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Paul DeBettignies

Paul DeBettignies is Managing Partner of Nerd Search, LLC, a Minneapolis-based IT search firm. He is author of the Minnesota Headhunter blog, Co Founder and Coordinator of Minnesota Recruiters, a 2,100 member group of corporate, search, and consulting firm recruiters, and is listed as a Top 20 Minnesota Social Media Innovator. Paul is a frequent local and national speaker and article contributor on recruiter, HR, job search, career, networking, and social media topics. Some of Paul’s 2010 presentations include the Fordyce Forum, Social Recruiting Summit, Ignite Minneapolis, Employers Association, Minnesota Recruiter and Staffing Association, MinneBar, and Minnesota Association of Healthcare Recruiters. He has been interviewed for and quoted in articles and stories in the Minneapolis StarTribune, St Paul Pioneer Press, Twin Cities Business, Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal, WCCO TV (CBS affiliate), and KARE 11 TV (NBC affiliate).

Articles by Paul DeBettignies

Relationships, Technology

The Best of The Fordyce Letter 2011, #2 — Get Out From Behind the Desk and Network



man_atdesk

Editor’s note: Paul DeBettignies’ article was the 2nd most popular article on The Fordyce Letter in 2011. It originally ran in March.

I know, I know… smile and dial.

More phone calls equal more job orders, candidates and send outs. More send outs equal more placements.

I get it – I really do. But after thirteen years as a sole practitioner, I have learned that I need to get out from behind the desk every now and then, or I fear that the headset will become permanently fixed to my head.

Relationships, Technology

Get Out From Behind the Desk and Network



man_atdesk

I know, I know… smile and dial.

More phone calls equal more job orders, candidates and send outs. More send outs equal more placements.

I get it  - I really do. But after thirteen years as a sole practitioner, I have learned that I need to get out from behind the desk every now and then, or I fear that the headset will become permanently fixed to my head.