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Developers Burnout: Why you Have to Take it Seriously?

How do you feel about your job? Do you feel dreaded or happy about new challenges? Yea, it’s normal if you sometimes feel unmotivated, but if this condition continues, you better watch out! You may be close to burnout! Every programmer got close to get burnout at least once in their career. If you think that can’t happen to you, you’re wrong. It happened to the best programmers, so it’s essential to prepare and stop it on time. Some strange feeling goes through your veins, you’re procrastinating your tasks, find excuses not to work, struggling to perform tasks, or simply working so hard, feeling so stressed all the time, and don’t have time for yourself. A burnout story: What are the signs? High-achievers often expect a lot from themselves, so they keep working long hours and put enormous pressure on themselves to excel. However, sometimes your condition is not chronic: “A standard burnout is extremely easy to spot. If you suddenly don't feel like doing something you don't normally have a problem doing, it could be only 2 things: you're lazy or depressed today or you're working too hard and need a break. Hint: take that break.”Miloš Đekić, CTO of ClickGUARD If this is the case, you can quickly stop it and try to concentrate on the purpose - what motivates you and what attracted you to start coding in the first place. Nevertheless, sometimes you just can’t see how close you are to get burnout. “A deep burnout comes like a thief in the night. It's like a lonely cancer cell, dormant until something kicks it and it starts its mayhem. It won't offer warning signs and it won't offer any understanding when it happens. You have to have introspective and always think about where you are now, what you are doing, why you are doing it, what you have to tolerate in order to keep doing it, do you really want all that… and when you can't answer one of those questions or the answer does not bring peace - the big one is close,” continuous Miloš. That burnout comes unexpectedly proves the story of co-founder of GrowIT Tech Aco Gagić: “I didn’t realise what is happening, my body started fighting against me. I started feeling strange and had no energy, it was a strangely unpleasant feeling. The culmination happened when I felt so bad, that I had to go to a hospital. I spent the whole day sleeping, on infusion. After that, I was OK, but it made me analyze what had happened. I was under a lot of stress, had  too many things to do, so I started losing myself.” A deep burnout comes like a thief in the night According to Psychology today, these are signs of burnout: Chronic fatigue - lack energy feeling physically and emotionally exhausted, drained, and depletedInsomniaForgetfulness/impaired concentration and attention. Physical symptoms - chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal pain, dizziness, fainting, and/or headachesIncreased illnessLoss of appetiteAnxietyDepression Anger - interpersonal tension and irritability which may turn into angry outbursts and serious arguments with others As you can see, these are the signs of physical and emotional exhaustion, and if you don’t have it, it’s great. You shouldn’t fear of it just because it might happen to you. But keep these warning signs in mind and remember that burnout is an insidious creature that creeps up on you as you're living your busy life. Luckily, there is a solution. But let’s see what can cause a burnout first. What can cause the burnout? 1. Death march projects Maybe you heard about this kind of projects, or maybe you’re working on the one right now. They are usually causing progressively worsening feelings of emotional and physical fatigue. Why? They have a fixed and immovable scope, timeline and resources available to get it done and everyone knows that it’s not achievable, but management doesn’t want to hear it. Furthermore, they get progressively worried and loses trust in its people. You keep working, but you struggle to understand the value of the project. You just can’t see the light, so you start questioning your accomplishments. If your boss doesn't give you an opportunity to slow down, IT recruitment companies can help you find a better job 2. Working long hours The cycle becomes work, work, work, sleep, no time for yourself. You keep working even on evenings and weekends. Your boss may be impressed by you, but they keep giving you more work to do. After a while, you just feel exhausted and begin to deliver a little less than what you used to deliver. You feel bad about it and you get lost in the code. 3. You’re not making any progress Your job is no longer stimulating for you. Maybe you’ve been in the company for years, and you feel like you’re not going forward. There are no challenges, you’re not learning, or your manager doesn’t give you an opportunity to learn new technologies. You’re stuck. Doing the same tasks, again and again, can make you question your career path. All of these things cause a high level of stress. You stop valuing your work and keep procrastinating. Many questions keep crossing your mind and you have no answers. Should I quit my job? Why am I doing it? How did I get in this phase of my career? Should I try something else? You know that you’ve loved your job once, but you just can’t remember why. Burnout grows slowly and builds up a little step at the time and you feel