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BLOG: Jousting for jobs

Bart Perkins | Aug. 13, 2013
Coding tournaments and similar challenges have emerged as innovative ways for employers to identify highly skilled IT professionals.

• Winners of virtual tournaments may not be U.S. citizens and might need visas to work for you. And some of the entrants may have participated just for the fun of it; they may have no desire to relocate, and they might not even be looking for a job.

• Some tournament champions may be happy to work for you as contractors but would balk at the idea of becoming full-time employees.

Technical contests can help employers identify world-class talent and find people with highly specific technical expertise. If you keep all of the challenges in mind, a virtual tournament could provide an effective solution for your technical staffing needs. Let the jousting begin!


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