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Featured Candidates & Positions

January 2019

Welcome Back,

It's a new year! This is when we most often look at ourselves and determine what positive changes we want to make in the new year. When we think of new year resolutions, we often think of changing personal habits, especially in regards to our health. But a new year is also a great time to look at making changes to your career. Whether that be improving work habits, working towards a promotion, or seeking a new career. For our first newsletter of 2019, we identify some great career resolutions you can set for yourself for the year. But first, see our featured candidates and positions.


Featured Candidates for Employers

Senior Quality Manager – Mexico

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This Lean Six Sigma Quality Manager in Mexico has more than 15 years of experience as a team leader and coach working with automotive quality tools focusing on supply chain, handling quality improvement programs and supplier development activities . This person has experience working for US and German automotive tier suppliers. The candidate has proven success in continuous improvement of high volume manufacturing operations in Mexico and has taken an active role in global quality process improvement. This person has significant experience with evaluating, developing and implementing new methods, procedures and tools with the goal of improving the performance of the teams and efficiency of the company. Please contact or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 102 for more information.

US IP Counsel

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This USPTO IP counsel has both in-house and firm experience. This person is an effective business partner with the ability to develop and manage patent and trademark portfolios. This candidate has prepared, filed, and prosecuted US and Foreign patent applications in various areas of technology with emphasis in chemistry, biochemistry, and mechanical technologies. This professional is committed to the goals of IP leadership and aligning IP capture with business objectives to enhance return on investment. Please contact or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 103 for more information.


Featured Positions for Job Seekers

North America Quality Manager - $9 Billion, Global Manufacturing Leader

In this role, you will lead the Quality function and associated processes to achieve established goals and objectives for the automotive division of a world leading company known for its high-quality and innovated product lines. This position will recommend new approaches and procedures to affect continual improvements, drive continuous improvements and provide guidance and support to local quality leadership across 7 plants in the USA, Canada, and Mexico. You will also coordinate quality system improvements and support quality audits in those plants, provide leadership in customer quality escalated topics, and represent the company in customer escalated quality issues and negotiations. Please email or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 106 to apply or for more information.

Multi-plant, Human Resources Manager – Ontario, Canada

Our client is a global manufacturing and technology company with proprietary manufacturing process technology. They are the oldest existing manufacturer within this particular automotive product area, and these particular facilities are the flagship facilities in terms of profitability for the company. The workforce is over 650 between the two plants in question. In this role you will lead all aspects of the operational HR team for these two facilities and report to a Corporate Director of HR. Email or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 101 to apply or for more information.

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Positive Changes to Your Career: 10 Small Goals for Long-Term Career Growth

January is the month of goal setting. At the start of the year, we set personal goals for ourselves, whether it be health-related, kicking a bad habit, changing our outlook on things, etc. But what about career resolutions? At the workplace, our employers set goals for us in service to the company, but we should also be setting our own personal career goals. There are many kinds of goals we can set including a change to our work habits, work ethic, our career growth, or perhaps even a career change.

The trick is to have that big picture in mind, but to start small. Imagine career goal achievement in terms of the "snowball effect." Making small positive changes to your work habits is where you begin. They are small, easy to visualize and easy to stick to. The accumulation of achieving these small goals will give you the momentum to achieve those bigger goals down the road like a promotion, pay raise, or new job as they will not only give you the confidence you need to pursue those bigger dreams, but also the recognition.

Whatever your big career goal might be, conquering such goals always starts the same way and that is on your current self. Below is a list of ways you can make small positive changes to your work habits. This list is by no means comprehensive. There are many ways you can improve yourself at work. Hopefully a few of these will speak to you or provide inspiration.

Of course. don't try tackling too many goals at once. Focus on one or two small goals at a time and once you are satisfied, move on to new ones.

10 Work Habit Resolutions

1. Step Out of Work Comfort Zone
Go the extra mile when tackling a project, take a risk, or contribute to a project that you aren't directly responsible for.

2. Be Informed
Follow a podcast, follow a blog, or read news from your industry each morning.

3. Stay Organized
Organize your desk, your electronic files, your emails, stick to a time management plan, keep a calendar, and allow time to prepare for meetings

4. Meet People in your Industry
Attend one network event each year, make one connection per month, or ask one person (colleague or another professional) out for coffee/lunch each month.

5. Volunteer
For your community or at work.

6. Learn Something New
Learn a tech skill, a soft skill, a skill related to your work or completely unrelated to your work.

7. Read a Book
Read something that will encourage thought, teach you something, motivate you or inspire you.

8. Update Your Resume
Add a bullet to your skills, update your online profiles and get in touch with your references.

9. Work On Communication
Listen more, engage with coworkers, respond promptly to phone calls/emails, and thank people.

10. Achieve a Work/Life Balance
Avoid burnout and decrease stress by booking time off for a trip or stay completely unplugged for one weekend each month.

We all know that setting goals is the easy part. Sticking to your goals is a whole other game which requires perseverance and motivation. Last year, in January 2018's Newsletter, we covered how to hold onto your motivation. Check it out for tips on how to stick to your goals. You can do it!


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