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Minnesota IT Jobs With Minnesota Non Profits

The following new Minnesota IT jobs have been added on the Minnesota Non Profit IT Jobs And Volunteers page:



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Press Conference Transcript: Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Football Coach Jerry Kill

Below is the transcript from the December 6th, 2010 introduction of as the next Head Coach of the University of Minnesota football team.

Coach Kill signed a 5 year, $5 million dollar contract with incentives.


JOEL MATURI: Good afternoon and welcome. This 51‑day search for a new football coach for the University of Minnesota has finally come to a conclusion, and it's a good conclusion.

Before I introduce Coach Kill, I want to take a minute to than Coach Jeff Horton for the tremendous job that he did as interim coach here at the University of Minnesota. Not only did we win our final two football games, including a trophy game, but the success he had in keeping the staff and players focused on football, the classrooms, and their jobs was remarkable. Really a debt of gratitude and thanks.

When we began this journey, we stated that we had some preferences as to the character, experience, and qualifications for the next football coach here at the University of Minnesota. We had some absolutes: No NCAA violations of significance, no social conduct issues, and a demonstrated commitment to academics.

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50 Best Careers of 2011

US News and World Report has this list and with a lot of people thinking about their future in the workforce this might be a good place to start.

They have jobs listed by category and the link goes to their write up about each job with lots of good information to be found.

Business Jobs:

Meeting planner

Public relations specialist

Sales manager

Training specialist

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Minnesota Recruiters Conference 12 #mnrec Twitter Stream

Here is the digest of #mnrec Tweets from the December 3rd, 2010 Minnesota Recruiters Conference 12 event at General Mills (including a day leading up to and after it).

NOTE: the time stamp is +5 hours. In other words a Tweet at 4 PM was done at 11 AM

Here goes…

December 2, 2010

1:46 am
Looking forward to my friend speaking at #mnrec --> RT @joegerstandt: Its minneapolis or bust tomorrow. #roadtrip

1:51 am
Whoops, I left out that hashtag! RT @MNHeadhunter #mnrec --> RT @joegerstandt: Its minneapolis or bust tomorrow. #roadtrip

3:55 am
Looking forward to talking about social capital! RT @MNHeadhunter: Looking forward to my friend speaking at #mnrec

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Official Press Release: Jerry Kill Named Golden Gopher Football Head Coach

Jerry Kill has been named head coach of the University of Minnesota football program. Minnesota Director of Athletics Joel Maturi announced the signing of Kill to a five-year contract Sunday night.

Kill comes to Minnesota after spending the last three seasons on the sidelines at Northern Illinois University. Kill has led the Huskies to three consecutive bowl games during his tenure. He also coached NIU to a berth the Mid-American Conference Championship game this season. Kill put together a 23-16 record in his three seasons with the Huskies.

“I am so excited to have the opportunity to be the head coach at the University of Minnesota,” Kill said. “It is a tremendous opportunity and -- I think -- great timing. I can promise all the people at the University of Minnesota and throughout the entire state that I am going to give them every single ounce that I can give them. I have done that on every job that I have taken. I was raised the old-school way by my father and mother to do my job to the very best of my ability. You go full speed at it and you don’t let anyone out-work you. I have lived by that motto my entire life and that is what I intend to do at the University of Minnesota.”

In three seasons, Kill coached two winners of the Mid-American Conference Vern Smith Leadership Award, given annually to the conference’s top football player. Defensive end Larry English won the award in 2008, Kill’s first season with the Huskies. Running back Chad Spann was honored as the conference’s top player this season. English went on to be the No. 16 overall choice in the 2009 NFL Draft and currently plays for the San Diego Chargers. Spann currently ranks No. 12 in the nation in scoring and No. 20 in rushing.

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University Of Minnesota Gopher Football Coach 2010 Search Names

If the rumors of the past 24 hours are correct sometime today we will get word about who the next Head Coach is at the .

I have been on Twitter a lot with my account and have had TweetDeck fired up with a column dedicated to this by searching “” for about 3 weeks now.

Hats Off to , the staff and the players for staying strong and finishing the year with two wins including bring the pig, Floyd Of Rosedale back to Minneapolis where he belongs.

See this blog post for my photos and video from the Iowa game -->

While we wait I am taking a stroll down memory lane (about 60 days now, has it been longer?) since was relieved of his duties and the search for his replacement was started.

Below are some of the names that have been mentioned during this process. I am not going to sit here and tell you who was a legit candidate, who was interviewed or who was not.

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Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up – Jim Valvano

What do you decide to do when you are at the end of the road?

This has been a common theme in 2010 and for the last couple of years for myself and most people I know. The Great Recession has kicked a lot of people in the backside and add that on to caring for parents, kids, careers and day to day things a lot of people have felt overwhelmed at one time or another.

For some it has been a constant feeling.

I did a job search presentation to a local group two weeks ago and after one of the attendees took me aside and said they had “quit” a long time ago on the job search. I was torn between showing empathy and wanting to kick the guy’s butt. I get what he meant and that feeling is horrible but he needed to “wake up”.

Instead I asked if him quitting had helped and he said no.

OK then, I guess we need to keep going, right?

You can’t give up, you just can’t.

I am reminded this week of a speech gave at the in 1993 to serve as a reminder to myself and hopefully you can take something away from it.

Below is the video and here is the transcript: .

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