Refresh your resume First and foremost, make sure you’re up-to-date on the latest resumes advice. A fresh pair of eyes can often generate new ideas for presenting your skills and experience more effectively so ask someone who hasn’t... [Read More...]

Atomic Object Hires 3 Developers Through AI Competition, Grows Ann Arbor Office 25 Percent

Atomic Object’s Ann Arbor office will grow by 25 percent this spring. The custom software design shop hired three new computer science graduates recruited Contestants Working through an artificial intelligence competition. In January, the company hosted the 2017 Atomic Games in its downtown Ann Arbor office, modeled after a similar event held in Atomic’s Grand Rapids office last fall. Seventeen aspiring developers invited to compete each spent... [Read More...]

Cover Letter Etiquette

When I am working with people that are in a job search, the question of cover letters invariably comes up.  Do the HR people actually read them?  Why should I waste my time doing one?  What does a good one look like? And the list goes on…… The opinions on the value of cover letters vary almost as much as the opinions on a resume.  However, I am definitely in the “pro cover letter” (or “cover email”) camp!   True, many people... [Read More...]

Brenda Jones Helping Keep Talent in Ann Arbor

Brenda Jones is a woman with a passion for keeping talent in Ann Arbor. After she and several members of her team were laid off from a local SaaS marketing company, Brenda took the lead in helping make sure those individuals stayed in this region, with jobs at a range of innovation-based businesses. Brenda used Ann Arbor SPARK’s Job Portal to research career opportunities for her colleagues, and also employed tried and true networking to make headway... [Read More...]

Deepfield Finds Talent at A2 Tech Trek

After attending Ann Arbor SPARK’s A2 Tech Trek, University of Michigan (U-M) alumni Scott Godbold knew it was time to return to Ann Arbor to build his high tech career. Godbold, who was working for Zappos in Las Vegas as a systems automation engineer, was attracted to Deepfield after passing its downtown Ann Arbor office while on the 2016 Tech Trek. During Tech Trek, Ann Arbor’s technology companies and organizations hosted open houses that displayed... [Read More...]

Consider the Michigan Hospitality Industry!

If you are considering new opportunities, be sure to check out the hospitality industry!  This broad array of employers includes hotels, restaurants, casinos, and other entertainment destinations.  These businesses are always in need of managers, event planners, culinary staff, servers, night auditors, housekeepers, maintenance professionals and many other occupations.  This industry provides opportunities for everyone, even if you don’t have... [Read More...]

Job Hunting During the Holidays

That magical time between Thanksgiving and January 2nd is filled with family, friends, food, and cheer.  It is also a time that the job search process can really slow down – which can be extremely frustrating if you are searching for your next career adventure. I wanted to share a few of the reasons for the slow down, and to give you some ideas on how to stay productive with your search during this time. There are many reasons why the hiring... [Read More...]

Talent Relocation Q&A: Connor Tierney, Disher Design

The number of growing businesses in our region has created the opportunity to expand talent recruitment efforts, including attracting talent back to Michigan. The good news is that Ann Arbor is a place where people want to live, work, and play, including those who have limitless career options. For instance, as a city, 70.4% of Ann Arbor residents hold a Bachelors Degree or higher. Ann Arbor is truly a unique city that leaves a charming impression... [Read More...]

Talent Relocation Q&A: Patrick Hooper, Bitbrew

The number of growing businesses in our region has created the opportunity to expand talent recruitment efforts, including attracting talent back to Michigan. The good news is that Ann Arbor is a place where people want to live, work, and play, including those who have limitless career options. For instance, as a city, 70.4% of Ann Arbor residents hold a Bachelors Degree or higher.  Ann Arbor is truly a unique city that leaves a charming impression... [Read More...]

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