Testimonials

 

What my clients say

(Sole Proprietorship)

“Collin gives expert consultation and recommendations in staffing the interactive and new media industry.” October 5, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Ann M. Phipps
hired Collin as a Graphic/Web Designer in 2007

“Collin is a get it done type of guy, and one of the best guys in his field. He pushes the envelope for his Clients!” October 3, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Jeff Stanislow
hired Collin as a IT Consultant in 2000, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin provided to me an invaluable service, giving me extremely powerful advice and direction for my career” July 22, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Richard Perry
hired Collin as a Career Coach in 2006

“Collin is a forward thinking, expert with smart, level-headed goals and a supportive approach. I trust and enjoy working with him.” April 14, 2008

Donna McGuire, senior creative, campbell-ewald.com
worked directly with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin’s enthusiasm, insight, knowledge, hustle, and results are what keeps him at the top of the field. He is THE recruiter to use for any interactive positions in the Detroit Metro area.” March 26, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Tracie Diamond
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2005, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin has years of experience & a passsion for getting the job done” September 11, 2007

Dave Tear, VP Sales, Imperial Marketing
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin was pinnacle to my career as a recruiter, placing me at the perfect organization.” September 20, 2008

Mark Noble, Student, Lawrence Technological University
worked with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is the consummate professional and has connections everywhere; the man literally knows everyone. He’s a straight shooter and provides excellent advice; the man knows his business and can help you land a great job.” August 2, 2008

Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity

David Binkowski
hired Collin as a Career Coach in 2006

“Collin was an invaluable resource I leveraged multiple times in building an outstanding interactive marketing shop for i33′s Detroit Office. Collin went beyond just helping me with my recruiting needs. I appreciated the passion, flexibility and responsiveness he brought to helping me with general HR issues along while connecting me with quality resources.” July 28, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative

Bob Seltzer
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2002, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin was a great help to me when I was searching for an advertising job in 2004. Highly recommend Collin for any recruitment needs. Great to work with.” July 16, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Joe vier
hired Collin as a Graphic/Web Designer in 2004

“Collin is a highly effective and motivated individual, having great skill in identifing and placing unique individuals into the right role. Collin is very friendly, interesting and creative in his approach. The years of experience shows with the way he presents himself and others. Overall I would recommend Collin to those looking for a great coach and recruiter.” June 4, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Bela Korcsog
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2006

“Collin’s a highly efficient, knowledgeable, and strategically minded individual who takes great interest in staying on top of an ever-changing media industry… Make it a point to get on his reading list as well…” May 30, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

Mark Bryant
hired Collin as a Inspirational Career Guru in 2006, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin has a tremendous understanding of his business. The advice he provides is priceless and over a cup of coffee, you’ll learn more than if you read a book or sat in a seminar. His energy is contagious and he is an exceptionally nice person.” May 14, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

Vito Curcuru
hired Collin as a Career Coach in 2005

“It was fun pioneering in the internet industry, particularly in SEARCH. When one has opportunity, one must respond quickly and effectively if they desire to succeed. Managing a start-up was made easier with Collin as a resource on the team. His ability to pinpoint candidates quickly and get them in place effectively certainly was a serious asset in my endeavors. Collin also kept his eye on me during the trials and the growth and provided me with mentorship that proved extremely valuable” May 9, 2008

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, Creative

Chuck Fearer
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1994, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin is a very talented professional with incredible passion and dedication towards helping his clients optimize their businesses, career success and personal lives. He has the unique ability and insight to think out of the box while using his wealth of knowledge, common sense and high energy to make you realize your full potential. His guidance has been extremely valuable to me. I highly recommend him!” April 29, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Fred Wolak
hired Collin as a Career Coach in 2007, and hired Collin more than once

“Very Well connected. :)April 21, 2008

Anthony Di Sano, Network Engineer, MotorCity Casino
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is a forward thinking, expert with smart, level-headed goals and a supportive approach. I trust and enjoy working with him.” April 14, 2008

Donna McGuire, Sr. Art Director, Campbell-Ewald
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is an incredible networker and has an eye for exceptional talent. He’s a who’s who of professionals in his market.” April 8, 2008

Gregg Corella, Computer and Internet Consulting, Computer and Internet Consulting
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is always at the top of his game! His vivacious personality and straight forward attitude always let you know where you stand. He not only plays the role of recruiter, but can also be a mentor. He is good at his job and is very well connected. Collin works hard for his clients.” April 2, 2008

