Register for one of 8 events in August or September — both in person and online Since 2014, Crossover has been connecting technical professionals and Fortune 1000 companies for remote work partnerships. In 2017, we reached a new milestone: 2,000 partners in more than 100 countries around the globe. How did we do it? This year, hiring tournaments have been a big part of our growth. We started our international hiring tour in February and have hosted 25 tournaments in 12 countries to date.
Meet Valeria. She’s a recruiting manager at Crossover. Val leads our recruiting and database search teams and has been with the company since its founding. She has also been instrumental in developing our hiring tournament initiative. After starting a family, she began looking for a remote job and found one at Google. While searching for a more challenging role, Val met Andy Tryba (Crossover’s founder and CEO) at the time he was launching the company and “immediately felt completely aligned to his vision.” Originally from Argentina, she is now based in southern Italy.
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Crossover’s successful one-day hiring tournaments: now in-person and online May and June were big months for Crossover’s international hiring tour. May brought five more tournaments, including our first events in Hungary and Belarus. With June came some exciting new developments: our first-ever completely online hiring tournament, plus in-person events in Romania and Poland that coincided with some of Eastern Europe’s biggest tech conferences. In addition to the online tournament where participants could join from anywhere, Crossover visited eight cities in seven countries (Karachi, Pakistan; Budapest, Hungary; Sopot and Kraków, Poland; Kiev, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus; Moscow, Russia; Cluj, Romania). These nine events invited chief and software architects, software engineering managers (SEMs), technical product managers (TPMs), and QA engineers to test for remote roles.
Inside Crossover’s April 2017 hiring tournaments in Russia, Romania, Poland, Turkey, and Egypt Crossover’s gamified, globe-hopping hiring tour has discovered a new cohort of tech talent — welcoming 90 candidates to the Crossover community in April alone. What started out as an innovative way to identify highly skilled software developers in untapped international tech hubs has grown into a full-fledged recruiting initiative. Crossover Hiring Tournaments now connect candidates with a range of remote roles (both technical and managerial), including chief and software architect, software engineering manager (SEM), and technical product manager (TPM) positions.
Resumes and interviews aren’t enough to showcase your potential Have you ever been frustrated by the task of squeezing your whole job history and all your career aspirations onto one piece of paper? Then even if your resume makes the cut, you have the challenge of making a good impression on your potential boss in just a few minutes during an interview. Let’s think for a moment about these tools that form the foundation of nearly every hiring process. The resume is thought to be a 500-year-old document invented by Leonardo da Vinci. It hasn’t changed a whole lot since then, plus employers know that details on resumes can be easily be faked (not that you would try anything like that… right?).
What’s one thing many top business leaders have in common? They read. A lot. From Warren Buffett (who devotes about 80% of his day to reading) to Bill Gates (who reads about 50 books per year, or one per week), reading — or more specifically, learning through reading — is a priority for professional development and success. When asked about the key to his success, Buffett pointed to a stack of books and gave this advice: “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”