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MinneBar 7 | Recap

MinneBar 7 Minnesota Tech Event

I am not sure how to start this post... do I talk about:

  • How much fun I had
  • That I learned a lot
  • That nearly 12 hours left me completely wore out
  • The conversations I had about recruiting and career maintenance

OK, maybe that is how I start the post.

I had a lot of fun at MinneBar 7 (@MinneBar). I was able to reconnect with folks from the tech, startup, entrepreneur community. I also bumped into an old friend after my second session. We had lunch together and then we spoke for more than an hour after that about life stuff. It was one of those conversations where after the first 20 seconds it was like we had seen each other last week. I hope he sees this and if so, thank you Friend.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Minnesota IT Jobs With Minnesota Non Profits

The following new Minnesota IT jobs have been added on the page:

 
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Who’s Hiring In Minnesota: W3i

W3i

I am starting a new series highlighting Minnesota companies who are hiring. The idea being I know a lot of companies who are hiring and hopefully I can introduce them to a new audience.

These will not be paid advertisements and I will note any “disclaimers” if needed, like them being a current or former client.

For this first, this is the day before MinneBar 7, I am going with the folks at W3i who I have been able to get to know through Minneapolis and St Paul tech events.

Disclaimers: none

W3i is headquartered in Sartell, MN (just west of St Cloud) and have a “camp site” at CoCo MSP in the Minneapolis Grain Exchange and RocketSpace in San Francisco.

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Getting Ready For MinneBar 7

Tomorrow is MinneBar 7 (@MinneBar) and I am looking to feeding my inner geek. After 3+ months of mostly hanging out with Recruiter and HR folks I need to satisfy the other part of my brain.

Before getting into this post a BIG thank you needs to be given to:

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Sponsors for the event and year long support to Minne*:

And the 80+ Community Supporters (I am one) who make an annual donation.

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5 Key Areas To Target When Branding Your Resume

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:
 

Customizing your resume for each position you apply to can be critical in today’s job search. It’s vitally important that your resume conveys that you are a perfect match for the job. When tailoring your resume to each specific position there are five key areas you want to remember to change:

1. Job Target/Title at the Top of Your Resume

Always change your target job title so that it reflects the specific position for which you are applying. This way, there is no confusion about the position you want to apply for and your experience.

2. Branded Career Summary

Make adjustments to your career summary by shifting information around and placing the most relevant skills, experience, and accomplishments FIRST.

3. Key Skills/Core Strengths

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Top 10 Cities For Best IT Salaries

Every time I see a survey, or list or Top 10 anything I always find something that makes me question it.

So is the case with CyberCoders These Cities are Paying Tech Workers the Most (average salary):

1. San Jose – $119,412

2. San Francisco – $112,739

3. New York – $105,192

4. Washington D.C. – $99,618

5. Boston – $99,099

6. Los Angeles – $96,705

7. Brooklyn – $96,696

8. Philadelphia – $95,929

9. Chicago – $94,899

10. Dallas – $94,799

Besides supply and demand as noted in their post I have what is the next likely reason for these numbers…cost of living.

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Recruiting For Minnesota Tech Companies & Startups

As the weeks go by the number of phone calls and email from friends and colleagues about the difficulty in recruiting Minnesota IT professionals continues to increase.

Part of me wonders… where have they been?

Minnesota IT jobs came off the bottom from the Great Recession around March of 2010. Since then we have seen a series of upticks and plateaus in the growth of jobs.

Most IT recruiters I know (corporate recruiter and HR and search/consulting folks like me) have been feeling the pain for a long time.

Some of them are now tossing around “The War for Talent” freely.

I get that. It gives a visual about what is going and for some it gives them an excuse for not performing.

I take a slightly different approach to this… if it is a “war” then you are doing everything you can to fight it, right?

But that seems to not be the case. Most in my opinion are still using a slingshot and spitballs.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

The following new Minnesota Recruiter Jobs have been added to the page:


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