Talent to the Startups

Talent to the Startups

Startups Face Real Hiring Concerns

Let’s talk about REAL startups for a minute.  I don’t mean Twitter and Facebook who have hundreds of applications for each opening they have and millions in the bank for bonuses to lure any candidate out there.  Hiring for a REAL startup can be difficult.  Convincing good candidates to take a risk on a new venture can be tricky.  90% of the candidates that CareerBuilder and Monster return aren’t good fits in the startup environment and head hunters usually want fees that don’t fit on a startups budget.

Talent recruiting is one of the areas where a good Startup Scene can really pay off.  If a city has a good startup scene (and preferably some good engineering and business schools) then you’re likely to find candidates around who understand what working for a startup means and want to do it.  That’s exactly what we’re trying to do in Pittsburgh and the people at PGH Tech Meetup are getting the ball rolling with a Startup Job Fair (see this Link for details):

What: Startup Job Fair
When: Thursday, November 17, 2011Time: 3:30 -8 pm
Where: Perlis Atrium, Newell Simon Hall, Carnegie Mellon University
Who:  Start-ups or start-up projects in the region that were started 2007 ? 2011.
Fee: Free!!
What you will get:  a 3×3 table,  2 chairs and a listing in a directory that will be given to all attendees.  Educational sessions will be offered during the time frame in adjoining rooms to attract students and others to the event.