You Are Wanted @ The Walsh College Fall Career Fair!

September 16, 2013

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Are you searching for a new job or career? Whether you are seeking a part time or full time position, Reliance One can help! Come out and see us at the Walsh College Fall Career, Tuesday September 17th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at their Troy Campus. Please note that this event is held exclusively for Walsh students and degreed-alumni. Our staff recommends that you bring plenty of resumes as over 90 other companies are expected to attend. In addition, professional attire is highly recommended – you never get a second chance to make a first impression! We are looking forward to meeting you to see what we can accomplish together.

About Walsh College

Founded in 1922 and celebrating 90 years of business education, they offer 17 business and related technology degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels that are responsive to student, employer, and community needs. Walsh is a private, not-for-profit institution offering courses and services at locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, Harper Woods, Port Huron, and online.

As a leader in the local business community, Walsh College partners with over 1,000 local businesses and corporations each year to offer a variety of resources and professional opportunities. Over 2,000 jobs and internships are posted exclusively for Walsh students and alumni. Students and alumni receive exclusive access to career services tools and information. For example: biannual career fairs, job listings in our eRecruiting database, and individual career development assistance. View the Career Services Information Video for more information.

About Reliance One, Inc.

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).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-922-4500
rwicker@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

Over 400 People Needed for New Jobs

May 22, 2013
Auburn Hills, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Reliance One is looking to hire 400 Test Drivers based on expansion and growth in the Automotive Testing market. Whether you are an automotive enthusiast, retiree or a recent college graduate, this opportunity gives you the chance to experience the latest in automotive technology. “Retirees and recent college graduates are great for the program based on their flexibility of their schedules” says Chad Toms, Vice President of National Accounts for Reliance One. “The program lets our drivers experience in the latest and greatest products before the general public. The work involves driving vehicles as well as performing evaluations.”

The program since its inception in 2010 has generated millions of testing miles being completed. The mileage accrued on the testing vehicles, as well as, the hands on vehicle evaluation inspections have resulted in significant improvements and overall quality of the vehicles being produced. These results have reduced warranty defects, improved reliability, which has resulted in increased sales for the Auto companies. Based on all of these factors, our client has announced significant expansion of the program supporting multiple OEM customers. This opportunity will allow candidates to experience the cutting edge of automobile technology. If people are interested they should send their resume to drivers@reliance-one.com or call 248-393-1030.

About Reliance One, Inc.

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).

Contact

Reliance One, Inc.
1700 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-393-1030
drivers@reliance-one.com
Fax: (248) 922-5660
http://www.reliance-one.com

3 Things Every College Grad Should Keep In Mind as They Look for a Career

I’m going to go ahead and guess that you’re reading this because you don’t have a job. You might even be reading this at two in the morning because you don’t have to wake up early for work. But I know that many recent graduates are trying hard to get a job and aren’t as lazy as older generations perceive us to be. Therefore, here are a couple of suggestions to keep you focused and away from sitting around in the sun all day without a career. Besides, I doubt you’re wearing sunscreen and at least having an indoor job will save you from looking like a lobster. There’s also a very good chance that there will be air conditioning at your inside job.

Don’t feel limited by your major.

Your major does not define your career choice. Always spin it to your benefit. Inform employers about the skills you learned through your major, not the major itself. I tell people all the time that being an American history major requires me to do a lot of research and writing, and employers completely agree. If your senior thesis or other classes you’ve taken relate to your career, don’t be afraid to mention them. You can even put them on your resume under the “Education” section.

Don’t be afraid to reach out to people that can help you.

There are many campus resources and alumni networks that recent grads and students don’t take enough advantage of. If you’re still in school, start as early as possible. My college advisor once told me that the seniors at my school tend to not think seriously about jobs until their last semester, leading them to freak out during their last months in college. While there will always be lackadaisical students roaming around, some do take a ton of time searching for a job but end up with little to nothing. Therefore, make sure you learn how to effectively ask for help, reach out, and network. Many career centers still offer their assistance to graduates and can help you locate other alumni in your field that you can contact.

If you choose to speak to an alumni, realize that they probably won’t give you a job. Still, these alumni are great sources of information on careers you’re interested in, so use them to figure out what you’re really getting into. Some might even set up an interview for you or pass your resume along to someone who has a job opening. Make sure to send a thank you card afterward. They’ll be more willing to contact you if they have something suitable for you in the future and will be motivated to help another struggling student or graduate later on.

