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Tech Career Insights: OfferZen’s Week in Review: 24 July
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OfferZen’s Week in Review: 24 July

25 July 2023, by Josh Nel

In this week’s roundup from OfferZen, we’ll look at developers’ job search timelines, why retention matters even more in a tech cool down, strategies to boost transparency in your team, and more.


Despite the global tech cool-down, 1 in 3 developers are looking to change roles this year

Despite a changing job market and a continuing tech cool down, 1 in 3 developers are still looking to change roles this year. However, they’re entering a very different job market in 2023 to what they experienced 12 months ago. While there are still great career opportunities for skilled software developers, there’s now more competition for job vacancies too.

At the same time, other companies have slowed down or even stopped hiring altogether. That means those who are able to hire are facing less competition for the best tech talent. They can afford to be more selective in their hiring decisions.

Developers’ Reasons for leaving a role

Tips for retaining developers in a hiring slowdown

Another consequence of the tech cool down is that we find ourselves in a time of shrinking hiring budgets. That makes retaining your best developers more important than ever. Here, we look at four factors that make the biggest difference in whether developers stay in their roles or not, using data from our European and South African hiring reports, as well as input from employers who are winning at retention.

Cost-effective strategies for hiring developers in EMEA

The current macroeconomic climate makes finding cost-effective ways to attract and hire developers a top priority for many companies. This is especially crucial if you’re looking to hire in highly competitive regions like EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa). In this article, we discuss strategies for practical hiring in the EMEA market from OfferZen Co-Founder Brett Jones, Aaron Chazen (Country Lead at Playroll) and Elijah Elkins (VP for Partnerships & Services at Comeet).

Strategies to foster transparency in your team

Leaders have a profound influence on people and their work. That makes it essential that they foster a sense of transparency that builds trust, empathy and symmetry of information. All of which are crucial to a team’s morale. Here, Lorenzo Racchetti shares how he learnt to create a transparent environment by cultivating friendly relationships, getting to know his colleagues, and establishing trust.

Bootcamps to help kickstart your career

Bootcamps can be a great way to start your career in software engineering, learn a new programming language or change your career path in tech. Berlin has multiple coding bootcamps that can help you begin your journey no matter if you’re just starting out in development or pivoting into something like data science, product management or UX/UI design. Here, we look at a list of five coding bootcamps in Berlin to help you decide which will be best for your goals.

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