Sourcing highly skilled candidates
I've been looking for a Sr. Design Engineer since July 2019. We are a small, specialized company so that's already a hurdle I face when recruiting. First I battled the low unemployment rates of 2019; now, well, it's 2020.
Any ideas on how to find candidates in new ways and/or how to attract engineers away from defense contractors in the Washington DC metro area?
All suggestions are appreciated! Thank you!
Hi Beth! Do they have to be onsite in Washington DC? I think you'd have a better time trying to hire a Sr. Design Engineer in some of the areas with lower unemployment rates, and the salary would be fantastic for someone who is located in a rural area. I work in the SF Bay Area and I know that since opening up our recruitment to virtual in the US, we've had a lot better luck hiring for what we are looking for.