a lack of control. How to avoid burnout? It’s harder to fix burnout once you’ve been deep in it for weeks or months, but it’s not impossible. You will have to work on yourself and set some boundaries. According to Đekic, the recipe is this: “Detach from the cause of burnout, rest, relax, pray or meditate, spend time with family and friends. Literarily like for any other painful thing in life... It works.” However, sometimes it’s not that simple. “Unfortunately the real consequences of a serious burnout are felt with a delay, so we need to do everything in our power to avoid it. Both mental and physical health are seriously endangered today, especially in tech workplaces”, said Đekic. Aco Gagić said that it’s important to listen to your body. “Signs are everywhere, so I am trying to follow them. Before anything else, I’m working on myself in order to avoid stressful situations and burnout in general”, said Gagić. Let’s see some other tips that can help you avoid burnout. Determine your boundaries Maybe your boss can work for a whole day, but if you can’t, that’s OK. However, you have to define how many hours you can stay productive and let people know about your limits. If you need a break, you take it! Don’t compare yourself to others, because every person is different. Furthermore, don’t commit to doing something if you know that’s not possible. Ask for help when you have a deadline because if you keep working above you “too much” point, you’ll get burnout. Next, your boss and organization have to know what are your non-negotiable terms. If you define your boundaries, no one will expect from you to give more than you can. Sure, you want to be useful when there is a deadline coming, but if the company keeps expecting from you to work long hours, you will have to say something. If your limits are not compatible with the company’s expectations, maybe you should consider finding a new job. IT recruiting agencies can help you find a job that suits your expectations the best. Remember, having support from the company and team is very important. The environment where you can rely on your colleagues can help you avoid burnout and stay productive. Eat, sleep, and exercise - that’s what your brain needs If you want to be better in your job, you have yo think about your body and mind. What your brain needs is quality food, sleep, and exercise. It’s easy to fall in a circle eat-sleep-code, but that’s not what it’s good for you. You have to realize how essential both resting and exercising is for your brain. So, prioritize things in your life, and you will be more productive. When you give yourself time to do things that matter, the possibility that you get burnout is lower. Make time for doing things that you like doing Did you know that hobbies can impact your work performance? Those who engaged in a creative hobby performed between 15-30 percent better at work. Separating some activities that you enjoy doing from your work is a recipe for a happy, well-balanced life. So, enjoy some free time with your family, draw, write, read, travel, or do whatever makes you happy. You will be happier not only with your work, but with life in general. There is always time for things that you like doing, so put your hobbies at your must-do list. Find time for the things you like doing Stop comparing yourself to others Often we compare ourselves to others when we should be focusing on our progress. This insecurity doesn’t necessarily happen just at the beginning of a career. Sometimes we feel like we are stuck on one level and we don’t know what the next step is, so we start thinking about others and their progress. However, when we think about others, we lose focus on our progress. Some things aren’t comparable, so what you need is your own goal. Yes, big goals can’t be accomplished in a day, so you have to think small - what can make you a better programmer on a daily basis? Small things matters, so you have to make a long-term and short-term plan. Stop judging yourself and start making first steps that will help you boost your career. So, focus, understand, and then deliberately practice things you planned. Conclusion: If you burnout, you won’t be productive It’s important to stop for a moment if you notice any symptom from this list. These first symptoms are the wake-up call for you - your body and mind are telling you to slow down. No job is worth losing your health for, so ask for a day off and analyze your condition. If you feel like you can’t deal with it on your own, you can always ask a professional psychologist for help. Also, check out Ed Finkler’s Open Sourcing Mental Illness website. He is helping those who are facing mental illness in the tech community. Burnout doesn't go away after a few days like a flue unless you make some changes in your life. These small changes can help you avoid a dangerous path of burnout, the path where your life becomes miserable. If you care about the work you are doing, but also about your family and friends, you need to avoid getting to that point. So, whenever you feel like you’re close to get burnout, remember that this feeling won’t help you. What you need is a rest, a clear head, and well-balanced life. In the end, Đekic is sending a message to those who are struggling at work: Find a purpose. If you can't find it, create purpose. Change when necessary. Take care of yourself. Be awesome. Share with us your burnout story. We are here for you!
