Navigating Startup/Tech Recruiting in the Time of Coronavirus

You’re looking to recruit for tech and startup jobs.

Unfortunately, it’s April 2020, and the country is in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The economy is in a downward spiral, companies are downsizing, hiring freezes are in place, and uncertainty abounds.

What do you do?

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At Opus, an increasing number of candidates are reaching out to hear our thoughts on the market today. In the spirit of transparency, here’s what we are seeing:

Other observations:

As a candidate, you can expect that the hiring market will move a little slower. However, there are still a few things you can be doing to enhance your recruiting efforts during this time:

Opus is a boutique search firm that helps strategy, finance and operations professionals get connected to opportunities in the startup and tech space. For more information, feel free to reach out to us at



Co-Founder @ Opus Search. Ex-McKinsey.

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