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, Sourcers 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 a Sourcer, 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 neededLeverage 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