Managing Your IT Career v10 (Why do recruiters suck so bad?)

by Paul DeBettignies | at MinneBar 13 | 10:20 – 11:10 in Theater | View Schedule

Awwwww yeah... this is my 10th year doing this session at Minnebar.

NOTE: before then I will be posting my Spring 2018 Minnesota IT Jobs Report and will put a link here.

For this session a few slides and a lot of Q&A and discussion.

Frequent conversations I have had lately and will talk about (I'll likely add a few):

  • What the local job market is like right now
  • Why salaries have been stagnant the past 2 years
  • Are Midwest employers slow to hire junior developers
  • How to find potential employers that are not well known
  • How does the Minneapolis tech scene rank with other cities

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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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