600 People Hired, Looking for 200 More!

April 5th, 2013, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Reliance One is looking to put 200 people to work in the next 30 days! We’re hiring test drivers to drive new and pre-production vehicles for a local Tier 1 Supplier. Test drivers simulate consumer use by driving along designated routes for 8 hour shifts. No experience is necessary for this position! We ask that applicants be over the age of 21 with a clean driving record and experience in the car for extended periods of time.  We are currently seeking Part-time employees who have an open availability, that can work flexible shifts anytime between Monday – Sunday. 1st and 2nd shift positions are available, compensation is $8.25 an hour. These positions could evolve into a leadership role, with additional responsibilities, and a pay increase.

The success of the program has grown so much since it began in 2011 that a new location in Warren has opened up. Both Auburn Hills and Warren programs are continuing to increase with advancements such as a driver training program and on-site employees. Come join our team of test drivers! Interviews are being conducted on-site at our Auburn Hills location. Send your resume to drivers@reliance-one.com in order to be considered or call (248) 393-1030 for more information.

Are You Ready?

Tomorrow, February 20th, marks the date for Reliance One’s first career fair! The theme “Steer your Career” mirrors the company’s internal philosophy of creating your own destiny in a career of Recruiting and Sales.  Voted Top 100 Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press and Coolest Places to Work by Crain’s, Reliance One offers a unique environment where employees are encouraged to grab the wheel and choose the career path they desire.  Our primary goal is to identify individuals who are seeking a long term career path that revolves around Outside Sales and Account Management.  Reliance One has lofty goals and we are seeking those that want to help blaze new trails for the company.

The company’s target is to hire 100 new Recruiters with an entrepreneurial spirit in the next 18 months to fulfill future sales positions. The vibrant atmosphere sets this company apart from other employers. In March of 2012, Reliance One built a 22,000 square foot, state of the art Headquarters in Auburn Hills.  “The office was built with high energy in mind, complete with height adjustable desks, big screen TV’s, a semi-truck horn, and a fitness center”, Vice President of National Accounts, Chad Toms adds “The environment is exciting, fun, and productive all at the same time.  It was built with the mind set to attract new employees that thrive in a high energy environment.  We are not a 9-5 type company; we are a company of entrepreneurs.”

The event will be held tomorrow, February 20th, 2013 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in the University Ballroom at 1500 North Opdyke Road in Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Candidates should bring updated resumes to share with on-site recruiters who will be conducting interviews. Successful candidates will be invited to the Reliance One headquarters on February 21st for a tour and additional interviews related to internal Recruiting and Sales opportunities only. If you are someone that is seeking an opportunity besides sales or recruiting, your resume will be distributed to our internal staff for consideration of our client specific needs.

As an added incentive each candidate who attends the fair and visits the social media table will be entered into a drawing for an iPad Mini! For a chance to steer your career toward success come visit Reliance One tomorrow from 11-3 at the Crowne Plaza! If you are unable to attend the fair please send your resume to careerfair@reliance-one.com to be considered. Be sure to stay connected to Reliance One by following us on LinkedIn and liking us on Facebook .

Steer your Career with Reliance One

For the first time in the corporation’s history, Reliance One is hosting their own career fair. The theme “Steer your Career” mirrors the company’s internal philosophy of creating your own destiny. Voted Top 100 Workplaces by the Detroit Free Press and Coolest Places to Work by Crain’s, Reliance One offers a unique environment where employees are encouraged to grab the wheel and choose the career path they desire.

The Country’s economic state continues to rise causing a demand for staffing; Reliance One’s response is to hire 100 internal employees in the next 18 months to fulfill future sales positions. The career path starts as a Technical Recruiter with a strong emphasis on growing to a territory sales role.  Our Reliance One Team is compensated with a competitive salary, weekly commissions, year-end bonuses, and they can even earn a company paid trip based on their performance.  The right candidate is a self-starter who is financially driven and works well in a team setting. Interested applicants should attend the upcoming career fair.  Company Vice President, James Paquette feels “This Career Fair will allow us to meet a lot of candidates in a short time. With the growth we are having, we are going to be looking for candidates that would be open to relocate into our target markets.”

In March of 2012, Reliance One built a 22,000 square foot, state of the art Headquarters in Auburn Hills.  “The office was built with high energy in mind, complete with height adjustable desks, big screen TV’s, a semi-truck horn, and a fitness center”, Vice President of National Accounts, Chad Toms adds “The environment is exciting, fun, and productive all at the same time.  It was built with the mind set to attract new employees that thrive in a high energy environment.  We are not a 9-5 type company; we are a company of entrepreneurs.”

