I am currently a project manager in a tech start up and I do not have the budget to recruit new resources. Company is growing, we are starting to work with respectable brand names, but my budget for recruitment is limited to hiring expenses only interns (if lucky).
So far my recruiting experience has become frustrating:
- Many prospective candidates do not want to work unpaid/expenses only.
- the ones who are initially are ok with this idea, end up flaking upon receiving the job offer for a paid internship.
I have suggested that we use freelancers for the time being, boss agreed - but even then he does not want to hire anybody for above 9 dollars an hour limiting my options further. We are currently doing a lot of marketing and sales, so even though the number of clients has increased we are selling our product cheaply increasing the price of the product gradually.
I am under pressure to recruit new resources, any ideas on a workaround for this situation?