Upcoming event to focus on do's and don't's of job searching in manufacturing

Hockenberg Search hosts MAX IT: Minnesota Manufacturing Executive in Job Transition

By Alli Peters
Monday, February 22, 2016

This week (Real) Power 50 Award winner Marni Hockenberg and Hockenberg Search are launching MAX IT — their new group for Manufacturing Executives In Transition. In honor of this launch they’re hosting their first ever MAX IT event at Ridgedale Library in Minnetonka.

Hockenberg Search has been learning for years the do’s and don’ts of job searches in manufacturing — both for candidates and for companies. Because of this they created the Minnesota Manufacturing Executive Group to provide programs such as Gears and Gadgets, a quarterly networking program for peers in the industry to share their experiences and insights. But in order to help manufacturing executives further ease their job transition the new event will offer something a little different.

MAX IT will offer not only networking but also a panel discussion and Q&A about critical components in the job offer. Last week we talked with Marni about why she felt this was such an important topic to discuss and she revealed an important truth: candidates are often more focused on finding a job rather than what to do and how to handle the actual job offer when it comes. Therefore, this panel will go over questions such as: How do companies determine what goes into an offer package? Under what circumstances is it advisable to have your attorney review your offer package and/or non-compete? And, what kind of a ‘bump up’ in compensation is realistic to expect and how is it determined?

Hockenberg Search specializes particularly in recruiting for the manufacturing industry but also provides one-on-one job search coaching services for those in transition. These services not only help you find the right job, but help you find it faster. They’re hoping this event will open up candidates’ eyes to different aspects of the job search process that one might not typically think about.

If you’re a manufacturing executive in job transition or currently employed but exploring new career opportunities register for the event on February 24th here.