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Minnesota Morning | Arthur Ventures $50M Fund, Titans Of Technology And Tech Cities 2017


Downtown Minneapolis      St Anthony Main, Downtown Minneapolis Lake Minnetonka      Downtown Minneapolis


OK… I know it seems I talk a lot about the weather but when you get a string of 40F - 60F days you want to talk about it. And take photos, walk and daydream. Yes this is coming to an end with a snow storm predicted for later in the week. That’s OK too. we need the snow (water).

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Webinar: Minnesota IT Jobs, Salary and Recruiting Report - Spring 2017


Minnesota Headhunter, Minneosta IT Jobs 


A frequent question I get locally and nationally is “what’s going on in Minnesota?”.

After all the fall and winter events and conferences and leading into spring it’s time for me to give some clarity… I am putting together a summary of all of the info I have gathered over the past months, add in a bunch of reference points from national IT job and salary surveys and do a webinar.

This is my perspective from attending user groups, working with and recruiting for startups and tech companies, conversations with large companies about their recruiting strategies and speaking at local and national conferences.

When:

  • March 1st, 2017
  • 1 pm CT

Cost:

  • Free

To register click:

Topics:

  • Intro
  • What’s going on in MN
  • Recruiters in demand
  • Job and Skills info
  • IT salary info
  • Recruiting trends
  • Conclusion

Who should attend:

  • Corporate Recruiter or HR
  • Hiring Managers
  • Startup CEO
  • IT Manager, Director or CIO
  • IT professionals
  • (Who am I missing?)

Q&A will be part of the webinar. Please interact with me.

If you have any questions ahead of time send me an email paul@mnheadhunter.com


FYI… a few events this spring you may want to attend:

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Recap: MinneDemo 25


MinneDemo, Minnesota Tech Scene, Minnesota IT Jobs

 

Another fun night at MinneDemo (February 16th, 2017)… one part new Minnesota tech, one part Minnesota tech community reunion and one part networking although for me that last one was mostly nonexistent. More on that later.

MinneDemo 25 was held at The Depot and I am guessing 700+ attended. Here is the crowd at 7 pm not including the folks behind the doors in the atrium socializing:


MinneDemo, Minnesota Tech Scene, Minnesota IT Jobs 


minne* board members Jenna Pederson, Adrienne Peirce and Casey Helbling getting us started:


MinneDemo, Minnesota Tech Scene


I really enjoyed the variety of demos and beginning to end one of the best sets we have had:

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Minnesota IT Jobs


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Programming Languages Most Used On Weekends


It’s a winter weekend in Minneapolis so after doing some kid craft things and having some free time I decided to work on a couple of work projects. Not sourcing and recruiting ones but stuff I have been meaning to get to like a new landing page and slide deck.

If it were summer I would be sitting on the deck, dock or in the boat.

That’s the thing about weekends… we get to do the things we want to do.

So when Stack Overflow came out with What Programming Languages Are Used Most on Weekends? I was curious… what are my tech friends learning, experimenting and playing with on the weekend? What are they using on their side projects?

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Minnesota Morning | SWAT Solutions Open House, Twin Cities Startup Week 2017 And 10 Articles To Read


Minneapolis Winter Weather Forecast


Yes… a photo of the extended forecast. If you give me temperatures in mid February that start with a “4” or “5” I am going to celebrate it. Sure we need some snow or rain to get us out of a minor deficit but I’ll take what the next week or two are going to bring.

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Minnesota Morning | Scott Burns, Target Takeoff And Enterprise Rising


Downtown Minneapolis

 

Really sad news this week with the passing of Ray Christensen. Ray was the voice of Gopher football and basketball and his voice is engrained on my brain. I remember jumping into leaf piles with a football listening to games. I was in my cousin’s basement playing floor hockey in 1986 when the Gophers won at Michigan. I had the TV on mute with the radio on when the Gophers upset #1 Penn State.

All of the basketball games... 1,309 of them and 510 football games. I was trying to wrap my brain around how many people over a 50 year career heard this man.

