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Minnesota Morning | The Iron Yard, MyAlerts Funding And MN Tech Podcast


Paul DeBettignies, Minnesota Recruiter, Minnesota Headhunter

“The not so glamorous side of #recruiterlife: 12 hour day, caffeine, sandwich in the skyway, Spotify, 21 tabs and a bunch of Chrome extensions. Looking for iOS Dev's #MNtech

I posted that photo yesterday after having a conversation with a HR friend who asked if my day was always full of meetings and events. I said no, there are a lot of phone calls, sourcing and writing too. They said an occasional photo of a normal work day would be interesting. That’s fair… I think a view into what a full work day is like might be interesting including the “boring” stuff and 11 pm sourcing sessions.

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Minnesota Morning | Do It Now, Minnesota Recruiter Jobs And Minnesota Jobs Scene


It’s 2017… it feels good to say that.

Not because 2016 sucked or was an awful year. 2016 was a year of business and personal confirmation. I don’t know that I learned a lot of new things… but I validated/affirmed what I thought was true. What I thought I was good at I am freaking good at it. What I thought I suck at I really suck at. And the people I have around me, are the best. I’m a lucky guy.

Knowing all that, for me, is HUGE.

I have been looking forward to 2017 and taking a number of big steps this year. That includes the next item…


New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t do them. I never have. Nothing wrong with them but I think any day you wake up you can make a change. So why wait 365 days to do them.

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Tips For Doing A Job Search In The New Year


Paul DeBettignies Interview At WCCO TV

Yesterday I had an interview at WCCO TV (CBS) with Kylie Bearse and Kim Johnson to give some tips  on finding a job in the New Year.

They start the segment with this CareerBuilder survey Workers Reveal Plans to Land New Jobs in 2017 and the headline that 22% are planning to change jobs in 2017.

I say during our chat that I would have expected the number to be a bit higher. Saying that… no way that high of a percent will change jobs in 2017. It’s easy to say one is looking for a job but a whole other thing to do it.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

To make it easier to find Minnesota Recruiter Jobs I have added this post to stay at the top of this page to create short cuts to jobs posted below. (No need to scroll through filled positions)

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Event: 2017 Ready, Set, GO!!! - Jump start 2017 With This Recruiter Checklist


MNTRN, Minnesota Technical Recruiters Network

If you are a Recruiter or HR professional in the Minneapolis and St Paul area take note of this upcoming event I am speaking at January 11, 2017:

What:

MNTRN Lunch ‘n Learn

Location:

MRA
9805 45th Ave N
Plymouth, MN 55442

Time:

11:00-11:30 AM - Networking 
11:30-12:40 AM - Speaker 
12:40-1:00 PM - Networking

Lunch:

Compliments of MNTRN

Cost:

Members - Free
Non Members - $25

Learn:

2017 Ready, Set, GO!!! - Jump start 2017 with this Recruiter Checklist

The New Year has started, are you recruiting the same way you did in 2016? - Are you looking for a few ideas to try out? - Are you doing the same old things in the New Year? - Get a jump start on 2017 with these “to do’s”.

During this Lunch & Learn, Paul is going to walk through current local, regional and national recruiting industry trends and give us an actionable checklist that we can bring back to our desk and get started on right away. Topics will include creating candidate persona’s, job descriptions, recruiter and employer branding, working with hiring managers and marketing/promoting the Minneapolis and St Paul region

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Amazon Hiring Again In Minneapolis Adding 1,000 Full Time Workers

 


Amazon Hiring In Minneapolis

I’ve had a number of conversations with a Minneapolis business reporter over the past 18+ months about what the potential impact would be with Amazon coming to town.

My curiosity started long before that… back when Amazon tech recruiters were recruiting hard here to get tech pros to move to Seattle. Then they had a job fair or two in town and somewhere along the line a recruiting event to hire recruiters.

I said to the reporter, they should just come here. It would be good for Amazon, the local tech scene and the business community. And yes they would disrupt things but I said that was a good thing.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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General Mills 2016 Layoffs


General Mills 2016 Layoffs

News today that Minneapolis based General Mils is laying off 400-600 employees and it appears that a number of them are coming at the headquarters.

AdAge has this article General Mills CMO Simonds Out Amid Overhaul and Job Cuts that starts with this and gets in depth on the changes in leadership:

“General Mills is laying out a new global structure including a new global chief marketing officer, and said CMO Ann Simonds would leave at the end of the year.

Along with the CMO shakeup, the company said the overhaul of its global structure includes four group presidents and plans to eliminate hundreds of positions.”

 

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Minnesota Morning | Atique, Hack The Gap And 10 Hard To Find Tech Skills


Earlier this week I took a drive to St Paul to check out the Christmas lights at Rice Park. A few days prior we had snow on the ground but after some rain it was all gone. I’ll make another trip over there when it snows again. A couple of photos:


 Rice Park, St Paul, Christmas lights Rice Park, St Paul, Christmas lights


Atique

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Minnesota Morning | Countdown To 2017 And F*** Yes Or No

After spending 1/3 of the 2016 summer in the Alexandria, MN area until the holiday weekend I had not been up there in 2 months. Obviously gone are the warm summer days and the fall colors but the area lakes are still ice free. So first thing I did before seeing family was find a lake and sit on some rocks:

Lake L'Homme Dieu, #LakeLife 


The next day before Thanksgiving dinner I took a country road drive and while doing some thinking pulled over a few times to take a couple of photos:


Garfield Minnesota Oscar Lake, #LakeLife


Like most people 2017 was (is) on my mind and I have been thinking the past couple of weeks about what to add to my personal and professional life and what to take out. Things like volunteering, clients and types of work, friendships, writing, speaking and new projects (should I do them or not).

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Minnesota Tech Podcast v7

 

Tech MN, Minnesota Tech 
  
This past summer Jeff Pesek from Tech.MN invited me to join in on a 2X a month podcast about the Minneapolis and St Paul tech scene with:

Last week we had our 7th podcast where we talk about the headlines Tech.MN has covered, what is going in the Minnesota tech scene and usually some tangents and rants mixed in.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Minnesota Morning | Thomson Reuters Layoffs, UnitedHealth Group Hiring And CoCo Expands

 

It’s been a week since Election Day… leading up to it I was ready for it to be over and on to whatever was going to be next. I’ve been having a “be careful watch you wish for” moment. I was guessing it would be a new version of what we have endured the past months and years. So far that seems to be the case.

On Facebook I noticed I had posted this 4 years ago in the early hours after the 2012 election:
 

Election Day 2012


While completely jaded about our entire political system and hoping someone steps up in the next weeks and months that can be a more centrist politician and start uniting the country, or at least represent the middle 40% of us, I am still grateful that we can have “peaceful” elections no matter how messy they are on TV and online.

On my way to the voting booth I took this photo:


God Bless America, Election Day 2016


I’ve been finding myself “looking up” a lot the past week.

 

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