Hiring is a tiring and stressful process. Going through resumes, taking interviews after interviews, and not being sure if you hired the right one. But if you know what you need to see, especially to hire a software developer, it won't be as tiring.

I have listed down the things you should see while hiring a software developer. 

How to hire a software developer

Things to look at before the interview

Resume Copying

Coming resumes from the internet is not surprising anymore. It is also not easy to find out if it's a copy. 

One of the best things to do is check if they aren't bluffing around with their skills or projects. Showing off is fine but, over-exaggeration is not.

Interview

It's always better if you let others have a second round of interviews with the candidates. Others might be able to point out the short-comings or better understand their strengths.

Requirements

The first thing that you need to figure out is what are your actual requirements. Most of the recruiters have little to no knowledge of technical skills.

If you do have some knowledge, list down what you exactly want from the developer. 

However, if you are unsure, talk to the developer and give as much detail as you can. It will help both the developer and you to figure out if they can carry out the project.

Expectation

You must discuss beforehand if you are planning to make them work on weekends. We know the clients can be pretty demanding and, they don't care how and when we do it, so always talk about it beforehand.

Assumptions will only bring unnecessary conflicts. 

Communication 

They don't just say that communication is the key. It is. Remember to take time to talk about the project time and again and keep track of it.

Take notes if they are facing any difficulties like work pressure, colleague problems, etc. 

We are human first, so we must consider things like that.

Take Suggestions

It's a digital world today. Everything we start either online or has to be online to run it. So technically, developers' opinions are important as they know what ought to be done, to be on the top of the game.

Take their opinions, consider them, and know what is best for the company on the technical grounds. 

What to do to hire a software developer - best among them

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Test

Always take a coding test before you hire. You don't want to regret it later.

Experience

Having experience is always a plus point but that doesn't mean you should not consider the freshers.

Actually what matters the most is if they are ready to learn the new stuff and promises to show you great results.

Hire a software developer- what to look

Focus

You must check if they are a focused person. 

Learning Speed

They need to learn and adapt to new things pretty quickly as per the client's requirements. So check if they are quick learners. 

Problem Solver

See if they are quick in identifying a bug and thinking about a solution for it. Codes are usually about debugging. Problem-solving should be a significant characteristic for a developer. 

Team Friendly

Developers are most probably going to work as a team. They must be good at working with a group or at least willing to adjust to the environment. Teamwork takes your place. 

So here were some tips on how you can hire the best developers in the industry. Always remember to try them out before permanently hiring them.