Minnesota Tech Podcast v7

 

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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 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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Conversation With A Java Developer… My Recruiter Contacted Me On Match, What Do I Do

 
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Last week I posted on Facebook and LinkedIn the following beginning of a conversation and received many funny comments:

Awkward...

  • Developer: So last week I submitted my resume to XYZ, Inc
  • Me: Uh huh
  • Dev: I have an interview next week
  • Me: Cool
  • Dev: Last night I get a message on Match, it's the Recruiter.
  • Me: Oh shit

(Recruiter has no idea this is the same guy)

Just when I think I have seen and heard it all in recruiting… at least this is a fun story.

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Minnesota Morning | MN IT Layoffs And Top 10 LinkedIn Skills

 
We’ve had an amazing fall in Minneapolis (some photos below from this weekend) and the forecast for this week is in the 60’s. Why I am talking about the weather to start this… anyone who was in Minneapolis 25 years ago today will remember the Halloween Blizzard of 1991. An epic storm that dropped 28.4 inches of snow over three days.

I was in college then and my fraternity had a Halloween party that I was not able to get to… I was not living near campus and by the time I started to make the drive it was too late. Roads were not drivable. I missed a 3 day party #BLEEP


MN IT Layoffs

There have been a number of IT layoffs in Minneapolis in 2016. While sensitive to those impacted, in a macro view I would call most of them “normal”. Most people found jobs within weeks and life continued on.

In the next days there is going to be a BIG announcement from a company that will impact 100’s of local tech pros. Most will be OK either landing in the new structure, applying for jobs already posted at the company or finding a new job at other companies. But this is going to get some headlines.

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Conversation With An Android Developer… Let Your Recruiter Friends Know You Are Looking

I was at a Minneapolis tech user group a couple of weeks ago and was talking to a couple of developers about a particularly cool set of roles that were going to be opening up at a local tech company. A 3rd developer, someone I have had a couple of conversations with at tech events this year, was listening in and asking some questions about these and other jobs.

I asked them if they were looking. They said and this:
 

Why did it take so long for you to recruit me?

 
And I kind of froze.

I am not nearly as aggressive as most of my tech recruiter colleagues who assume that everyone is looking for a new job and everyone should be recruited. I rely on my reputation of being open, approachable and not the “annoying, creepy recruiter”. when they are curious and want to talk I am ready for them.

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