Daily Twitter Updates

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | December 20, 2008 - December 15, 2008 (last one first, links added):

December 20, 2008

December 19, 2008

  • Great conversation RT: @Tavisd Just spent 2 hours on the phone with @MNheadhunter - solving the worlds problems one recruiter at a time
  • CIO.com: The Dangers of Getting Contract IT Work Through Staffing Agencies
  • I am celebrating my 3,000th Tweet by saying: Governor Blagojevich is a tool.
  • Spoke with @NicoleBodem and I think we would both be good philanthropists
  • Illinois Governor Blagojevich will soon give a statement. Will not take questions.
  • Minnesota Senate race: The election that keeps on giving.

December 18, 2008

December 17, 2008

December 16, 2008

  • Chicago Sun Times: Rahm's calls on tape Rahm Emanuel might be on 21 different taped conversations. So far a "rumor"
  • My neighbor is from North Carolina. His first winter, not a big fan. Wally his 7 month old lab LOVES it. Conflict fun to watch
  • GL Hoffman of JobDig is on Twitter @GLHoffman and has a new book out called Dig Your Job
  • Biased referral for my Recruiter/HR friends. In need of marketing/PR related materials? contact @marenhogan A good person doing good stuff
  • Weight loss program, calling it the "DeBettignies Head and Chest Cold" I am down 8.5 lbs in 10 days. Woo Hoo
  • Best Buy buy out a bummer but from what I have seen so far it seems that they are doing a good job with the severance package
  • Seems to me if one wants to portray themself as innocent, hiring a former O.J. or R. Kelly attorney is not the way to go
  • Upgrading myself from crappy to sub human. First time I slept more than 4 hours at one time in a week. My head/chest cold may be breaking
  • If you are seeking a senior .Net consultant in Minneapolis contact @AdamBodem

December 15, 2008

  • Watching as people walk by with their dogs at a much faster pace than usual. -9 air temp and -23 wind chill a motivator
  • Congrats to an old friend @davemn who was one of the ten Minnesota Obama/Biden electors. That must be a cool experience
  • -7 air temperature and -30 wind chill in Minneapolis. Laughing at weather dude talking about Dallas 39 and wind chills. Whatever

Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | December 14, 2008 - December 10, 2008 (last one first, links added):

December 14, 2008

December 13, 2008

  • Best friends these days are lame but helping out: Mucinex D, Tylenol, bed, couch, chair. Upgrading myself from this sucks to mostly crappy
  • Heisman Trophy: Sam Bradford of Oklahoma. I had him #3 but flip a coin between he, Tim Tebow of Florida and Colt McCoy of Texas
  • Called a friend. Her daughter answers and says, "Uncle Paul you sound poopy" yes dear I do and am feeling poopy.

December 12, 2008

  • Mother Nature to Minnesota: "I am giving you 2 days of warm weather. Then a big snow storm and below 0 highs. You chose to live here."
  • RT @glarocque Hiring! CONSULTATIVE SALES Understands Tech, Media, Services & Web 2.0 - Recruiting/Sourcing | Referrals? glarocque@arbita.net
  • The Hiring Site (CareerBuilder): Who Would You Follow?
  • Was hoping for some good late night TV and found Judge Dredd. Sucked then sucks now. The only good part is any part with Diane Lane.

December 11, 2008

December 10, 2008


Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | December 9, 2008 - December 8, 2008 (last one first, links added):

December 9, 2009

  • Things changing too fast for me. Recent additions: Pluto no longer a planet and businesses not allowed to fail. What's next?
  • Congrats @marenhogan for recieving a Key Contributor award today from the SHRM chapter in Omaha for doing their newsletter and collateral
  • RT @ashleymonseth Corporate PR specialist w/ Social Media exp. needed at Hudson. Job Description now online http://bit.ly/13XyO
  • Memo to Illinois Governor: If you are basically selling the Senate seat and you think you might be wiretapped, might just as well use eBay
  • RT @TwisterMc The Big Bang Theory cast is on Twitter!!!

