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How do you spend $0 on your tech stack?

School is in session! Last week, we talked about the mistakes Brian Fink made when he started recruiting. If you missed it, check it out here! This week’s topic is on how can you start your own agency without any money in the bank? Let’s talk recruiting on a shoestring budget: How do you spend $0 on your tech stack? Note, that does not mean buying Zoho.


The Tech Stack

  • Get a Dropbox account. You can store a ton of resumes here, and the search is great. It’s like a poor man’s ATS.
  • Use Evernote. This good for creating searchable notes on candidates. It also works in tandem with Google, so you can pull up your Evernote content from a Google Search.
  • Get your own domain and add G Suite for a professional email address. (Yes yes we know that’s not free, but it’s super cheap.)
  • Breezy HR, Loxo, and SmartRecruiters all have free versions of their software.

What else? Tune in for more recommendations! What did we forget? Let us know what you think.

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Ryan Leary

Ryan Leary helps create the processes, ideas and innovation that drives RecruitingDaily. He’s our in-house expert for anything related to sourcing, tools or technology. A lead generation and brand buzz building machine, he has built superior funnel systems for some of the industries top HR Tech and Recruitment brands. He is a veteran to the online community and a partner here at RecruitingDaily.

Brian Fink

As a Talent Acquisition Partner at McAfee, Brian Fink enjoys bringing people together to solve complex problems, build great products, and get things done. In his recent book, Talk Tech to Me, Fink takes on the stress and strain of complex technology concepts and simplifies them for the modern recruiter to help you find, engage, and partner with professionals.


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