Frequently Asked Questions

HootRecruit is for recruiters, staffing and recruiting agencies, talent acquisition leaders, founders, and hiring teams — anyone who is hiring and needs help finding and connecting with top talent!

Please note, we are currently only supporting US-based roles. We hope to expand to other regions in the future.

HootRecruit provides curated passive candidate lists based on the details you share with us, all through an easy-to-use form. Here’s how it works:

1. Let us know the specifics of your hiring needs via our intake form. The more you tell us about your ideal hire, the better the results will be.

2. Next, HootRecruit works its magic to get you a curated list of candidates. Using a combination of technology and our personal recruiting expertise, you will receive results within two business days. We’ll include the candidate’s name, available contact information, and work experience based on your priorities.

3. Lastly, reach out to the candidates directly through HootRecruit using our easy-to-use email campaign builder, and get your role filled! 🎉

A passive candidate is someone who is not actively seeking a new job opportunity. If presented with a good opportunity, they might be interested in a change and join your team!

Did you know 70% of the talent base is passive? That means companies are missing out on most candidates if they only rely on posting the job position and hoping that qualified people apply.

We think that’s silly, so we’ve flipped the script. Why wait for your next hire to find you when you can go out and find your next hire?

Passive candidates tend to be a little harder to engage because they’re not actively in job search mode. With the right messaging and opportunity though, you never know who you might convince to work with you!

We can support US-based professional-level roles (both technical and non-technical) such as software engineers, project managers, accountants, finance leaders, HR, talent acquisition and recruiting, sales, and marketing.

We can’t currently support sourcing for most frontline roles including jobs in medicine, retail, or academia.

If you have a role but are unsure if we’re right for you, reach out to us at

The number of candidates varies depending on the specifications given for each role. Most roles yield 50-200 candidates depending on the qualifications, job level, requirements, and complexity of the role you submit.

Nope! We provide candidate sourcing, but not active candidate management.

For a limited time, new users get the first role for only $250 by using code FIRSTROLE250. No strings attached.

After that, each future role is $750.

At HootRecruit, we are evolving to better serve you! As we transition from IQRecruit to HootRecruit, be assured that the exceptional service, experience, and engagement you’ve come to expect remain at the core of our operations.

While you may still notice remnants of IQRecruit in some communications or within the platform for a short while, rest assured that everything will seamlessly shift to HootRecruit by the year’s end. We are working diligently to make this change as smooth and transparent as possible for you.

Should you have any queries or require further clarification, please don’t hesitate to contact us.