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4th Of July Minnesota Fireworks Shows 2014

***UPDATED WITH 2015 INFORMATION***

 

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A little slow in posting this… what follows is the best list I can come up with for 2015 4th of July fireworks shows in Minnesota

Please confirm date, time and location.

If I am missing any please leave a comment below.

July 3rd

July 4th

Outstate Minnesota - 3rd and 4th

July 5th

July 11th

Maple Grove

July 12th

Robbinsdale

 

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IT Career Advice: Managing Your IT Career (video)

Minnesota Recruiter, Minnesota Headhunter, Minnesota IT Jobs, Paul DeBettignies

Videos from MinneBar 9 are posted including my “Managing Your IT Career v6 - (Why do recruiters suck so bad?)”.

We had a fun conversation and I only had one slide with a few bullet points I wanted to talk about:

  • I have an affliction
  • Why do recruiters suck
  • Hot IT skills
  • Jobs scene
  • Economy
  • Negotiate $5 an hour ($10K a year)
  • LinkedIn – Friend and Foe
  • No Ninjas

Besides my points we covered other topics including:

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3 Minnesota Companies Listed In 2014 Computerworld 100 Best Places To Work In IT

ComputerWorld 2014 100 Best Places To Work In IT

Conputerworld has released it’s 100 Best Places To Work In IT and once again 3 Minnesota companies make the list.

And once again it is the same 3 companies: General Mills, Medtronic and Securian Financial Group.

How they made the list:

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Conversation With A CIO… Stop Recruiting My People

Stop recruiting my people 

Fact… Minneapolis is a really large, small town. No “six degrees of separation” here. I think it is 2.5.

Last week I accepted an invite from a CIO to talk about my recruiting his people. I knew it was going to be a difficult conversation but I know him through a friend and was willing to “take it for the team”.

Yeah, not a good idea.

It was a brutal conversation. The kind where the coffee shop manager had to walk over twice and ask us to “keep it down”.

I’m not going to get into specifics of the conversation other than to say this (because I know you are likely wondering)… I was contacted by a team of developers through a common friend.

Let me say that again… they called me.

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Webinar: Maintaining And Growing A Recruiter Brand

This week… Wednesday , June 18th at 1 pm (CDT) I am doing a webinar with ERE (2nd in two months) sponsored by iCIMS:

Building Recruiter Brands for the Long Road Ahead

Over the past two years most of the recruiter and HR conferences have had a speaker hop on a soapbox and talk about how I important it is to have a professional brand.

Yet when you look at who is doing the teaching they are not usually doing any recruiting. They may be a great speaker, teacher and consultant but they have never (not recently) tried to recruit someone.

Do I sound like a snob? Probably.

Here’s the deal… most of those folks are working on their national speaking brand. I believe there is a BIG difference between that and a local or regional recruiter and HR brand.

What I mean is… what they post, on what sites, at what time and who they follow is different than trying to find, interact and build a relationship with a JavaScript Developer in Minneapolis, Social Media Specialist in Atlanta, Accountant in Portland or Director of Sales in Boston.

So that’s my mission for the ERE webinar this week.

I am going to show folks how to build a recruiter brand from my unique perspective as a local/regional recruiter in a niche space.

And if I do it right I will show folks how they can do a national niche brand or one in their very large company.

See… most folks do not have the ego to want to be the most well known recruiter in the country. Many of us are quite OK with our region, state, city and/or company.

Here is what I am going to cover…

How I use:

  • Minnesota Headhunter blog
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Foursquare
  • Newsletter

Metrics

Feedback from candidates and clients

Tools I use (very basic am I)

Content (examples of what I post)

Successes and failures

What’s next

When:

June 18, 2014

1 p.m. CDT

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Thanks to ERE and iCIMS for the opportunity to talk about this.

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Medtronic To Acquire Covidien And Move Executive Headquarters To Ireland

Saturday morning the Wall Street Journal had this article:

Medtronic, Covidien in Advanced Talks to Combine 

It spread across Minneapolis and St Paul faster than any business story in recent memory. Which says a lot given it was a Saturday during a Minnesota summer.

Sunday evening Medtronic confirmed the story with this press release:

Medtronic to Acquire Covidien for $42.9 billion in Cash and Stock

This is an image on the Medtronic web site:

Medtronic Acquires Covidien

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

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Survey: Top 40 Most Searched IT Skills Spring 2014

Dice Most Desired Skills Developers

Whether I am talking with a Recruiter or HR pro, IT developer or CIO the most frequently asked question is:

What are the hot skills?

My Recruiter and HR friends are usually asking so they can figure out if they suck at recruiting or if the demand/competition is as intense as they think.

Developers are asking to know if they should be raising their rates/salaries and/or where the market is going with technology.

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Minnesota Cup Announces 2014 Semifinalists

Now in the 10th year Minnesota Cup - @MinnesotaCup - continues to grow. A record of almost 1300 participants submitted applications with 70 groups moving on in 7 divisions to the semifinalist round.

Up for grabs is $300,000 in prize money and maybe more importantly resources for the entrepreneurs including events and networking with Minnesota Cup supporting partners, investors and other entrepreneurs.

See the press release below for the 70 groups.

Here are a couple of photos from last years reception at the McNamara Alumni Center at the University of Minnesota:

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Minnesota Headhunter Newsletter: 1st Edition

The past weeks I have been doing A LOT of things I had been thinking about doing for a long time… I can check “newsletter” off the list.

Last week I sent out the newsletter below to many, many people.

As usual my “fear” of folks being annoyed was not realized. I have 2.5x number of email asking why I had not been doing this as I do who marked it as “Spam”.

So far it has a 31% Open Rate and 1.2% Opt Out.

Here is a link that should open it in a web browser:

Minnesota Headhunter Newsletter: 1st Edition

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Here is the simple text version (no columns and no photos):

Friends and Colleagues,

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Minnesota IT Jobs, Salary and Recruiting Report Summer 2014

With the annual spring 2014 tech, recruiter and HR conferences over and A LOT of “War for Talent” and “Skills Shortages” conversations over the past weeks and months I decided this is a good time to sit down and put together a “what’s going on”  and "ewhat's next" with Minnesota IT jobs, salaries and recruiting.

This is my perspective from working with and recruiting for startups and tech companies and conversations with large companies about their recruiting strategies.

This gives me a unique view of the tech community.

I put together a summary of all of that info, added in a bunch of reference points from national IT job and salary surveys and put it on YouTube.

If you want a copy of the slide deck send me an email:

paul@mnheadhunter.com

Here is the agenda I used:

  • Intro
  • Upcoming events
  • What’s going on in MN
  • Recruiters in demand
  • Job and Skills info
  • Salary info
  • Recruiting
  • Conclusion

If you are a startup CEO, in HR or a corporate recruiter, tech manager or CIO, coordinate a tech group or are an IT professional (did I leave anyone out?) and have questions, thoughts or comments send me an email.

This is the fun stuff for me… my version of being a nerd:

 

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