Kapwing, a scrappy startup out of SF wrote this excellent piece how they hired 10 employees in the very tight bay area market. It caught my attention because the demand for great people has never been higher.
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Here are the ways they found great people…
Meetups are always an excellent way to find great people. Tech networking, can be one part selling your ideas, projecting your prowess or career building for your own people. And meanwhile career forward, self-actuated employees are scoping you out too.
2. Friend referrals
Connecting through your own people is always a good way to find talent. These referrals are also great because you already have a handle on the hires real-world experience and personality. Good for everybody.
As your startup grows, you get some press in TechCrunch or ReCode. This generates some household recognition in the tech community, or posts on HackerNews. From there you get inbound requests because smart people are on the prowl for a great company. Done & done!