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Event: Midwest Capital Call 2015

Midwest Capital Call 2015

The next Midwest Capital Call hosted by TECHdotMN is March 5th, 2015.

This is a great event for entrepreneurs who are thinking about or in the process of looking for funding.

One part panel conversation and one part individual Q&A.

Investors attending include:

  • Seth Levine, Foundry Group
  • Joy Lindsay, Star Tec Ventures
  • James Burgum, Arthur Ventures
  • Daren Cotter, Angel Investor

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21 Ways To Not Quit A Job

I quit

Do you remember Steven Slater?

I didn’t think so.

He was the JetBlue flight attendant who in 2010 melted down at the end of a flight and quit in a rather theatrical way. A quick post from back then:

Now you remember him, right?

I just did a quick, simple Google search for him and I can’t find anything about him after his cyber celebrity status ended and he was sentenced to probation.

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Event: Michigan Recruiters Conference

Hey Michigan Recruiters… get registered for this:

March 13, 2015 is the first .

Tim Sackett, President of HRU Technical Resources, writer, speaker and all around nice guy, and Jim D’Amico, Director of Talent Acquisition for Spectrum Healthone, writer, speaker and one of the funniest fellas I know, have been thinking about a Michigan Recruiters Conference for about a year and I am freaking thrilled that they are going forward with the idea.

Knowing the impact we had on our Minnesota Recruiter and HR community with a similar event… I know this is going to be big for our Michigan colleagues.

Right there, that is cool news.

There is more because I am going… and speaking.

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Conversation With A Hiring Manager… Are You Handling Me?

Yesterday I had this text exchange:

HIRING MANAGER: Are you handling me?

ME: Yes

HIRING MANAGER: I don't like it

ME: Step back, I got this.

Sometimes in the recruiting process hiring managers and candidates get in their own way. Maybe more often than sometimes.

It may be that they are not being fully transparent with what they want.

It may be that they are being really aggressive with what they want.

This time I had it where the hiring manager and candidate really liked each other and they were trying to be who they thought the other person wanted them to be.

And it was not working… they were trying too hard.

It was like a scene from a junior high school dance… we had both folks trying to lead, follow, then too fast or slow while trying to find the beat.

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Surveys: Top U.S. Jobs 2015

Top Jobs

Over the next couple of weeks I am going to be giving a few presentations at the University of Minnesota about job search, networking and how work… how we do it, when and where is changing.

Part of the presentation is what employers are looking for now and how that may change over the next few years. And in part how these jobs, the skills needed for them, may change.

In doing the research I’ll be posting some info here on the blog.

There are some obvious trends with “Top Jobs in the U.S.” surveys… I.T. and health care dominate most of the “top jobs” because of demand and salary. Next comes some marketing and sales. That’s a not surprise as companies are hyper focused on growing revenue. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) are also highly ranked.

Note that the surveys use different data for their rankings but generally come to the same results.

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

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Target Layoffs 2015 - 550 Minnesota Jobs Lost

UPDATED:

(Mar ’15)

(Jan ‘15)

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The speculation can end now in Minneapolis regarding the impact on Minnesota jobs following the January announcement that Target was closing it’s Canadian stores.

This released from Target this morning:

In January, Target announced the company had made the difficult decision to end our Canadian operations. At that time, we shared there would be a headcount reduction at our U.S. and India headquarters as well. Today we informed impacted team members that approximately 550 positions in Minnesota and 170 in India will be eliminated over time.

That includes approximately 350 Minnesota-based positions that are being eliminated today. The majority of the remaining team members are needed through the closure of the Target Canada stores and their positions will be eliminated following the liquidation period.

All affected team members will remain on the payroll for at least 60 days. In addition, comprehensive severance packages are being given to team members based on their years of service. Additionally, each team member will be provided with career outplacement support. Target will also pay the employer portion of their benefits coverage for the next six months.

This is a difficult day for the Target team but we continue to believe that the steps we are taking are the right ones for the company.

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Woman Fired On Twitter After A Tweet

What seems like an annual post… someone said something on Twitter and was fired.

