Here are a few tips to help you find and hire the best programmers for your projects.
They don’t need to be full-time employees.
If you’re looking for an all-star programmer, you don’t need to hire them full-time. Your company may not have enough work to support a full-time position. Or, maybe you need a specialist who can contribute to only part of the project.
There are many ways to get great freelance developers working for a portion of their time or on an as-needed basis. You can hire freelancers directly from sites like Upwork or use recruiters like Toptal, which specialize in finding top talent that can be readily deployed for short-term and long-term projects.
If you’re looking for senior leadership, consider hiring part-time CTOs like those at CTO as a Service.
They don’t need to be local.
Technology has made working with remote teams easier than ever before. And if you’re willing to work with non-local developers, your pool of candidates expands dramatically.
If you decide to hire remote programmers, make sure you set clear expectations and establish systems that allow everyone involved to communicate clearly and effectively.
The first step in hiring a programmer is to decide what you need done. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and money if you know what you want before you start looking.
If you already have a good idea of the project, and just need someone to build it for you, then it’s likely that all of your candidates will be similar. In this case, you can use one of the many online outsourcing sites to find programmers. These sites allow programmers from all over the world to bid on your project. The site will usually take a small fee, but they can still be very cost effective.
If your project doesn’t fit within a simple category, then it may take a little more creativity to find the right programmer. To help find someone who is knowledgeable about your problem area, try using Google groups or other online forums to ask around. You can also search through blogs and personal homepages to see if anyone has written about your topic before. When you’ve found someone whose opinions seem knowledgeable, send them an email explaining what you’re looking for and offer to pay them for their time.
There is no one best way to find a programmer.
Rather, there are many techniques you can use individually or in combination with each other to find your next great hire. And that’s the key: combining different techniques and seeing what works for your specific business.
To help you get started, here are six of the most effective ways to find and hire a programmer (and some specific tips for each).
1) Ask friends, family and acquaintances
2) Post an ad on a job board or website
3) Look on LinkedIn
4) Reach out to local universities
5) Use a staffing agency
6) If you’re looking for someone local, try going to networking events
If you’ve been tasked with finding a developer, it can be overwhelming. Whether you’re new to the startup scene or a veteran,
you might not know where to start. But in this day and age, it is essential for any business (from small startups to big corporations)
to have an online presence — and that means finding a great programmer.
This is the second in a series of articles I am writing on hiring software engineers, and specifically, the best practices for finding and hiring great software engineers. In my last post, I covered how to write a great job posting. The goal of this post will be to help you understand where to find software engineers that are looking for jobs.
You can find good candidates almost anywhere.
If you want to hire a good programmer, it’s important to understand that there are two types of developers: active candidates and passive candidates. Passive candidates are those who aren’t necessarily looking for a new job, but would consider the right opportunity if it came along. Active candidates are those who are currently looking for a new job or are open to leaving their current position for the right opportunity.
To find active candidates, you need to go where they hang out online. Of course, there is no magic bullet here; different people like different websites and hang out in different places. However, if you want to reach active candidates, there are a few tried-and-true options:
1. Stack Overflow’s Careers 2 website is a great place to reach developers looking for jobs. It’s easy to use and has attracted lots of good
How to Find and Hire the Best Programmer
As a software engineer, I’ve worked with many different programmers. Some of them are great, while others were not so great. I’ve also encountered many different strategies for hiring programmers. Some of them work well, while others do not work so well.
The most important thing to understand about hiring is that you are never going to find the perfect programmer. There is no such thing as the perfect programmer. You should instead look for a programmer who has the traits that will make them successful in your particular situation.
Don’t get distracted by flashy resumes or portfolios. They don’t matter if you’re looking for someone who can solve problems in your specific industry or environment. What you need to look for is someone who can learn new things quickly and adapt to new situations easily.
That means you should avoid asking “trick questions” during interviews. Those kinds of questions will only reveal how skilled they are at answering trick questions — which is not very useful information when it comes time to actually hire someone!
Instead ask them questions about their past experience and how they handled that situation successfully (or unsuccessfully). Then use those answers as a starting point when interviewing them
The two most important things you can do to ensure that you find the right programmer for your project are:
1. Be sure that you clearly, accurately and fully describe your project. If you don’t have a clear picture of what you want, how can you possibly expect a programmer to deliver it?
2. Focus on personality traits. Experience is great, but even more important is whether or not a person’s style fits well with yours. Programmers who are used to working in big corporate environments may not be comfortable with the pace and spontaneity of small projects. On the other hand, someone who’s used to working solo may not be comfortable in a highly collaborative environment.
I know that this can be a challenge — there’s a lot of pressure to get started as quickly as possible! But if you don’t take the time to define your needs before starting your search, you’re very likely to end up having to repeat the process once or twice (or three times…).
You may also want to consider hiring someone less experienced who has the right personality and attitude over an experienced programmer who doesn’t fit in well with your style or approach. With programming skills, it’s easier for someone to learn what they need on the job than it is for them