I am trying to get some folks to help me build up a network of technical resources (developers, software architects, DBAs, etc.). I have been sending emails and leaving voicemails, but I've only gotten about 5% of the people to call/contact me back.
What do you use as your "hook" for networking? Most of these people are not right for our team, but would know people who ARE right, so I am not directly soliciting them.
Also, I am an internal recruiter, so I am not looking to solely build a database (although that would be a nice side benefit) - I actually have positions to fill.
I would appreciate any thoughts on what people have used successfully in the past, and also any comments on whether a 5% response rate is good.
Katie Carty Tierney
Corporate Recruiter, BSG Alliance
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