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Hackajob

An online marketplace for companies to fast track their recruitment process by hiring engineers who have already proven their abilities

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How can employers know if graduates have the specific skills they are looking to hire?

One way some employers are hiring tech talent is through Hackajob. 

"Hackajob is a brand new, data driven, engaging recruitment platform that helps talented engineers skip the take-home coding tests involved in the job search by verifying their skills just once when they sign up. 

Our clients can also talk to and invite passive candidates to take hacks on the platform, opening up a previously inaccessible pool of talent."

Taken from Hackajob's website here

How it works for candidates:

"Join Our Community: Accept your invite to join our week-long code sprint called hackasprint.

Resolve a challenge: Solve one hackasprint challenge and watch multiple companies compete for you.

Get a new job!: Verify your skills on hackajob once and skip the take-home coding tests for over 100 companies hiring on the platform this week."

How it works for employers:

Build a Unique Challenge: Our team of in-house hackers will build a challenge unique to your job or you can use our tools to build your own.

Review hackasprint Candidates: Candidates will start to complete your challenge; whether it’s a coding problem or wireframing task. Our platform will then score their challenges automatically, whilst you will also be able to see their final code or wireframe.

Scan The Leaderboards: Your users will then be placed on your leaderboard - check their match score, hack score and profiles. If you like the look of someone, invite them to an interview in two simple clicks.

Make a Hire!: Congrats! You’ve added more awesome digital talent to your organisation. We look forward to working with you again in the future.

Hackajob also has a meetup group sponsored by Transferwise and Kings College London - a University in London. 

"Here at hackameetup, we're all about three things - Beers, Pizza and Hackers. We meet once a fortnight bringing along CTO's, industry experts and awesome companies. Our group is for all tech enthusiasts, coders and non-coders and is a great opportunity to meet likeminded people and chat with some of the best and brightest in the community. We look forward to seeing you soon."

Taken from the meetup group.

Specifically, please check all that apply:

  • An Individual

Tell us about your work experience:

I am the Community Guide for this challenge. I have studied at Birmingham, Nottingham and Leeds University in the UK and graduated with qualifications in Biochemistry, Toxicology, and Environmental Management. I have held a number of jobs including being a TEFL teacher and energy analyst. I love to learn new skills and loathe stagnation.

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Should companies influence higher education curriculum to meet their hiring needs? If they should, how much influence should they have and how should they be able to influence higher education? Should their influence be optional for students (in the same way hackajob for the recruitment process) or compulsory? Can we learn something from hackajob?

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