Career Hunt Tallinn 2018 is on! If you’re an IT-talent, apply before 23 Sept and win a 5-day all-inclusive career trip to Tallinn

Sander Nõmmik
Author Sander Nõmmik

Estonia, one of the most successful tech countries in the world, has launched a recruitment campaign entitled Career Hunt in cooperation with leading IT companies to find specialists from around the world to apply for senior positions in internationally renowned companies like Taxify, Twilio, Microsoft, Veriff, Swedbank and others.

The selected 20 candidates from around the world will be flown in Estonia for an all-inclusive 5-day tech-tour, given the chance to meet the biggest IT-wonders and get VIP-shortcuts for job interviews in selected companies.

We want to give highly skilled tech-talents, who are open to moving to Estonia, an opportunity to come and experience the endless possibilities that Estonian tech scene offers, before deciding to relocate. All costs will be covered by Work in Estonia programme (Enterprise Estonia) and 12 participating companies.

Estonia is considered Northern Europe’s knowledge hub for tech.

Named ‘the most advanced digital society in the world’ by Wired, Estonian people are pathfinders in IT. Tallinn is the birthplace of Skype and land of recent unicorns. With just 1.3 million people, Estonia has a growing IT and communication sector.

The number of international specialists moving to Estonia has more than doubled in the past 5 years. However, according to recent analysis, by 2020 the Estonian job market is forecast to be short of 37,000 ICT specialists. That´s why 12 top companies have teamed up in Career Hunt project.

12 innovative companies

We have 12 innovative companies participating in Career Hunt and seeking experienced outside talent to work on exciting projects. These companies – Axinom, Skype, Taxify, Global Gaming Group, Proekspert, Topia, Veriff, Nortal, Helmes, Swedbank, Finestmedia, Twilio – are looking to take it to the next level and for that, they need the best.

We are looking for people who would like to experience living in a new country for a while and who have relevant experience and skills in IT. Each of the 12 participating companies – startups and tech companies alike – have selected one job position that they would like to find talent for: data scientists, .NET developers, Java engineers, Front-End React developers, system analysts and many more. People can apply to multiple companies.

The Career Hunt Week is a really unique experience

The Week in Estonia (Nov 28 – Dec 2, 2018) is filled with face-to-face job interviews and fun. 20 best candidates will get free access to local tech events, get to visit the NATO Cyber Defence Centre, meet startup unicorns and potential employers and teams. It is an opportunity to explore this Nordic country as a place to work and live, including sauna-experience, Estonia’s cuisine, urban city tour, local craft beer and more.

Jobbatical CEO Karoli Hindriks says that labour shortage is one of the biggest problems in the technology sector around the world and that Estonia and its campaign are changing the way people perceive recruitment. “Simple job ads are not enough anymore,” she said. “People are a lot more mobile than before, and for them to come your way, you need to put in more effort.”

Applications are open until September 23rd online at