One of our very own .Me websites is going to be busy this year. If you have not heard of Splinter.Me, first head off to our post on this social recruitment platform and read about it. They are co-organizers of Hacker Tour Europe – a series of events that will facilitate startups’ access to top students from computer science and engineering universities in Europe.
Why Is Hacker Tour Europe Important?
Companies deal with difficulties of finding adequate professionals for their open positions. This is especially true when it comes to tech positions. Splinter.Me offers the possibility to reveal talents and to do matchmaking between open positions and professionals. But, this amazing team also wants to participate in the creation of the next generation of tech talents.
We want to bring companies closer to students and facilitate their interaction. Through Hacker Tour we can help students understand what skills they need to develop and what are their career opportunities. We also help companies shape this next generation of talents to match the working requirements of today.
How Will Hacker Tour Europe Work?
This event is organized by German Startup Association and Splinter.Me. During the course of a few weeks in October and November 2013, Hacker Tour Europe will facilitate company presentations, CXO talks, coding challenges and job fairs in a number of selected campuses.
The companies that want to participate and get the benefits of creating a talent pipeline of the best students from top technical universities are invited to register here. Splinter.Me will be the platform that will gather all the professional profiles of the participating students. Employers will be able to use Splinter.Me to access Hacker Tour Europe talent pool at any time, to filter the young talents to match their interests and to follow up with them.
Why should you participate?
If you are a company, you know how hard it can be to find good people to work for you. Opening a job position in your company means you will have to go through hundreds of resumés and motivation letters. Sure, typos and grammatical mistakes will automatically eliminate some. But, this is a long and hard process and in order to select the best fit for your company, you will have to hold many interview rounds and test.
Participating in this event will be beneficial to you from at least two perspectives. Firstly, yes, you will find “the one” you are looking for. They will be there. And, secondly, this is good PR. 😉 Let’s admit it, publicity is important and you want your company’s name involved in a good-feel events like this one.
If you are a student, then hopefully you know you have to work hard during your student days to land a good job once you get your degree or internship while you are still studying. A degree is important, but it is not everything. You have to stand out in the crowd. You have to go an extra mile and show you are better than other 500 applicants a company might hear from. This is your chance.