This year, The Shortcut has created a unique event to experience in the middle of Slush Week and all its chaotic glory. Talent Heist is a matchmaking event geared towards connecting top skilled talents from near and far to Finnish scaleups, startups, and high-growth tech companies like Supermetrics, Smartly.io, Hoxhunt, to name a few. So what’s so special about Talent Heist? Take a look at these top 8 reasons, with a little commentary from The Shortcut Team, on why you shouldn’t miss the biggest talent matchmaking event of the year:
1. Access the hidden job market in Finland
“8 out of 10 jobs in Finland are hidden, so networking is the most important thing. You’ll be able to expand your network, both with the companies and other people attending.”
– Maurizio, Head Talent Dude at The Shortcut
2. Enjoy the Slush vibe without the pricey pass
We all know how cool Slush is going to be, but it is also a fairly expensive ticket, especially if you’re currently on the hunt for your next job. Talent Heist is a one-of-a-kind networking event. Not only will you have great opportunities to connect with exciting Finnish companies, but you’ll get to do some laidback bar-hopping with other talented people, and be a part of the entire Slush atmosphere in Helsinki.
3. Get to know your own field
“Talent Heist is a good way to know where you stand in the professional field and also learn how to adjust your CV and presentation. You’ll also get to know new friends and know that you’re not alone in the job hunt war!”
– Vickie, Event Production Pro at The Shortcut
4. An event created by top Finnish organizations
The Shortcut has joined forces with some of Finland’s most influential organizations to bring you Talent Heist. We’ve partnered up with Business Finland, City of Helsinki, and TheHub.fi in a collaborative effort to ensure that this will be one of the year’s most successful events.
5. Let that personality shine through
“Stop hiding behind applications and get to the recruiters face and seize your spot! The best way to land a dream job is to actually network and get your personality out because you can’t communicate that on paper.”
– Lis, Head of Community Outreach at The Shortcut
6. Face-to-face conversations are key, according to our in-laws
“My mother-in-law gave me the advice that when you network, everyone should know who you are. Every job I landed I just asked, ‘Hey, do you have a job for me?’ And that worked every single time! But I have to be in their faces. If I write applications, I suck at them.”
– Cristina, The Shortcut Lab Manager
“A very wise man (my father-in-law) told me Finland is not a country, it’s a club. That’s not a bad thing. Finland is built on trust, and therefore knowing you as a person is extremely important. It’s what differentiates you from the list of skills you can add to your CV. So come to Talent Heist and meet people. They are the key to the club house.”
– Sam, Project Lead at The Shortcut
7. Use a matchmaking tool to land an interview
Talent Heist is powered by Deal Room, which is going to optimize every single connection you make. Throughout the entire event, you’ll be able to enhance your profile and send out customized messages directly to the recruiters in order to schedule an interview.
8. Make Finland’s workforce more inclusive and diverse
With Talent Heist During Slush, we’re aiming to bring together a dynamic, mixed crowd of talents, not only those local to Finland, but international visitors who come to town for Slush, or even those who might not have considered a relocation to Finland before. The Shortcut is committed to making the tech industry a more inclusive place with our many activities, workshops, and events (read our White Paper on diversity here). Finland is full of interesting opportunities, and we want to show the global tech community how diversity can fill in the talent gaps, drive growth, and inspire innovation.
For more details about Talent Heist, visit: https://www.talentheist.net/.
By Esmeé Xavier, Marketing Coordinator for Talent Heist, 18 November 2019.