Sometimes, when all you’re in the market for is a legitimate programmer who won’t…
- Disappear after two days’ time
B. Run off with your money
C. Fail miserably at producing the results you need
D. Sell all of your personal information
Striving for anything more than “barely satisfactory” is a daunting task. You’re online for hours, scouring the darkest depths of the internet for a site that appears to be legitimate enough, trying your best to make the right decision prior to committing to a phone call with a complete stranger.
It’s a barrel full of monkeys, really.
The problem with cutting corners and settling for “just good enough” though is that there are needles in the software haystack, so to speak, that are out there for you. The issue is finding them; how do you know what you’re looking for, what budgets constitute a good deal, and…does this myriad of pop-ups mean you can’t trust them? (The answer is yes, friends.)
In short, it’s not an easy task to find a developer with the set of skills and business savvy you need; part of the issue is that, when developers are in such demand, even the subpar are getting work.
As Dan Tynan of InfoWorld.com puts it,
The war for developer talent is hotter than ever. Whether you’re trying to build mobile apps, redesign the user experience on your public website, or keep business-critical applications on the cutting edge, everyone needs code.
So, what are you looking for?
In 2015, the ability to multitasking skills are highly sought-after skill for project managers. It is important to be able to hold a conversation, email, and juggle multiple tasks at once in order to be successful in this role. If a developer is unable to multitask, it is likely that they will not be able to handle the demands of the job. This could lead to projects being late or incomplete, which can have a negative impact on the company. It is important to hold your potential project manager to the same standards that you hold yourself when making hiring choices. If you are unable to multitask, then you should not expect your project manager to be able to do so either.
– Concentration/attention to detail
This is an industry in which every detail matters. One great way to avoid developers who take on too many projects/clients at once for maximum profit is to embed a job application form on your website. This will allow you to screen potential candidates and only hire those who are qualified and have the time to dedicate to your project. It will also help you to avoid wasting time and money on developers who are not a good fit for your project.
Here are some of the benefits of embedding a job application form on your website:
- You can screen potential candidates and only hire those who are qualified and have the time to dedicate to your project.
- You can avoid wasting time and money on developers who are not a good fit for your project.
- You can get a better understanding of the skills and experience of potential candidates.
- You can build a relationship with potential candidates before you hire them.
- You can save time by not having to post your job opening on multiple websites.
- You can attract more qualified candidates by making it easy for them to apply for your job.
If you are looking for a developer to hire for your project, embedding a job application form on your website is a great way to find the right person for the job.
“In search of an apt PHP programmer capable of XYZ…(if you’ve gotten this far, write “I love huskies” in the subject line of your email)…must also hold normal work hours…”
Are they interested enough in what you have to say to soak in every aspect, without skipping or skimming through the middle? This hack should do the trick.
– Good communicator
Perhaps the most vital of abilities. Here at vteams, we not only have a daily communication requirement but maintain real-time project management software with multitasking skills so that our clients see what we’ve completed, what we’re doing that day and what we’ll be starting on.
So even if Sam from “SuperDevelopers” does a bang-up job on his initial presentation, if he’s unable to keep his team quiet while briefing you on his latest efforts and calls you by the name “Frank” (your name is Bob) more than twice, it’s time to move on.
When your own company is excellent, after all, “barely satisfactory” should never be part of the equation.