Charlie Chevoor, Internet Program Manager, Entertainment Publications
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is one of the most driven and insightful people I have ever met, and I am proud to have him on my side. He’s given me the best advice, supported my vision for my career, and he is honest without being brutal. I respect his opinion and value his counsel as both a recruiter and a human being.” April 2, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Bonnie Russell
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2007

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity April 1, 2008

Kenneth Hardin
hired Collin as a Career Coach in 2008

“Outstanding work, fast great communication. Made me feel as if I was his only client. He guided me skillfully towards my career goals. He gave me the tools, knowledge and direction to succeed. James King” March 31, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, Creative

James, King
hired Collin as a Career Coach in 2007

“Collin’s work ethic and industry knowledge are remarkable and insightful. His grasp on his craft elevate the status quo above and beyond. It is always a pleasure and joy to work together with him.” March 31, 2008

Cosmin Ghiurau, President/Founder, Jumpeye Creative Media, Inc
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin’s connection to the interactive community in the Detroit Metro area is second to none. I was not happy in a position at a company that had been bought in early 1999 and Collin not only consulted me on what I really wanted to do but also gave me some great leads on where I would fit in best both with work ethic as well as atmosphere. If you need a job in interactive in the Detroit area, Collin is the man to contact about how to get the ball rolling!” March 27, 2008

Dan Stahl, Sr. Interactive Production Artist, Organic
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“While I moved out-of-state before Collin could find me a position, he did put forth a sincere effort, and also aided me in identifying my strengths and preparing my resume.” March 25, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

Jason Hatt
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1999

“Collin is a bona fide 21-century thinker. When approaching a new placement, Colin sees more than a set of requirements, he sees the entire corporate and location landscape. He looks beyond any requested set of job requirements to deliver well-rounded and honed candidate(s) that fits your needs.” March 25, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative

Christine Wilson
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2007

“Collin provides deep insight and knowledge in his field. He truly is an expert in digital and new media. His approach to understanding the business and the objectives you need to accomplish drives his selection and presentation of candidates so you don’t waste time. He is one partner that I turn to over and over again. Don’t hesitate-hire him now!” March 22, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Cindy (CJ) Ballard
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1996, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin is a very smart and well-connected guy. He seems to have this professional placement thing down. If I were looking for a job, I’d look for Collin first.” March 21, 2008

Oliver Hoffmann, Creative Director, 360 Global, BBDO Detroit
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is terrific! He is always the perfect person to provide wonderful guidance and insight. Anyone would be lucky to work with him and have him in your corner!” March 20, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Jennifer McGowan
hired Collin as a Career Coach in 2005

“Collin, is an amazing talent coach and recruiter. He has always put me on the right path to fine the best placement for me. He is extremely knowledgeable in the interactive advertising field. If you are looking to better your career you need to speak with him.” March 20, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Rodney Betke
hired Collin as a Career Coach in 2000, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin has an energizing persona and unwaivering motivation; I’ve met few individuals in his field that actually are individuals, focusing on driving their clients and partners to be more than what they are. Collin pokes the sleeping bear inside with a pointy stick and gets you to realize what you can really accomplish.” March 19, 2008

Justin Osman, Account Supervisor, Wunderman Team Detroit
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin’s advice on how to market myself in the Greater Detroit Area proved to be invaluable. If he hadn’t given me his insight on the job market, I’d still be out looking for a job.” March 18, 2008

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

Timothy J. Krikau, PMP
hired Collin as a Career Advisor in 2007

“Collin is a great resource who always has his eye on the pulse of the digital advertising world. Not only is he well connected, but hes a tireless worker and smart. I look forward to working with Collin again in the future.” March 18, 2008

Eric Argel, Senior Information Architect, Organic
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is forever the optomist with an inner drive to reach beyond average. Whether your a colleague or client Collin strives to improve people both personally and professionally.” March 18, 2008

Bob Gollehur, Sr. Project Engineer, General Motors
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is a very good at what he does, which is getting talented people jobs and placing them at an employer that best suits them. He is personable and enthusiastic in everything he does. Collin knows and preaches a great deal about what it takes to achieve a desirable Portfolio, Resume as well as the right attitude to project. I definitely recommend Collin if one is serious about getting a high-end job in their field.” March 17, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Chris Labadie
hired Collin as a Talent Recuiter in 2008

