Managing Your IT Career v11 (Why do recruiters suck so bad?)

by Paul DeBettignies | at MinneBar 14 | 9:25 – 10:10 in Nokomis | View Schedule

NOTE: before then I will be posting my Spring 2019 Minnesota Tech, Recruiting, IT Jobs, and Salary Report and will put a link here.

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

Frequent conversations, questions and topics I have had lately at Minnedemo, user groups/meetups and a CTO round table (I'll likely add a few):

  • What the local job market is like right now
  • Why there seems to be more hiring and layoff announcements
  • Why salaries that had been stagnant the past 2 years may be increasing a bit
  • I don't have the years of experience a company is looking for, what should I do
  • How to network in the MN tech scene
  • 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. 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