Estonia, one of the most successful technological countries in the world, recently started the recruitment campaign Career Hunt in collaboration with market leaders. The campaign is aimed at the application of Portuguese IT specialists at senior positions in recognized technology companies such as Taxify, Twilio, Microsoft, Veriff and Swedbank.
The Career Hunt campaign offers selected candidates the opportunity to visit Estonia for free for five days, during which they can experience everything that Estonia and Tallinn have to offer as a destination to work and to live. In addition to the unique opportunity to participate in a business interview with one of the 12 participating technology companies, candidates can visit these companies, the NATO Cyber Defense Center and Robotex, the largest robotics festival in the world.
According to Karoli Hindriks, CEO of Jobbatical, an international job portal that helps employers find the right candidates and official recruitment partner for Career Hunt, a shortage of jobs is one of the biggest problems in the technology industry worldwide. The CEO of Jobbatical believes that Estonia and this recruitment campaign are changing the way people recruit. Having simple vacancies is not enough, he says. People are now much more mobile than before and employers have to push harder to get to them.
Compared to the last decade, talent hunting is driven to the limit, says Hindriks. According to a worldwide study by ManpowerGroup, the shortage of jobs in the last twelve years has never been as serious as at present. About 45% of employers around the world say it is difficult to find the right people with the necessary qualifications. The study, involving more than 39,000 employers from 43 countries, showed the greatest demand for people with specific technical skills, such as engineers or IT specialists, and one in four employers found it more difficult to recruit this year than last year.
With only 1.3 million people Estonia is considered the hub with a growing IT and communication industry. The Estonian labor market is expected to have around 37,000 ICT specialists by 2020 (information and communication technology), some of whom were recruited in Portugal.
The selected candidates will:
- enjoy a unique five-day experience in Tallinn with free flights and accommodation;
- have full access to local technology events, the possibility of the NATO Cyber Defense Center and startups unicorns;
- meet potential employers and teams;
- lots of fun (including an authentic Scandinavian sauna experience, traditional craft beer and visit the Robotex festival);
- Discover Estonia as a destination to live and work.
Online applications for the Career Hunt program are open until September 23 at https://careerhunt.eu/.
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