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Managing Your IT Career v8 - (Why do recruiters suck so bad?)

by Paul DeBettignies

This is the 8th year of doing this kind of presentation... a few slides and a lot of Q&A and discussion.

Frequent conversations I have had lately include (and bring what is on your mind):

  • What is the local job market like right now?
  • Is this a good time to look for a new job?
  • What's a reasonable salary increase year over year?
  • Should I stay a developer or move into management?
  • I'm thinking about moving to "fill in the blank", should I go?
  • Why is there so much recruiter spam?
  • How much personal info should I share with corporate/search firm recruiter?

And every year someone asks, "Why do recruiters suck so bad?". I'll pull the curtain back on what it is like to be one.

All levels

Paul DeBettignies

Paul DeBettignies is better known online as Minnesota Headhunter. He is a Minnesota Recruiter, Evangelist and Advisor who builds teams with startups and tech companies, creates recruiting strategies for Fortune 500 clients and is the author of Minnesota Headhunter, the longest running regional recruiter blog.

He is a frequent local and national speaker, trainer and subject matter expert on recruiter, HR, career, networking and social media topics. Activities include presentations at Twin Cities Startup Week, Google for Entrepreneurs, Michigan Recruiters Conference, MN HR Tech Expo, Social Media Breakfast, University of Minnesota, Target, CHS, MinneBar and ERE and interviews with NPR, WCCO AM (CBS) Radio & TV, KARE TV (NBC), MSP Business Journal, Minneapolis StarTribune and Dice.com

Paul is involved in the Minneapolis and St Paul technology, marketing and social media communities as a sponsor of Twin Cities Startup Week, MinneBar & MinneDemo and DocuMNtary, an advisor to The Iron Yard and Make It MSP, mentor to recruiters and technologists and is the founder of Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp.

Stay in contact with him by clicking: LinkedIn | @MNHeadhunter | Minnesota Headhunter Blog


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