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Conversation With A Ruby Developer… Should I let Search Firms Float My Resume Around?


Minnesota IT Jobs

Yesterday I had a phone call with a Ruby Developer who is currently in Silicon Valley and looking to move to the Midwest. They are highly skilled, easy to work with, highly recommended and from this region. Specifically they are looking for a company in Minneapolis or Chicago.

They asked me a curious question…

Many of the search firm recruiters are asking if they can float my resume around for me. I don’t have a network in those cities so it seems convenient but I think there are negatives to this too. Right?

My reply…

YES!!!

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Minnesota Morning | Clay Collins At Enterprise.MN And Target Kills Goldfish


Lake Minnetonka, #LakeLife


After 13+ years living in the North Loop of Downtown Minneapolis I am trading my #CityLife photos for 2 years to this #LakeLife view of Lake Minnetonka. Now that I have a commute I’ll have to do a much better job of scheduling my work days. Well worth it.


Clay Collins At Enterprise.MN


Enterprise MN, Clay Collins


This months Enterprise.MN was with Clay Collins, CEO and Co Founder of Leadpages. Cole Grolmus always does a great job asking questions of tech leaders in town and getting attendees to ask follow up questions.

If you’re curious about the Leadpages story click the videos below and check out Leadpages Careers… they are hiring.

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Minnesota Morning | Minnesota Engineering Blog, Minnesota Q4 2016 Venture Funding And Snoopy And Charlie Brown For Sale


Mississippi River, Downtown Minneapolis


The photo above was from this past weekend on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge looking east. It was a very calm and quiet evening in Downtown Minneapolis and it was good to take a few minutes and do some “reflecting”.


Minnesota Engineering Blog

I am a big fan of companies that show off their culture be it on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or a company blog. Just as when we recruit we are hoping to find more about candidates… candidates are doing the same with us. They want to check out the CTO’s Tweets, Instagram photos showing events and culture and a blog where one can understand the “voice” of a company.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Minnesota Morning | phData, Sportradar And US IT Employment


Lake Minnetonka, #LakeLife


Yesterday I was in the Lake Minnetonka area, Minneapolis west suburbs, and found myself day dreaming about #LakeLife summer days. I took this photo imagining it to be 80F and in June. Good news… days are noticeably getting longer now and winter is more than half over.


phData

Tech.mn has an article Minnesota’s Big Data Bros Are Crushing It on Brock Noland and Mac Noland (@mcdonaldnoland) co founders (and brothers) of phData. I have seen, but not yet met, them at CoCo.

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STOP… What If LinkedIn Dies?


RIP Linked In


At my MTNRN presentation, click Recap: 2017 Ready, Set, GO!!! Recruiter Checklist, I had this simple slide:
 

What if LinkedIn died


My challenge was… go one day a week without using LinkedIn.

And there were some butts squirming in the chairs. A couple of recruiters said they might not be able to go an hour without using LinkedIn.

That surprised me a bit.

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Minnesota Morning | Amazon Hiring 100,000, Best 50 Jobs In America And Minnesota #4 Best State To Raise A Family


Downtown Minneapolis


No rambling from me today… my mind is running in 6 different directions but while typing I saw this shared on Facebook by 10+ of my friends. Seeing that it is not a political post I clicked on it and glad I did:

 

 

Amazon Hiring 100,000 Workers

A couple of weeks ago Amazon made a big splash with an announcement of hiring 100,000 full time with benefits workers in the next 18 months. It was covered by most media outlets including here in Minneapolis. This comes after many retailers have announced layoffs and store closings.

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Minnesota IT Jobs

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Minnesota Morning: Hack The Gap, Amazon Minneapolis Office And The Iron Yard Demo Day


Downtown Minneapolis

 

Facebook’s “On This Day” shows me that many years this has been a cold week in Minneapolis… looks like I’ve posted a number of thoughts and photos of very cold days. That seems to parallel a local weather report I heard that this is historically the coldest week of the year. NOT this year. While we have been colder than average for much of the past month, we are experiencing a couple of +40F days and the extended forecast is above normal.

Thank you January Thaw…

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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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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