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Conversation With A National Recruiting And HR Thought Leader… I Don’t Care
    I had an interesting conversation with someone who many including myself describe as a Recruiting and HR “thought leader”. They reject the term but it is earned and warranted and they have the “scars” to prove it. This is someone I have a lot of respect for and enjoy catching up with. During our long talk about work, life, and relationships we started talking about industry stuff like content at national conferences, personalities and egos, role of blogging and speaking,...
 MN Headhunter - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 11:55

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Minnesota Morning | Arthur Ventures $50M Fund, Titans Of Technology And Tech Cities 2017
            OK… I know it seems I talk a lot about the weather but when you get a string of 40F - 60F days you want to talk about it. And take photos, walk and daydream. Yes this is coming to an end with a snow storm predicted for later in the week. That’s OK too. we need the snow (water). Minnesota IT Jobs In case you missed it I posted 11 new Minnesota IT Jobs. I will have a few more the end of this week. Webinar: Minnesota IT Jobs, Salary...
 MN Headhunter - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 15:23

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Webinar: Minnesota IT Jobs, Salary and Recruiting Report - Spring 2017
  A frequent question I get locally and nationally is “what’s going on in Minnesota?”. After all the fall and winter events and conferences and leading into spring it’s time for me to give some clarity… I am putting together a summary of all of the info I have gathered over the past months, add in a bunch of reference points from national IT job and salary surveys and do a webinar. This is my perspective from attending user groups, working with and recruiting for startups and tech...
 MN Headhunter - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:29

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Recap: MinneDemo 25
  Another fun night at MinneDemo (February 16th, 2017)… one part new Minnesota tech, one part Minnesota tech community reunion and one part networking although for me that last one was mostly nonexistent. More on that later. MinneDemo 25 was held at The Depot and I am guessing 700+ attended. Here is the crowd at 7 pm not including the folks behind the doors in the atrium socializing:   minne* board members Jenna Pederson, Adrienne Peirce and Casey Helbling getting us started: I really...
 MN Headhunter - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 14:20

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Minnesota IT Jobs
The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page: UI/UX Designer - Full Time Job - Jump Technologies Server - Database Developer - Full Time Job - Jump Technologies iOS Developer - Full Time Job - ONE20 QA Software Tester - Full Time Job - ONE20 Senior Software Developer - Full Stack Java - Full Time Job - Calabrio C++ Software Engineer - Full Time Job - Calabrio Senior UI Developer - Full Time Job - Exosite Android Mobile Engineer - Full Time Job - Hidrate IoT Business...
 MN Headhunter - Sun, 02/12/2017 - 13:32

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Programming Languages Most Used On Weekends
It’s a winter weekend in Minneapolis so after doing some kid craft things and having some free time I decided to work on a couple of work projects. Not sourcing and recruiting ones but stuff I have been meaning to get to like a new landing page and slide deck. If it were summer I would be sitting on the deck, dock or in the boat. That’s the thing about weekends… we get to do the things we want to do. So when Stack Overflow came out with What Programming Languages Are Used Most on Weekends?...
 MN Headhunter - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 16:26

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Minnesota Morning | SWAT Solutions Open House, Twin Cities Startup Week 2017 And 10 Articles To Read
Yes… a photo of the extended forecast. If you give me temperatures in mid February that start with a “4” or “5” I am going to celebrate it. Sure we need some snow or rain to get us out of a minor deficit but I’ll take what the next week or two are going to bring. SWAT Solutions Open House Yesterday SWAT Solutions, a Twin Cities-based niche company focused primarily on Software Quality Assurance, had an open house. It was good to catch up with friends in the tech world. Besides new...
 MN Headhunter - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 16:56

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Minnesota Morning | Scott Burns, Target Takeoff And Enterprise Rising
  Really sad news this week with the passing of Ray Christensen. Ray was the voice of Gopher football and basketball and his voice is engrained on my brain. I remember jumping into leaf piles with a football listening to games. I was in my cousin’s basement playing floor hockey in 1986 when the Gophers won at Michigan. I had the TV on mute with the radio on when the Gophers upset #1 Penn State. All of the basketball games... 1,309 of them and 510 football games. I was trying to wrap my...
 MN Headhunter - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 13:35

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Conversation With A Ruby Developer… Should I let Search Firms Float My Resume Around?
Yesterday I had a phone call with a Ruby Developer who is currently in Silicon Valley and looking to move to the Midwest. They are highly skilled, easy to work with, highly recommended and from this region. Specifically they are looking for a company in Minneapolis or Chicago. They asked me a curious question… Many of the search firm recruiters are asking if they can float my resume around for me. I don’t have a network in those cities so it seems convenient but I think there are negatives...
 MN Headhunter - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 20:11

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job - Stratasys Staffing Specialist - Full Time Job - Fairview Health Services Recruiter - Full Time Job - Walser Principal Recruiter - Full Time Job - Prime Therapeutics Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - Sleep Number How to post a job (it’s free)? Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com If...
 MN Headhunter - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 11:02