December 8, 2008


Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | December 7, 2008 - December 2, 2008 (last one first, links added):

December 7, 2008

  • Hello Minneapolis. Snow on the ground. Area drivers appear to be learning how to drive on it. Left Kansas CIty 37 degrees. Minneapolis 15
  • A few MN friends called me a whiner for talking about the weather in Kansas City last night. Now I see why. It's f'ing cold here.
  • Now looking up gas prices to maximize our purchasing power. Looks like Owatonna winds with upper $1.50's KC was $1.39. Most of Iowa $1.69
  • Between Mason City and the border. No, knowing we are "almost" to the border does not help.
  • My buddy keeps on showing where we are on his Blackberry and GPS. Is this the digital version of, "Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"
  • Heading back to Minneapolis. Had a good time except of the cold weather last night and not close game between Oklahoma and Missouri

December 5, 2008

  • Hello Kansas City, road construction and rush hour traffic
  • Missouri short on highway funds? I ask because right lane on this part of I 35 has a 3 ft wide repave strip. But not the whole lane.
  • CNBC: Huge Job Losses Could Be Signal That Worst Is Over
  • Minnesota Recruiters supporting Second Harvest Heartland. To learn more and link to donation page go to www.minnesotarecruiters.com
  • Not being over adventerous we chose the modern rest stop.
  • Another Iowa observation. Sign says Rest Area ahead. Another sign says Modern Rest Area 19 more miles. What amenities does this one have?
  • Just passed a sign: Huge Safe Sale. And I am wondering. Are only the big ones on sale or is it a big sale?
  • Hello Des Moines
  • Next to rest stop is a sign that says Prairie Area. WTF, why a designated place for a prairie area? The whole damn state is a prairie area
  • Who in the Twin Ctities wants to be in a good news TV piece about hiring? Are you hiring FT staff? Send an email ASAP paul@mnheadhunter.com
  • On the road to Kansas City for the Big XII Championship game. Just crossed into Iowa feeling a little out of place. Iowa has a funk about it
  • Jobs report: College degree stays at 3.1%
  • Jobs report: Under/unemployed is 12.5% from 11.8%
  • Jobs Report: CRAP -535,000. Unemployment rate at 6.7% October revised from -240,000 to -320,000
  • Jobs report: Seeing estimates between 275K to 350K. Even a couple near 500K

December 4, 2008

December 3, 2008

December 2, 2008


Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | December 1, 2008 - November 22, 2008 (last one first, links added):

December 1, 2008

  • Spent last 4 days isolated from the world (laptop & college football not included) allowed me to rest, think, clear my head. Very energized
  • National Bureau of Economic Research: Recession started in December 2007. Had been 73-months of economic expansion. Previous was 120 months
  • The only good thing about the BCS for college football is the buzz it causes when it continues to fail. U of Texas got screwed.

November 29, 2008

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Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | November 21, 2008 - November 13, 2008 (last one first, links added):

November 21, 2008

  • Owner of the local grocery store sees me, says I look like crap. To get some sleep. I say really I just took a 3 hour nap. He says try again
  • Channel 4 breaks news that Denny Hecker is closing 6 car dealerships impacting 400 jobs tonight
  • News from Minnesota Recruiters event: Lots of email saying best event yet. 349 lbs of goods donated to Second Harvest Heartland. A good day
  • #mnrecruiters @nicolebodem doing a great SEO/SEM presentation. Lots of notes being taken
  • #mnrecruiters Made good on my bet with Lois Flad of the UW Business School. Yes, I am wearing a Badger hat.

  • #mnrecruiters Back from break. Oberon did drawing for $50 Best Buy gift card. Allan Larson speaking on Deep Structure Recruiting

  • #mnrecruiters Video from Second Harvest Heartland has brought tears to many eyes

  • #mnrecruiters Rob Zeaske, Executive Director of Second Harvest Heartland speaking to our group @2harvest Thanks to our group for supporting

  • If you are in MN, stop what you are doing and see this video from @2harvest http://tinyurl.com/66aan4

  • #mnrecruiters asked how much time spend on Social Media. @txaggie94 says "constant partial attention"

  • #mnrecruiters Group responded well. Donated food items that filled 3 large collection boxes plus more on the tables @2harvest we did good

  • #mnrecruiters A full house at Best Buy. 220+ recruiters. Social Media Panel of @jokahn @txaggie94 @tavisd @steffenson Lots of donated food

November 20, 2008

  • #mnrecruiters 8.5 hours until the event. @nicolebodem printing handouts. Big thanks to @marenhogan for the design help

  • Wondering where all the #smbmsp tweets are?

