on October 4, 2021

Considered the most digital country in the world, Estonia seeks IT talent

on October 4, 2021

Considerado o país mais digital do mundo, Estônia busca talentos em TI

The most digital country in the world, according to the British portal wired, has thousands of job opportunities and is looking for Brazilian talent in the area of information technology. Located in northern Europe and bathed by the Baltic Sea, Estonia has approximately more than seven thousand openings in startups due to the strong technological expansion it has been experiencing since the second independence, according to data from the Estonia Hub, a company that promotes technological and commercial relations between Brazil. and Estonia. Job offers are also published by the Estonian government and there are around 540 opportunities on the website Work Estonia.

Estonia, which integrates the Baltic republics alongside Latvia and Lithuania, has promoted an innovative modernization process aimed at public and private management that has transformed it into a technological example for the planet. According to information from the Estonian government, available on the official website e-Estonia, the small country has 1.3 million inhabitants, offers 99% of public services on online platforms, is the first in the world to adopt online voting and is home to seven unicorns – startups with global reach and billionaire revenues – such as Bolt, Skype, Wise, the former Transferwise, Pipedrive and Grabcad, as well as over 1,100 startups.

According to the co-founder of Estonia Hub and specialist in strategic consulting at Harvard University, Raphael Fassoni, Estonian companies are interested in professionals in Brazil, especially those in the information technology area, due to their creativity, good training and high communicative power. of these professionals. Fassoni, who has lived in Estonia for 3 years, points out that the Brazilian community in the country has around 400 people, most of whom work with technology.

After studying the characteristics of the European country and mapping more than 250 startups, the specialist in Private International Law and partner lawyer at Martins Castro Consultoria, Thiago Huver, states that the rapid expansion of the Estonian market has generated a high demand for specialized labor. in the areas of software engineering for developers, cybersecurity, IOT and blockchain, marketing and also social media. According to him, as Estonia constantly encourages new startups and attracting companies, due to its simplified tax and tax systems, there are cases where there is a shortage of professionals. Therefore, it ensures that those with a good CV have a place in Estonian companies.

Having lived in Europe for five years, Huver provides consultancy to those who want to internationalize their careers and businesses. “The Estonian mentality follows the evolutionary process of modern societies and reinforces one of the main characteristics of this generation, which is the possibility of moving anywhere. It is also important to bet on the power of mobility to connect people and companies in all countries. There are no limits or borders for those who have the competence and willingness to go beyond”, he analyzes.

Despite the digitization of processes, he comments that it is essential to know the legislation, rules and conduct necessary to work and live in another country. “Like every European country, Estonia has rules for foreigners to settle on its territory. Therefore, there is a methodology to be successful in this endeavor and, therefore, it is essential to have information about vacancies, connection with companies, documentation and services necessary for migration and relocation in the new country”, says Huver, noting that in the territory there are three active languages, Estonian as an official language, Russian and English.

Good HDI and excellent level of education

Quality of life is one of the highlights of Estonia, which has a Human Development Index (HDI) considered very high by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). In the general ranking, the country was in 29th place, tied with Italy. Life expectancy is 78.8 years and gross national income per capita is US$ 36,019.

In terms of education, it is one of the highlights of the European Union, in the International Student Assessment Program (PISA), of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), ranking first in Europe in the three assessment domains, which are reading , science and mathematics.

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