Since 1998, Reliance One has employed thousands of employees and has served hundreds of clients in various industries, including Medical, Information Technology, Automotive, Finance/Accounting, and Manufacturing. Reliance One, Inc. has been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of the Top 20 Largest Staffing-Service Companies and the Top 30 Fastest Growing Companies within the State of Michigan.

Reliance One Inc. is a minority-owned, MMSDC-certified staffing corporation headquartered in Michigan with a focus on matching the ideal professional to a client’s specific needs for both long-term, short-term, or project based positions (including temporary, temporary to direct, or direct).

The event will be held on Wednesday February 20th, 2013 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center in the University Ballroom at 1500 North Opdyke Road in Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Candidates should bring updated resumes to share with on-site recruiters who will be conducting interviews. Successful candidates will be invited to the Reliance One headquarters on February 21st for a tour and additional interviews.

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Be an Optimist

Have you ever had one of those moments, the kind that leave you forever changed?

You’ve heard it said before, people come into our lives for a reason. The article below details one of those scarce instances. One gloomy morning, after coming in contact with a grumpy newspaper salesman, a businessman kept a positive attitude and wished him well. A complete stranger who was also in line for this morning paper stood stunned and questioned why the man was so pleasant to someone who obviously didn’t care; the answer he received changed his entire thought process. “Why would I let someone else control what I say and what I feel or what kind of day I’m going to have?”

The moral of the story goes back to our previous blog topic, Control What You Can Control. Reliance One’s Senior Account Executive, Rob Wicker encouraged job seekers not to dwell on things outside of their control but to do the best at managing what they could. When it comes to job hunting you want to make sure you represent yourself to the best of your ability and prepare for every opportunity that comes your way. Read more of Rob’s tips here: http://wp.me/p2kkqD-8q

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We’re on a Roll…

A hiring roll that is!  Reliance One is expanding at a rapid rate and is looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to join its team today!  Originally established in a residential basement, Reliance One has since developed into one of the most successful recruiting companies in the state with more than 45 internal employees.  With locations in Auburn Hills (headquarters) and Lansing, Reliance One is looking to branch into new areas like Grand Rapids and Chicago in the very near future.

Jim Beath, co-founder, is excited about the upcoming changes.   “The growth that we’re experiencing is exponential.  Every day we take a few steps towards establishing a foothold in new territories.”  New territories mean we’re promoting Recruiters to Account Manager positions to take over and develop these newly acquired zones. This week alone we’ve hired two new Technical Recruiters, Ognen Stamenkovik and Norman Riopelle. After a week of tutorials, role playing, and training the two will be given the opportunity to take their careers to the next level.

Recent hires Farrah Edwards and Jon Putman are already successfully putting people to work. “I love it here. The atmosphere is incomparable to other workplaces, my peers are genuinely enthusiastic about being here which makes the day more enjoyable”, Farrah expressed. In today’s business, team building is a key differentiator between success and failure.  Do you want to have a say in where your career is headed?  Come be a part of the Reliance One team today!  To apply send your resume to resumes@reliance-one.com.

The Easiest Way to Give this Holiday Season

November 28, 2012, Auburn Hills, Mich. – Reliance One is proud to announce that they will be hosting a toy drive in support of the Toys for Tots Foundation. The company will be collecting new, unwrapped toys from now until December 17th. They’re asking that the toys be brought to the Reliance One headquarters located at 1700 Harmon Road in Auburn Hills.

To thank you for your generosity this holiday season, Reliance One will be raffling off a $25 dollar Visa gift card to those that contribute to the cause. Each toy donated will increase the number of times your name is entered into the raffle! “The Toys for Tots Foundation is a wonderful program that supports an essential cause. I’m thrilled that Reliance One will play a role in putting smiles on children’s faces come Christmas Day” Vice President, Jim Paquette stated. The Toys for Tots program is run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve and all of the toys collected will benefit Detroit area children. Stop into Reliance One during business hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. Do your part this season and  be entered into the gift card raffle!

Calling all Veterans and Military Spouses!

September 7, 2012 Midland, Mich. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hosting a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses this Friday, September 7th at the Midland National Guard Armory in Midland, Michigan. The objective of this free event is to assist military veterans and transitioning service member’s by marketing them to employers. Reliance One will be attending this one of a kind event with two experienced recruiters, Sean and Katie, who will be there to give information on our current openings and answer questions. Stop by and introduce yourself if you’re attending the event, we’d be delighted to meet you!

Make the Most Out of a Temporary Position

At Reliance One, some of the positions we look to fill are temporary or short term assignments that are for a fixed amount of time. We have found that a lot of companies need support for a lot longer than they initially anticipated or a position may become available.You should always make the most out of any opportunity you are given – temporary or not. Here are some helpful hints on how to navigate the field and take advantage of your situation.