  • Registrations for event are closed. Space for 240. 260 are registered. 68 still want to. 14 cancelled. That's 342 who showed interest. WOW

  • In order to finish work on #mnrecruiters event at Best Buy tomorrow I am missing #smbmsp and @jeffpulver at Best Buy today. Hey friends

November 19, 2008

  • I care so very little about Hollywood stars but I am a big fan of Kristin Chenoweth. Tonight she talks about the "cooter smash"
  • Leno to Maher: Bush is leaving office, we are screwed. The golden age of Clinton and Bush are over.
  • Took a tour at @2harvest and working with @lindsi for our @mnrecruiters event Friday. They are a great organization and easy to work with
  • Thinking about an idea for a mentoring program proposed by Jim D'Amico, Senior Recruitment Manager at Schwan's
  • RT @mnrecruiters Looking forward to announcing discounts for Minnesota Recruiters members with ERE @ere_net
  • Minnesota Recruiters is putting together a food drive with and then fundraiser for Second Harvest Heartland @2harvest
  • Thanks @NicoleBodem and @jokahn for your part in the upcoming event. You never get enough credit but I hope you know how appreciative I am

November 18, 2008

November 17, 2008

  • RT @mnrecruiters Minnesota Recruiters event filled at 240. Added 20 more seats 260. Filled those. Now have 40+ on a waiting list. speechless
  • RT @mnrecruiters: 209/240 seats registered. Trying to expand to 260. Response has been phenomenal. Formal invite to be sent at Noon

November 16, 2008

November 15, 2008

  • I did get to Camp Randall at the end of Q3. Just in time to see the students "Jump Around" and for the Gophers to lose. But a good time
  • Bummer. Much needed decompress weekend in Madison for the Gopher game has me missing it. Best friend with the flu and not leaving him alone
  • Minnesota Recruiters Informal Invite posted at www.minnesotarecruiters.com
  • Good time as sober driver in Madison last night. Lots of Gophers fans out and about. Wind chills in the teens today. Layering has begun
  • RT @mnrecruiters Informal invite sent Fri afternoon for Nov 21st event. 124/250 registered. Fantastic. Formal invite to be sent Mon morning

November 14, 2008

  • Looking forward to meeting @BizWerkerJulia while in Madison. An online recruiter friend I have known for a few months
  • Halfway to Madison. Numerous WI state troopers. Minnesota Recruiters event set and about to send invite. (no I am not driving) Go Gophers
  • On the road to Madison. Working on the Minnesota Recruiters event.

November 13, 2008


Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | November 10, 2008 - November 8, 2008 (last one first, links added):

November 10, 2008

November 9, 2008

November 8, 2008

  • Will be in Madison for the Gopher vs Badger game next weekend from Friday noon to Sunday noon. If in the area or travelling from Mpls DM me.
  • Minnesota loses to Michigan. Not the loss but the way it happened sucked. Could have had more enjoyment sticking my finger in a power socket
  • 2 hours to the Little Brown Jug game between Minnesota and Michigan.


Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | November 7, 2008 - November 4, 2008 (last one first, links added):

November 7, 2008

  • 12 hours to the Little Brown Jug game between Minnesota and Michigan. Go Gophers!!! Oldest travelling trophy in college football
  • Here we go. @quick13 has been getting lots of face time promo'ing this piece
  • For the local employers and recruiters if you are seeking a CRM Admin/Analyst/Manager with SalesForce and Database skills contact @quick13
  • Check me out tonight on Channel 4 during the 5pm news. Turns out the advice I was giving was a question asked by @quick13 Small online world
  • Off to Channel 4 studios (local CBS affiliate) to do the Good Questions segment for tonight. Job Search is the topic.
  • Memo to D's & R's: Quit complaining about 3rd parties taking votes. Instead have a qualified candidate with a positive message
  • Wall Street: GM misses badly. Q2 burned $1B a month. Q3 burned $2.3B a month. At this rate, would not make it to '09
  • For me this McCain staffer off the record smack talk about Palin is making them look bad. If true, why did they pick here? Time to walk away
  • @dbrauer Not being political and not seeking a conspiracy, how come the vote #'s only going in Franken's favor? Specific precincts?
  • Jobs Report: Saying all that, there are sectors increasing jobs. Regions doing well. Parts of the economy doing more business.
  • Jobs Report, Unemployment Rate: College degree 3.1%, Some college or AA 5.2%, High School 6.3%, No High School 10.3%
  • Jobs Report, Unemployment Rate: Women 5.3%, Men 6.3%, White 5.9%, Hispanic 8.8%, Black 11.1%, Teens 20.6%
  • Jobs Report: Unemployment rate 6.5% from 6.1% Highest rate since 1994
  • Jobs Report: Oct -240K, Sept revised to –284K from first reported -159K, -1.2M in ’08
  • By request about to post a bunch of numbers from October unemployment report
  • Light snow in Minneapolis. Looks pretty. Still sucks.