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How to Keep your Skills Up-to-Date as a Developer

There is no end of learning in the IT industry. Some would say that there is no industry that is so dynamic and inviting as software development. New libraries, frameworks, and even languages are constantly appearing, so you have to keep up with new trends in order to stay on the top in a competitive market. It’s easier to keep up and understand these changes for those who started programming many years ago, but sometimes this can lead to burnout. However, if you establish your own way of learning and choose some websites or forums that you check on a daily basis, you probably won’t feel these changes as a threat. For those who just started learning this might seems like an impossible task these days, but it’s not. These are some of the main reasons you should stay up to date with new technologies: You want to stay in the job market You want to be productive You are passionate about learning more and you're genuinely interested in technology Also, if you’re searching for a job, every IT recruitment company will check your social media platforms in order to see if you share news from the tech world, follow professionals from the industry, and see if you’re engaged in the IT community. The good thing about programming is that people share information with each other freely. This is the strong community that gathers people and advocates sharing knowledge online, on conferences, meetups, social media, and blogs. Most of new things are the same underneath The fact is that libraries and frameworks follow the same general principles regardless of the language. As you know, every library or framework out there has to follow the same rules as the language it’s built on. So, if you know the general principles and rules in languages, you can easily pick up new information. Instead of being frustrated, be curious Look at these changes this way - life of a software developers can never be boring. You can play with so many tools every day. If you love your job, you will be interested in looking into new stuff and expand your knowledge. Just stop being afraid of new information and your life will be more comfortable. You’re probably thinking that it’s easier said than done, right? However, when you finish reading this article, you will understand that there are many exciting ways of learning. Stay open to new ideas When somebody is telling you about new technologies, don’t just reject these new ideas. Be open to hear about them from the person who is already using new technologies, but also check them when you get home. You probably believe that your way of working is the only way, but you have to be open to new ideas if you want your career to move in the right direction. Trust your instinct about new technologies Should you invest your time in every new framework? Of course not! Some of the new things will not be relevant in the future, so it’s normal to hesitate a bit. Nevertheless, don’t let these questions stop you from making any progress at all. Invest a little bit of time exploring the general concept about new things and dig deeper if you see that it has potential. [caption id="attachment_511" align="alignnone" width="728"] You have to find your own way of learning[/caption] Ready to learn? Let’s start! Check news on podcasts Instead of listening to a radio on your way to work, why wouldn’t you check out news from developers world on a podcast? They are a great way to keep yourself up to speed. There are numerous professionals discussing trending topics, you just have to explore and find the favorite one. Here is a list of interesting podcasts: Software Engineering Daily Self-contained System Modern Web The Big Web Show .Net Rocks HTTP 203 IT Serbia Podcast RunAsRadio Meet like-minded people on local events Local meetups are a great way to connect with people in your city and discuss new technologies. Being engaged in a local IT community is healthy and beneficial on personal level as well. Connect with people who are as passionate about coding as you are will boost your productivity and knowledge. So, check out Meetups or organizations in your area and become an active member of IT community. Boost your knowledge on conferences There are so many benefits of going to conferences. You will connect with other professionals, get a new perspective on your job, learn new things, maybe go to a country that you never had the opportunity to visit, and motivate yourself do to more on your job. The important thing is to make a plan and check on speakers. Here are some conferences that are held in Europe: Smashing Conf Web Summit The Open Source Conference (OSCON) GrowIT Full Stack Conference FODSEM Code.talks PHP Conference [caption id="attachment_507" align="alignnone" width="960"] Connect with IT experts, beginners, enthusiasts, business owners and students[/caption] Find inspiration on CodePen CodePen is a social development environment for front-end designers and developers where you can try to figure out how to handle projects and what’s going on behind the scene. This is actually a community where you can discuss all sorts of things, build and deploy a website, show off your work, build test cases, and find inspiration. You can listen to a podcast or read a blog, whatever you prefer. Explore your field of work in-depth by reading books If you want to explore a technical topic in-depth, then books are an excellent choice. Some people say that books are actually more thorough than blogs and there are plenty of reasons for that. For example, articles are often SEO-driven, not knowledge-driven. Further, books cover the entire landscape of the subject and there is no distraction in form of pop-up notifications and ads while