Managing Your IT Career V12 (Why Do Recruiters Suck So Bad?)

by Paul DeBettignies | at Minnebar 15

This is my 12th year of doing this kind of presentation... a bunch of slides and then an invitation to continue the conversation.

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? There have been a number of IT layoffs these past months... how do I play defense? The economy, where are we? Networking virtually, how to do it The economy… how I see it now and as the year progresses

Send your questions in advance =>

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 now during COVID -19

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Paul DeBettignies

Paul DeBettignies is better known online as Minnesota Headhunter. He is a Senior Tech Recruiter, Senior People Operations Consultant, Advisor, Advocate for the MN Tech scene who builds teams with startups and tech companies throughout the country with a focus on Minnesota and the Midwest, creates recruiting strategies for Fortune 500 clients and 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. Highlights of presentations include Twin Cities Startup Week, Minnebar, Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp, Frontend Masters, Google for Entrepreneurs, SourceCon, ERE, Michigan Recruiters Conference, Minnesota Recruiters, MN HR Tech Expo, University of Minnesota and Target.

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