Who asks, doesn't get lost.Take a look at the most frequently asked questions.
I'm an employer
What is a SkillChallenge?
SkillChallenge is a pre-assessment test, linked to your job vacancy notice. It helps to filter and
judge candidates based on their actual skills and performance. SkillChallenges focus on technologies
needed for the specific job role you have advertised.
What is a Candidate Hub?
Candidate Hub is a website whose purpose is to gather and engage the community around your company,
or a certain field. The page displays job offers, events, challenges, articles and much more!
What groups of specialists are you able to source for me?
Our community consists of over 100,000 IT specialists, including developers, data and business analysts,
QA specialists, finance experts, project managers, and the list goes on and on. They are focused around
ChallengeRocket.com when we engage them with different SkillChallenges for our clients. The most active
groups are juniors and mids, although with the right outreach and marketing campaigns, we are able to source
seniors as well.
How do you differ from job boards, and other recruitment platforms and job agencies?
We believe that CVs and resumes should not be the main criteria recruiters and HR managers evaluate. We are convinced
that actions speak louder than words so we give candidates the opportunity to showcase their skills through truly
practical SkillChallenges attached to the actual job post. Last but not least, hiring companies are able to source,
pre-assess and hire people all in one place, completely online and with tremendous time and budget savings. Let the
automated system do the sourcing and screening work for you!
How fast will I see the first candidates applying for my job offer?
In our experience, the first candidates appear within a few hours after posting the job offer. We alert you straightaway
once the very first ones apply so that you can immediately decide who you want to contact and proceed with in your recruitment
How does your pre-assessment work and what is in it for me?
We engage candidates in SkillChallenges attached to your job offers, exclusively created to assess and engage them in the
process. They participate and score some results, filling their profiles up with data. Then we let the AI do its job and
automatically match the selected candidates with your job offers. That means less sourcing and pre-screening work for you and
it makes sure you talk to the right candidate with the actual skill set you are looking for.
What is a benchmark and how to use it?
A benchmark is the level (the percentage of the result obtained in the test) in the SkillChallenge that a participant must meet
to become a viable candidate. By default, the level is set to 50%.
How can I engage candidates with my company, even those who aren't hired immediately?
Great question! We believe that building and engaging your own talent pool enables you to have a base of highly-aware and
motivated people, who you can reach out to whenever specific recruitment needs come up. Talent pool is a database of all the
users gathered around your company profile. These are all the people who participated in the events, projects, challenges,
and tests created by your company in our system. By retaining a talent pool all year long and engaging people with SkillChallenges,
educational content and employer branding initiatives, you are in pole position to grab the right people at the right time, and make
it quick and super-efficient.
I have a team of sourcers and recruiters in my company. How does this tool help them?
ChallengeRocket can be a weapon of choice in your team's hands. We will help them shorten the time needed to source and
pre-screen candidates. No more long initial conversations that go nowhere, no scrolling through a pile of CVs that can be either
exaggerated or unsuitable, and no need to manually answer all the candidates in order to keep the experience top notch. We can
do all that for you.
Can I just try out your platform for now?
Sure. We are very happy to enable you to test the waters with us via a 30-day free trial. You can post 1 job offer related to a
junior role to see how many valuable candidates we can source for you. Additionally, to make the outreach to candidates even better,
we throw in a marketing campaign worth $100 dollars as a sweetener. Why not sign up for a free trial right here?
Is candidate data safe?
Of course! We are GDPR compliant. We have been working closely with an attorney specializing in personal data protection to ensure we meet
all the requirements necessary to protect the personal data processed on our platform. We are the administrator of the candidates` personal data
I'm a candidate
What can I use ChallengeRocket for?
Plenty! ChallengeRocket can help you get your dream job, practice your coding and/or analytical skills, or
improve your level of expertise!
How does it work?
ChallengeRocket connects your talent and skills to companies by harnessing the power of AI-based matching algorithms
and skill assessment tests. It is a place where you can find that job, upgrade your skills and simply have a bit of fun!
And the best part? Trying out SkillChallenges is completely free of charge. To start, just log in to your ChallengeRocket
account and join a specific challenge. Click on ‘Sign up’ in the top-right corner of the website, enter your email address
and set up a password. You can also sign up via Facebook, Google or Github.
What is a SkillChallenge?
It’s is a pre-assessment test, connected to a job offer. It helps to filter and find out more about candidates when it comes
to their current skills and performance. SkillChallenges focus on the actual technologies needed for a specific job role.
What does taking part in SkillChallenges give me?
Challenges offer you a number of options: you can test and practice your skills, or you can actually get a job (right from home).
Challenges are a chance for a bit of fun – but some even have prizes to be won!
Who can create a ChallengeRocket account?
Absolutely everyone! From students with zero experience, wishing to improve their skills and start a professional career, all
the way up to experienced developers seeking exciting new ways to find a job, or simply have fun.
What is the difference between applying for a job with ChallengeRocket and applying for a job via a standard job board?
By applying for offers at ChallengeRocket, you get the opportunity to perform a tech skills task in the form of a SkillChallenge,
which is the first stage of the recruitment process. You then get immediate feedback on the result, which lets you know whether your
result is good enough to qualify your application for the next stage of recruitment. It’s that easy!
What is the autosave time of a challenge?
Your code gets saved automatically every 60 seconds (this is configurable), as well as with every compilation,
or when switching to a different task, or when changing the programming language, or when you create a code branch,
and when you quit the test.
How can I compile my code?
Just click on the “Compile” button in the upper right-hand corner. We also suggest taking a short Tutorial Challenge
to find out how to use the platform.
How are my codes validated?
The correctness of the code is checked on the basis of unit tests. Your code is run to perform a test on it.
Your code runs multiple times on various unit tests. This way we check if your program is universally written
for different sets of parameters and data. Some of the tests are visible to you (so that you can see if you really
understand the task correctly), but some are hidden, and it is only by successfully passing these hidden tests that
you win points.
I ran out of time while taking the test and so there was no time to send the code. What do I do now?
Points are awarded for the last code sent with the 'Compile and Submit' button. You can use this button multiple times.
If you have got a partially working code, submit this to at least get some points.
Are there any code restrictions in the programming tasks?
Your code responses do have some limitations:
• we have specific versions of compilers and libraries (information about these versions appears when you are solving the task,
but you can also see it in the Tutorial Challenge);
• the program must be written in one file (our platform does not support multi-file projects);
• and your program must not connect to the Internet.
I didn’t succeed at one of the SkillsChallenges. What's next? Can I try again?
In SkillChallenges, you have just one chance to solve the test. Because you have to take it all in one go, we recommend you start
the test only when you are have enough time available for a particular challenge. If you leave the test, the timer will continue to
run in the background and after the time is up, sadly, you won’t be able to take the test again. But not to worry! There are always
loads of other possibilities - you can develop your skills in code practise challenges and then try applying for some other SkillChallenges
that interest you.
I succeeded! What’s next? Who will contact me?
Congratulations! Once you know that you qualified for the next stage of the recruitment process, the company you applied to will reach out
to you very soon. If you have any additional questions, you can always contact us as well.
Is my personal data safe?
Naturally! We are GDPR compliant. We work closely with legal specialists in personal data protection to make sure we meet all the requirements
needed to protect the personal data processed on our platform. We are the administrator of the candidates` personal data and only share this data