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. Recognized as a Talent Leader, depending on the project he is working on, titles like Senior Tech Recruiter, Senior People Operations Consultant, Principal Talent Advisor are frequently used.

For 25+ years Paul has built software, tech, product and digital teams with startups and tech companies throughout the country with a focus on Minnesota and the Midwest and creates recruiting strategies for Fortune 500 clients. Paul is the author of “Minnesota Headhunter” (the longest running regional recruiter blog) and the recently debuted bi-weekly newsletter “Recruiter Life”.

He is a regional and national speaker, trainer, subject matter expert and trusted media source on recruiter, HR, career, job search, networking and social media topics.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Paul despises bios and does not take himself as serious as this all sounds. He loves sunsets, fishing, gardening and still believes that one day the Gophers will go to the Rose Bowl.

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