Thursday, October 18, 2012

Your Job Search Pit Crew

Jason DiSalvo couldn't be a successful racer without his pit crew — they fuel him up, change out his tires, and make minute adjustments to get him across the finish line. 

Think of the MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com resume team as your pit crew. Even if you've got mad skills and a killer resume, it is well worth the $29 to have our team of experts give your resume one final review for key mistakes in grammar, spelling and formatting.  

Just a few errant keystrokes can move your resume from the top of the pile to the recycling bin, and the spellcheck function isn't foolproof. 

Add an extra "y" and "Looking for a part-time position" turns into "Looking for a party-time position." Drop an "s" and "Skilled motorcycle mechanic" reads more like a rap sheet as "Killed motorcycle mechanic."

We all need a support crew. While you friends and family usually have the best intentions, you can't necessarily trust them to give it to you straight — at MIJ our main goal is to help you land your dream job. Click here, and we'll help you perfect your resume today. 

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Manage Your Online Reputation For Job Search Success

Stacked with personal pictures and LOL worthy quotes, social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter house enough dirt on many of us to make our mothers cringe.

Before you upload your resume on MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com conduct a quick online audit to ensure potential employers can’t see that pic of you doing a keg stand at your cousin Marty’s wedding — while it was surely impressive at the time, it won’t impress your potential employer.

Start by locking down the privacy setting on all of your social networks. Click here for a guide to managing your Facebook privacy setting courtesy of Lifehacker and click here for the 411 on Twitter privacy.

Once you’ve got your privacy settings locked down, enter your name into Google and see what comes up. Blog posts and comments, forum activity and other online interactions can tell a detailed story on who you are and what you believe. Delete anything you’re not comfortable with a potential employer seeing, and if you don’t have the power to delete the content yourself, contact the blog or website owner to see if they’ll help you out.

Managing your online reputation isn’t just about putting your name under lockdown.

Having an up-to-date LinkedIn profile is a must for any job seeker. Join relevant groups including the Powersports Industry Network and Motorcycle Industry Professionals. Take part in the conversation or start a thread of your own to establish yourself as an expert in your field.

Another great opportunity to insert your professional opinion and stay abreast of industry news is via the industry media including Motorcycle & Powersports News, Powersports Business and Dealernews. If you aren’t getting their newsletters, sign up for them now, the same goes for following their social media channels and those of other relevant industry OEMs and manufacturers.

All three of the abovementioned media outlets have article commenting features on their sites. Sign up for the forums with your real name, and you’ll get credit for your smart industry commentary when you future boss Googles you, and that’s a heck of a lot better than that picture of you at the bar last weekend!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Meet Your Job Search Co-Pilots

MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com is hands down the best resource for powersports job seekers from entry-level dealer personnel to senior management at the industry's top manufacturers and distributors. 

MIJ is an incredible platform to connect job seekers with the job of their dreams, and while posting your resume on MIJ is an incredibly easy process, deciding what to say to potential employers shouldn't be taken lightly. 

Crafting the perfect resume and cover letter can literally change the course of your career, so it's no wonder this somewhat intimidating process leaves many of us staring at a flashing cursor on an empty white screen. 

That's why MIJ has introduced our resume writing services. Whether you need a little help crossing your "Ts", or you'd prefer to just leave the task to the experts, we're here to help you write a resume and cover letter that will help you land an interview for the job of your dreams. 

In addition to our resume services, we'll be using this blog to share regular tips and tricks on the job search process. Got a question or success story? We'd love to hear from you. 

Our goal is to make the job search process as stress-free and as short as possible. Your new career is just around the corner — let's get you there!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com Launches New Site

