MSP On Deck Podcast Is Live And Focusing On The Minnesota Tech And Startup Scene

 

MSP On Deck, Minnesota Tech Podcast, Minnesota Startup Podcast

I’ve been waiting for this day all summer.

While not quite Santa Claus arriving, a 7 lb walleye off the dock or the Gophers beating the Badgers for Paul Bunyan’s Axe… it might be next on the list.

The MSP On Deck podcast is live!!!

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Minnesota Headhunter Newsletter #3

 

Minnesota Headhunter, Minnesota IT Jobs

 

2 newsletters in 1 month… I’m on a roll.

This one was sent out last Friday, July 14th.

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Minnesota Headhunter Newsletter v3

Friends and Colleagues,

Good Morning and let's start with the obvious... no, I didn't create a new newsletter format and yes, I am still using this MVP (Minimum Viable Product). Good news is most of you seem to be OK with my "minimalist" approach for now.

In this issue I will be talking about:

- Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp

- MinneDemo

- Tech hiring in Minneapolis/St Paul and the Midwest

- Online Chat: Managing your tech and startup career

- Job search webinar

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Online Chat: Managing Your Tech And Startup Career


Minnesota Headhunter. Minnesota IT Jobs

Every year at MinneBar I do a presentation called, “Managing Your IT Career - (Why do recruiters suck so bad?). This past spring, 8th year doing this, I had an end of the day speaking time and still had a full room with people sitting on the floor and along the wall. I do wonder how many more people would attend a morning session… part of my group:

Minnesota IT Career Advice 

The past weeks I have been getting a higher than usual number of inquiries from tech, data and product professionals, along with those interested in the Minnesota and Midwest startup scene, asking questions about salaries, Minneapolis and Midwest tech jobs, what code schools to choose, etc.

So I am going to do an online chat… a webinar to answer the current most asked questions and ask attendees to send theirs.

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Minnesota Headhunter Newsletter #2

 

Minnesota Headhunter, Minnesota Recruiter, Minnesota IT Jobs

Why is it so hard to hit “send”?

I sent an email newsletter out this morning and felt a knot in my stomach as I did it. It’s been a long time since I sent one… 3 years. And back then I only sent one. Yeah, my email newsletter game has sucked.

But I am on it now.

Good news is the open rate and click through’s are high. Labeled as Spam is 0. Unsubscribes are higher than average but given the length of time since some would have signed up… I’m OK enough with it.

You can view it by clicking Minnesota Headhunter Newsletter #2 or below in a simple text format. Want to sign up for it? Of course you do… at the bottom of this post is a sign up box.

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Do We Have Too Many Recruiter And HR Events In Minneapolis And St Paul


Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp, Recruiter Conference

Since announcing the Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp (July 31 and August 1, 2017) online last night and through an email newsletter this morning I have received a large number of supportive messages from friends and colleagues. Those messages are similar with conversations I have had with recruiters, HR leaders, executives and civic leaders in Minneapolis/St Paul and the Midwest over the past months about the need to “amp up” the regions recruiting game.

There’s no doubt there is a need, and demand, for an event like this.

So let’s get to it…

Are there too many Recruiter and HR events in Minneapolis and St Paul?

Hell no.

Let me be more clear… HELL NO.

At a time when surveys say we are near an all time high point that workers are looking for a new job yet most employers are having a hard time hiring…

When a statistic says Minneapolis/St Paul may be 100,000 workers short by 2020 and other cities in the Midwest are struggling to get people to move in the area…

When there is a growing shift of people away from the West Coast…

Our region needs to a better job recruiting and that starts with doing a better job teaching Recruiters, HR pros, Hiring Managers how to source, recruit, market, hire, on board and retain workers.

So do I think adding a new event or group to the mix detracts from the others… hell no.

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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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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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Debate Night, Be Careful What You Post

We live in politically charged times and I like discourse and I love a debate. I like to say what is on my mind and while I know I am always right… I am smart enough to know that is not the case.

Tonight is the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Tonight these candidates are likely going to “go at it” and it is going to make for great drama. There will be Tweets and Facebook posts and post debate spin for hours and days. Opinions are going to fly in every direction. Truths will be lies and lies will be truths.

Tonight someone, or many someone’s, is going to lose their job, client(s) and/or friendships.

Let me be clear… yes you have the right to freedom of speech.

And everyone else is free to react the way they do.

So before saying #(Candidate)Sucks or #(Candidate)Lies or worse something extremely inflammatory that is fueled by one too many bourbons, beers or glasses of wine… ask yourself if that thought is so damn important, it is so crucial to mankind that you are willing to lose something over it.

My over/under on how many hours until a viral news story breaks about how someone was fired because of what was said is 72 hours.

I hope I am wrong.

 
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93 Minnesota Companies Make the 2016 Inc. 5000 List


2016 Inc. 5000


The 2016 Inc. 5000 list was released this week and 93 Minnesota companies are on it. I did a quick count for 2015 and there were 101 companies and 2014 had 96.

Fun with numbers:

  • Minnesota ranks #19 for companies on the list
  • Minneapolis ranks #16 for companies on the list
  • Prime Therapeutics ranks #1 for revenue

Click the link above to see the whole list and to break it down by location, revenue, industry, etc.

Below is the Minnesota list by: Rank | Name | 3 yr Growth | Revenue

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30 Most Attractive Jobs On Tinder

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Here’s a type of survey I never thought I would link to but I should be getting used to the social media apps having this data… this one from Tinder, Tinder’s Most Right-Swiped Jobs.

Job and education details were added to the app in November 2015 and have they been compiling some data.

Most right-swiped jobs for men:

1. Pilot

2. Founder/Entrepreneur

3. Firefighter

4. Doctor

5. TV/Radio Personality

6. Teacher

7. Engineer

8. Model

9. Paramedic

10. College Student

11. Lawyer

12. Personal Trainer

13. Financial Advisor

14. Police Officer

15. Military

Most right-swiped jobs for women:

1. Physical Therapist

2. Interior Designer

3. Founder/Entrepreneur

4. PR/Communications

5. Teacher

6. College Student

7. Speech Language Pathologist

8. Pharmacist

9. Social Media Manager

10. Model

11. Dental Hygienist

12. Nurse

13. Flight Attendant

14. Personal Trainer

15. Real Estate Agent

I can hear the fellas tapping their screens changing their title to entrepreneur.

Here are some friends talking about this on WCCO TV Mid Morning:

 

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