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 Marketing Headhunter - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 01:01

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Minnesota Morning | Clay Collins At Enterprise.MN And Target Kills Goldfish
After 13+ years living in the North Loop of Downtown Minneapolis I am trading my #CityLife photos for 2 years to this #LakeLife view of Lake Minnetonka. Now that I have a commute I’ll have to do a much better job of scheduling my work days. Well worth it. Clay Collins At Enterprise.MN This months Enterprise.MN was with Clay Collins, CEO and Co Founder of Leadpages. Cole Grolmus always does a great job asking questions of tech leaders in town and getting attendees to ask follow up questions. If...
 MN Headhunter - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 16:42

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Minnesota Morning | Minnesota Engineering Blog, Minnesota Q4 2016 Venture Funding And Snoopy And Charlie Brown For Sale
The photo above was from this past weekend on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge looking east. It was a very calm and quiet evening in Downtown Minneapolis and it was good to take a few minutes and do some “reflecting”. Minnesota Engineering Blog I am a big fan of companies that show off their culture be it on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or a company blog. Just as when we recruit we are hoping to find more about candidates… candidates are doing the same with us. They want to check out the CTO’s...
 MN Headhunter - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 17:49

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job - Mortenson Recruiter - Full Time Job - C.H. Robinson Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job - Deluxe Corporation National Recruiter - Full Time Job - Life Time Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Lunds & Byerlys Corporate Talent Acquisition Lead - Full Time Job - Amplifon How to post a job (it’s free)? Send the content (preferably...
 MN Headhunter - Sun, 01/29/2017 - 11:33

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Minnesota Morning | phData, Sportradar And US IT Employment
Yesterday I was in the Lake Minnetonka area, Minneapolis west suburbs, and found myself day dreaming about #LakeLife summer days. I took this photo imagining it to be 80F and in June. Good news… days are noticeably getting longer now and winter is more than half over. phData Tech.mn has an article Minnesota’s Big Data Bros Are Crushing It on Brock Noland and Mac Noland (@mcdonaldnoland) co founders (and brothers) of phData. I have seen, but not yet met, them at CoCo. It’s an interesting...
 MN Headhunter - Fri, 01/27/2017 - 20:12

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STOP… What If LinkedIn Dies?
At my MTNRN presentation, click Recap: 2017 Ready, Set, GO!!! Recruiter Checklist, I had this simple slide:   My challenge was… go one day a week without using LinkedIn. And there were some butts squirming in the chairs. A couple of recruiters said they might not be able to go an hour without using LinkedIn. That surprised me a bit. In my head I was thinking what if LinkedIn really does go away? Or goes through a DoS for a few hours or days? Or… and now I am being silly, the Internet...
 MN Headhunter - Thu, 01/26/2017 - 09:10

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Recap: 2017 Ready, Set, GO!!! Recruiter Checklist
  My first speaking event of the year was with my hometown friends at MNTRN (Minnesota Technical Recruiters Network). We had 70 or so Minnesota HR, Recruiter an Sourcers for a lunch n learn hosted by MRA and sponsored by On Demand Group. Here are a few photos:     Here is part of the promo for the event: The New Year has started, are you recruiting the same way you did in 2016? - Are you looking for a few ideas to try out? - Are you doing the same old things in the New Year?...
 MN Headhunter - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 18:31

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Minnesota Morning | Amazon Hiring 100,000, Best 50 Jobs In America And Minnesota #4 Best State To Raise A Family
No rambling from me today… my mind is running in 6 different directions but while typing I saw this shared on Facebook by 10+ of my friends. Seeing that it is not a political post I clicked on it and glad I did:     Amazon Hiring 100,000 Workers A couple of weeks ago Amazon made a big splash with an announcement of hiring 100,000 full time with benefits workers in the next 18 months. It was covered by most media outlets including here in Minneapolis. This comes after many retailers...
 MN Headhunter - Tue, 01/24/2017 - 17:10

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Minnesota IT Jobs
The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page:   Software Test Engineer - Full Time Job - Zipnosis Sr. Front End Engineer - Full Time Job - BuzzFeed Security Analyst - Full Time Job - SPS Commerce Configuration Developer - Full Time Job - Highjump Software QA Automation Engineer - Full Time Job - WELLBEATS Full Stack Software Engineer - Full Time Job - Kipsu   Click Minnesota Headhunter for current blog posts and Minneapolis IT Jobs for searches...
 MN Headhunter - Mon, 01/23/2017 - 13:31

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Minnesota Morning: Hack The Gap, Amazon Minneapolis Office And The Iron Yard Demo Day
  Facebook’s “On This Day” shows me that many years this has been a cold week in Minneapolis… looks like I’ve posted a number of thoughts and photos of very cold days. That seems to parallel a local weather report I heard that this is historically the coldest week of the year. NOT this year. While we have been colder than average for much of the past month, we are experiencing a couple of +40F days and the extended forecast is above normal. Thank you January Thaw… Hack The Gap This...
 MN Headhunter - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 15:47

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