I was hearing a story today on how this one person spent so much money advertising for a job to be done where funny enough in the end the person that replied to it happened to be someone who has worked with in the past and was the best candidate for it. Therefore, that brought up a discussion on why he didn’t simply contact people who he worked with in the past from the start. His answer was something along the lines that he didn’t want to bother people and didn’t know if they would be interested.
Funny how bashful or shy we can be in asking qualified people whom you have met to help you with work huh? It’s almost like dating for some people. Don’t be afraid to ask all the people you know as it’s probably way cheaper than spending so much time, money and risk in randomly finding new people that you have no history with.