How to Hire a Frontend Developer
Like all development roles, frontend still comes with it’s challenges. Whilst it is probably the easiest across the stack, the quality of candidates can sometimes have drawbacks. There is an increasing amount of online coding courses that juniors have taken that teach some great practises in theory, however the courses only last a few months and the core experience of frontend is missing when they come to take on commercial roles. This is something to keep in mind, as these types of candidates may need extra training when it comes to 'real world' coding experience, but we all have to start somewhere!
Another consideration would be to listen to candidates that you’re interview. See what other places have offered them such as salaries, remote/hybrid working, responsibilities, progression etc. This will allow you to gain market knowledge from simple questions, and prepare you for what sort of offers you will have to be handing out to attract and retain the best talent for your organisation. This consideration may have sparked a memory for yourself where you’ve had a candidate in process in the past and not asked these questions. Asking these sorts of things brings more value out of an interview process rather than just getting to know a candidate, you get to know the wider market and build your own knowledge which will only help you in the future!
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