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OfferZen’s Week in Review: 31 July

31 July 2023 , by Josh Nel

In this week’s roundup from OfferZen, we’ll look at strategies to improve the developer experience, three reasons why companies might ask for your payslip and what it takes to be a senior developer in Germany.


4 strategies OfferZen uses to improve our developer experience

1 in 3 developers are looking to change roles this year, so it’s crucial that companies enhance their developer experience (DX). This is essential if they want to attract and retain top talent, foster innovation, and drive product excellence in a highly competitive tech landscape. In this article, we look at how OfferZen uses qualitative developer experience data to drive engineering performance.

Unpacking why companies ask for your payslips and how you can respond

A company asking you for your payslip can make you feel like they’re trying to lowball you on the salary offer. It’s completely understandable that this would make you reluctant to share your payslip. Here, we look at three reasons companies may need to ask for payslips and how you can respond if you still feel uncomfortable.

Get started with project-based learning using these developer-tested strategies

Tech is a fast-paced and dynamic industry and developers need to learn new skills to stay on the cutting edge of their field. Upskilling is a crucial step to boost your developer career. Project-based learning (PBL) is one popular way developers use to learn new skills and level up their portfolios. Here, we look at four articles that focus on how developers have utilised PBL to ‘learn by doing’.

3 ways companies benchmark remote salaries

Living in a location with a low cost of living and getting paid top salaries from big tech hubs: That’s the dream for many developers. But it’s not how all companies’ compensation models work. In this article, we look at three ways companies benchmark salaries for remote team members: The location-based model, the skill-based model, and the flat-rate model.

What it takes to be a senior developer in Germany

Seniority in tech is determined by more than just experience or mastery of a set of hard skills. Senior developers need to be masters of their technological domain while also applying their skills to business problems and having the soft skills to bring out the best in those around them. In this article, we look at what it takes to be a senior developer in Germany.

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