When you run a staffing business, you’re going to get the ‘haters’. Some haters will actively work against you, but for the most part will be people clueless as to what you really do and who will just talk smack about you.
These can be frustrated job seekers. Jealous acquaintances. Hiring managers who had a bad experience with another recruiter. Indignant former employees. They come in all stripes.
You can get worked up about it, but if you watch this video of Dennis Crowley, a co-founder Foursquare, you can see why often the best path is to continue on relentlessly while knowing in your own heart you’re doing the right thing.
Hat tip: I picked up on this video over at avc.com. There I had a comment exchange with a Minneapolis Dad who sent his son to New York for a different kind of software training than he could get from the computer science program at the University of Minnesota.
I let him know really quick that the hottest place for web development was right here in the Twin Cities, specifically 3140 Neil Armstrong Blvd in Eagan.
Here’s the exchange:
Broadcaster turned dot com guy turned student turned teacher. Now helping small…
Jack is 21 years old, and a senior at the University of Minnesota studying computer science. He’s the kind of kid who just set up a server from old junk PCs he found in my garage.
The name of the school is http://flatironschool.com – looks very cool. Over 200 applicants for 20 slots.
I like the disruptive feel of the school, and the speed of learning.
Jack has been a bit frustrated by the pace at the U of M – he watches a ton of lectures on iTunes. He’s currently working at Linkup.com coding as an intern – but is eager to do more.
Of course, I’m worried he wont finish college. When did I become my dad?
- New York is great but for mobile development there is no pace faster than right back here in Minneapolis.
Not to mention Best Buy is a good old Minnesota company!
I’m sure Jack will come home and find an exciting gig. I’m hoping he’ll stay a full time student for a while, at least till he graduates.