It is interesting how the stereotype of Midwestern values of working hard and not telling others about it holds true much of the time.
I had a conversation with a colleague who works at Microsoft and is very familiar with the use of recruiting blogs although he himself does not write one. I told him that Minnesota has 8 or so career related blogs that I am aware of and he was shocked to hear so many.
So often our area is looked at as “fly over” country. I am here to dismiss that, at least as far as the blogging goes.
In fact, we are working on an “unconference” of our own at the end of June. Looks like we have a cool program developing and we will likely have a well known name as a key note speaker. That is what I have come to learn as a tease, more on the “unconference” next week.
So who are the Minnesota bloggers writing about recruiting, being a recruiter, HR related issues, and careers in general?
If you know of a blog not on the list please send me an email so it can be added. Here goes:
Josh Kahn of Best Buy writes The Sourcing Riff. The RSS Feed is http://thesourcingriff.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
HotGigs has three blogs written by various members of their team: StaffingExchange the RSS Feed is http://hotgigs.typepad.com/staffingexchange/index.rdf, HiringExchange the RSS Feed is http://hotgigs.typepad.com/hiringexchange/index.rdf, and ConsultantExchange the RSS Feed is http://hotgigs.typepad.com/consultantexchange/index.rdf
There is another blog that has not been updated in some time, New Workforce – The Weblog of New Equities. The RSS Feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/NewWorkforce-TheWeblogOfNewEquities .
So there you have it.
Minnesota as a thought center on career, recruiting and HR related issues. Other than the concentration of blogs coming out of Microsoft and the Redmond area I am not aware of another part of the country with as many as we do.