Shine.com unveils Hackathon Platform: An easy and effective path to bringing suitable candidates and employers together

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  • So far, Shine.com has conducted Hackathons for 25 companies hiring in Technology and Sales, the companies directly connect with Hackathon winners and present them with lucrative job offers
  • Hackathon help candidates do benchmarking and get job offers based on their skills; it also assists companies in gaining brand visibility and a platform to interview and assess multiple candidates for open positions

14 October, 2022: Building on its commitment to deliver exception career growth and job search experiences, Shine.com, India’s leading job portal, has kick started yet another Hackathon. The activity provides an exceptional platform for candidates with adequate tech skills to showcase maximum potential, benchmark, and get job offers based on their skill set. Each participant of the Hackathon will have the opportunity to gain maximum exposure and expertise to stay ahead in the talent search market.

Shine.com has so far conducted Hackathons & Assessments for 25 leading organisations hiring in Technology and Sales with a registered participation of approximately 15,000+ candidates in each hackathon. Hackathon platform assists companies in enhancing brand visibility, building employer branding, and getting ready-to-hire candidates without spending extensive time and energy combing through multiple applicants for open positions.

Akhil Gupta, CEO of Shine.com, said, “The Hackathon & Assessment series is created with a vision of bringing top-tier tech talents who are willing to showcase their maximum potential against challenges set by industry experts. Unlike standard job portals, Shine.com focuses on more than just providing a platform for candidates to land jobs. We intend to help their careers grow. In this context, Hackathon has proved exemplary. It provides young tech talent with adequate space to showcase their skills and employers to recruit the best possible candidates from a herd of applicants. This lets us stay connected and motivate youngsters through their journey.

Hackathon is conducted online and is designed based on the job description (required by the company) where matching candidates are invited to register for Hackathons and appear in the activity on the mentioned dates.

A dedicated leader board is present on Shine.com that gathers comprehensive insights on a candidate that helps the leader board to announce the winner/winners, where the companies directly connect with the winners and make job offers.

A recent Mint + Shine Talent Insights report revealed that almost 50% of candidates are interested in getting hired through Hackathons, while 31% are open to trying.  Similarly, 28% of recruiters are absolutely in favour of choosing Hackathons as their preferred mode of recruitment, whereas 35% believe it can work sometimes. Rest, 24.12% recruiters are open to trying Hackathons as a medium to hire.

Shine.com’s Hackathons are open for all candidates and have no pre-fixed duration as it solely depends on the organisation’s needs. Shine Hackathons also cater to non-tech hiring which includes assessments on communication skills. Each month more and more candidates get opportunities to get one step closer to join their dream companies by participating in the Shine Hackathons & showcasing their skills, getting onto the leader boards and getting a chance for interviewing with the companies of their choice. 

Shine.com connects job seekers and recruiters by accurately matching candidate profiles to the relevant job openings through an advanced 2-way matching technology. While most job portals only focus on getting candidates the next job, Shine focuses on the entire career growth of candidates. To this end, Shine has launched Shine Learning- India’s largest career skills site for working professionals with over 500+ courses & certifications. As the industry shifts towards mobile, Shine.com is leading the transition and is the fastest growing job portal on mobile devices, witnessing a 100% YOY growth in mobile traffic and also offers on-the-go jobs through the Shine Job Search App.

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