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

by Paul DeBettignies | at MinneBar 11 | 9:55 – 10:45 in Nokomis | View Schedule

Three years ago the first question asked, "Why do recruiters suck so bad?"

The last two years it was the second question.

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

Conversations I have had lately at MinneDemo, Midwest PHP and numerous user groups/meetups include (and bring what is on your mind):

  • What the local job market is like right now
  • Is this a good time to do a job search
  • There have been a number of IT layoffs in the past year... how do I play defense
  • Should I stay in the Twin Cities or go out to Silicon Valley
  • Why is Recruiter Spam getting worse

ADDED I was asked and will bring some ideas on what an ideal profile on LinkedIn, Twitter and a web site looks like.

All levels

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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