How to source technical talent

Erik Fiala
Erik Fiala
Founder, CEO at Source
Jan 13, 2023
2 min read
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Introduction

If you're reading this blog post, chances are you're in need of some technical talent for your company. Finding the right people to fill these roles can be tough, but with some strategy and effort, you can source the perfect fit for your team.

First and foremost, it's important to have a clear understanding of the specific skills and experience you're looking for in a candidate. This will help you know exactly what to search for and who to target during your recruitment process.

Once you have a clear understanding of what you need, it's time to start searching.

Ways you can go about sourcing
  1. Job boards and recruitment agencies: These can be a great way to find a wide range of candidates, but keep in mind that you'll likely have a lot of competition for top talent.
  2. Networking and referrals: Reach out to your own network and ask if anyone knows of any qualified candidates. You can also ask your current employees for referrals - they may know someone who would be a great fit for the role.
  3. Social media and online communities: LinkedIn, Reddit, and other online communities can be a great place to find potential candidates. Just make sure to be respectful and professional when reaching out.

Once you've found some potential candidates, it's important to conduct thorough interviews and assessments to ensure they have the skills and experience you need. Don't be afraid to ask tough questions and really get to know their technical abilities.

Finally, don't forget the importance of culture fit. While technical skills are important, it's also crucial that the candidate will be a good fit for your company culture. Make sure to ask about their communication style and how they work in a team.

Conclusion

Sourcing technical talent takes time and effort, but with the right strategy, you can find the perfect fit for your team. Happy sourcing!

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