Avoiding Burnout in the Tech Industry: Strategies for Developers
Hey guys! I’m Sofia, IT-recruiter at KOTELOV. I’ve been around in the tech industry not for so long, but I can say from talking with developers that the tech world can be a bit of a rollercoaster, and burnout and stress can definitely hit hard.
In this article, I’ve gathered some unconventional strategies to help you with the burnout in IT. These insights would be valuable for anyone who wants to avoid waking up one day with an overwhelming desire to never return to work.
Let’s start with some numbers.
In a research report by Yerbo, “The State of Burnout in Tech”, involving over 30,000 IT professionals from 33 countries, reveals that the tech industry is facing a “burnout crisis”.
Here are some key numbers from the study:
– 56% of men and 69% of women can’t relax once their workday is over
– 43% feel disengaged from their work
– 27% don’t see the value in it
– 42% of them are considering quitting their jobs within the next 6 months
But there are effective strategies that can help you find the right balance and keep your enthusiasm alive in your tech career.
Burnout Alert: When Multiple Subtle Signs Persist
Before diving into the strategies, let’s quickly identify the signs of burnout. You may experience any of those symptoms.
There are some obvious ones:
– Feeling constantly tired
– Reduced productivity
– Loss of motivation
And here are some subtle signs you might want to pay attention to:
– Physical symptoms such as headaches, stomachaches, sleep disturbances
– Social withdrawal
– Acting impulsively
Experiencing occasional stress and feeling overwhelmed at work is normal, and it can happen to anyone in any profession, including the tech industry.
Burnout is when you feel seriously drained, both physically and mentally, due to prolonged stress. If you’re noticing these signs sticking around, it’s time to take some action.
If you’re curious whether you might have a burnout – check out this link here.
What can you do: non-obvious strategies