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Good communication skills are required in every profession. Especially in the IT sector as daily new issues and challenges occur and a developer needs to effectively communicate them with his team and the clients. Communication can easily decrease the chances of confusion and working errors within the team.
3. Do Assess Your Candidate Skills Before Interview
But finding your ideal candidate can be time-consuming. Hence you have to be completely sure about the skills you require in the candidate. Some common skills to look for-
- >Knowledge of required language and technology.
- >Understanding of browsers and servers- also their functions and programming
- >Soft Skills
- >Can code concisely and clearly
- >Stay up to date with the new trends in the market and industry.
After that, prepare to screen your candidates to personally know their skill sets and if they can work as per your demands. You can schedule test rounds to assess their coding, and technical skills and an interview round to assess their soft skills. These tests will quickly help you in finding the most skilled technician for the job. For the front end, you can include questions related to CSS and HTML as they both are important for the front end. For the backend, ensure you test for the particular framework you require for your project.
As I said above, you have to look for certain skills in the individual before you start your hiring process. One of the best ways to find out about their skills and expertise levels is to look at their portfolio. The portfolio will provide you with all the information you need about their skills, prior experiences, language and technology they have mastered and worked on, tech stack they know, etc. You can also read their client reviews to know more about their soft skills, discipline, code proficiency, communication skills, learning attitude, etc.
Pay close attention to the developer’s involvement in the projects they have done. Were they on the front end or the back end? Have they built a whole website or application? Which part of the process they are more skilled in? Checking on their areas of expertise will tell you if the candidate is a suitable choice for your project or not.
If any developer has worked on open-source projects along with client/company-related projects, it’s a jackpot! Open source software is software that a programmer builds for the whole community of programmers to work with. These projects can be used by any developer from around the world hence, require high-quality codes with the flexibility to be used in different systems.
7. Don't Ask Only Technical Questions In The Interview
Interviews are not always a good option to check for technical skills. You should prefer screening tests to assess the core competency of the candidate. Interviews, on the other hand, are great choices to ask challenging situational-based questions to assess the quick thinking, rational and creative thinking of the candidate along with other skills. Such questions are also great to assess how the candidate will perform in real-world situations.
This is perhaps the most important factor to consider. Good developers understand the importance of privacy and the protection of data. Even the government is passing new regulations and laws for cyber security and data protection. You too need to ensure to safe keep your personal and user data from cybercriminals looking to steal it.
9. Don't Forget To Share Your Goals
Last but not the least, asking situational questions might give you an idea of the capabilities of the candidate, but they are not a sure-shot way to determine their cooperation skills. Everyone projects themselves as the ideal candidate and talks positively about their achievements. Hence, it can still be hard to know their full expertise level.