Carlsbad, CA, June 27, 2012 — MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com is proud to launch a superior job board and upgraded website. Already the leader in the field, the new site incorporates state-of-the-art computer software to cater specifically to the powersports industry. More features, enhanced listings and direct links to social media channels are just some of the upgrades.
“We are confident that employers and job seekers alike will love the increased resume exposure, time-saving features and the updated look of the site,” says MIJ founder, Alex Baylon. “In addition to the facelift, employers and job seekers will enjoy some great new features.” According to Baylon, the job seeker accounts have had the biggest upgrades.
Foremost among these upgrades is the ability to build resumes online by filling out a simple web form. Add photos, upload videos and attach files… all with a click. Job seekers can also upload their resume straight from LinkedIn, as well as now having the ability to control who can view his or her resume.
Further enhancing the experience are the instant job notifications via e-mail immediately when a job is posted that matches the desired category and location. The “Priority Resume” feature places a job seekers’ resume above all others. However, the upgrades are not limited to job applicants.
Employers can now enjoy several new features, including:
Resume alerts: The MIJ system will alert employers anytime new resumes matching the employer’s criteria are entered into the system.
Screening Questionnaires: Employers now have the ability to create questionnaires that require a passing score before a job seekers can apply for their position, pre-screening any non-qualified applicants.
Employer Sub-Accounts: Employers with multiple dealerships can now create accounts for all of their locations.
“We encourage everyone from the powersports industry to create a free account and upload their resume to MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com,” says Baylon. “MIJ helps create opportunities for everyone… Even if you are currently not looking for a new career, a new career could be looking for you!”

MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com is the #1 job board serving the powersports industry. MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com has proven to be the premiere service for connecting the best companies with the most qualified job seekers for the past five years. Visit www.MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com  to see first-hand how MIJ can benefit you or your organization!

Monday, March 19, 2012


Motorcycle Industry Jobs (MIJ) & Western Power Sports (WPS) join forces to connect the industry with employment services.

PRESS RELEASE -for immediate release-

Carlsbad, Ca. - Motorcycle Industry Jobs -February 18, 2012

Motorcycle Industry Jobs, the leading provider of employment services and job opportunities to the powersports industry, announced today that it has joined forces with WPS to offer employment services to its vast network of motorcycle dealers. Services include both job postings and resume browsing. Dealers can now connect with Motorcycle Industry Jobs services directly through their WPS rep or the WPS website.

“We at Western Power Sports are proud to be partnered with MIJ said Western Power Sports’ National Sales Manager Doug Riipinen. “Our reps are consistently asked if they know any good mechanics, parts people, sales guys etc. Now our reps will be able to help the dealerships find their next employee."

This is a perfect fit, said Alex Baylon, President/Founder of MIJ. "This partnership will further expand our reach of strategic partnerships. WPS reps will be able to reach thousands of employers and job seekers, to help fill the many positions that require industry experience. They will also have an outlet to help job seekers find positions within the industry"

About: Motorcycle Industry Jobs

Motorcycle Industry Jobs is the market leader of online employment services and career opportunities exclusively servicing the motorcycle/powersports industry. MIJ’s employer and job seeker services can be found online at www.MotorcycleIndustryJobs.com .

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February eNewsletter

Dealer Expo is coming up soon!   Indianapolis,  February 17-19

We have a completely new booth and some exciting things happening this year. 
Indy Specials??  Stop by and find out! 

Come experience our booth at #4943

We can help you post a job, do an in-person tutorial or just answer any questions you may have.   
Rumor Mill
We have recently found out that Career Builders has been telling their customers that they have 'partnered' with us and that if employers post a job with them, they automatically get it posted on Motorcycle Industry Jobs.  Although we are flattered, it is not true.  Motorcycle Industry Jobs is still the only significant online job board who specializes in the Powersports industry and drives search engine optimization to your job postings by linking up with industry specialist like the AMA, MPN, Cycle News, Cycle Trader, Racer X, Hookit, Sprocketlist, etc, etc.        
 February Specials 
1.  1 x 60-day Job Posting for $149  
2. 1 x 30-day Job Posting PLUS 30-day Resume Browsing for just $259
3. 3 x 30-day Job Postings for $350

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Harley to celebrate 110th anniversary in 2013

Harley-Davidson Inc. will celebrate 110 years of motorcycles and riding experiences with an array of global events and activities in 2013.
Among the events during the year-long celebration will be a rally in Rome, Italy, June 13-16, and a massive party over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, in Milwaukee.
The anniversary celebrations every five years have become a tradition for Harley riders and a boost for the Milwaukee tourism industry.
Harley-Davidson also will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) globally, including during the Labor Day weekend in Milwaukee in 2013. H.O.G., the official riding club of the Motor Company, boasts about 1 million members worldwide.
"Harley-Davidson is synonymous with adventure, passion and the experience of the open road," said Mark-Hans Richer, Harley-Davidson senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "For this 110th celebration, our customers all around the world - with our support - are going to be taking everything to the next level and making their own history."
Information on housing options in Milwaukee and Rome is available at www.harley-davidson.com/110. Additional details about the global 110th anniversary will be announced in the coming months.

