You’ve worked hard to get your business to the place where it’s at today. It didn’t happen overnight and all that time and effort sacrificed was for the bigger picture: success. But now that you’ve gotten this far, it’s time to hire the best developer for your business.
We say the best because when it comes to your business, you can’t settle for anything less. But choosing the best developer in a large sea full of plenty of options is difficult. This task is even more difficult when you’re not exactly sure what to look for in a developer.
Luckily, we’re here to help. Continue reading below to learn everything you need to know about hiring the best developer for your business!
Assess Technical Experience
The first thing you should do is assess your candidates’ technical experience. Rather than opting for knowledge-based questions, ask your candidates questions that only an experienced person in the field could answer. This helps you determine which candidates possess the experience you need from them and which don’t.
Making a list of these types of questions is challenging and is probably why many people go with a basic list of knowledge-based questions. But, it’s worth the effort in the end because you’ll learn which candidates have the most experience. Developers that offer these services for your business are most valuable.
For example, ask something along the lines of, “I need to you create a web-based email client. How would you execute this?” Think of what you’ll need your developer to accomplish in the job role and ask the candidates how they’d get the job done.
Produce Instant-Fail Questions
Other great types of questions to ask are ones that produce an instant pass or fail. If there are specific things that you need your developer to know about, know how to do, or know how to react, then use these questions as instant-fail questions. These questions are referred to as must-know technical questions.
If you ask a candidate this type of question and they don’t have the correct answer, then you can easily knock him or her off the list. This is a great way to narrow down your search.
Assess Cultural Compatibility
Never skip over the opportunity to assess cultural compatibility. Even someone who looks great on paper and knows all the right answers can be a weakness in your business if he or she isn’t compatible with your company’s culture. To assess this, be sure to be completely transparent about your company’s culture and what you expect of your employees.
Dig into the cultural expectations with each candidate and go from there.
Sell Yourself Before Hiring
Remember that you’re not only in an interview or on a developer search to hire someone amazing. You’re also there to sell someone and something amazing and that’s you and your business. Before hiring, be sure you sell yourself as well.
The best developers won’t want to work with just anybody. Most of these candidates know their worth and are there to interview you and your business as well. So, make sure you sell yourself and your business as a place where the best developers want to work and have proof.
Your Business Deserves the Best Developer
After all the hard work and dedication that you’ve put into making your business what it is today, you deserve nothing less than the best developer to accompany you. Working with a great developer ensures a successful business. Follow this guide above to find only the best!
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