1)      Keep your options open. When you take temporary or project-based assignments, you have time to find out what jobs are for you and what aren’t. Short- term jobs can help you decide what avenue you want to explore next. “Staffing companies hire for all types of skills, from the fast food industry and warehousing to IT specialists and corporate executives.”

2)      Build your skills. Each position offers an opportunity to learn new skills and build you resume. Get involved in as many projects as possible and talk to experienced team members to gain valuable insights. “Take online courses to gain certifications and make yourself more marketable. Many courses are low cost and sometimes free.”

3)      Be flexible. If you’re seeking a full-time job it’s important to let your personal and social networks know that you are open to temporary or project-based assignments as well. Employers like to know your open to more than one thing. Marketing yourself as flexible could open more doors. If you’re in a temporary or contract position let the Supervisor that you would be open to a longer term position. Be sure to ask if you can use them as a reference in the future when you’re applying at other companies.

4)      Tweak your resume. Whether you’re fresh out of college or a senior-level executive there is always room to expand on a resume. The experiences you gain at a temporary position will help build your resume and give you current work experience to share. Employers today are focusing more skills, and experience. Detailing the projects you oversee, and highlighting major career successes, including those you accomplished during temporary assignments will give your resume the added boost it needs.

5)      Give your temporary position your all. Take advantage of everything a temporary job offers. Network with everyone you meet and give your best every day. Don’t think of your assignments as “just a temp job”, it could potentially turn into a full-time position.

Summarized by Christie Firestine, find the Original post by Miriam Salpeter on http://www.money.usnews.com

8 Tips for Getting Great Job References

With more companies researching job candidates online and through social media, it may seem as if traditional references are less useful than they used to be. Have they become obsolete?

Far from it. For hiring managers, there’s still no substitute for discussing you and your work with the people who know those topics best. References are a great way to distinguish professionals who have made a lasting impact on their employers from those who merely look good on paper.

Hiring managers hear lots of vague praise. A recommendation that seems halfhearted or generic can actually hurt your chances of receiving an offer. Ho-hum references can suggest not only that you haven’t knocked the socks off previous employers, but also that you didn’t put much thought into preparing your reference team.

While you can’t control what your references say about you, you can set yourself up to receive powerful endorsements. Here are eight tips for doing so.

1. Don’t wait. Start preparing your list of references before you send out your resume. A last-minute scramble to put references together can lead to incoherent or irrelevant recommendations. Employers expect three to five references; it’s a good idea to line up more than you need and then choose the most pertinent ones for each prospective position.

2. Choose wisely. Choose your references based on their ability to provide meaningful impressions about you, not the prestige of their title. A busy chief information officer who remembers you fondly but struggles to recall any of your specific achievements may be less helpful than a colleague who has worked alongside you on numerous projects.

3. Round out your team. Hiring managers understand that candidates in the early stages of their career may not have a deep pool of managers and colleagues from which to choose. Former professors or fellow members of a professional association can work fine as long as they know you well and have strong communication skills.

4. Ask first. No matter how confident you are about someone’s appreciation for your work, never list a reference without permission. Even if the reference isn’t miffed by your presumption, she’s unlikely to deliver a convincing endorsement during a surprise phone call.

Note how long it takes each potential reference to respond to your request. If you don’t hear back promptly, chances are a hiring manager won’t either.

5. Keep in touch. After someone has agreed to serve as a reference, verify his contact information and provide your up-to-date resume. Follow up whenever you think the person is likely to receive a call. This gives you a chance to confirm your reference’s availability and to brief him on the key requirements of the position. Ideally your contact will start thinking about specific reasons you’d be a good fit.

6. Be thorough. On your reference list, include each person’s name, title, company, email address and phone number. A sentence or two about your work history with each reference can help the hiring manager ask the most pertinent questions. Hiring managers assume that references are available upon request, so you don’t need to include that phrase on your resume.

7. Be upfront. If you don’t want your current boss to know you’re looking for a new job, mention that to the hiring manager when you provide your references. Otherwise, the omission of your direct supervisor might look like a red flag. A trusted, discreet colleague at your company may make a suitable replacement.

8. Come prepared. You shouldn’t provide your references until they’re requested, but it’s a good idea to bring a hard copy to your interview. Presenting a complete list on the spot suggests confidence and strong organizational skills.

Building and maintaining a reference list shouldn’t be confined to your job search. If you treat it as an ongoing part of your professional networking efforts, you won’t have to sweat the process each time you’re on the market. Stay in touch and let your most valued contacts know that you’re available to provide  references, too. Your endorsement might be the deciding factor for someone whose work you appreciate — and for that person’s fortunate new employer.

Originally posted on http://www.careerbuilder.com