A Journey to Becoming a Web Developer
Nikica Maksimovski is a 27-year-old Front-End developer at Melon, part of Kin + Carta in Skopje. To mark his first year with the company, he shares his adventure of becoming a web developer.
In 2016, Nikica was studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Skopje but was not performing very well. Not satisfied with his education, he checked out the current job opportunities and discovered that none of the skills he had acquired so far were relevant to the trending job positions. “From that moment, I knew that I must learn how to code. But how?”
He regained his spirit and motivation in the beginning of 2021, promising himself that this year would be different. Nikica applied to every job posting on LinkedIn, regardless of whether it was a junior or senior position. He received an email from Melon after a few days. “We arranged an interview, and I passed this time. I was waiting for this moment for so long, I was utterly happy to begin my journey at Melon,” Nikica says.
Throughout the next year, Nikica learned a lot and met some remarkable people who changed his life forever. He says that he grew as a software developer, and also improved his communication and interpersonal skills. “The people here are amazing because they really want to help, know how to listen and offer suggestions and advice, both professionally and personally. I feel like I have friends at Melon rather than just coworkers.”