“We have used Jola Recruitment in the past to fill critical staff positions. Colin has always been very attentive and insightful into our industry. He very current and tuned in, qualities that are important in finding good people.” March 17, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

Janet Muhleman
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1996

“Collin has the most extensive contact network I have ever seen and he takes a real interest in helping his clients find their ‘dream’ careers.” March 17, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Brian Herskovitz
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1999

“Collin has tremendous energy and a great eye for talent. Collin has the natural ability to cut to the heart of the matter. His straight talk and strong work ethic has earned my respect.” March 17, 2008

Rom LaPointe, President, i3Logic
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Having worked with Collin for well over ten years, I can say that he is one of the best recruiters I have ever encountered. Collin truly cares about the people he works with and is dedicated to finding the best career match for each position – both on a personality level and skill-sets perspective. He is exceptional at building relationships, understanding the needs of both clients and candidates, and seeking out the best match for every one involved. He’s also exceptionally warm, kind, and always upbeat… I couldn’t have asked for a better recruiter!” March 17, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Rachel Tova (Ruth) Rott
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1998, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin is a good friend and a great person. He is well connected and tireless in his pursuit of the best, tailored for each individual.” March 17, 2008

Rabbi Goldberg, Founder and National Director, Kids Kicking Cancer
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin takes a holistic approach to understanding your needs and applies creativity to finding the best possible candidates. In the start up world, there is no replacement for the right people, right now; and COllin delivers.” March 17, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Paul Manns
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1997, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin is very personable hard working and dedicated to his profession and his clients. He has a great deal of knowledge about the industry and works to stay ahead of the curve.” March 17, 2008

Diana Nash, Associate Director, Newmark Knight Frank
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is a professional recruiter with extensive connections in the advertising industry. He is an excellent judge of talent and has a knack for placing people in the right position. He has extensive knowledge of the interactive marketplace and is able to meet the needs of agencies that specialize in online advertising.” March 17, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Paul Stenquist
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2006

“Collin is extremely well networked and has a ton of energy. He’s been recruiting in the area long enough to have an intuitive pulse of what’s happening where and when, which is important in the fast-moving marketplace of today.” March 17, 2008

John Gillis, Chief Exec, First Light LLC
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is a great guy and I have gotten to know his whole family. He’s a fantastic, dedicated father, and I have so much respect for him. It’s a pleasure to have Collin as my friend.” March 16, 2008

Jonny Imerman, Founder, Imerman Angels
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is a dynamic individual who always seems to be leading the way in what types of roles and experience people need to have to succeed.” March 16, 2008

Jeff Stanislow, Owner, Motor City Interactive
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Excellent professional recruiter. Highly recommended.” March 16, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Tony Laxa
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2002, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin LaLonde provides a unique perspective when working with his clients in determining what the true human resource needs are, associated skill sets and how to attract the ‘right people’ into an organization. I have utilized Collin’s expertise on numerous occasions, for many positions, over the course of the last decade and would recommend him to others who truly are in search of a business partner. Thank you Collin.” March 16, 2008

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

Dori Bennett
hired Collin as a Business Consultant in 1996, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin is very resourceful and has great connections. He has assisted me throughout the years with his insight into coaching and recruiting. He is passionate about his clients and is an excellent resource.” March 16, 2008

Don MacLeod, Owner, Ideas4Rent Marketing
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“He is a very resourceful recruiter, who exceeds your expectations and has a way of working with you that makes you focus on goals outside of your chosen profession.” March 15, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Ron Blaisdell
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1997

“I have had the pleasure of working with many talented people that were recruited by Collin. His vast network of creative resources in the greater Detroit area is an asset to any company.” March 15, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Justin Mysza
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2004

“Linkedin asks me to pick three attributes for Collin, but I’d really like to point out just one thing: this man knows people. When I met him, he was sizing up people quickly and making plausible matches to companies that fit them. He wasn’t confined to the job description, worked hard to get people placed, and helped the process go smoothly from start to finish. He’s a good recruiter and someone I would trust again with career decisions.” March 15, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Creative

