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Where to find people to hire for your startup
Creating a perfect team is no easy task. Having a collaborative team will make the startup journey much smoother for you, while the wrong match could potentially derail the project, so don’t underestimate the importance of hiring the right people.
Luckily today there are multiple ways to make the hiring process quick and simple and most importantly cheaper than ever. You won’t even need to leave your house for the interview.
You will probably want to start by hiring freelancers to help you set up multiple aspects of your startup. There are websites that connect clients with freelancers of all kinds, so register on the websites like upwork.com, freelancer.com, or fiverr.com to start looking for your future employees. These websites will usually display the past experiences of these freelancers as well as feedback from their previous employer, so you can get an idea of what the candidate is capable of from the beginning.
Websites that work specifically with freelancers also work out the logistics of the financial transactions, so if you choose to use websites like these, the payment process will be simplified for you as well.
You can also look for future employees on LinkedIn if you aren’t dead-set on working with freelancers exclusively. You can attract a lot of attention by posting a job opening on LinkedIn. There is a good mix of up-and-coming young talent and seasoned professionals so depending on your budget and needs you can reach quite a large and diverse audience on LinkedIn as well.
If you have been in the same industry for a while you probably have a lot of connections, professionals who could help you or who potentially know someone that could work for you. While hiring online is convenient and quick, it does have its minor disadvantages. You can’t always be sure that a new hire will live up to his/her promises.
If you are new to the industry, asking around is still a valid way to at least get the word out that you are looking for someone to do a specific job.
But in the end, looking for freelancers online is the most efficient way to go about it. The websites provide you with the necessary info, the interviewing process is easy and you can find freelancers with different rates to suit your budget better.