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Business committed to creating family culture with staff, clients
Most Michiganders have probably caught themselves humming along to Hansons “Get it Done” commercials at one time or another, but for the company, it’s more than a catchy jingle – it’s a philosophy that sets them apart from the competition. Hansons takes pride in offering the best-quality replacement windows, vinyl siding, roofing, entry doors, insulation and gutter guards in the states of Michigan and Ohio. From installation to service, Hansons is committed to taking care of any problems and guarantees service for its customers for years to come. Founded by President Brian Elias, Hansons’ other famous motto is “A family serving families.”

Jan. 4 (TUESDAY) Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Information Meeting 259 Mack Ave.(Auditorium), Detroit 6-8 p.m.; Free 313-577-1716 or cphsinfo@ wayne.edu. Have your questions about educational opportunities answered, and learn about degree programs. Those who want to know more about admissions requirements and prerequisites, such as working with people, enjoying the sciences and wanting a challenging work environment, are encouraged to attend.


Jan. 3 (MONDAY) and ongoing Mondays Looking for Work Group St. John’s Episcopal Church library, 26998 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak 8:30 a.m.; free 248-259-3593, kmclogan@wow way.com or www.sj2a.stjohnro. org All are welcome to attend this support group for the jobless, which offers fellowship, support, strategies and tools for success. Jan. 5 (WEDNESDAY) SCORE Workshop: Could I, Should I Start My Own Business? Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield 8:45 a.m. to noon; $10 313-226-7947 Detroit SCORE Chapter 18 is offering this workshop to help potential entrepreneurs decide whether they should start their own business. Attendees learn what it takes to start and manage a business, and which personal skills are required to start a business. Call to register.

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Focus on Family And it’s not only customers who are treated that way – staff members at Hansons also consider themselves family, according to Michelle Miller, human resources director. Good to Know “Hansons is a family-owned z Brian Elias named the combusiness,” Miller says. “We Hansons is committed to its customers and guarantees long-term service on its repany, based in Troy, in honor of treat every single one of our placement windows, vinyl siding, roofing, entry doors, insulation and gutter guards. his father, Hanley, who died at staff as family members. No the age of 49. Hansons is short one is treated as a statistic. for “Hanley’s son.” Rather, we treat the employee majority of our own in-house In addition to its “family culture,” Hansons z Hansons has career opportuas a whole person, weighing software programs,” Miller is committed to retaining employees, which nities available for students, their professional issues and says. “Thus, we train our equates to a high level of customer service. recent graduates and careertheir personal issues, and basemployees as they enter the “We service our workmanship and products changers. Applications are availing their applied knowledge company, and we maintain for 30 years,” Miller says. “Therefore, it is imable at any office or online. along with their efforts and training across the board, as perative to keep a low level of turnover and a z To find our more, call contributions on the entire needed.” high amount of retention in order to maintain 800-HANSONS or visit www. person coming to work.” a level of consistency with our customer base.” hansons.com. The company has five offices Continuous Growth Hansons also is committed to helping its in Michigan – the main office is The company currently neighbors in need, often without any fanfare, located in Troy – and two in Ohio, and always has 300 full-time staff members, along with according to Miller. is experiencing some type of growth, says sub-contractors who make up installation “We are always looking for charities and Miller. crews. The company is continuously growing events that we can participate in,” she says. “We are always growing and expanding our within locations and departments, Miller says. “More importantly, we keep quiet the countbusiness,” she says. “By this, I mean that we “For any and all perspective candidates, I less homeowners to who we provide free seropen new locations, and are on the edge of new would recommend that they keep their eyes vices, who because they are unable to afford technological developments daily.” open for advertisements in their local newspathe upkeep and required maintenance as it reFor example, Hansons houses their internal pers that reflect our commitment to hiring the lates to safety on their homes, would otherwise IT department. “As a result, we develop a brightest and best,” she says. be left with nowhere to turn for help.” you can come up with to start leveraging valuable business information. You must first have an account with a user name and password to utilize job alerts with most services. Indeed.com, Monster, Careerbuilder and Google also provide mobile apps for iPhone, Blackberry and Droid. Make a New Year’s resolution to automate more of the information you seek online to make the search for your next dream job even more efficient. Collin LaLonde is president of Talent Driven Executive Search, a successful job placement firm. He conducts seminars and personal career development training, educating job seekers on utilizing the power of the digital world. Learn more at www. talentdriven.com, his blog: www. changingfast.com, or contact him at doyouhaveit@gmail.com or 248-496-9600.

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When conducting your search on Indeed, you have two search fields to choose from: job title and keywords, or by city, state and zip. It’s important when you set up your alerts to use the right job titles How would you like to never and keywords, so you get the miss another new optimal job postings job opportunity? All sent back to you. When major online career setting up your alerts, and job sites in every use quotations around industry provide the job titles and keyjob alerts, a service words. This will bring that will alert you back results exactly to a new job posting the same as what you when it becomes typed in. available online. Google.com/alerts One of my favorite Collin LaLonde provides another great online job sites to for alert service in other alerts is Indeed.com. The site areas of business intelligence. indexes most job sites, so you Google alerts allows you to go no longer need to spend countbeyond job postings, so you can less hours researching several keep up on companies, busijob sites daily. You can receive ness events and people in your job alerts via e-mail, text and industry. mobile devices. There are endless ideas

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Don’t fret. Employers often look to their seasonal employees to find that diamond in the rough. Here are some things to keep in mind to help turn your seasonal employment into a more permanent gig: That holiday job just wrapped Show your stuff. Employup, and it was great ers don’t usually rehire while it lasted. The those who are unrelimerchandise discount able and lack a work really helped out ethic. Did you demaround the tree, and onstrate a passion for that extra income getting the job done no helped to pay off matter the sacrifice? those accumulating If you haven’t, and you bills. The yearlong job are on your last couple search finally evolved of weeks, it’s never too into a little bit of cash. Bruce Rosenblat late to start. And now, it’s January, State your case. and it starts all over again. Have you expressed your desire Congratulations if your for full-time employment? Make seasonal excursion was mission sure your employer knows how accomplished, however, what much you valued the job and if it wasn’t? What if you really that you want to continue. needed that job? What if you Leave a good impression. were counting on it? Did you do anything that dif-

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ferentiated yourself from your coworkers or drew special recognition? Make sure you left your employer with something positive to remember you by. Stay in communication. Drop a thank-you note in the mail to your previous employer, and follow that up with subsequent touches to remind them that you still are interested in a position with the company. And most importantly, never leave without a letter of recommendation. Stay positive and optimistic. Life tends to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you bury yourself back on the couch, that’s probably where you are going to end up. Bruce Rosenblat is president and COO of Business Edge International, a nationally recognized executive coaching firm, and EVPCMO of Main Street Bank. Contact him at 248-330-1363 or itsthebruce@yahoo.com.

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