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Conversation With An Android Developer… Let Your Recruiter Friends Know You Are Looking
1st time ever hearing this => "Why did it take so long for you to recruit me?" #RecruiterLife — Paul DeBettignies (@MNHeadhunter) October 12, 2016 I was at a Minneapolis tech user group a couple of weeks ago and was talking to a couple of developers about a particularly cool set of roles that were going to be opening up at a local tech company. A 3rd developer, someone I have had a couple of conversations with at tech events this year, was listening in and asking some questions about these...
 MN Headhunter - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 15:23

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Recruiting Tips: Why Recruiters Should Stop Posting Recruiting Content
I have an observation to make and first a disclaimer… I am not suggesting you completely stop posting content from SourceCon, ERE, Recruiting Daily and the blogs you read. Are we clear on that? Good. Here is what I am suggesting: let’s say you recruit Tech, Product, Digital and Data professionals in Minneapolis and St Paul and you only post content on the latest LinkedIn Boolean search thing, how to create a better employee referral program or how to create personas… do you think your candidates...
 MN Headhunter - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 13:27

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Minnesota IT Jobs
The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page:   Senior Software Engineer -  Full Time Job - Software for Good Senior Full Stack .NET Software Engineer - Architect - Full Time Job - Fision UI - UX Designer - Full Time Job - Jump Technologies Python Engineer -  Full Time Job - Leadpages Software Engineer- Javascript - Full Time Job - Calabrio Software Engineer - Full Time Job - JAMF Software     Click Minnesota Headhunter for current blog posts...
 MN Headhunter - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:41

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Job Search Tips: Finding A 2016 Seasonal Retail Job
  A quick post with some information following the announcement that Amazon is hiring 1,000 local seasonal workers: Amazon hiring 1,000 holiday workers in Twin Cities, 140,000 nationwide  And last months announcement that Target is hiring 70,000 across the U.S.: Hiring for the Holidays! Target’s Looking for More Than 70,000 Team Members to Make Shopping Season Magic Below is an interview I did with WCCO TV (Minneapolis CBS affiliate) and here are the talking notes I sent them ahead...
 MN Headhunter - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 18:04

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Recruiting Tips: Show Your “Under Construction” Photos
  I just had a long conversation with a Minneapolis startup CTO and we were talking about their upcoming expansion including an office move and build out. He was wondering if they should show off the move, new space and if so how often and in what form. Of course my answer to him was yes they should. It shows momentum, growth and keeps friends and followers of the company engaged during what is usually a chaotic time. He noted that a number of groups in Minneapolis have recently or are currently...
 MN Headhunter - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 15:40

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Senior IT Recruiter - Full Time Job - C.H. Robinson Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Ecolab Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - HealthPartners Corporate Recruiter - Full Time Job - Universal Hospital Services Talent and Engagement Partner - Full Time Job - The Nerdery Recruiter - Full Time Job - U.S. Bank How to post a job (it’s free)? Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email...
 MN Headhunter - Wed, 10/12/2016 - 09:58

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Minnesota Morning… Exhale
I am on day five of doing nothing and it feels really weird. One part freeing and one part W T H… I should be working my (bleep) off. One good thing is I don’t wake up exhausted any more. And I seem to be doing some big picture thinking which I guess makes sense when you are not running off to the next meeting, conference call or candidate interview. Since I wrote Taking A Step Back, Skate Where The Puck Will Be And What’s Next For Me almost a month ago to the day a bunch of things have...
 MN Headhunter - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 18:01

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Minnesota Recruiter Jobs
The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Sourcing Specialist - Full Time Job - Patterson Companies Sr. Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Amazon Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - Amazon Sr Technology Recruiter - Full Time Job - Target Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Solution Design Group Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - SportsEngine Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Patterson Companies Recruiter - Full...
 MN Headhunter - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 14:53

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Debate Night, Be Careful What You Post
We live in politically charged times and I like discourse and I love a debate. I like to say what is on my mind and while I know I am always right… I am smart enough to know that is not the case. Tonight is the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Tonight these candidates are likely going to “go at it” and it is going to make for great drama. There will be Tweets and Facebook posts and post debate spin for hours and days. Opinions are going to fly in every...
 MN Headhunter - Mon, 09/26/2016 - 14:00

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10 Minutes With Nick Roseth, Tech Leader And Evangelist
I am very thankful for those who have been willing to take time to chat with me and this might be the one I have most looked forward to as I think this is a big moment for the Minnesota tech scene. Nick Roseth has been working on a project called DocuMNtary and it debuts during Twin Cities Startup Week. We can’t seem to remember when we first met but have spent a good chunk of time together the past year on the Make It MSP regional tech hiring initiative, talking about DocuMNtary and sharing...
 MN Headhunter - Thu, 09/22/2016 - 14:38

