3-MINUTE INTERVIEWS WITH COMPANIES SEEKING TECH TALENT
UPTOWN TAMPA – Tampa (Innovation Partnership) is gathering several of the area’s top tech and software companies and recent graduates of the TechHire program to come together for a speed hiring event at 4:00 p.m. on September 26th at the Tampa !p office located at 2138 University Square Mall.
Similar to speed dating, the speed hire process allows both the interviewee and hiring company to assess the potential match of candidate and company. It also exposes the applicant to a large number of hiring companies in a short timeframe, thereby maximizing the chance of finding a job. Interviews will last 3 minutes and candidates can expect the questions to be challenging. Candidates are encouraged to prepare a 30-second “elevator speech” concisely summarizing qualifications and career goals and bring at least ten printed resumes.
TechHire is a federal grant that connects underrepresented and overlooked job-seekers lacking traditional qualifications and credentials to tech careers. Funds provide for the accelerated training, certifications, and paid work experience opportunities to young adults between the ages of 17 and 29, as well as front line workers in healthcare and IT occupations.