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Finding Hidden Jobs at Venture Capital-Backed Companies

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Lorraine Russo

StartUpHire is the "job site dedicated to recruiting exceptional talent to venture capital backed companies. These are some of the most rewarding careers on the planet, but they historically have been difficult to identify."

Here's what so cool about this site:

No resumes are collected at the site, and all correspondence takes place solely between the individual and the hiring company.

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Paul DeBettignies, Minnesota Headhunter And Be Your Own Headhunter Presentations

I am only going back 9 years for the list below as most of the job search, networking and LinkedIn related presentations going back 13 years were based on “I Have A Killer Resume Now What? Tips On Being Your Own Headhunter”

The list below are all sessions that were delivered in person or as a webinar to national and local groups ranging from 10 - 300 attendees.

Not included in the list are sessions now being done online through Be Your Own Headhunter.

Attendees of the sessions below include a wide range of people including recruiters, HR, CEO’s, college students, job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, librarians, senior executives, social media, public relations, marketing and IT professionals:

2015

  • Proactively Managing Your Career - MinneWebCon 4/15
  • Managing Your IT Career v7 - MinneBar 4/15
  • Recruit Like A Startup - Minnesota HR Tech Expo 4/15
  • Recruit Like A Startup - Michigan Recruiters Conference 3/15
  • Social Media Recruiting - Carlson School of Management University of Minnesota 2/15

2014

  • Using Social Media Without Being A Fool - Firefighters 11/14

  • Social Media Recruiting - Carlson School of Management University of Minnesota 9/14

  • Recruiting for Minnesota Startups - Minnesota Startup Week 9/14

  • Topic Emerging Web and Social Media Trends - CHS Critical Solutions Conference 8/14

  • Closing the Deal - HR Connection 7/14

  • Personal Branding Balancing Act: A Look Behind The Curtain - Social Media Breakfast MSP 6/14

  • Is Your Recruiter Brand Built for Longevity? - ERE 6/14

  • Recruiting for Minnesota Startups - Google for Entrepreneurs 6/14

  • Minnesota IT Job Scene - MN PHP User Group 6/14

  • Be Your Own Headhunter - MIX Career Skills Conference 6/14

  • Pack Your Own Chute - The Personal Decision to Join a Startup - MinneBar 9 4/14

  • Managing Your IT Career v6 - (Why do recruiters suck so bad?) - MinneBar 9 4/14

  • Is Your Job Ad Telling the Right Story? - ERE Webinar 4/14

  • Building An Effective Recruiting Strategy - Capella Education Company 4/14

  • Social Media: Best Practices for Maintaining an Optimal Online Presence - University of St Thomas Alumni Association 3/14

  • Social Media: Best Practices for Maintaining an Optimal Online Presence - University of St Thomas Alumni Association 2/14

2013

  • A New Look At Recruiting - HomeServices of America 9/13

  • How I Got Started Blogging: Moderator - Minnesota Blogger Conference 9/13

  • LinkedIn With Paul DeBettignies - Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St Paul 5/13

  • Leveraging Social Media to Build a Bigger You - Bloomington Chamber of Commerce 4/13

  • Recruiting For Minnesota Tech Companies & Startups-Checklist v3 - MinneBar 4/13

  • Managing Your IT Career v5 - MinneBar 4/13

  • How To Be Your Own Headhunter - Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association 4/13

  • Recruiting and Social Media - Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development 3/13

  • Job Search 301 - Nerdery Alumni Network 2/13

  • Maintaining Your Data Science Career - Big Data Minnesota 1/13

2012

  • 2012 Reflections and 2013 Predictions: Panel  - Twin Cities Human Resources Association 12/12

  • Game On!  Recruiting Minnesota's IT Pros - Southern Minnesota Area Human Resources Association 10/12

  • Social Media For The HR Professional - Minnesota SHRM 10/12

  • Mastering LinkedIn - Minnesota SHRM 10/12

  • LinkedIn Training for HR and Recruiters - Talent HQ 10/12

  • Career Planning - Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St Paul 6/12

  • Social Media Training - Anoka County Job Training Center 5/12

  • Using Social Media to Your Advantage in Your Job Search - Face2Face 4/12

  • Recruiting For Startups v2 - MinneBar 4/11

  • Managing Your IT Career v4 - MinneBar 4/11

  • LinkedIn from A - Z: Using LinkedIn as a Job Search Tool – Minnesota Recruiting and Staffing Association 3/12