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Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | November 3, 2008 - October 28, 2008 (last one first, links added):

November 3, 2008

  • CNN.com/Technology: #@*!!! Anonymous anger rampant on Internet
  • Say it ain't so... Have an email from a "R" D.C. friend who is trying to figure out who will be in New Hampshire in January. Sick and wrong
  • A great walk. A very tame Doe hanging out on walking path between St. Anthony Main and Stone Arch Bridge. Not phased by people or dogs
  • Off for a walk and clear my brain on a 74 degree day. Have a lot of things to do that I am late on but cannot let this beautiful day pass by
  • MSNBC for the most part focusing Obama's victory and administration. FOX News talking about how McCain can still win a close one.
  • 65 degrees already in Mpls. 74 predicted would tie a record high. Feels really warm. Friday low of 27 and high of 39 will feel brr brr brr
  • MSNBC election fact: First time in 40 years a former Yale student not on the President or VP ballot

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Daily Twitter Notes

Sometimes the day does not allow a blog post let alone write about things on my mind or I hear about like economic, political, local news (sports too).

With Twitter, you at least get some of the flavor, a flash moment during the day, of what I am thinking about. You can follow during the day or see the digest below.

Here are the highlights of my recent Twitter activity. If you want to see the full version click MN Headhunter on Twitter

MN Headhunter on Twitter | October 27, 2008 - October 25, 2008 (last one first, links added):

October 27, 2008

  • Social Media Breakfast Mpls/St Paul this Friday at Deluxe Corp HQ's. More info www.smbmsp.ning.com to register www.smbmsp8.eventbrite.com
  • New home sales: +2.7% in Sept. Median price $218K down 9% from '07. Inventory 10.4 months in Sept from 11.4 in Aug.
  • University of Minnesota Homecoming 2008 info: http://www.homecoming.umn.edu/?id=6247
  • BCS Poll has Minnesota Golden Gophers up to #17. (not sure how I forgot to mention this last night)

October 26, 2008

  • Humor needed? Check out @PowerBaby mmm...spaghetti... http://tinyurl.com/5tgo3w
  • ReTweet @Gophers: Minnesota Golden Gophers #20 in all polls (starting to sing The Rouser now)
  • Watching McCain on Meet The Press. Must be difficult a week or so away from election day and seeing a defeat on the horizon.
  • Uh Oh part 2. Ground now covered with snow. Weather forecast was WRONG and I was a fool to believe
  • Uh Oh. Snow coming down faster. Visibility down to .5 mile. Better pack and go quickly
  • Snow flurries in west central Minnesota this morning. Wind are 20-40 MPH. Thankfully will be a tailwind on the drive to MPLS

October 25, 2008

  • @dbrauer Gophers strength of schedule is #50 in the country, #18 of top 40 ranked teams, and better than 11 of the top 25
  • @dbrauer Missed your Tweet from 3 hours ago on Gophers. The O lIne is young, inexperienced, hurt. If they progress enough the O will be OK
  • M-I-N-N-E-S-O-T-A ..Minnesota...Minnesota...yyyeeAAHHHHHHHH...GOPHERS!!! (was visiting with my Dad and away from the laptop) 7-1 YEAH BABY!!
  • @GraemeThickins I am in the comfort of my Mom's living room in West Central MN. Travelling to Madison and Big XII Championship
  • Let's Go Gophers. Moving on over to @gophers for the game