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Featured Candidates & Positions

July 2019

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Happy Friday! Do you find yourself looking forward to Friday's? You're not alone. But is it the most productive way to view the week? Should we be celebrating Friday's? What does it say about our jobs and how we feel towards them if we are just looking forward to two days off every week. For our July newsletter, we discuss the Friday mentality and if there are healthier alternatives to the Friday work culture. But first, here are our featured candidates and positions.


Featured Candidates for Employers

Japan Based Commercial Leader

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This candidate is a Japanese national who has 23 years of experience in growing revenues for a USA automotive systems supplier. This person has progressed their career from a sales engineer to now being responsible for managing all sales team members across different OEM’s (Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Subaru). In the last 5 years their team has secured $110 million in new annual sales at Honda, and has secured global programs at Toyota which have increased the Toyota account annual revenue by double digits year over year for 8 out of the last 10 years. This candidate has excellent English language skills and is accustomed to reporting back to the USA. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 102.

Midwest USA based Plant Manager

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This outstanding plant manager has an impressive record of improving EBITDA and providing leadership for a systematic improvement to cost, safety, quality, and delivery. This candidate’s facility is the global benchmark for their $8 Billion manufacturing company and delivers the most profit back to corporate of any plant globally. This candidate will consider anywhere in the Midwest or Southeastern USA and has a Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA from top schools. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 102.


Featured Positions for Job Seekers

Global Director of Engineering

Our client company is $1 Billion global supplier of components to the automotive industry and is seeking a leader to contribute to the development and refinement of the company’s vision and strategy. Reporting to the CEO, you will serve as the Company Subject Matter Expert in best in class die-casted components, design/development, innovation, strategic planning, and manufacturing. You will work with leadership to gather requirements for business opportunities, market penetration, cost improvements, and industry benchmarking. You will also support the team on strategic planning and expansion. You will lead global program management, core technology & advanced engineering, as well as lead global design, development, test, and validation of advanced and existing products through the leadership of the global technology organization. You must be willing to relocate to CANADA – potential to commute from Michigan. Please contact or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 106 for more information.

Car Dealership, General Manager

Our client is a mid-sized dealer group with stores across 11 brands in the Midwest. We are seeking an outstanding GM who has a proven record of success in managing a high volume store. It is important that this candidate comes from background of sales management within a domestic brand and also has a good handle on turning around fixed operations. The store is a former high volume store that has experienced some service issues in recent years. This is an opportunity to work with a CEO who has worked for a top five dealer group and has a vision to grow the organization. This position could lead to regional role. Email for more details or call +1-313-887-8300 ex. 103.

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TGIF: Why We Should Shake Up the Friday Mentality

It's Friday! One of the more well-liked days of the week. It's the last day of the work-week and usually a casual and more relaxed day at the office. We celebrate Friday because it's the day before having two days off to do what we actually want to be doing. Does this sound familiar or relate-able? Well this Friday, we want you to re-think this frame of mind.

The "TGIF" Mentality Devalues Your Time

If you find yourself just getting through the work week to reach the next weekend, what does this say about your satisfaction with your job? Sure, weekends are great, but viewing work as something you have to do in order to get by is the reverse of what it should be.

If Friday is the light at the end of your work week tunnel, you are only using two out of seven days to their fullest potential. The TGIF mentality leads us into a cycle of short-term gratification and time will fly right by us if we don't take a step back to see the bigger picture.

How to Reset

We are not saying that if you look forward to Friday's, you should quit your job. It is more about how you view things. In order to find more fulfillment beyond the weekend, you must change your perspective and break the cycle of "working for the weekend." Here's how to do it:

1) Define what gives your life meaning and fulfillment. For every person, this is different. Whether that is pursuing a hobby that you love, spending time with family and friends, travelling, climbing to the top of a career ladder, or making large sums of money. Ask yourself what you want to be doing with the time that you have and this should influence your priorities and your work.

2) Be present. Don't just be looking ahead and yearning for that short term gratification (ie. the weekend). Take control of each and every day and find enjoyment in where you are. Accomplish something, whether at your work or in your personal life every single day. In this way, you will find more satisfaction and won't find yourself just waiting for the weekend.

No matter what shape or form your sense of meaning and fulfillment comes in, it will not be achieved by waiting for the weekend. Treat Friday like any other day, be present at your job and get things done. Then Monday won't be as dreadful. Once you make these changes, if you still find dissatisfaction from Monday through Friday, this is when it's time to look for a new job. Life is too short!


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