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Minnesota Morning… Minnesota IT Jobs, LinkedIn “How You Rank” And Summer In Minnesota

For those of us in the Upper Midwest when we talk about the Winter of 2014 we say “WINTER” with emphasis. We think it’s funny when family and friends “down south” talk about how cold it was.

We know better. When your snot freezes… THAT’S cold.

Thankfully that is past us now and across the state we had a most beautiful Memorial Day weekend. I posted some #LakeLife photos below…


Minnesota IT Jobs

I had a feeling it was long past time for me to start the and while sure the short term traffic spike is curiosity more than anything else… I think the numerous email I received from recruiter and IT friends is a good sign.

On the first batch of jobs posted there are 17 IT jobs… all full time and a mix of large companies and startups.

Another round of job will be posted later this evening.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Interview with RecruiterEco: Recruiting, Startups And Hot IT Skills

Recruitereco a Social Community For HR Staffing Recruiting

I had a chance to chat with Jim Shaki at RecruiterEco - @RecruiterEco - this week about a bunch of different things including:

  • How did I become a recruiter

  • What are hot areas in IT besides in healthcare

  • What the startup market is like and what skills are in demand

  • The importance of technology, social media and how that plays with interviewing candidates

  • This blog has been around for 9+ years… what am I excited about today

  • What I would change about recruiting if I could

The conversation lasts for 13:49… to hear it click:

Radio Interview with Paul DeBettignies “Minnesota Headhunter”

After listening stick around the site. There is A LOT of content for Recruiter, Staffing and HR professionals.

Hey Jim, thanks for the fun conversation.

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Debut: Minnesota IT Job Board

I did it!!!

If you are a friend of mine or have had a conversation with me about Minnesota IT jobs or recruiting in Minnesota in the last say… five years, you have likely heard me say something like:

“(rant) I should just start posting jobs and help spread the word”

Well… check this one off the “to do” list:

is live.

About time, right?

For now I am going to host it here as an extra page on Minnesota Headhunter until I know it has some traction and yes, I have a bunch of appropriate domain names. I’ve had them for many, many years.

The page is still a work in progress but I want to put it out there now so I don’t sit on it for another few weeks.

I do have the first 10 jobs posted.

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Survey: 67% Of Minnesota Manufacturers Say It’s difficult To Attract Qualified Candidates

Enterprise Minnesota released their 2014 State of Manufacturing Survey and while generally good news it is a mixed bag of sentiment:

Good:

  • 84% are confident in the financial future of their company

  • 45% see in an increase in gross revenue… 47% stay the same

Neutral:

  • 54% see a flat economy… 37% see economic expansion

  • 25% will invest more in employee development… 67% the same

Not so good:

  • 51% say Minnesota is not on the right track as a competitive business location

  • 31% have an employee development and retention program for less experienced employees

Regarding jobs…

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Minnesota Headhunter Brown Bag Lunch: Metrics And Analytics

HR and Recruiter Brown Bag Lunch

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I wanted to get some HR and Recruiter friends together and have lunch, catch up, talk about “stuff”… whatever that may be.

Click to see more about the idea:

Minnesota Headhunter Brown Bag Lunch With Recruiter And HR Friends

I received a bunch of positive feedback and was surprised that a number of folks asked if a topic could be done during lunch. Something informal and conversational versus a “presentation”.

Yep, that’s easy.

Here goes the first one…

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Event: Recruiting For Minnesota Startups

Google For Entrepreneurs Minnesota Headhunter, Minnesota Recruiter, Minnesota IT Jobs

At MinneBar 9 I did not do my “Recruiting For Startups” like I had the previous 3 years… I should have. I spent a good chunk of my day answering questions, giving advice and helping create recruiting strategies.

These are conversations I enjoy… I messed up by not doing the session.

Fortunately this topic fits under the “Black Box” program through Google for Entrepreneurs at CoCo.

What:

Recruiting For Startups

Who should attend:

Startup or early stage company CEO, CXO, VP/Dir of IT, Founder/Co Founders who do not have HR or a Recruiter on staff and are recruiting now or before the end of 2014.

When:

June 2nd
6 - 8 pm

 

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Paul DeBettignies Speaking At Social Media Breakfast: Personal Branding

Paul DeBettignies Speaker, Minnesota Recruiter

I am already thinking about a presentation I am going to be doing six weeks from now… a record for me. THAT’S how much I am looking forward to this one.

June 23rd I will be making my 5th appearance at Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St Paul… a group that is very near and dear to me.

Flashback many (Internet) years when I stumbled across the group because of Twitter. My 1st event was their 3rd and of the 66 events I am sure I have attended (in person or through the online stream) at least 50 of them.

This is where I found folks like me who were trying to figure out the social media stuff. Back when my Recruiter and HR folks said LinkedIn would not last, Twitter was a joke and writing the blog was a waste of time.

But I had a home at SMBMSP… those were (and still are) my people.

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Coffee With Paul DeBettignies… Minnesota IT Jobs And Salaries

Minnesota IT Jobs, Minnesota Recruiter


Far and away the most frequently asked question I receive is, “Hey, do you have time for coffee?”

I want to say yes but for starters… I don’t like coffee.

Seriously, I don’t.

For many Downtown Minneapolis or the Warehouse District where I spend most of my time during the work day is not convenient for many people.

And I do my best thinking when I am walking around be it by the river, lake or pacing on the phone. Sitting in a chair in a coffee shop is not where I do my best work.

So I have come up with an idea… do a monthly webinar with a “theme”.

I will pick some topics and questions to cover and rely on those who are attending to ask the questions they have as if we were having coffee.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Event And Live Stream: College Recruiting Bootcamp At LinkedIn Headquarters

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Tomorrow (May 5th, 2014) my friends at CollegeRecruiter.com are putting on a college recruiting bootcamp hosted at LinkedIn Headquarters in Silicon Valley.

If you can’t make the event (I know this is short notice) you can catch the events morning sessions live online for free.

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Job Search Advice Seminar: Be Your Own Headhunter

Be Your Own Headhunter, Job Search Advice, Job Search Tips 

After a number of presentations this spring (2014) including the alumni association at the University of St Thomas, two sessions at MinneBar 9 and an interview on WCCO AM (CBS) Radio about March jobs numbers and employment in Minnesota (see photos below)… I have had a lot of folks asking if they could talk with me about their job search.

With the improving economy many folks are taking a look around to see what is available and there are those impacted by layoffs nationally and locally (Target, Best Buy, Thomson Reuters, Cargill, etc) who are looking for some guidance.

I think the best way I can be of help is to bring back my job search presentation: Be Your Own Headhunter.

The first live session is May 6th at Noon (Central time, Minneapolis).

The session will run 2 to 2.5 hours including a lot of Q&A from those attending. Yes, if you ever wanted to ask a Headhunter about a job search this is the time to do it.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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

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