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How Do You “Interview”: Recruiting, Job Search And Dating



How To Interview

Question: when you are interviewing a candidate for a job, when you are interviewing for a job, when you are (were) on a date… do you find reasons to include or exclude them from the process?

NOTE: I am thinking out loud through a keyboard to get this idea out of my head… not a well thought out blog post so hang with me on this.

Try this another way… in any part of your life, when you are meeting someone new do you look for reasons to continue to speak with them and want to meet again or are you finding all the reasons not to?

Ponder that…

For me, I am always trying to find shared interests, commonalities and reasons to like someone.

That is my default.

I want to grow with people, share new ideas, be challenged. I want to be around people not like those who already are.

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Job Search Advice Webinar: Be Your Own Headhunter




The upcoming calendar for my live sessions (and yes, there’s always an on demand session available):


What is Be Your Own Headhunter?

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Recruiting In A Pandemic: Wake Up Your Company And Leadership Social Media Accounts



Recruiting In A Pandemic, Employer Branding

Take a moment and look at the social media accounts for your company, senior leadership team, hiring managers and… your own.

What story are you telling?

If When that candidate you have been recruiting does research on you all… what will they learn from the past months? Will they see Zoom photos of the team during a call? Will they see an image celebrating recent news? Will they see that you are hiring and have hired?

If the highly sought after person who you don’t know (don’t know is looking) is researching companies to pursue before the end of the year will they see content that appeals to them, gets them excited about you?

Or will they see… nothing?

I appreciate that a screen full of Zoom screen shots is not the most appealing… but you’re still telling your story. You’re showing people what it is like to work there now. You’re showing people what you are working on. You’re active and engaged. You’re showing pride in the team.

Or… you can continue to be silent.

And what message is that sending?

Click => to hear the webinar I recorded that talks about this, , and other topics.

And… chat with me.

If you have a recruiting question, idea to run by someone or like me just want to nerd out about recruiting, schedule a 30 minute call with me. I want to have more conversations.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs



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The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers.

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How to post a job (it’s free)?

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Episode 1: What You Should Know with Paul DeBettignies aka Minnesota Headhunter



Here it is… my first episode of What You Should Know.

First some background…

I have long missed my conversations before, during and after with Casey Allen and Kathy Grayson when we did the MSP On Deck Podcast.

Like when I started this blog in 2005, I have things to get out of my brain.

With the “shutdown” one of the most frequently asked questions of me is, what’s going on in/with (fill in the blank).

This July 7th text from Kurt Schmidt (@krts), President of Foundry and Creator of The Schmidt List:

Idea: “This week in TC Tech Hiring” a weekly show where you give the low down on who’s hiring and laying people off. I’d listen to it.

And then a marathon of a catch up all with Kurt last week that included a commitment by me to do something like this and a promise from Kurt that if I didn’t there might be bodily harm done to me.

Look at me… did it in less than five days.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs



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The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers.

Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Fall 2020 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring.

Check out our regions new talent group => Minnesota Talent Leaders and sign up to receive events, news and community updates.

Here are the new Minnesota Recruiter Jobs:


How to post a job (it’s free)?

Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com

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Recruiting In A Pandemic: Check Your Career Page Analytics


Minnesota Headhunter, Recruiter Jobs, Google Analytics

With the recession, pandemic, partial shutdown… whatever you want to call this, are you seeing the number of unique visitors and pageviews on your career page go up, down or do you know?

And how about the ratio of those numbers to applicants, resumes received and inquiries about your jobs?

Qualified applicants increasing or decreasing?

Are the sources of your traffic the same?

If your company is like most, these numbers, ratios and sources have changed a bit.

Some are seeing an increase in total and a reduction in qualified applicants. That makes sense.

A surprisingly higher number though are seeing a reduction in everything. That’s curious and needs to be looked at further.

Some are seeing their traffic from Indeed, LinkedIn, Social Media and Google change.

How about the specific jobs… changes there?

Continue reading "Recruiting In A Pandemic: Check Your Career Page Analytics" »


Recruiting In A Pandemic: Add COVID-19 Content To Your Career Page And Job Descriptions


Recruiting in a pandemic

Question… these past weeks and months (and next weeks and months) what is the one thing that is on most everyone’s mind every day in some way?

Something related to COVID-19.

What is the one thing missing from 90%+ of all career pages and job descriptions that most people are thinking about besides salary?

COVID-19 content.

Another question…

If you were going to do a job search (voluntary or involuntary) wouldn’t you want to know what a potential employers current working situation is?

Likely.

So… why is it missing from your career page and job descriptions???

You should have to be addressing this when you're recruiting.

This is one of the many topics I covered in my mid-August webinar, Pandemic Recruiting: What You and Your Team Should be Doing Right Now

Here is what I would be doing if I were you…

Continue reading "Recruiting In A Pandemic: Add COVID-19 Content To Your Career Page And Job Descriptions" »


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The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers.

Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Fall 2020 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring.

Check out our regions new talent group => Minnesota Talent Leaders and sign up to receive events, news and community updates.

Here are the new Minnesota Recruiter Jobs:


How to post a job (it’s free)?

Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com

And check out Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp for recruiting and hiring manager conferences and conversations about recruiting in and to Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota and the Midwest:

Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp


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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs



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The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers.

Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Fall 2020 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring.

Check out our regions new talent group => Minnesota Talent Leaders and sign up to receive events, news and community updates.

Here are the new Minnesota Recruiter Jobs:


How to post a job (it’s free)?

Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com

And check out Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp for recruiting and hiring manager conferences and conversations about recruiting in and to Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota and the Midwest:

Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp


If you are using a RSS Feed click
Minnesota Recruiter Jobs.

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Pandemic Recruiting: What You and Your Team Should be Doing Right Now


Recruiting in 2020


POST WEBINAR UPDATE:

  • I did a new recording of the session to take care of the video that was a bit off.


Scene: Friday afternoon Zoom with a corporate recruiter friend of mine who is doing some recruiting now and likely quite a bit before the end of year in marketing, sales, IT and HR.

“OK smarty pants, what would you do if you were me?”

And for the next 40 minutes I went off on some of the things I would be doing if I were my corporate recruiter friend.

At the end of my “soapbox” they say:

“Dang (different word was used), that’s some good stuff. You should do a webinar on this”.

I’ve already been doing this with companies for a couple of months… that’s why I had a “smarty pants” reply ready to go.

They were right… it is time to do the webinar.

Continue reading "Pandemic Recruiting: What You and Your Team Should be Doing Right Now" »


A Message For Some Recruiters And Hiring Managers: Find Some Grace


Grace

“They seemed unfocused”

“There was distraction in the background”

“I can’t tell if they want to work here or are desperate for a job”

“That felt like a therapy session, not a job interview”

These are some notes I have seen over the past months regarding candidates and their interviews. I have no doubt these are accurate assessments.

My question to Recruiters and Hiring Managers is this… how are you doing?

How are you doing with Covid 19, social unrest, an election, distance learning, caring for a parent and all the uncertainty that is in the world, workplace and your backyard?

Now imagine you have been laid off or furloughed and are doing a job search. In a recession that is unlike any we have seen.

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Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Fall 2020



20 Summer Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

“Hey Paul, you skipped the summer hiring post for recruiter jobs. Are you doing one for fall?”

I’ve received a few messages like this the past weeks and the answer is… I’ve been stalling until I knew more.

When I wrote the last update, , at the end of February I had a strong feeling things were going to get “bad”. I was thinking on a scale of 1 to 10 it was going to be a “8” or “9”. I was thinking masks were going to be a thing for some and that those who could easily work from home would slowly shift to doing that. I thought a minor recession was coming.

I had no idea it was going to be a “19” or whatever this has been.

I didn’t see a shut down, shelter in place… the world coming to a near stop.

So… where are we now?

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The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers.

Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Spring 2020 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring.

CHECK OUT => our regions fastest growing talent group (click) Minnesota Talent Leaders and sign up to receive events, news and community updates.

Here are the new Minnesota Recruiter Jobs:


How to post a job (it’s free)?

Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com

And check out Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp for recruiting and hiring manager conferences and conversations about recruiting in and to Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota and the Midwest:

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Who’s Hiring In Minnesota v2



Now Hiring

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “Hey Paul, who’s hiring?” and I frequently know of some cool things that are not always found via Indeed, LinkedIn or Google for Jobs.

With COVID 19 and the “shutdown” the question has become more frequent and intense.

During the “Great Recession” of 10+ years ago on Wednesday’s (and then more days with more demand) I tweeted out jobs, companies hiring and those looking for work.

I should have kept doing some version of this.

I did a test on this back in April but it was too soon. Most job seekers and employers were not ready.

They seem to be now.

So…

Continue reading "Who’s Hiring In Minnesota v2" »


Who’s Hiring In Minnesota v1


Now Hiring

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “Hey Paul, who’s hiring?” and I frequently know of some cool things that are not always found via Indeed, LinkedIn or Google for Jobs.

With COVID 19 and the “shutdown” the question has become more frequent and intense.

During the “Great Recession” of 10+ years ago on Wednesday’s (and then more days with more demand) I tweeted out jobs, companies hiring and those looking for work.

I should have kept doing some version of this.

I did a test on this back in April but it was too soon. Most job seekers and employers were not ready.

They seem to be now.

So…

Continue reading "Who’s Hiring In Minnesota v1" »


Minnesota Recruiter Jobs



Recruiter Jobs


The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers.

Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Spring 2020 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring.

NEWS… check out our regions new talent group => and sign up to receive events, news and community updates.

Here are the new Minnesota Recruiter Jobs:


How to post a job (it’s free)?

Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com

And check out Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp for recruiting and hiring manager conferences and conversations about recruiting in and to Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota and the Midwest:

Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp


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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs



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The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page by Minneapolis and St Paul employers.

Click Minnesota Recruiters In Demand - Spring 2020 for the latest trends in Minnesota Recruiter hiring.

NEWS… check out our regions new talent group => Minnesota Talent Leaders and sign up to receive events, news and community updates.

Here are the new Minnesota Recruiter Jobs:


How to post a job (it’s free)?

Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com

And check out Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp for recruiting and hiring manager conferences and conversations about recruiting in and to Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota and the Midwest:

Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp


If you are using a RSS Feed click
Minnesota Recruiter Jobs.

Click Minnesota Headhunter for current blog posts and Minneapolis Tech Jobs for Minnesota IT searches I am working on.


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