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 Minnesota Recruiter, Evangelist and Advisor who builds teams with startups and tech companies, creates recruiting strategies for Fortune 500 clients, author of Minnesota Headhunter (the longest running regional recruiter blog) and co founder of MSP on Deck podcast focusing on the Minneapolis and St Paul startup and tech scene.

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, Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp, Frontend Masters, Google for Entrepreneurs, SourceCon, Michigan Recruiters Conference, Minnesota Recruiters, MN HR Tech Expo, Social Media Breakfast, University of Minnesota, Target, CHS, Minnebar, MNTRN and ERE Conference. Interviews include 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 supporter of Twin Cities Startup Week, MinneBar & MinneDemo, DocuMNtary, Make It MSP, Prime Digital Academy, mentor to recruiters and technologists and is the founder of Minnesota Talent Leaders and Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp.

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