In this blog post, we’re going to talk about what you need to look for when hiring a software developer. This is important because it will help ensure that the person you hire can produce high-quality results in an efficient manner. Software developers are one of the most expensive assets in your company, so it pays off to take the time and find someone who is right for your business!

Utilize LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most popular social media platforms that connects professionals all over the world with each other. The platform has millions of members who are either employed or unemployed, and you can utilize this to your advantage by seeking out software developers on LinkedIn. This will give you more direct access to them than through something like Upwork where they might not be okay with talking with clients directly. However, if you want someone specific then it’s best to utilize LinkedIn or platforms that are only meant for professionals who work in similar fields as yourself. This will give you better results and give them an incentive to work well with your company if they see that they’re one of many applicants because their skillset was desirable by multiple companies.

Read Reviews

It’s best if you can ask for references from them to see if they are satisfied with the work that was done. If there is a good relationship between the developer and their customers, then it will be easier for others to build trust with this programmer as well. You can read feedback written by other people who hired the same person before you did so you know what kind of customer service skills they possess. You may discover whether or not they are effective at solving any problems which may come up during an update or change on your end because most likely someone else has already encountered these issues beforehand and wrote about how much help the developer provided them.

If you’re not satisfied with the level of customer service that a certain developer provides, then it may be best to continue your search for another one who is more committed and focused on solving any problems which arise. Also, consider whether or not they can provide references from previous customers in order to show how effective they were in working together and collaborating throughout this process. By reading these reviews written by others, you’ll find out what kind of experience other people had while working with them before hiring them yourself so that you don’t end up wasting time when looking for someone else instead.

Get A Referral

Other people in your sphere of influence know good developers. Ask them who they would recommend. You might also ask someone you trust to set up a quick coffee meeting with their friends. If that person thinks highly enough about the relationship, he or she will likely give you one name; if not, then at least offer two names for screening purposes. The more referrals you can get from trusted sources, the better off you are going to be when it comes time to hire because there is already an existing rapport and level of familiarity between members on both sides (i.e., referrer & referred). While this isn’t always possible, getting multiple referrals increases your chances—so don’t leave any stones unturned!

Ask The Right Questions

Asking the right questions is something that every interviewer should be able to do. When interviewing a potential developer, you will want to ask them how they would solve certain problems in your business environment. This can help you figure out if their thought process is on par with what yours are or not. It also allows the candidate to show off some of his/her abilities when it comes to problem-solving and reasoning skills which are both very important for software developers.

Get A Portfolio

The final thing you need to do to find the best software developer for your business is to get a portfolio. The more work an individual has, the better it looks on their end and shows what they can bring to the table when it comes down to working with you. A good software developer will have no problems showing off their previous projects or even sharing some of them with potential clients that are interested in learning more about what they do. If someone doesn’t want others seeing how capable (or incapable) they are at coding, then there’s likely something wrong there already which should be taken into consideration before anything else happens between both parties involved – this would not make for a successful partnership!

If you’re hiring for the first time, then this might seem like an insurmountable task. You may be worried about making mistakes and wasting money on bad hires. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there before! The reality is that finding good software developers can be difficult–but it’s not impossible.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

CEO and expert in transport and Mobile tech. A fan 20 years, mobile consultant, Nokia Mobile expert, Former Nokia/Microsoft VIP,Multiple forum tech supporter with worldwide top ranking,Working in the background on mobile technology, Weekly radio show, Featured on the RTE consumer show, Cavan TV and on TRT WORLD. Award winning Technology reviewer and blogger. Security and logisitcs Professional.

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