you’re reading them. However, not every book is great, just as not every blog post is bad. Ask colleagues for a recommendation or read some books that are “evergreen” such as “Clean Code”, “The Pragmatic Programmer”, “Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams”, Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, The Algorithm Design Manual, “Software Craftsmanship”, “Domain-Driven Design” or “Test-Driven Development. Yes, the industry evolves incredibly fast, but these books will help you explore your field of work on a much deeper level. [caption id="attachment_508" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Articles are often SEO-driven, not knowledge-driven, so sometimes it's better to read books[/caption] Read blogs on a daily basis People usually check the news in the morning to see what’s going on in the world, but following news from tech can be your morning routine. There are so many blogs that will help you stay up-to-date, just pick few of them and follow them on social media platforms. For example, you can start with Hacker News, Slashdot, DZone, Smash Magazine or find a tech blogger whose style you like. Maybe you will find David Walsh, Jeff Atwood or Rob Allen interesting. Whether you want to solve some issue on work or you want to stay up-to-date, blogs can help you find what you need. What happens if you stop learning? If your company is moving on but you’re not, you might get replaced by other programmers. Yes, a lot of coders don’t feel the need to learn new stuff for their work and still live a happy life, but for how long? The fact is that every month, a new programming language is born and every week, languages get updated. So, if you really want to stay relevant as a programmer, you have to keep learning. Use the resources above in order to stay the best in your job. Which way of learning do you prefer the most? Looking for a job? We are IT recruitment agency that can help you find it!
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The Best Programming Languages to Learn First

There is no thing such is instant learning. Learning to code for the first time is kind of like learning a foreign language - you will need more time to understand the context for why something is done that way. To do so, you have to choose one language, dig deeper into it, and see if it’s interesting for you. When you learn the language well, you will eventually boost your knowledge by learning another one. Now that you decided to become a developer, you have to choose do you want to become a front-end or back-end developer? As a front-end programmer, you need to have some artistic vision to present the data, while as a back-end developer you will have to use the logical side of programming and to love working with data. As you may know, knowing just one language isn’t always enough, especially if you want to become a full-stack developer one day. If that is your goal, you should be able to know the front-end and back-end technologies and how to apply them correctly. Companies usually require more programming languages, but it’s important to focus on the one at the beginning. Next, ask yourself in what kind of company do you want to work? If you want to work in a startup company, Python and JavaScript are a good choice for you, but if you want to work in the corporate world, Java and PHP are better choices for you. How long does it take to learn programming language? The most popular question how long does it take to learn programming is a difficult one. It depends on you, but the fact is that even somebody who has been a programmer for 10 years is still learning. Some would say that after 10 weeks of learning you can have some picture of the language, but you can’t expect to become a programmer in a few weeks. The difference between junior, medior and senior developers is that juniors can solve some difficult problem in 5 days, mediors in two, while seniors developers can finish the task in a few hours. So, don’t expect to build something big at the beginning, but focus on a learning process. Which programming language should you learn first? Maybe these criteria could work for you when choosing programming language: How popular is the language on the job market? How easy is to learn it? What kind of project can you bring to life while learning In this article, you can find answers to these questions, but keep in mind that these are all useful languages that will bring you closer to your goal if you’re committed enough. Python Python tutorials are the first on the list of Google search in 2019. among the number of programming languages. Since it’s trending, there will be a lot of job opportunities once you master it. Many IT professionals would recommend junior developers to learn Python first, and then to dig deeper into other languages. Why? Python is fast, easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy, and it’s being widely used to develop scalable web applications. It can be used both as back-end as well as front-end. One of the most popular Python-based web development frameworks are Django, Pyramid, and Turbo Gear. Maybe you didn’t know, but YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, SurveyMonkey are all built in Python. [caption id="attachment_639" align="alignnone" width="681"] The PYPL PopularitY of Programming Language Index is created by analyzing how often language tutorials are searched on Google[/caption] Python courses: Learn Python - On this website, you can find all the necessary information - from basics to advanced tips. It’s well organised, so you won’t have to worry if you skipped some steps. They also have a Facebook group where developers are discussing their problems, so they are open to your questions. Hackr.io - Here you can find trending