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How to hire a suitable tech recruiter

You don’t have to be a recruiting expert or a hiring master mind to know there are certain rules and requirements that need to be obeyed and fulfilled in order to have a fully functional and above all motivated team. Welcoming new members aboard can get surprisingly difficult sometimes (even if you followed all the instruction and your instincts too). Recruitment agencies are there to help you avoid these situations, but you should acknowledge the fact they’re not unmistakable either. The good news is that chances of having hiring doubts and problems can certainly be minimized (let’s not be pretentious and speak of completely eliminating these odds, at least for now). Good HR strategy can substitute the usage of crystal ball and help you spot potential problems before they actually occur.  And you’d need the right staff to create a successful staffing strategy. There’s a whole set of rules and distinctions when it comes to recruiters too. What does it take to succeed as a tech recruiter? Dedication with a dash of gazing  First indicator of crafty (and hirable) IT recruiter is patience. Recruiting, when being done properly, requires time. If someone’s willing to tiptoe around a LinkedIn profile (and possibly around other social media profiles - no stalking potential intended), plus to be regularly checking out other platforms and sources, he might be a keeper. This patient tech recruiter will look into (almost) everything that can possibly be useful and found online. He’ll track down information about candidates (and clients when needed) and he’ll categorize it carefully and methodically.  Keeping colleagues in loop and keeping files, CVs, documents and information organized will contribute to success of the whole team involved in recruiting and hiring (no matter how big or small the team might be). Even if there’s one single recruiter working for you, his behavior and competence (or the lack of it) might easily effect the entire company.  So - Don’t choose a sloppy recruiter, he’s almost destined to mix up names and available positions and the next thing you know – you’re hiring a Senior Ancient Greek Satyr (priceless for development of 5th century B.C. theater but inexplicably bad if you’re developing a team of IT experts).  And here’s the thing – every recruiter should examine those professional (and/or social) networks. But he has to know about boundaries and make sure never to cross certain lines.  The thin line between being thorough and plain scary  The worst case scenario – a recruiter being desperate and needy. If a recruiter messes up big time and confuses a bunch of stuff, or seriously mispronounces some names and tech terms – there’s still a possibility they’ll miraculously manage to persuade a developer into considering their job offer. However, being winy or tedious will surely get them a one way ticket to “seen”.   If you’re looking to hire a tech recruiter, make sure he knows how to deal with deadlines, stress and ultimately – each recruiter must know how to communicate and distinguish persistence from perpetual, compulsive texting. The kind of individual that’s willing to exchange quality for quantity is very much likely to send texts without true substance (which will lead to extremely poor response rate, and then back to more pointless texting). Yes, recruitment gets difficult sometimes, the market keeps getting more competitive and everyone’s in a hurry to hire. But this is no excuse for anyone to come off as borderline obsessive. Following up every now and then is a must, just make sure they know the frequency limit before they end up characterized as literal head-hunters. (x) Cold-calling is out of the question. (x) Emailing or texting until you’re blocked, banned, or ostracized are not allowed. (x) Generic texts and copy-paste messages aren’t welcome. (x) Irrelevant information and redundancy are inadequate and will most likely be ignored.   The importance of questions and coffee Recruiter is indirectly taking part in your employer branding. This is the person that should represent your company with all its’ values. They need to be fully aware of the priorities and they should be asking questions about basically everything.  Be specific about what truly matters so they can spread the word.  Let’s imagine for a moment you’re contemplating a career change. You’re receiving some offers and this really poetic text hits your mailbox. You’re being informed about some utopia among IT companies, everyone there has some cool Tolkien - like title and they’re all having so much coffee you can’t help but wonder if the job’s actually on a plantation.  Feeling special because you received an offer like this yet? Of course not, you know better. So does a (potentially) good recruiter. Attention, employers! Do not withhold information from our fellow recruiter. If the employer (or some other person in charge) doesn’t provide a recruiter with the necessary information, the result might sound like random babbling about unicorns, rock stars, vegan burgers etc.  Recruiter needs to be all about the questions.  And they need to be well informed and up to date. You should be looking for a tech oriented HR enthusiast who’s asking the right kind of questions and who’s able to correctly rank benefits from “very important” to “wow, look – a doormat that glows in the dark”. It’s easy to spot a person who’s eager to learn and develop new skills. Successful recruitment has very little to do with seniority itself sometimes. Have this in mind while hiring: Experience does not necessarily equal the amount of time spent doing something. They should be asking significant questions, and so should you.  Technical pre-screening of your candidates performed by our interviewers would provide you with an insight in candidates’ knowledge, skills and relevant experiences. Start your recruitment journey with us!
