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Get the right hacker for the job with Hackajob – Startup of the Week

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Welcome to the seventh episode of the Elevator Pitch series 5!

Every week we publish a 30-second pitch from our Elevator Pitch winners.

These startups, chosen by a panel of expert judges for their potential to change the world, join an alumni group that includes the likes of YPlanHassleimport.io and Glow, and have to-date raised more than $86m.

In this series we took the founders on a ride unlike any other for the most exciting pitch of their lives.

Bin your CV

There’s probably never been more demand for technical talent, but how do you find the right person for the job?

And if you’re a techie who’s job hunting, you might regularly be faced with the blank face of a HR person who wouldn’t know their CSS from their CS gas. A potentially dangerous situation!

Enter Hackajob, a data-driven online marketplace that puts devs to the test so they can hack their way to their next job.

Bin the 1D CV and use your GitHub library to show off your coding prowess to some of the UK’s top recruiters.

You’re then challenged to demo what you can do and your results are pegged against other candidates on the Hackajob leaderboard.

Partnered with the pipeline

Hackajob has partnered with some of the UK’s leading Russell Group university alumni networks to ensure they find the best developers looking for their first gig.

They are also building their own online community by organising hacking competitions sponsored by top UK firms.

Hackajob currently has 16,000 users who’ve done more than 6,500 ‘happlications’ for tech roles – and successful candidates can get £1,000 if they refer a friend to the platform.

Big brands clients

The company is one year old this month and already counts highstreet names like Argos, unicorns like Transferwise and even national institutions like the BBC among its client base.

The team has made it from the library at King’s College London, via the Techstars London accelerator, which included a $118,000 investment, to find their home in an office space at London Bridge.

One user of the platform said: “Hackajob is great. It’s fun to take on a challenge and I get to show off my abilities to employers at the same time. It’s a win-win.”

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