courses for any language, so choose the course that is recommended by other programmers and start your Python journey. From Python Bible, to complete Python Masterclass, free or paid courses, you can find everything here. JavaScript According to Stack OverFlow survey, for the sixth year in a row, this front-end programming language is the most commonly used. Moreover, JavaScript is rapidly expanding into areas like game development and the (IOT) Internet of things. JavaScript is everywhere - it allows you to build a desktop app, a mobile app, a web app, and even VR apps. Whether you start from this language or some other, you will probably have to learn JavaScript eventually. It’s widely used and job opportunities are great for those who are skilled at programming in JavaScript. However, the market is highly competitive so it might be hard for you to find a job as a junior developer. While Java and C++ as are usually recommended first languages on universities, they’re considerably harder to learn than JavaScript. [caption id="attachment_642" align="alignnone" width="842"] Most popular technologies used by professional developers[/caption] JavaScript courses: JavaScript - You may get curious about learning JavaScript once you enter this website. This is an interesting and interactive way to learn this programming language because they ask you to try coding in JavaScript right away. You can measure your skills or learn to code from scratches. Whether you want to know more about strings, numbers, booleans, or objects, you can just click on the category and learn. LearnJS  - This website is organised in chapters, so you can just skip chapters that you think that you have already mastered. You can execute code right away and check a solution. Learn-js.org is still under construction, but it’s still a good way to start learning. Java It’s a bit harder to learn Java than Python and JavaScript, but it’s still considered easy for beginners. As an object-oriented language, Java is widely used for building enterprise-scale web applications, in Android App Development, and it allows you to create interactive websites. It’s one of the most stable and reliable ways to build large systems. If you want to work at large tech companies, Java will be very useful for you. While JavaScript is on the top of the list of the most popular technologies among professional developers, while Java is on the 5th place. Since this is a language with a respectable background, it has one of the biggest global communities and it would be easy for you to find answers if you’re stuck. [caption id="attachment_643" align="alignnone" width="942"] The most used programming languages in 2019; Source: TIOBE[/caption] Java curses: CodeGym Because they claim that you won't become a programmer by reading books, CodeGym chose to base 80% of their Java programming course on practice. There are 1200 practical tasks of increasing complexity and solutions can be checked within seconds. After 500+ hours of practical experience, you will definitely understand the concept of Java. There is also a group where you can chat with users. CodeAcademy This is one of the most popular platforms where you can find almost every programming language, and it’s highly recommended by developers. It’s pretty simple: once you read a task, write code and run it to see what happens. Then you can move to the next step. Continue like that until you become a pro! How to Prepare for Java Developer Interview: 25 Commonly Used Questions PHP Python or PHP - this is a trending question in 2019. They both offer many learning opportunities in the form of easy-to-use syntax validation tools. PHP is good for better job prospects and technical resources, while Python is easiest among two to acquire for the project. Nevertheless, learning PHP is a good way to start your programming journey as a back-end developer because it’s easy to conceptualize what the PHP code will do. Also, the market still needs a large number of PHP developers. This language is used as the foundation of Content Management Systems for WordPress and other websites like Facebook and Wikipedia, and you can perform tasks such as creating templates and graphics, command line scripting, developing desktop operations, and more. [caption id="attachment_645" align="alignnone" width="1280"] PHP might not be on the top of these lists, but market still needs a large number of PHP developers.[/caption] PHP courses: W3schools - At W3Schools you will find complete references of all PHP functions, but you can also exercise and see examples of the code. When you’re finished with basics, you can learn more about advanced topics - multidimensional arrays, sessions, filters, and more. SoloLearn - PHP tutorial allows a user to develop websites and create dynamic web pages with dynamic content. Unlock new achievements every day, and open new and even more interactive levels. Conclusion: Set your goal There are so many things that you should learn and it might be confusing for you. In the beginning, you might feel like your head is gonna explode, but that will pass if set your goal, organise yourself, and stick to the plan. Decide which language you want to learn Set daily goals Don’t use just one platform for learning -search for answers everywhere Don’t try to learn two technologies at once So, don’t look for answers on just one platform. Many people had already asked the same questions that you have right now, so google it or ask people on Quora or Reddit. Next, learning two languages at once can be confusing for a beginner because it can demotivate you and lead to burnout. Remember, you need time to process the information and see how everything works on practice. If you have any question, our IT recruiters are always happy to help. Good luck!