Chris Blanc
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1998

“Collin is a personable, caring recruiter and coach. He gives me sound advise and offers suggestions on how to attack the market. His counsel on rewriting my resume gave me insight on how to market myself in our current environment. I would recommend Collin and the services he provides.” March 15, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

George Piliouras
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2007

“Collin cares about what his clients want and need. He’s honest about what he can do to place prospects and only delivers professional, qualified and committed candidates for employers. He has a knack for matching people because he understands what both sides expect and wants to have continued relationships after a placement is made. Collin is committed to finding and matching emerging talent with saavy and established businesses. His need to be on the cusp of technology makes him a cutting-edge placement specialist.” March 15, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Rebekah Brown
hired Collin as a Writer/Editor in 2000, and hired Collin more than once

“I consulted Collin over the years and found his insight into potential employers and the interview/presentation process to be very helpful. Moreover, his understanding of the advertising and interactive industry evolution has helped me with my efforts to move my career forward.” March 15, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Matt Binkowski
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2006, and hired Collin more than once

“CHARISMATIC…RESULTS-ORIENTED…WELL CONNECTED…all of these words describe Collin. He is the most resourceful Recruiter you will ever meet who exceeds your expectations and has a way of forging a relationship with you that goes beyond business. His personable approach makes him someone you will feel compelled to work with again and again. He is an A+ player!” March 15, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Dimyka Roberts
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2007, and hired Collin more than once

“He does his homework. He follows through. He gets results. As a head-hunter, Collin is on top of his game.” March 14, 2008

Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative

John Curtis
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2008

“Collin is the master of the the talent world. Tremendously connected with a major big picture consciousness, Collin has an uncanny ability to distill and move through complicated organizational and political environments. A true native guide through the interactive and advertising industries.” March 14, 2008

Kevin Gillespie, VP General Manager, ÷X
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin is a very knowledgeable individual when it comes to the Graphic Arts field. He has an excellent background and continues to stay up to date with all the newest technologies and software. I throughly enjoyed communicating with him and look forward to his future advice and wisdom.” March 14, 2008

Nolan Holsapple, Graphic Designer | Web Designer, Sumo Sweet Creative
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin has an uncanny ability to think outside the box in situations where a conventional solution is simply not effective. I appreciate his willingness to listen carefully, apply what is clearly a wealth of knowledge, and then take a well reasoned, measured approach to solving our recruitment needs but all the issues attendant to that process.” March 14, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Dale Chimenti
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2003, and hired Collin more than once

“Colin is a high energy person. He is easy to work with and talk to. He has good connections. I am glad I know him. He has become a friend to me over the years.” March 14, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

Emily Desmond
hired Collin as a Career Coach in 2001

“Colin dug in and found me an incredible opportunity with the right company! A fantastic recuiter who thinks outside the box and found more than a few great candidates for our company! Thanks!” March 14, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, High Integrity, Creative

Eric Kimminau
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2004

“Collin is an easy to approach and a good listener. He is multitasking, a professional, and always has time for his clients.” March 14, 2008

Mehrdad DOUSTI, Senior Systems Administrator, WG Interactive Inc.
was with another company when working with Collin at Jola Recruitment

“Collin helped me land the job that became the life-changing event in my career. I am eternally in his debt!” March 14, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative

Micki LeCronier
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1998

“Collin’s strongest attribute is his honesty and integrity in all aspects of the recruiting process. He tells it like it is and work tirelessly to make it happen. I enjoyed working with Collin as he made the recruiting process much easier on all parties. No, I am not a relative nor did he pay me to write this!!” March 14, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Jim Savage
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1996, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin is very easy to work with; understanding my company’s needs without a lot of time spent meeting. He provides excellent recruits that fit my needs every time, and is willing to go the extra mile when needed.” March 14, 2008

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Marcy Hayes
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 2004, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin is outstanding in his field. He is very aware and current on what’s going on in the business and is very responsible about following up and making things happen. He is the 2nd generation in his family I’ve worked with and both he and his mother are very nice people who make working together very personable. I give him my highest recommendation.” March 14, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

John Jaeckel
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1999, and hired Collin more than once

“Collin knows the advertising, marketing and digital space very well. He is a wonderful person to work with and provided exceptional service. Collin is well connected, gives great career advice and I would recommend him completely.” March 14, 2008

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Derek Mehraban
hired Collin as a Recruiter in 1996

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