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!

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  • 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.

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    • Kathy Tang I do need someone to be onsite.  We are willing to relocate, but it's a new product development position so they have to be in the lab the majority of their day.

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  • Have you figured out your value proposition. Why you and use that in your RM

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