The Minnesota Headhunter Talks to #RecTech


SUMMARY: Paul DeBettignies is the Principal of Minnesota Headhunter, LLC a Minneapolis IT search firm and a frequent local and national speaker and writer on recruiting, HR, career, networking and social media topics. And like me he’s an avid fisherman….we follow each other catches on Instagram. In this free ranging discussion we chat about his recruiting life and other great talent topics. His sourcing stories are great!

TOOLS MENTIONED: MNheadhunter.com, SendOuts, Bullhorn, Branch Messenger.


  1. Hows Lake life treating you? 

  2. How’s business and tell me a bit about the Minnesota tech scene?

  3. What recruiting or HRtech companies are located up there?

  4. I heard that some Minnestota employers making big push to recruit outside of minneapolis? Are companies there more willing to relocate?

  5. When did you get the idea to brand yourself as the Minnesota Headhunter?

  6. What tech tools do you use to recruit...let’s start with your ATS?

  7. See Linkedin today? New active user feature...thoughts?

  8. Tell me a story of your most creative sourcing story where you really dug deep to find someone?

  9. Ever sourced anyone by first finding them on twitter or facebook?

  10. What’s your approach to candidate outreach….? Do you get creative with your messaging?

  11. It amazes me how dumb employers are by not putting their career/jobs link at the top of their websites...you just wrote a post on that...comment?

  12. What else are companies still doing wrong when it comes to promoting themselves?

  13. What’s the one thing about the future of recruiting that you are worried about?

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