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The difference between remote and freelance jobs

The number of people in favor of remote jobs is increasing fast these days. This type of employment is especially popular among tech related people – developers and other IT experts, but IT recruitment agencies too. It’s no wonder this kind of employment is getting lots of attention and positive reviews because there’s so much good to it. Working from home or from a remote location does necessary require more discipline and lots of planning, and it certainly doesn’t work perfectly for everyone, but it has the goods to back up all of its shortcomings. This time we’ll focus on similarities and crucial differences between working remotely and freelancing. Many people struggle while deciding which one would suit them and their lifestyle, while others are just not sure about the accurate meaning of these terms. And who could blame them, it's hard to tell the difference.  One thing is almost axiomatic – all tech talents are looking forward to working from home at least every once in a while, and most of them would gladly try their luck working for a remote client. Many HR departments and recruitment teams can verify the accuracy of this theory. Staffing agencies are often asked by developers and IT experts if they have job openings of this kind. Remote and freelance jobs are seemingly alike, but there are some pretty significant factors that separate them. It wouldn’t matter where you are located or what you’re wearing for neither one of these jobs. You are trustworthy and reliable, you have the skills and the enthusiasm, you have a fully functional computer (or another weapon of choice) and the internet access. These are the inevitable premises to succeed working remotely or as a freelancer. So, both remote and freelance career choices will provide you with a great deal of freedom. But to work remotely actually does mean to be “conventionally hired”. Everything is pretty much regular, there’s a contract involved and the working hours are often implied (probably flexible, negotiable or part-time but still - they’re often mandatory). The only thing that’s excluded from the deal is the office. Contracts and obligations A fully remote job means to be hired by a company or an organization. It is a home-based job but it involves constant virtual presence via communication channels like Slack, Skype, Hangouts and sometimes even using employee monitoring softwares, such as Time Doctor. Although companies don’t require developers that work remotely to physically make an appearance, they do need to be present. Their work would be evaluated from time to time and they would be communicating continuously with everyone working on the project.  Just like any employee, you would get an assignments and your responsibility would be to complete successfully. To be a freelancer does equal to have all the autonomy and liberty to make decisions about projects and/or clients. And this autonomy also means they’re not bound by contracts in majority of cases and they can turn down a job offer at any time. Freelancers, however, don’t have this type of obligations. Their jobs have nothing to do with working hours, they schedule all of the activities and assignments the way they find convenient. It usually involves fulfilling tasks during a period of time that’s been previously agreed. Once you are done, you are free to move to the next project. And their work is being far less monitored by a client. It’s actually almost the other way around – freelancers sometimes need to present their own ideas to make things work.  The selection process If you are using platforms like Upwork or Freelancer you know how hard it is to land a freelance job these days. Most of the time, lowest bids win. On the other hand, companies that hire remotely usually have two things on mind: (1) do you have the hard skills to do the job and (2) can you communicate efficiently within a remote team? This usually leads to a way more rigorous selection process. You will apply for a remote position and you will have to prove the requirements on interviews, tests and more interviews. Hiring remote team members requires a well structured selection process. The thin line between freelancing a working remotely lies in the fact that.. Developing a long term relationship with the client on your freelance job may turn into a full time remote position. Can you tell the difference now? The Uncertainty The coolness factor of freelancers’ life is mixed with the uncertainty. They have only themselves to rely on when it comes to finding a client. The source of income might not always be available and this kind of crises is what makes everything shaky and stressful. This is probably the reason why remote job feels more secure and might turn out to be a better option for some.   [caption id="attachment_220" align="alignleft" width="300"] Nope. Nothing out there.[/caption]   You will have to plan every single detail. There are those situations that are completely out of your control and can make you look unprofessional. We were coming back from a weekend get away with the idea to have a call with an important candidate during a stop on a gas station. Our car broke down in the middle of highway. We had no signal, so we couldn't even let the candidate know we can't make it. We also didn't have water, but that's another story. (Please take lots of water when traveling by car). The Loneliness The downside to both freelance and remote positions is that people might get lonely or bored at some point. Luckily, these problems are easy to overcome. The trick is to maintain a high level of concentration and dose the amounts of other daily needs and interactions. It just takes time get used to working from home. Once you work out a strategy to be productive and don’t miss out on the fun stuff, you’ve got it all. You’ll do what you like and what you do best and be appreciated by your pen friend boss, even though you’re working from the living room couch with your socks turned inside out or from under a coconut tree.  What’s your story? Would you be interested in working from home or from an unusual location you always wanted to visit? 
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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. [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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