Farming not hunting
In the past, as long as the law allows, you may hunt a bird. You may hunt a deer. You may hunt a lion. While hunting may still be legal in some jurisdictions today, hunting is against the value of mankind. Hunting is cruel. Hunting is inhumane.
But why then we are hunting a CEO, a VP, or a mobile app developer?
As a startup, I don’t use headhunters. Hunting a future teammate is too cruel. And I don’t want to be hunted by headhunters either.
I don’t use headhunters, even we have sufficient funding to do so. This is not just a matter of cost.
If time is a non-renewable resource, you should spend it on the most important thing. As a startup founder, what is more important than building your early team?
You won’t have your product and your clients without your people.
If time is non-renewable, don’t spend it on hunting headhunters.
No more hunting. Sow your seeds of reputation and reap when they are mature.