This time they were actually fired in a Twitter post.

Here’s how this one goes…

A girl in Mansfield, Texas posts this Tweet the night before her first day at a pizza joint:

Fired On Twitter

An employee sees it and lets the owner know who replies with:

Fired on Twitter

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Minnesota Morning… Amazon And Facebook Recruiting In Minneapolis and SportsData Partners With NASCAR

The previous two winters in Minneapolis have not been kind to recruiting pros. Between snow days, wind chill days and school closures interviews were occasionally postponed causing havoc in interview cycles.

A couple of weeks ago I joked with a recruiter in Boston that karma was getting him… he poked fun at me last year about our weather. And now he is dealing with it.

And then karma swung back at me today with the perfectly timed (sarcasm) freezing rain/pellets/hail whatever the heck that was that postponed some interviews today.

I will sit quietly mumbling to myself now…


Amazon Recruiting In Minneapolis

 

This is the third time in the past 15 months that I am aware of with Amazon holding a “job fair” like event. There was this article a couple of months ago:

Amazon’s cloud-computing arm shops for Twin Cities talent

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Minnesota Morning… CameraSlice, HomeSpotter At Mobile Twin Cities and Minneapolis Photos

I am a man of few words this weekend and I am doing my best to not work. So a quick post…


CameraSlice

CameraSlice (@CameraSlice) is featured in this morning’s Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Camera Slice app captures one moment of concerts, games in thousands of photos

It’s some sick technology that I first saw in person at MinneDemo 18 this past September. This is a photo from that night:

CameraSlice at MinneDemo

And this is the video from that night:

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Event: Minnesota HR Tech And Recruiter Expo 2015

LEHRN Logo

The 2015 LEHRN HR Tech Expo, one of the largest events like this in the country, is set for April 9th at the Marriott City Center in Downtown Minneapolis.

Always a good event to attend and this year it has added a new feature… a Talent Acquisition Track. Or Recruiter Track for those of us easy going types.

MNTRN Logo

LEHRN has partnered with MNTRN who is sponsoring the three presentations.

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Largest Downtown Minneapolis Employers 2015

Minneapolis Downtown Council

Interesting stat from the Minneapolis Downtown Council 2015 annual meeting… the 15 largest employers in Downtown Minneapolis employ 50,583 people. That’s down 1.1% from a year ago.

It needs to be noted that Target is down 20% from last year:

- A large number are now working at the Brooklyn Park campus

- Layoffs and likely this number will drop again this year in part to the Target Canada layoffs

The list with +/- 2014:

  1. Target Corp. 10,000 employees | -20.5%
  2. Wells Fargo & Co., 7,000 | no change

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Minnesota Morning… Hacking Dating Sites With Big Data, HomeSpotter News and Minnesota Jobs

When I first heard about the following event I knew it was going to be a big one… MinneAnalytics teamed up with the Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative at the University of Minnesota to host DATE NIGHT! -- How Data Science Leads to “I do.”

Christian Rudder cofounder and CEO of OKCupid, Chris McKinlay How a Math Genius Hacked OkCupid to Find True Love, MinneAnalytics, The University of Minnesota Social Media and Business Analytics Collaborative 

Panelists were Christian Rudder (@christianrudder) , cofounder and CEO of OKCupid, and Chris McKinlay (@cem3394).

Chris is the guy who while working on his dissertation, reverse-engineered OKCupid’s algorithms in order to match with more potential dates. And met the woman who would become his fiance.

Seriously.

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Minnesota Morning… CoCo Pitch Night Winners And Minneapolis Public Schools No Bid IT Contract

CoCo Pitch Night, Google Demo Day, Minnesota Startup

Above is the calm before the CoCo Pitch Night storm.

A standing room crowd of around 200 attended… I had never seen that many people in the garage before. This photo was taken 20 minutes before we started:

CoCo Pitch Night, Google Demo Day, Minnesota Startup

12 startups from the CoCo community, 10 from Minnesota and 2 from North Dakota, presented:

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