Harley-Davidson Inc. also announced the introduction of two new motorcycle models, the Seventy-Two and the Softail Slim, each inspired by current trends in the American garage-built custom motorcycle scene.
Both new models are mid-year additions to the 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle line-up, and will be available immediately at authorized Harley-Davidson dealers.
Based on the Harley-Davidson Sportster platform, the Seventy-Two introduces Hard Candy Big Red Flake, a sparkling, metal flake color option applied to the fuel tank and fenders. A solo seat and side-mount license plate bracket leave much of the chopped rear fender - and more of that paint - exposed on the Seventy-Two.
The Slim represents the Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle paired down to its essential elements in the style of custom bobbers of the 1950s, from its trimmed front fender to its narrow rear end, solo seat and minimal chrome. A cross-braced Hollywood handlebar and headlight nacelle are finished in gloss black. Other period styling cues include a "cat's eye" tank console, half-moon rider footboards, and gloss black wheel rims and hubs.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

6 Reasons Not To Procrastinate Networking

Good Advice for the Job Seeker or Business Owner in the Powersports Industry! 

1. Get In the Game:
Pro hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is famous for saying, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take." If you're only watching from the sidelines how do expect anything good to happen? Step 1. Get in the game. Step 2. Take shots.

2. Get Noticed:
Start networking to get noticed but remember that (at first) no one cares about you. It's a harsh reality but I'm willing to bet that aside from your family or significant other, no one--not your boss, colleagues or friends--are staying up late thinking, "I wonder how I can help Julie make more money, find new customers, grow her biz, find a job…"

If you want it, you have to make it happen. No one is going to hand it to you. No one cares about your brilliant idea or how great your services are as much as you, UNLESS it directly benefits THEM. Start networking to build relationships and get noticed.

3. You Get What You Give:
Be respectful of others' time. Remember what Steven Covey said in the classic book, 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, "Seek to understand before you are understood. Don't dominate the conversation. Ask about the other person first. Listen. Then talk and build friendships. If you pitch, do it in 60 seconds. Then wait for a response. If you get asked more about it, then exchange ideas and keep asking about the other person.

4. Keep Your Connections Warm:
How do you feel about the friend who only shows up when he needs to borrow something or help moving furniture? My friend Chris Brogan said, "No one likes desperation in relationships, no one likes it in business either." Keep your connections warm, don't let them get cold.

If it's been 6 months and your first contact with me is a desperation call because you need help, that's not cool. Don't be a fair-weather friend. Keep your connections warm so that when you need help or you can help others you have a strong support system.

5. The Person Who Can Help Most is the Person You Least Expect:

Sometimes you might not want to show up to an event because you don't think the "right people" are there. In my experience the famous, notable, popular, wealthy--whatever people can't help you or don't care about helping. Don't judge a book by its cover, you never know what someone can do for you or who they know that might make all the difference.

6. Pull Your Weight: 
You have a responsibility.  Remember the Little Red Hen? In the story of the Little Red Hen the Hen decides to make some delicious bread. All of her friends want to eat it but are not willing to help. There's a lot of work to be done and the moral of the story is about pulling your weight, not being selfish and earning rewards.

One of my favorite quotes is "Be the change you want to see in the world." If we really want to create something special, we all need to participate. What can we do when we do it together? The possibilities are endless...
-Bryan Elliott

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January eNewsletter

Get Ready for a Great Year!
Happy New Year to all our valued customers.  We have a lot planned for this year and look forward to sharing some exciting news as the year progresses.   We want to wish you the best success in 2012. We will be there for all your 2012 hiring needs and 

Upcoming Events:
Dealer Expo in Indianapolis (February 17-19)
Stop by, post a job, or attend our video bootcamp!  Booth # 4943


Looking Back at 2011
We are happy to say that 2011 was a much better year than the few years past.  That means that more of you were hiring which means good things for our industry.   Here is a list of some of the industry specific partnerships, alliances or job feeds that we created over the past year to create more online exposure for your job listings:
- Sprocketlist                          - Cycle Trader
- Hookit                                  - Cycle News
- AMA                                    - Racer X

*A special thanks also goes out to our Facebook Fans and LinkedIn Community where we list your jobs and make some awesome online connections!  

January Specials:
1. 60-day Job Posting for $149 (save $20)
2. One 30-day Job Posting PLUS 30-day Resume Browsing for just $259
3. 2 x 30-day Job Postings (Valid for 1 year upon purchase) for $199