  • Job Search: The Truth - McNally Smith College of Music 3/12

  • Social Media: The Basics – Winona Area SHRM 3/12

2011

  • Social Media For The HR professional - Twin Cities Human Resources Association 11/11

  • Technology, You, and a Networked World Panel - SHiFT 11/11
  • Social Media For Recruiting: Let’s Get Doing - Minnesota SHRM Conference 10/11

  • Rocking Linkedin: Profiles, Connections, Sourcing & Recruiting - Minnesota SHRM Conference 10/11

  • Job Search: A Conversation For Grad Students - Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota 10/11

  • Power Networking - Minnesota Bloggers Conference 9/11

  • Cenex Harvest States - Social Media Recruiting and Best Practices 9/11

  • Social Networking for Recruiters - Minnesota Recruiting & Staffing Association Annual Symposium 9/11

  • Career Maintenance - Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis/St Paul 6/11

  • Hiring: Post and Pray or Integrated Process for Success Panel - Human Resource Professionals Minnesota 6/11

  • Recruiting For Startups - MinneBar 5/11

  • Managing Your IT Career Part III - MinneBar 5/11

  • Social Media Friend Or Foe For Recruiters - Minnesota Recruiting & Staffing Association 4/11

  • Recruiter Panel at Face2Face - 4/11

2010

  • ABC’s Of Closing Candidates - Minnesota Recruiters 12/10

  • Social Media And Job Search - Face2Face 11/10

  • ABC’s Of Closing Candidates - Minnesota Association of Healthcare Recruiters 11/10

  • Closing Candidates: The Last Ten Yards Are The Hardest - Minnesota Recruiters 7/10

  • 11 Tools Every Search Firm Recruiter Should Use Along With Their Phone - Fordyce Forum 6/10

  • How to Fireproof Your Career and Chortle at Recession Worries - MinneBar 5/10

  • Case Study: Building Community As A Solo Act - Social Recruiting Summit 5/10

  • Panelist - Human Resources Executive Council 4/09

  • LinkedIn From A To Z - Minnesota Recruiter and Staffing Association 3/10

  • Recruiting and Workforce Retention: New tools for the looming "War for Talent" - Employers Association Social Media Conference 3/10

  • Dating and the Job Search – They Both Suck - Ignite Minneapolis 2/10

  • Minnesota Jobs Summit (Panelist) - Minnesota Workforce Center 1/10

2009

  • Job Search = SUCKS: 12 Tips To Make The Process Less Painful - MinneBar 11/09

  • Networking Online - MinneBar 11/09

  • Social Networking Overview and the Affects on HR - Human Resource Professionals 10/09

  • Using Social Media For Networking, Lead Generation And Recruiting - Human Resource Professionals 10/09

  • Social Networking in Business How to Navigate the Playing Field without Fumbling the Ball (Panelist) - Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota 10/09

  • Working the Web for your Career: Young Nonprofit Professionals Network – Twin Cities 9/09

  • Job Search Toolkit: Be Your Own Headhunter - Cima Labs 6/09

  • Using Social Media For Networking And Job Searching - Hennepin County Library Staff Training 6/09

  • Using Social Media In Your Job Search - Social Media Camp 6/09

  • Developing Your Professional Network (Co Presenter) - Ecolab 5/09

  • Thriving Through Job Transitions - University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Business Alumni Event 5/09

  • Using Social Media For Networking, Lead Generation And Recruiting - Oberon, LLC 5/09

  • 21st Century Job Search Requires New Tools And Techniques - Project Management Institute Minnesota 4/09

  • Career and Building a Personal Brand (Panelist) - Public Relations Society of America – MN (MNPRSA) 4/09

  • I Have A Killer Resume Now What? Tips On Being Your Own Headhunter - Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Job Club 4/09

  • Using LinkedIn & Social Media In Your Job Search - Best Buy 2/09, 3/09

  • LinkedIn To A New Year - Savage Chamber of Commerce 1/09

  • Using Social Media In Your Job Search - Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis/ St Paul 1/09

  • I Have A Killer Resume Now What? Tips On Being Your Own Headhunter - StarTribune Career Expo 1/09

2008

  • Build Your Networking Life Raft Before You Need It - MN Chapter International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) 10/08

  • I Have A Killer Resume Now What? Tips On Being Your Own Headhunter - StarTribune Career Expo 9/08

  • Online Safety or Why You Should Not Post Tailgate Pictures - University of Minnesota Welcome Week 8/08

  • Various presentations including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Job Ad SEO - J. Perzel & Associates 6-7/08

  • I Have A Killer Resume Now What? Tips On Being Your Own Headhunter - StarTribune Career Expo 5/08

  • Creating and Building Passive Candidate and Talent Pools 101 - Minnesota Recruiters 5/08

  • I Have A Killer Resume Now What? Tips On Being Your Own Headhunter - StarTribune Career Expo 1/08

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3 FREE Online Seminars: Job Search Tool Kit August 4th | LinkedIn A-Z August 5th | Social Media August 6th

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While Be Your Own Headhunter is under going a facelift this is how to stay in touch with upcoming seminars:

All presentations are 60-90 minutes with a Q&A that follows.

