Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Be Grateful Today

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wanted: Dead or Alive! Flash Developer, N. Jersey

My Client has an immediate opening for an experienced, enthusiastic and creative flash/web designer who is eager to produce high-end innovative applications utilizing the latest development tools. The individual must have an exceptionally strong knowledge of Action Script (2/3), HTML, and CSS. The applicant must have a strong ability to integrate creative design with programming functionality.


• ActionScript 2.0, 3.0
• JavaScript Not necessary, but a plus::
• Flex
• Papervision
• Adobe Air
• Tablet Applications


• Working with the engagement team to identify technological requirements
• Work with creative team to develop designs, flow diagrams, concepts and prototypes
• Plan production benchmarks with the engagement team
• Hands-on development of multiple Flash and HTML applications
• Conduct thorough testing, quality control and debugging as needed
• Demonstrate excellent time management skills as well as the ability to prioritize projects
• Collaborate with product managers, designers, backend engineers, and researchers to refine the user experience.
• Work in conjunction with application developers during the development lifecycle to ensure that interactive techniques and application functionality meet the project requirements


• BA/BS degree
• Minimum 3 years of interactive development experience
• Expertise in AS 2.0, 3.0, HTML, CSS
• Experience in consumer and professional healthcare applications
• Must be able to manage multiple projects
• Experience in developing applications that utilize interactive and streaming media components
• Experienced in all aspects of application life-cycle development
• Minimum of 3 years as an active and integral part of an interactive development team
• Experience in consumer and professional healthcare applications
• Must be able to articulate technical information to sales and internal production service teams
• Must exhibit strong leadership abilities and management abilities
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
• Self-starter with a high degree of ingenuity to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented business
• The ability to have fun and be creative while working in a deadline-driven environment is a necessity
• Online Portfolio

Friday, June 13, 2008

The Inside Track on Recruiters

The Inside Track on Recruiters – Top 10 Tips
Posted by Phil Rosenberg on June 8, 2008 at 10:35pm in Linking Job Seekers

It's so simple, and so few candidates do this. And the higher up the management chain the candidate is, the more effective they can be using this strategy. Interestingly, the higher up the management chain the candidate is, the LESS LIKELY they are to actually do this! It's such an easy way to stand out, such an easy way to get priority and additional help from recruiters.
But you've got to adopt a different paradigm - Flip your old way of thinking 180 degrees.
Stop even thinking that a recruiter works for you…they don't. They work for the client, and are paid only if they find an exact match in a competitive recruiter market. Retained recruiters are also paid to find exact matches. Even if you suggest that you'll throw business to the recruiter when you land your management job, a recruiter is in the immediacy business, and operates just-in-time. So next year or next month provide little incentive.
Recruiters work with hundreds or thousands of candidates at the same time. Why aren't you getting a call back to "check in"? Not the recruiter's job, and there's just no time. You're asking them for help, remember?
So how can you change this? Adopt the mentality that YOU WORK FOR THE RECRUITERS!
OK, you don't want to be a headhunter…so how are you going to work for recruiters? Here's 10 tips:
1. Work for the Recruiter - Tell the recruiters you work with that you will work for them…and mean it. Back it up by giving them information about available jobs and candidates.
2. Be an exact match – Give FAST turnaround and customize your resume within hours to be an exact match for the job. The fastest matches get interviews.
3. Provide Value - Every time you speak to a recruiter, have something to give them that they find valuable, even if they call you - A job lead, a candidate referral, a web resource, a networking event.
4. Personalize – Not every recruiter goes to networking events, so provide value that's important to THAT recruiter. Recruiters specialize, and most Technology recruiters can't help your friend in Accounting. Ask the recruiter what information is valuable – what should you keep your eyes open for?
5. Be responsive – Call the recruiter back quickly. Recruiters win interviews by responding quickly. If you respond quickly, the recruiter has a better chance of getting you an interview.
6. Co-Opt - Make the recruiter feel like a friend. People naturally work harder for people they like.
7. Respect the recruiter's time – email is an efficient communication for the recruiter.
8. Be a Fountain of Info – About your past employer, about current interviews, about jobs you've seen. Tell all – information is your best currency.
9. Help in matching – If you see a job that a recruiter lists, IF YOU ARE A MATCH – send an email with your resume attached (revised to match the job & keywords), and let them know why you are a match.
10. Provide introductions – Set up in person meetings with Hiring Managers and candidates. If you can't do in person, use emails and/or LinkedIN.
And as a bonus, #11
11. Be Positive and friendly – Be nice, make their day, tell a funny joke. Recruiters don't like putting bitter people in front of clients.
I can't tell you the number of candidates who put themselves in conflict with recruiters by with holding information, even when directly asked. The job market is more an d more transparent each day, so telling a recruiter what companies you've interviewed with, what jobs you see, won't increase competition. If that recruiter doesn't pitch the company for the job order, someone else already is. So withholding doesn't lessen your chances of getting THAT job, but it creates mistrust between the recruiter and you.
I challenge you to try this tactic for a month. After you're HONESTLY tried these tips. if you find recruiters who don't respond to this…fire them and work with someone else.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Financial Testing Manger, Philadelphia

