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    Minnesota Morning (video): Midyear Reflection, Playing Small And Be Your Own Headhunter Webinars



    Here it is… my first “video”.

    Not my first ever but first where I click record and see what happens.

    Why this versus a written post:

    - It’s faster

    - I don’t edit it (yet Smile)

    - For a long I have been finding it very difficult to write… to get things out of my head, through the keyboard and on to the screen

    How often will I do this? Likely 1-2 times a week along with 1-2 written posts.

    Today… what was on my mind:

    • A couple of mid year reflections including this… I’ve been playing small
    • Blog post coming next week about where we are, the economy is with
    • I didn’t say much about it but I have a big “ask” of you all next week for my birthday
    • I am bringing back my Be Your Own Headhunter job search webinars. While NOT updated yet (disregard what is there now, that is old info)… this page will be updated this weekend =>
    • Sooooo proud of => Lily

    One more step in playing big again.

    Happy Friday


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    Managing Your IT Career v.COVID 19 (Why do recruiters suck so bad?)

     

    Hello Minnesota Tech Friends… to get started, click the video above for some info.

    Really… click it

    Did you?

    OK

    Here’s the deal, I’ve been thinking about doing this… and then going to do this for the past six weeks. Notice thinking about and going to do this but have not.

    No more thinking… we’re going to do this even with little (less than a day) notice. If you can’t join me live or are seeing this post after… click the link and register anyway. It will be available on demand.

    When:

    • June 16th at 12 pm CDT

    Where (to register):

    Format:

    • I’ll have some prepared topics (see agenda) for about 15 minutes

    • Q&A from you and email received

    • I want to engage so please type comments and I’ll answer back

    • I will be very laid back and casual

    Agenda:

    • What is the job market like right now
    • What skill sets are most in demand
    • Tips on if I have to be doing a job search right now
    • Tips on if I want to voluntarily do a job search right now
    • The economy… how I see it now and as the year progresses
    • Questions already received
      • Networking virtually, how to do it
      • Where do I find virtual events
      • The year seemed promising, was it
      • I’m a recent bootcamp grad, what do I do now

    Send a question in advance:

    Who am I

    • If you are new to me, I have been recruiting in the Twin Cities for 20+ years helping companies of all kinds and sizes build their engineering, product, digital and data teams. I also do recruiting process and strategy things. And be an advocate for them in the tech and business scene. Look to your right and you’ll see links to LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram where you’ll find more info. I speak a lot and get on TV and radio now and again. That last line… I’m an introvert and despise promoting myself but I am told I should start taking (doing) the advice I give.

    Why does the title include (Why do recruiters suck so bad?)

    • A number of years ago the camera in the room was not recording and I was asked not to start. We had that awkward, weird silence. I said, “While we wait, what do you want to know?” and someone in the back of the room asked, “why do recruiters suck so bad?” and most in the room started laughing. Of course, this is when the camera started recording. So… I added it in the title because EVERY year someone does ask the question.

    NOTE… in the video I mention that Minnestar did have a virtual event in April:


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

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

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    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)?

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    10 Minutes With Casey Allen, Mr. SaaS Of The Midwest And Technology Community Builder


    Casey Allen

    Many years ago (10+ years ago) I had an idea that I wanted to “interview” people who are smart, have cool ideas, are people I know (or are friends of friends) that my other friends should get to know. One part share ideas and one part introduce friends to friends.

    Think hanging out at a coffee shop with a friend and recording the conversation. Because so many times I have walked away from such a conversation and thought, damn… I wish I had written “that thing” down.

    As for “10 Minutes”… I am notorius/infamous for saying, “Hey, do you have time for a quick call” and it lasting an hour.

    I did a few episodes in 2016 but video quality was not then like it is today.

    So I want to get into this again.

    Then Monday…

    Casey Allen and I are catching up on what is going on in the Minnesota startup and tech scene… mostly focused on who has had layoffs as a result of the Coronavirus.

    That evolved into who is hiring, what skill sets are in demand, should someone start a coding bootcamp program now because when they graduate the “lockdown” may be over, and more.

    It was at that point when I was thinking (bleep), I wish I had a recording of what we were talking about.

    So we stopped and said let’s record something this week.

    That’s how we are to this moment at around 1:45 pm on Thursday, April 16th.

    At 3:15 pm today (maybe a few minutes after while we get set up) we are going to hit the record button and pick up on that conversation.

    Continue reading "10 Minutes With Casey Allen, Mr. SaaS Of The Midwest And Technology Community Builder" »


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    Conversation With An Attorney… Will We See “Coronavirus Antibodies” In Job Descriptions


    What Do You Think of This


    Over the past days, week as I watch the news and people, experts, “experts”, politicians talk about reopening the economy a common theme is that those with antibodies likely will be the first to go back to work.

    The idea being… they likely are immune for a while.

    Let’s assume that last point to be true.

    Then what:

    • Will those with antibodies have preferred treatment?

    • Will they need to show documentation from a doctor or lab?

    • Will there be a national registry?

    • Privacy issues?

    • Can employers ask in an interview if one has had the Coronavirus?