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10 Minutes With Nels Pederson, Co Founder And Coordinator Of Twin Cities Startup Week And Startup Entrepreneur
Next up on my series of chats is Nels Pederson who coordinates Twin Cities Startup Week. We are halfway through the week and I wanted to chat with him to talk about the growth of the Twin Cities tech community and Startup Week. If you’re wondering about what this series is about click Ten Minutes With. In part what we spoke about: How Twin Cities Startup Week started The growth from year 1 to year 3 The major events of the week What it is like coordinating a lot of moving parts...
 MN Headhunter - Wed, 09/21/2016 - 19:55

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10 Minutes with Shannon Pritchett, Editor of SourceCon, Sourcer And Speaker
Next up on my series of chats is Shannon Pritchett, a long time sourcing and recruiting friend. Shannon is currently the Editor of SourceCon where I am speaking at in Anaheim in a few days (Fall 2016). If your new to this series click Ten Minutes With to learn how this came about. While most of the chats are going 45 - 60 minutes this one keeps with the name, 12:35 to be exact, as Shannon was busy getting SourceCon set up and I was off to another Twin Cities Startup Week event. So with a few minutes...
 MN Headhunter - Tue, 09/20/2016 - 22:14

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10 Minutes With Casey Allen, Startup Advisor And Investor
Years ago… oh damn it’s already 10 years ago (click Ten Minutes With), I had an idea that I wanted to “interview” people who are smart, have cool ideas, are people I know (or are friends of friends) that my other friends should get to know. One part share ideas and one part introduce friends to friends. Think hanging out at a coffee shop with a friend and being able to record the conversation. Because so many times I have walked away from such a conversation and thought, damn… I wish...
 MN Headhunter - Thu, 09/08/2016 - 13:44

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Minnesota Morning: Taking A Step Back, Skate Where The Puck Will Be And What’s Next For Me
If we break the year up into thirds and I use a sports analogy which I commonly do, this time from hockey… today starts the 3rd period of 2016. And I am reminded of this quote: Skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been. - Wayne Gretzky   The past month or so I took a big step back from the Minnesota startup, tech and recruiter scene. For the previous 18 months or so I had been so head down recruiting and attending tech meetups that I lost some vision on what was going on and...
 MN Headhunter - Tue, 09/06/2016 - 14:28

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Current searches as of September 1, 2016
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 Marketing Headhunter - Wed, 08/31/2016 - 11:20

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Minnesota IT Jobs
The following have been added to the Minnesota IT Jobs page: Sr. Software Engineer - BuzzFeed Chief Technology Officer - Zipnosis Software Engineer - GovDelivery Front End Developer - Total Expert QA Engineer - Homespotter Senior UI/UX Developer - Leadpages Click Minnesota Headhunter for current blog posts and Minneapolis IT Jobs for searches I am working on.   Stay in touch with me by clicking:      Newsletter Sign Up Email:  
 MN Headhunter - Sun, 08/21/2016 - 10:20

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93 Minnesota Companies Make the 2016 Inc. 5000 List
The 2016 Inc. 5000 list was released this week and 93 Minnesota companies are on it. I did a quick count for 2015 and there were 101 companies and 2014 had 96. Fun with numbers: Minnesota ranks #19 for companies on the list Minneapolis ranks #16 for companies on the list Prime Therapeutics ranks #1 for revenue Click the link above to see the whole list and to break it down by location, revenue, industry, etc. Below is the Minnesota list by: Rank | Name | 3 yr Growth | Revenue Click the company...
 MN Headhunter - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 23:59

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Minnesota Morning: Twin Cities Startup Week, Teen Hackathon And MN CTO Job
Twin Cities Startup Week is 32 days away, Sep 19-25 ‘16, and plans are coming together. Unfortunately I am going to be in Anaheim speaking at SourceCon, this is a good problem, and missing Wed-Sat. I have submitted a talk with Patrick Meenan (LinkedIn | Blog | @pmeenan1), Partner at Arthur Ventures, on networking, recruiting and scaling a team to be held Monday or Tuesday. This is the 2nd year of the “Fly In” program where folks interested in the MN tech scene can “apply for...
 MN Headhunter - Thu, 08/18/2016 - 15:59

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Minnesota Morning… Amazon Hiring In Minneapolis, 3M Hiring Millennials and #LakeLife
I am involved in a fierce battle right now and it is similar to the one I had a year ago… holding on to summer and #LakeLife as hard as I can for as long as I can and the reality that there’s A LOT going on in the tech community right now. Add in Twin Cities Startup Week and SourceCon in September and Gopher football starting in 17 days… it’s kind of over. I’m not handling it well. Being a grown up sucks sometimes. Recruiter jobs… if you missed it last week I posted 10 new Minneapolis...
 MN Headhunter - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 16:49

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Conversation With A Minneapolis Java Developer: Ageism In Tech
Last week I had a conversation with a late 50 year old Java Developer here in Minneapolis. He was looking for some career and job search advice. I had not yet seen his resume and not looked him up online so I had no “bias” leading up to our conversation. We spoke a bit about his skill set, experience and what he wants to be working on. I was thinking: Dang, I don’t get why this guy is needing advice. He’s really good. About halfway into our chat he asked: Why can’t us grey haired folks...
 MN Headhunter - Fri, 08/12/2016 - 16:34

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