December 22, 2017
One Thousand Interviews: Five Lessons On How To Pass The First Stage

To date, I have interviewed one thousand candidates for Try Catch. And I’ve come across it all: the good, the bad and the exceptional. Everyone asks me what ‘the secret’ is to giving off the right impression. Although, unfortunately, there is no one golden rule, I can give some insights and tips to help you […]

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October 5, 2017
Why Developers Are Moving To The Netherlands

The Netherlands — the nation that chose bright orange as its national colour, what’s not to love! In recent years, software developers have had their eyes set on the Netherlands as a new home. At Try Catch our data shows the Netherlands as a Number One choice for relocation in Europe. It’s not surprising, really, as the […]

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August 5, 2017
Starting A New Job Abroad. From the Canary Islands to the Netherlands: José’s story

Changing from one job to another is not an easy quest. Especially when involves relocating to another country. From Antibes to London, Cluj to Amsterdam, and Milan to Berlin; Try Catch has helped many developers in starting a new job abroad. José is one of them. He has just left the Canary Islands to start 2016 […]

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August 5, 2017
How to pass your first interview

Throughout the past year, we have been setting up hundreds of first interviews for developers at companies across Europe. This first phone screening interview is often underestimated within the process. Much focus is placed on the subsequent, more technically intensive stages. Yet, the first phone screening between is often pivotal within the process. We’ve seen […]

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May 9, 2017
Relocation — This Time It’s Personal

It’s difficult to truly explain and describe the relocation experience. The act of leaving home and starting a new adventure is like setting sail on unknown seas. You never know what will happen and where you’ll end up. When we decided to move abroad, away from our home in Istanbul, we knew it would be […]

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March 19, 2017
The Battle Between Remote and On-Site

Flexible work is on the rise. The digital age and its new tools of communication have dramatically shaped the world of work. The traditional notion of “going into the office” is no longer a compulsory to the job. Nowadays, colleagues can be spread across all areas of the world, as the modern office has gone […]

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March 4, 2017
How To Pass A Live Coding Interview: 3 Tips From Our Community

Live coding interviews are often considered one of the toughest challenges during a recruitment process. They’re not only technically challenging per se, but can also bring about nerves and insecurities in the engineers undergoing them. Over the past year, I have spoken to hundreds of engineers both doing and evaluating these coding challenges. Although I […]

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November 20, 2016
Move Over Silicon Valley, Here Comes London

Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world’s breeding ground for high-tech startups. Leaders like Google, Facebook and Twitter are of course some of the most notable companies originating from the sunny West Coast. But in recent years, new challengers have pulled up from behind in the race. An increasingly […]

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