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How to Hire Software Developers from Serbia

How Can You Hire Programmers in Serbia? Remote developers and freelancers from Serbia IT Recruitment Agencies  Job Boards Outsourcing Companies Dedicated Teams Relocation Why Serbian Developers are Top Choice?  Expertise Tech Stack Education English  Average Programmers Salaries in Serbia How to Hire Software Developers from Serbia Are you planning to open an IT company in Serbia? You heard that IT industry is strong in Serbia, but you don’t know much about this country, people, their skills and knowledge? This article will help you explore Serbian marketplace and find the best developers. It’s the truth, IT industry is trending in Serbia. There are so many passionate, dedicated IT professionals that are changing the way the technology works. However, Serbia isn't full of jobless developers. You have to fight for them! In the large pool of talents, you can find a professional with the level of expertise required for a job. Moreover, they will bring you the best quality of code at a reasonable price. IT professionals from Serbia have a strong understanding of western business culture and they are proficient in English, so working with them is enjoyable. Just to make sure that you know, Serbia isn’t the same as Siberia or Syria! Serbia is a country situated at the central Balkan. Belgrade and Novi Sad have many IT companies and IT talents that can help you develop your idea. Also, there are many talents in Niš and Kragujevac. Programmers are following the steps of the greatest Serbian scientists Mihajlo Pupin and Nikola Tesla. In a sea of programmers in Serbia, you might discover the next inventor. How Can You Hire Programmers in Serbia? Remote developers and freelancers from Serbia More and more people chose to work remotely. This is one of the gig economy trends that will continue to rise. Some companies will have to rethink their hiring process because of that. Some of the top developers on Upwork are from Serbia. They have a good reputation because of the quality of their code and their dedication to the work. However, remote jobs are not suitable for everyone and there still are developers who prefer onsite jobs. So, if you want to open an office in Serbia, you will have plenty of choices when hiring someone. Set up a development center in Belgrade.    [caption id="attachment_617" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Developers from Serbia have a good reputation because of the quality of their code and their dedication to the work.[/caption] IT Recruitment Agencies Yes, there are a number of A-level IT professionals in Serbia, but the challenge is to find the person who fits in your company the best. This is where Omnes Group steps up and delivers the candidates based on your requirements. The most important thing is to hire a person with the right technical skills, without unconscious bias. Opening the IT company has its challenges, which means that you need the most effective way of discovering candidates with the right technical skills. By using our IT recruitment services, you will reduce time-per-hire and lower opportunity costs. While you’re focusing on finding an office or preparing paperwork for your new company, our recruiters can help you find the best candidates. Job Boards There are a number of job boards that can help you get in touch with candidates such as Poslovi Infostud or Lako do Posla. You might receive thousands of resumes to select an ideal candidate fitting your project. However, Omnes job board is different from these platforms because we post jobs only from IT niche and we have a database of developers that might be perfect for your company. You just need to deliver us information about your requirements and our experienced IT recruiters will handle the rest. The result is that you will receive a clear and objective insight about the top candidates and have confidence when making offers. This is the most efficient way for you to get in touch with professionals from IT industry. Outsourcing companies Serbia is one of the most attractive outsourcing destinations in Eastern Europe. Export of IT services for the first time exceeded one billion euros last year. To be more precise, IT services last year reached a new record with an export of 1.135 billion euros, which is an increase of 26% compared to 2017 when the export amounted to 899 million euros. Highly skilled in programming, testing software and designing websites, application design, developers from Serbia had become a strong workforce for companies from US and Western Europe. Nevertheless, outsourcing services can be more expensive than hiring. That’s why most of the big IT companies established their development centers in Serbia.   