If you are a Twitter user and would like to provide immediate feedback during a presentation add #BYOH to your comments and suggestions. I will follow up with you on Twitter after the presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the sessions during these times (or are seeing this post after sessions have been held) either click MN Headhunter Blog or Be Your Own Headhunter where you will find a calendar of upcoming events or register anyway so you can get the slides via email.

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3 FREE Online Seminars: Job Search Tool Kit July 28th | LinkedIn A-Z July 29th | Social Media July 30th

Be Your Own Headhunter logo small

While Be Your Own Headhunter is under going a facelift this is how to stay in touch with upcoming seminars:

All presentations are 60-90 minutes with a Q&A that follows.

If you are a Twitter user and would like to provide immediate feedback during a presentation add #BYOH to your comments and suggestions. I will follow up with you on Twitter after the presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the sessions during these times (or are seeing this post after sessions have been held) either click MN Headhunter Blog or Be Your Own Headhunter where you will find a calendar of upcoming events or register anyway so you can get the slides via email.

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Job Search Materials - Are Yours Up To Date?

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: CareerAlley

When was the last time you checked and updated your job search materials (resume, cover letters, references, thank you letters, network contact list, etc.)? Resumes are always a work in progress and should be reviewed and updated on a regular basis. First, you may have versions of your resume depending on the type of job opportunities and second, you need to post fresh resumes (even if only one word has changed). Today's post will focus on job search materials resources.

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Google Analytics: The Basics

I am helping a couple of recruiter friends optimize their blog. That sounds cooler than it is. Heard of the “blind leading the blind”? Me helping another recruiter to help optimize their blog is like “20/40 leading the blind”.

I learned a lot over the years of trial and error, lots of reading and asking a lot of questions.

Rather than explain how to use Google Analytics I found this video and thought others may find it useful “Beginning Analytics: Interpreting and Acting on Your Data”:


FREE Online Job Search Seminar July 14th

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PLEASE NOTE: Inserting a message in here before getting into the standard post below. Because of two major recruiter industry events I am planning/co-hosting on July 16th and 17th, Future of Talent and Minnesota Recruiters, I will not be able to do my usual 3 presentations in 3 days. This week I will only be doing the Job Search presentation.

I will resume normal scheduling for the week of July 20th.

Back to normal posting…

 

While Be Your Own Headhunter is under going a facelift this is how to stay in touch with upcoming seminars:

All presentations are 60-90 minutes with a Q&A that follows.

If you are a Twitter user and would like to provide immediate feedback during a presentation add #BYOH to your comments and suggestions. I will follow up with you on Twitter after the presentation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the sessions during these times (or are seeing this post after sessions have been held) either click MN Headhunter Blog or Be Your Own Headhunter where you will find a calendar of upcoming events or register anyway so you can get the slides via email.

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How To Decipher The Meaning Of Interview Questions

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Lorraine Russo

Interviewers ask certain questions for a reason. Some good...and some not so good. Like it or not, the same questions are asked just about every day during each and every interview in every company around the country. So if you understand the information an interviewer is trying to obtain from you, answering them will be all the easier.

Many, but not all, human resources personnel and hiring managers are experienced interviewers, so they typically know the “right” and “wrong” answers to questions. They also know what your answers say about YOU, both personally and professionally.

For example, if an interviewer asks you to discuss your strengths and weaknesses, do you know what he or she is looking for in your answer?

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2009 Minnesota 4th Of July Fireworks Shows

***UPDATED WITH 2014 INFORMATION***

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What follows is the best list I can come up with for 4th of July fireworks shows in Minnesota.

Please confirm date, time and location.

If I am missing any please leave a comment below.

July 1st

Plymouth

July 3rd

Anoka

Bloomington

New Prague

St Joseph

July 4th - Metro Area

Minneapolis - Downtown along the Mississippi River

St. Paul - Taste of Minnesota has been moved to Waconia

 

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