Don’t pass up opportunities (but don’t settle for what will make you miserable).

There are so many wonderful opportunities that people pass up because they think they won’t get anything out of them. But there’s a reason why so many people say that you should take advantage of every opportunity you get. While I’m not saying you should take all of them (you don’t want to hate your job and end up jeopardizing your performance and well-being), at least consider all of them. People that seem lucky are really just those that take advantage of what’s placed in front of them, and find a way to make it work for them in the long run. So you might have to start at a company or position that you think won’t help you get your dream job. But trust me; it can if you market it the right way. You can always spin things that you did during one job to make them seem applicable to another one, just like you can with your major.

Realize that veering away your major, talking to people who can’t outrightly give you a job, or taking a position at a place that isn’t where you dreamed you’d be aren’t bad things. In fact, they may benefit you much more in the long run, because you’ll have learned how to maximize what you learned in college for the real world, practiced successful networking and perhaps discovered something that you thought wouldn’t make you happy, but you may eventually come to adore. Heck, I hated American history before I had to take it to fulfill a college requirement.

Orignially posted by Dulce Montoya for http://www.recruiter.com

Insider Secrets to Success on Your First Job

Chances are, if you are one of the hundreds of thousands of newly minted college graduates who are thrilled to be done with school, you are also now facing the prospect of entering the “real world”.  You may also be one of the many who are on the verge of starting your first “real job”.  While it’s tempting to take a well-deserved breather before your new job start date, if you want to be successful in your new job early on there’s still some work to do. Just as you prepared for your interviews, you will need to put some time and energy into preparing for your new job to make sure you hit the ground running.

To get you headed in the right direction from day one, I thought about many of the common mistakes that had been shared with me over the years and then tested these out with individuals who lead talent and recruiting organizations with Fortune 500 firms.  Here is our collective wisdom on this topic, so you can avoid many of the pitfalls that have befallen the less well prepared.

“Start” before you start…

  • Before your scheduled start date, inquire of your employer if there are materials or resources that you should review ahead of time or if there is anything else you can do to prepare before you start work.
  • Complete any hiring forms and paperwork ahead of time and make sure to bring any required documentation with you on the first day.
  • Follow your new company on various professional and social networking sites and in mainstream media to make sure you are in the know about any developments (bad or good) that might impact your new employer.  You don’t want to be caught unaware if everyone is discussing some major issue or development and you have no idea what they are referring to.

Your work reputation begins before you know it…

You’ve heard it a million times but I’ll say it again: first impressions can be lasting impressions.  In an increasingly competitive and demanding work culture your co-workers will form an impression of you quickly.  Make it a positive one!

  • Show up early and make this a habit. Dress appropriately for the job but don’t be afraid to step it up a bit for special meetings, clients, or events.
  • Be respectful and polite to everyone – especially administrative and support staff whose opinions often influence senior players.  Make everyone you work with feel important, valued, and respected.
  • Avoid the “I’m new” excuse.  Be ready to work, take on an assignment, and deliver on it.  If you can find the answers yourself, great, but if you need help or clarification, ask before you get too far into the project.
  • Know the rules.  Most companies have policies on accessing social media, phone calls, and other technology during work.  Make sure you know and abide by these guidelines.
  • Be the “go to” person.  Volunteer for projects and be willing to take on more work or assist your boss or co-workers.  Be willing to come in early or stay late. This is not the time to make extensive after work plans, as you want to have the flexibility to take on additional work if necessary.  Be sure to thank people, share credit, and give compliments when appropriate.
  • Work within the system.  If you have a great idea, think it through, anticipate the questions, and then bring it to your boss or team.  Don’t let your enthusiasm cause you to send this to the CEO and make what could be a fatal error to your career advancement.

Engage with your co-workers

  • Go to lunch, invite a colleague to coffee, or have a drink after work.  If you receive invitations, accept them if you can.  This will let you get to know your co-workers and they you. As an added bonus, you are likely to learn important information that can be helpful in your new job.
  • Avoid the drama.  Since workplaces are made up of people, every work environment has a certain amount of personal stuff going on.  Don’t get caught up in it.  Be a good listener and don’t take sides in office conflicts.

In some ways getting the job is much easier than being successful in it and in turn leveraging each workplace experience and opportunity toward the next step in your career.  Just perform well and follow the advice here and you’ll be well on your way!

Originally posted on http://www.forbes.com/sites/trudysteinfeld/2012/06/25/insider-secrets-to-success-on-your-first-job/