Hiring Web Developers

I saw a post about hiring developers. It was written with clients in mind, but these tips for hiring developers also are something to consider if you are a developer hoping to be hired.

Their list in brief is:

  1. Start with a crystal-clear project scope.
  2. Take your time.
  3. Determine must-haves vs. nice-to-haves.
  4. Ask (and expect) good questions.
  5. Ask for examples of previous work.
  6. Look for a cultural fit, not just talent.
  7. Consider logistics.
  8. Be open to change.
  9. Take a test drive.
  10. Set contractual milestones.
  11. Budget and pay appropriately.
  12. Put everything in writing.
It’s a good list to consider. Certainly, tip 5, ask for examples of previous work, is standard practice from bot sides. Item 9, take a test drive, is not something I have found to be common, but as a developer I would not object to doing.


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