Dedicated Teams Most of the IT companies are using an agile methodology, which means that developers have a strong work ethic and that they work very quickly in order to meet their deadlines. They are relying on each person in their team and work together in order to bring the best product for their customers. IT companies are working hard on inside branding - they are organising team buildings and other events that will bring the team closer. Also, they care about the progress of their employees, so they are sending developers on conferences and courses where they can boost their knowledge. Relocation Many programmers from the Balkan are willing to relocate if they get a good offer. We already have experience with relocating developers to The Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany, and thus we know how to negotiate relocation. So, if you need A-level in-house IT professional, we can help you find one. We will go through the details with you, interview candidates, and you get in touch with the ones that meet your expectations. Our pay-per-stay model is very convenient for IT companies because we invoice our fee on a monthly basis over a maximum period of 12 months. You’re secured if the talent leaves - we’ll just stop invoicing you. However, our goal is to find a perfect match that will be happy in your company, and that will fit perfectly in your team. It had never happened to us that developer left the company, so we believe that we’re doing our job well! However, if you want to fire somebody, you should give them one month notice period. It can last longer or shorter -  you have the freedom to set this yourself, as long as the time period is longer than what is required contractually. Why Serbian Programmers are Top Choice Expertise According to PentaBlog, Serbia is on 5th place in worldwide developer rankings! Big global companies such as Microsoft, Nutanix, GoDaddy, Adobe, Endava, NCR Corporation, Telenor, Execom have their offices in Serbia. As mentioned, developers from Serbia had become a strong workforce for companies from US and Western Europe. Why? They are skilled, talented, dedicated, passionate hard workers that every company wants to have. [caption id="attachment_612" align="alignnone" width="750"] Serbia is on 5th place in worldwide developer rankings; Source: PentaBlog[/caption] Tech Stack Are you looking for senior backend developers? Or maybe Objective-C Programmers? You can find them in Serbia! Not just them, but any kind of expert in IT industry. Programmers in Serbia are using different types of frameworks and they are continually looking to improve their knowledge. Whether you’re looking for a person who has experience in React, Angular, or JavaScript, junior, medior or senior, you can find them in Serbia. The gaming industry is also trending in this country, so there are many game designers, 3D artists, and animators as well. Most of the back-end engineers in the Balkans use Java and .NET as their weapon of choice, followed by Python and PHP. You will be less successful hiring remotely a Ruby developer, cause in Croatia only 1% of programmers use Ruby, in Serbia 2% and on top of that, most of them already work remotely. Education Serbian children receive excellent primary and secondary education while technical sciences universities are on a very high level - Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade and Faculty of Technical Science in Novi Sad. While Belgrade University is ranked between places 301 and 400 on Shanghai Academic Ranking list, University of Novi Sad one of the top 500 universities in the world in Mathematics. Most students started working while they were still at the university, so they have an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills on projects. Nowadays, children in Serbia are learning about programming from an early age. There are courses where children can learn Python. However, not everything is about the “official” education. A vast number of developers learned to code on their own because they are passionate about coding. Some of them are in the top job positions in IT companies because of their skills and knowledge. Knowledge of English language People in Serbia have high English proficiency. Most people start learning English in kindergarten and pre-school, so language barrier basically doesn’t exist. Because of the school system that requires learning English language, nearly everyone can speak English. Also, parents are aware of the importance of learning languages, so they are enrolling their children to English classes from an early age. Average Programmers Salaries in Serbia Salaries in Serbia depend on many factors, such as seniority and the city. Salaries in Belgrade are a bit higher than in Novi Sad and other cities, but the standard is higher there as well. The average salary for senior backend developers in Belgrade is around 3.144,77€, while in other cities in Serbia is lower. However, Belgrade is the center of IT industry, so there are more choices. This table represents average salaries in Serbia, which means that there is a big difference if you want to hire a junior or senior developer. [caption id="attachment_613" align="alignnone" width="1200"] There is a big difference if you want to hire a junior or senior developer[/caption] Are you ready to meet the best IT professionals from Serbia? Contact us and we will help you meet the best developers!
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