Works closely with the finance operations' module leads, business owners and business analysts, and other teams to assist and supervise in the preparation and execution of the test plans, scenarios, scripts; to integrate the testing scripts into the test plan; to review test results, resources, and provide follow-up analysis as required.
• Manage and grow the Testing Group efforts of Financial Operations department in support of Oracle 11 financial suite – GL, AP, AR, Fixed Assets, Project Accounting, OTL, Billing.
• Defines, develops, maintains, and executes test scripts for Financial Operations Oracle Suite modules, projects and/or maintenance items.
• Strives to ensure that all end-to-end system requirements are satisfied for internal application users.
• Ensures project testing is complete and testing risks are identified prior to implementation.
• Manages defects from identification to closure through the Software Life Cycle.
• Responsible for managing and developing a small junior staff as the duties grow in the department.

- Defines, develops and maintains test scripts.
- Reviews test scripts and provide feedback to less experienced team players.
- Independently executes test plans and test scripts based on planned project schedules and in accordance with QA methodology.
- Manages, mentors and develops other team members
- Records and tracks defects uncovered during the execution of tests scripts. Drives defect towards resolution; proposes and designs retest cases, scripts and data.
- Provides timely and accurate status defect information and appropriate metrics to facilitate QA reporting. Reports individual status: dashboard information, open issues, risk analysis.
- Reviews requirements and specifications and provides input during requirements and specification walkthroughs.
- Develops and executes SQL queries.
- Contributes to the development of the test plans and project testing approach.
- Contributes to the development of project and release Test Plan documents.
- Understands and contributes to the process of test estimates and project schedules.
- Participates in test planning, test case design and test script walkthroughs with QA Leads. Understands testing to be accomplished and suggests changes for efficiencies within or between projects. Actively participates and contributes to the QA Design.
- Assists in the preparation of test estimates and project schedules.
- Adheres to established standards and methodologies. Utilizes tools and methodologies to improve individual effectiveness and to increase efficiencies in the QA process.
- Develops and sustains appropriate relationship with peers and other project team members.

• Significant experience in testing automation tools & processes – WinRunner, QTP, Load Runner, Test Director, etc. – and able to exploit their use.
• Strong Experience working with the Oracle financial suite and PeopleSoft applications
• Experience gained within a large-scale preferably multi-national organization
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Undergraduate degree (Accounting/Finance/MIS)
• Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills

Sunday, June 8, 2008

What's Hot, What's.......well Hot!

Other than the weather here in Philly, we have several hot jobs this week......

SAP Security Analyst, Cleveland OH up to 95k
Associate Director of ERP, Boston, MA up to 150k + 20% bonus + 20k in SO
SAP Time Management- SC or Cleveland and Philly or NY
IT Audit Manager, Cleveland, OH
Sr. Powerbuilder Developer West Chester, PA up to 95k
Sr. Java Developer West Chester, PA
Storage Manager Union, NJ up to 100k
High Availability Manager Union, NJ up to 100k
Java Developer, Philadelphia, PA Up to 100k
General Mgr- E-commerce, NYC, NY Up to 220k
Technical Project Manager, Cleveland, OH up to 95k
AGILE business Analyst, Cleveland, OH up to 80k

Contact me for more details about any of the above opportunities. km@gablessearch.com