SWING Search & Talent is a recruiting agency specializing in partnering with high-growth technology startups backed by some of the world’s most prominent VC investors (Sequoia, Norwest, Khosla, a16z, etc). Our team is a mix of industry veterans and highly educated rising stars; we work across all tech industries (B2C/B2B) with early-stage clients in Silicon Valley and beyond. Our focus is on senior level individual contributor up to VP-level executive roles across Marketing, Sales, Growth, Product, Data Science, Engineering and Customer Success. Headquartered in downtown Oakland, SWING offers high-quality training for new hires as well as a very flexible work schedule.

Job Description:

At SWING, Analysts are our lifeline. They play an integral part in helping place top executive talent within world-class startups. Working alongside Recruiters and well-known founders, CEOs and their leadership teams while managing candidate pipelines at the top of the funnel. This is a unique and impactful opportunity to learn from the most talented headhunters in the business while building your own brand with top venture capitals firms and hyper-growth startups.

As an Analyst, you’ll become an expert in developing market research for different types of industries and hyper-growth startups. You’ll build a knack for identifying top talent and strengthen your ability to attract the most sought-after candidates in Silicon Valley. You’ll create talent acquisition strategies for your recruitment partners and their clients, filling and maintaining a pipeline of candidates to deliver against high exposure positions.

What You’ll Do:

  • Engage 100% passive talent through outbound sourcing, marketing campaigns, networking, referrals, events, etc
  • Heavy emphasis on building out market research strategies including target list creation from initial kick off and iterating as needed
  • Leverage data, prior knowledge, and industry trends to build creative sourcing strategies
  • Assist in creating and maintaining a world-class candidate experience

About You:

  • High-energy and confident, you’ll do whatever it takes to win
  • Driven, focused, and quick to take ownership of your work
  • Eager to expand your skill set and excited to carve out your career path in a hyper-growth setting
  • Ready to take on responsibility and work collaboratively with your team and cross-functional stakeholders
  • Multi-tasker who consistently has competing priorities and has the ability to exceed all goals set for you


  • 2-3+ years of working experience
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle high volume tasks (administration, sales or experience is a plus!)
  • Eager to expand your skill set as well as learn more about recruiting/talent acquisition/startups/hiring
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Nice to haves:

  • Operational or technical aptitude is a bonus
  • Experience working in startups
  • Basic understanding of boolean search techniques