1. Expertise and experience
What does expertise mean?
The professional also gains a better understanding of complex concepts, like variable scope, modules, generators, objects, and “this” keyword. Moreover, the developer should also know the latest updates introduced in various versions.
But what if there are no available experienced applicants? Or what if the expected salary of the candidate is higher than your offer? Well, consider the project’s complexity, budget, and timeline. A crossover of these factors will give you an idea of a compromise that fits your requirements without sacrificing output quality.
2. Willingness to learn
And what’s more? It’s a bonus if the programmer is willing to share the newly gained knowledge and mentor others too. It means the professional’s understanding of the new skills goes beyond the basics.
3. Great communication skills
Try to gauge the developer’s communication skills. Being an ineffective communicator leads to misunderstandings and mistakes. Remember that the programmer’s responsibilities go beyond writing the code.
The professional has to talk to clients. Team collaboration is also enhanced when everyone can communicate well with each other. Most importantly, good management-team communication encourages all ideas to be heard and implemented to move the project forward.
4. Critical thinking
Expert programmers solve issues and concerns in an efficient manner. They know how to approach a problem and look for solutions in proper places. In addition to that, they also know when to ask for help. On top of that, they also follow in-house protocol and coding standards to make it work.
5. Collaborative spirit
It’s an important link that can push your development towards success. When everyone has a good working relationship, the project moves smoothly.
As the famous quote says, “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”
Yes, you cannot predict the future performance of an applicant. But it’s good to find someone who exhibits the qualities that are closest to your target hire. So go beyond the things you see on one’s resume. Get to know the applicant beyond the awards and recognitions gained in the previous company.
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