Case Study

Bridging the skills gap

Jobbatical helps 12 leading Estonian tech companies hire and
relocate top software talent

The Problem

Where Has All the Talent Gone?

The global talent shortage is real. And it’s a problem. Almost three-quarters of employers are having a difficult time finding skilled candidates and 45% of employers are concerned about finding employees with the necessary talents.

The issue is particularly pointed in Estonia, where the IT sector is developing at a staggering pace. Even though thousands of job seekers are coming to Estonia to work in the tech industry, it’s still not enough to meet the ballooning demand.

by 2020, Estonia’s job market is expected to be short 37,000 IT professionals.


Career Hunt Partners With Jobbatical

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Estonia is a digital pioneer and as such has set out to become a top destination for tech talent. To address the burgeoning skills gap, the Northern European country with a population of 1.3 million is ramping up its recruitment efforts. Work in Estonia, with support from Jobbatical, launched a campaign to attract global tech talent to 12 high-profile Estonian companies.

The Goal

The goal of the campaign was to secure strong hires for Estonian tech companies and promote Estonia’s growing reputation as a top talent destination globally.

675Eligible candidates

Jobbatical was the campaign's main hiring partner covering everything from marketing and finding candidates to conducting preliminary interviews and offering immigration and relocation support.

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The proccess

Career Hunt Campaign

Results: The Metrics

4x more candidates than the campaign goal


unique applicants




visited Estonia



66% hire rate

216 eligible applicants per listing on average

Over a five-week application period, Jobbatical received 5,530 applications from 2,754 unique candidates from 127 countries. After 270 thorough interviews, 23 top candidates visited Estonia for face-to-face interviews with the employers.

Employment Branding Metrics

Secured placements with an estimated total monthly reach of 1,000,000 people
  • 110,185 total views of the campaign landing page.
  • A live webinar “Everything You Need to Know About Moving to Estonia” promoting the Career Hunt campaign was attended by 1000+ participants from all over the world.
  • 3 blog posts generated 7,500 views.
  • Facebook posts and videos had a total reach of 35,000 people.
  • Instagram videos generated more than 1,000 views.
  • Cross-posting to LinkedIn and Twitter had a total reach of 10,000 people.

Looking for

System Analyst

It was the first time Finestmedia participated international talent searching competition and we cannot praise CareerHunt enough! Professionalism of the execution and quality of the applicants from the beginning to the end was nothing more than superb!

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Looking for

Front-End React Developer

Jobbatical´s role in finding as well as relocating the right person and professional for us within the CareerHunt project has been vital. Thank you, Jobbatical, for connecting and bringing to us THE Front-End React Developer we were looking for!

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