“We have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world."

-- Steve Jobs

“We have gone to exceptional lengths to hire the best people in the world.” — Steve Jobs

Last week, a reader asked what tools The Hustle uses for hiring. The answer actually depends on another question: how much money do ya got?

Here are a couple setups that have worked for us at different stages of growth:

The cheap way: Asana + Zapier + Wufoo

We did this early on and it worked wonderfully.

Create a Wufoo form to collect applicant info. Embed the form in the job listing on your site. Create an Asana board, with labeled columns: “Applied,” “Contacted,” “Interview Setup,” “Hired,” “Pass.”

Using Zapier, connect Asana and Wufoo… (instructions self-explanatory during setup). Folks who apply are automatically added to the board. Make a new board for each role.

Free, easy, and effective.

The not cheap way: Lever

The 2 big ones I’ve used are Greenhouse and Lever, but there are thousands of others. And truthfully, they’re all super similar.

I love Lever most because of their Chrome extension. It lets you browse folks on LinkedIn, quickly add them to your job listing, and automatically email them. Makes outreach simple and fast.

The biggest downside to Lever is that they hide the pricing online. My god, I hate that. Pricing for us (~20 people) is around $400 a month — comparable to most others.

At the end of the day, the difference between the cheap and not cheap ways is convenience. Want to save at least per 10 minutes per job interview with auto scheduling, feedback, and follow up emails? Use Lever.

What other tools should I write about? Let me know in the comments here.

— Sam, VP of firm handshakes

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