Sourcecon Webinar

Sourcing Technical Candidates When You’re Not in Silicon Valley

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Engineering and technical talent is in high demand, and it’s a tough market for sourcers even in the huge talent pool of Silicon Valley. When you’re in a less high-profile market, that challenge can be even greater.

Attracting top tech candidates to Minneapolis is just such a challenge, but our speaker Paul DeBettignies has it down to an art. In this webinar, he’ll share how he identifies and engages candidates both online and in person at networking events, user groups and hackathons. He’ll discuss his processes for sourcing candidates and why a strong personal brand is so important to attract the right candidates. “I’ve been saying for years, ‘I don’t need more candidates, I need deeper relationships,” he says.

You’ll learn:

  • The importance of building a healthy talent pipeline and some practical ways to get started
  • What kinds of recruitment messages work best to attract tech talent from near and far
  • How to identify and engage potential candidates online using search strings on StackOverflow, LinkedIn, and other tools as well as tips for in-person events.


Join our free webinar on Thursday, June 9 for practical insight into building your tech candidate pipeline in a smaller market.

Who should attend? This webinar is for you if you’re looking to improve your success in attracting top tech talent for companies outside of the well-known tech hubs.  Join us on Thursday, June 9.

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Presented by:

Paul DeBettignies

Paul DeBettignies, better known online as Minnesota Headhunter, is a Minnesota Recruiter, Evangelist, and Advisor, who builds teams with startups and tech companies, and creates recruiting strategies for Fortune 500 clients. He’s also the author of Minnesota Headhunter, the longest running regional recruiter blog.

Paul is a frequent local and national speaker, trainer and subject matter expert on recruiter, HR, career, networking and social media topics. Activities include presentations at Twin Cities Startup Week, Google for Entrepreneurs, Michigan Recruiters Conference, MN HR Tech Expo, Social Media Breakfast, University of Minnesota, Target, CHS, MinneBar and ERE and interviews with NPR, WCCO AM (CBS) Radio & TV, KARE TV (NBC), MSP Business Journal, Minneapolis StarTribune and

Paul is involved in the Minneapolis and St Paul technology, marketing, and social media communities as a sponsor, volunteer, and mentor and is the founder of Midwest Recruiting Bootcamp.