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FREE Job Search webinar: Tomorrow, Feb 26th 1 PM CST

If you are like me you are getting many, many phone calls from job seekers and in many cases you are not able to help them as much as you would like.



I started a web site called Be Your Own Headhunter that has been on my mind since the ’01-’02 Recession. The goal being to help job seekers find a new job or at least make their search easier.



If you have folks you cannot help send them my way and through the webinar…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on February 25, 2009 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Paul DeBettignies Quoted In Minneapolis StarTribune Article On LinkedIn

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

In the January 4th 2009 Sunday career section of the Minneapolis StarTribune I was quoted in this article from Brett Pyrtle, Getting LinkedIn For Career Success:

In a world where business networks and relationships are often sustained in virtual reality, having an online presence is increasingly critical to career success. That's why a…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on January 7, 2009 at 10:24am — No Comments

What Makes Me A Smart Recruiter

I am not so convinced I am a smart recruiter because 75% of what I know has come from trial and error and 25% from listening to what others do and then make it work for me in the way I do things. Maybe the combined knowledge of messing things up and listening to smart folks makes me a smart recruiter.



Here are five reasons for my success:



- Short memory and avoiding the roller coaster. In football they say the best cornerback’s have a short memory. What they mean is… Continue

Added by Paul DeBettignies on December 28, 2008 at 10:29pm — No Comments

Minnesota Recruiters Supporting Second Harvest Heartland

Information from the Minnesota Recruiters group:



For each Minnesota Recruiter event we are now partnering with a local community organization to highlight their needs and how we as Recruiters and HR professionals (and employers) can help support their mission.

For our Fall 2008 event we are supporting Second Harvest Heartland…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on December 5, 2008 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Paul DeBettignies Answers Job Search Question On WCCO TV

As posted on my MN Headhunter blog:

I still hate writing my name in the third person. Anyway...

Friday I was contacted by reporter James Schugel to see if I would be interested in answering a job search related question they had received from a viewer.

I think my answer was, “Heck Yeah!!!”

Thankfully I was…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on November 11, 2008 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Paul DeBettignies In The New York Times And Business Journal

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

OK, it feels really weird to write my name in a blog post. Usually I say “MN Headhunter” but neither of the articles have anything to do with this blog.

The New York Times article from September 28, 2008, Turning to the TV for Explanations and Answers, is the first time in the paper…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on October 22, 2008 at 1:27pm — 1 Comment

Free Webinar: Using Cell Phone Text Messaging To Recruit College Students

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

Steven Rothberg of CollegeRecruiter.com is doing a free webinar this Thursday (Sept 25, 2008) from 1 pm – 2 pm (CT):

Best Practices for Using Cell Phone Text Messaging to Recruit College Students (Click the link…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on September 22, 2008 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Minnesota College Students To Find A Good Job Market in 2009

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

Minnesota 2009 college graduates will find another good year of job possibilities according to a recent St. Cloud State University’s Career Services Center survey.

If you listen to local and national media folks (who frankly are a little, err, a lot clueless about employment statistics) you would think the entire…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on September 22, 2008 at 3:05pm — No Comments

MN Headhunter To Present At StarTribune Career Expo V3

As posted on the MN Headhunter Blog:



Tuesday, September 16, 2008 is the next StarTribune Career Expo and I will be presenting from 2 PM – 3PM:



I have a “killer” resume, now what? --Tips on being your own Headhunter.



Paul J DeBettignies, Managing Partner, Nerd Search, LLC



Paul has been an IT headhunter for 10 years; he is a frequent speaker on job search… Continue

Added by Paul DeBettignies on September 9, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Job Interview Do's and Don'ts

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap

From: Free Job Search, Job Interview and Career Articles

So you landed the job interview, congratulations! Now, you probably want to know what you should do and what you should avoid doing during your interview.

Interview Do #1:…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on August 24, 2008 at 10:39am — No Comments

Ways to SCAMPER for Your Job

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

Article courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap

From Kevin Donlin

You can learn a lot from books.

The solution to almost any problem can be found in a book somewhere, and that includes problems you may be having with your job search.

In fact, there's one book I've used since 1996…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on August 22, 2008 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Illegal Job Interview Questions and How to Handle Them

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

Guest post from Communicating Your Way to Success

Interviewers and interviewees alike are often unaware that certain questions asked during a job interview are considered illegal questions. Now by "illegal", it doesn't mean that someone will get arrested for asking such a question, but it does mean that the interviewee is not required to…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on July 19, 2008 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Retaining Gen Y Talent: 6 Key Tips On How Keep Your Millennial Employees From Leaving

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:

Author Byline: Lisa Orrell, Millennial & Generation Relations Expert, Author of "Millennials Incorporated"

To many employers, the Millennials (aka: Gen Y) entering our professional work environments are a mystery. And research shows they are certainly a unique generation that has no trouble…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on July 7, 2008 at 10:53am — 1 Comment

BREAKING NEWS: Arbita and JobMachine Merge

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog:



Below is a press release I just received from my friends at Arbita. Surely this will make some noise in the Recruiter and HR industry.

Way to go Don and Shally!!!

Arbita and JobMachine Join Forces

Merger Enhances Recruiting Capabilities for Customers

Minneapolis, MN - May…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on May 22, 2008 at 6:52pm — No Comments

MN Headhunter Blog Celebrates 3rd Birthday, Or Is It Anniversary

May 21st 2005 I started this little adventure of mine. Does that make it a birthday, because it was created or an anniversary because it is more like a relationship?

I am going to go with anniversary.

Click MN Headhunter Blog Celebrates 3rd Birthday, Or Is It Anniversary for more...

Added by Paul DeBettignies on May 22, 2008 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

MN Headhunter To Present At StarTribune Career Expo

As posted on MN Headhunter:



This Tuesday, May 20th 2008, I will be presenting for the second time at the StarTribune Career Expo. Here is the information on my presentation:

1 PM - 2 PM -- Room A

I…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on May 19, 2008 at 10:02am — No Comments

Jason Alba With Minnesota Recruiters At JobDig

40+ Recruiters and HR professionals attended the Minnesota Recruiters April 28th event with Jason Alba of JibberJobber.com hosted by JobDig.

Click Jason Alba With Minnesota Recruiters At JobDig for information on the event with a few…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on May 14, 2008 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Minnesota Recruiters (un)Conference | Spring 2008

As posted on Minnesota Recruiters and MN Headhunter:



PLEASE NOTE: We have "sold out" this event and are currently working from a wait list. We usually have a few cancellations if you would like to be added to the wait list send me an email (paul@mnheadhunter.com) with the following…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on May 5, 2008 at 11:08pm — No Comments

MN Headhunter Blog Has 100,000th Visitor

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog

To be honest, I have not much to say about this milestone. Not much because it feels sort of “enormous” that so may people have found their way here and have continued to come back.

The term “visitor” is each time someone comes to the site. So if you have come here two times a week for the almost three years since the blog started you would be .3% of…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on April 23, 2008 at 3:13am — No Comments

Minnesota Recruiters (un)Conference | Spring 2008 | Event Announcement

As posted on the MN Headhunter blog

The next quarterly event for Minnesota Recruiters is set for May 9th, 2008 at Best Buy Corporate Headquarters. Format is the same as previous events with three presentations and networking from 8 am – Noon and lunch and networking from Noon – 2 pm.

Presenters, topics and sponsors will be announced later this week with…

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Added by Paul DeBettignies on April 23, 2008 at 2:01am — No Comments

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