Archive for February, 2010

Great Contract to Hire Sr. Project Manager in Minneapolis/St. Paul

February 18, 2010 Leave a comment


Provide project management of large-scale marketing technology solutions – digital signage, interactive, 3-D displays, etc. Must be able to drive project deliverables and facilitate agreements from cross-functional teams comprising of client IT and operations (retail, quick server restaurant, medical and gaming industries), solution integrators, systems engineering, content providers, service and installation vendors. Must be highly organized and a highly skilled communicator in a variety of methods (email, phone, conference calls, etc.) and able to work with developing best practices and be a decisive leader.


Most of the processes have already been defined and we attempt to use them as much as possible. Some of the PM’s are not certified and we are trying to get them to follow more of the PMI methodologies. It is a challenge. It would need to be a person who knows the right things to do, but could also be flexible.


(Include, but are not limited to)

* Manage Project Management team and project coordinators

* Maintain and develop PMO standards

* Communicate with leadership and executive committees

* Manage the development of project documentation and communications

* Gather cross-functional requirements and drive project deliverables

* Create and deliver (verbal and written) communications to internal and external team members comprised of network engineers, software developers, content creators, installation technicians, equipment vendors and executive-level stakeholders

* Develop and maintain project plans and tracking in addition to all other required project artifacts

* Conduct project reviews with end clients

* Highly flexible and able to respond quickly to unforeseen changes in projects and customer requirements


(An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered)

* Project management experience in a technology centric (software/hardware) and/or large-scale deployment environment

* Marketing technologies (digital signage, kiosk) or other like technologies a huge plus!

4-year college degree or equivalent experience

* PMP Certification preferred


(May be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position)

* Skilled in the use of MS Tools including but not limited to MS Project, MS Outlook and MS Excel

* Working knowledge or high-level understanding of digital signage, kiosk or other marketing technologies

* Understanding of Networking protocols

* Understanding of software development methodologies

* Working knowledge of proof of concept, pilot and deployment processes

* Experience in “facilitating to decision” with staff to executive level stakeholders

* Excellent written and verbal communications skills including SOW development, cross-functional communications and large team / client presentations

* Understanding of high-growth environments with developing best practices


The Jobs Guy Becomes The Jobs Guys!

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

First off I want to thank all the people who have been following, retweeting and mentioning  TheJobsGuy on #FF.  I was especially grateful for the outpouring of support I received when posted “TheJobsGuy Gets a Pink Slip” back in June.  A lot has changed since then.

For starters, I am working again, Whaa Hooo!!  I am working in search engine marketing for Mosquito Interactive.  We help clients get their products and services ranked and found on Google and other search engines and build effective landing pages that capture leads, sell products/services or both.  I love my new gig and one cool feature is I work from my home which works perfect for my lifestyle.  I can only wish the same good fortune to all of you who are currently looking for your next gig.

Secondly, TheJobsGuy’s audience has continued to grow and flourish and more and more people are reaching out to me for help.  Now that I have a full time gig I’ve been working nights and weekends to try and keep up with demands of  TheJobsGuy and my growing network of job seekers, HR professionals and recruiters.  To that point I have been fortunate enough to come into contact with a number of fantastic, like minded people, two of whom will be joining me at TheJobsGuy, hence we will be calling ourselves “TheJobsGuys”.  Imagine that!

So with that said, I would like to introduce Mike Finley and Steve Feinberg.  Mike is a social media expert focusing on using blogging and Facebook to find jobs or recruit employees.  Steve has a 10 year track record as a professional recruiter and is a true expert at using LinkedIn to find the right candidate in a short period of time, something I’m sure all recruiters will want to know more about if you are not seriously leveraging LinkedIn now.

Between the three of us we hope to be timely in our responses to your questions, comments or concerns and provide a steady stream of relevant content, and valuable training & consulting on how to use social media in your job search or recruiting efforts.

Thanks again for all your support and we “TheJobsGuys” look forward to helping you through your job search or recruiting challenges  and getting America working again!

Met with a great recruiting specialist with endless passion and creativity, wish you were there.

February 15, 2010 Leave a comment

I met with Steve Feinberg from SafeNet Consulting in Minneapolis yesterday and he blew me away with his passion and commitment to serving others.

He’s a master networker most concerned with the well being of his relationships on both the client and candidate side.

If you want to see a refreshing take on recruiting and networking he’s your guy.

See his LinkedIn profile below.