    Will we see “Coronavirus antibodies” in job descriptions?

    And what happens to those who have not been impacted… do they stay home, are they not eligible for some jobs or will they have to wait until some further date or vaccine?

    I swapped texts with an attorney and they said:

    “Employers can’t ask that”

    OK… but how do we figure out who goes back to work and when?

    And what about those who want to get the economy going soon… it’s not as simple as they seem to think.


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    What Story Are You Writing?


    Open Book

    When you woke up this morning… how did you feel? Did you feel rested and ready to go or did you feel anxious, apprehensive and scared?

    After you put your feet on the floor… were your steps with purpose and direction or did they waver, stagger and with no place to go?

    This is a chance to choose our direction.

    Our time to choose who we listen to.

    An opportunity to choose a new job or career. A time to build a stronger business. Do the thing(s) professionally you had been thinking about in some cases for years.

    Have you helped your neighbor, friend or stranger?

    Are you feeling and being strong for those around you?

    Have you stayed on the couch binging on show after show or have you taken walks, climbed stairs, done some pushups and sit ups?

    Are you focusing on sunrises and sunsets… being grateful for the day or are you stuck watching the latest news?

    Are you reacting to what is happening around you or are you being aggressive and finding opportunity?

    This moment… this pandemic is being called our “Pearl Harbor” and “our 9/11”.

    Years from now how will you remember what you did? What stories will you be able to tell?

    Continue reading "What Story Are You Writing?" »


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    Recruiting Advice During The Coronavirus Shutdown: Be Transparent About Your Hiring Timeline


    When Are You Hiring

    This one is going to be short… yesterday I posted => Conversation With A CEO: You Shouldn’t Stop Recruiting During The Coronavirus Shutdown about recruiting during the shutdown. I should have the sign up page for the Recruiting Into A Slowing Economy, Recession And Coming Out The Other Side ready in the next day.

    But this is urgent and can’t wait…

    Yes, I think we should be sourcing, recruiting, having phone and video calls.

    Yes, I think we should be networking for what we are recruiting now, next month and the next quarter.

    Yes, it is hard to predict when things are back to “normal”.

    But for the love of Goldy Gopher make sure you are communicating what your hiring timeline is up front.

    It should be in your job post and it should be spoken about in the first phone call.

    DO NOT go through the interview cycle and not until the end say something like, “we’ll extend the offer when this blows over''.

    Set expectations from the beginning and be completely transparent.

    Treat others the way you would want to be treated.


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    Conversation With A CEO: You Shouldn’t Stop Recruiting During The Coronavirus Shutdown



    Hey Ceo's What Are You Doing

    Last Friday I had a blog post => It’s Time To Go and in part:

    Recruiting Into A Slowing Economy, Recession And Coming Out The Other Side

    To be blunt… most companies are dropping the ball. So many groups have a blank career page. At a time when they could be communicating about future hiring needs and collecting contact information… they have nothing.

    Whether we will have a V, W, U or L shaped recovery it will take most groups some (a lot) time to staff up again. This will increase the length of the slowdown for them. I don’t get it. They’re making it worse.

    So… I will do a free webinar giving ideas that that leadership and recruiting teams should be doing during this time.

    This morning I had a call with a CEO and they were wondering why I would do such a thing. They were not looking for how to recruit, but… why. Why should they continue to recruit during the shutdown.

    We were on a video chat and I struck the pose above. I was wearing a hoodie but the facial reaction is the same.

    Continue reading "Conversation With A CEO: You Shouldn’t Stop Recruiting During The Coronavirus Shutdown" »


    It’s Time To Go


    Ready It's Time To Go

    I’m done sitting around reacting to the news of the day: Coronavirus, layoffs, politics and whatever else is bringing on stress.

    Dealing with the Coronavirus has already been a part of my work for… eight weeks.

    Eight weeks.

    Eight weeks of me reacting.

    I’m done.

    It’s time to go forward now.

    This weekend and into next week you’re going to see a number of things I will be promoting. Things that had been on my mind when 2020 started (and in some cases for years) and it’s time to do them regardless of what the current conditions are.

    Continue reading "It’s Time To Go" »


    A Brief Memo To CEO's... Some Of You Are Failing To Lead

     

    phData Work From Home

    A week ago I wrote A Brief Memo To CEO's... It's Time To Lead including:

    “Every day your employees, teams, staff are watching what you do, what you say and how you say it.

    In the past days and weeks they have been watching you even more.

    In the weeks, months and quarters through this year… you’ll be working in a fish bowl.”

    I’ve Seen many CEO’s and leadership teams step up, being true to their company and personal values.

    This is post sadly is not about them.

    This post is for those CEO’s and leadership teams who just don’t get it.

    Let’s start with this… if you can’t post the photo above, you’re doing this wrong. I've long admired the phData team. Their co founders, leadership team and the team as a whole... they are awesome.

    Yes, some companies need segments of their staff to be in the office. Sure, not everyone can work from home.

    If you can and are not… what the f*** are you trying to prove?

    That you’re a “bad ass” strong leader?

    Continue reading "A Brief Memo To CEO's... Some Of You Are Failing To Lead" »


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