In this video, take a look at what the hiring process for developers looks like and how it differs from traditional jobs. Plus, explore the role of recruiters and where to find work.
- Let's take a look at the hiring process. It's good to think about this from a company's perspective. The first step is to find the right person for the job. In a bigger company, that means posting the job online and waiting for applications to arrive. Now, this step is normally managed by a recruiter within Human Resources. A recruiter doesn't necessarily understand everything it takes to do the job. Their job is to process applications and narrow them down. Now, it's important that your profile meets the requirements of the job but don't worry if you don't perfectly match all the skills. For example, if you show that you have some experience with React, the employer might be willing to train you on a related technology, like Vue.js. Once your application gets chosen, you might get a phone or in-person second interview. This is to verify that you meet the requirements. Now, be ready to talk about some of the things you've worked on and experience using the tools that they're using. You shouldn't talk about salary at this point but if you get questions about it, just say something like, I'm not ready to negotiate salary right now, I want to make sure that this is the right fit. The next step is a more detailed interview. Sometimes, this is a technical interview and can mean giving you some assignments or technical questions to make sure you can code. Now, this can be really scary, so think of your entire job search as a process, not a single goal. It might be a good idea to assume that you'll be going through several technical interviews before you find the right job. Next will be a final interview. At this point, they've narrowed down the candidates to just a few. They know you can do the job and are just trying to pick the best person for the job. So make sure you've researched the company and the person you'll be meeting. One thing people miss during this point of the interview is that managers hire people they want to work with, so it's real important to be nice and polite. Now, this is also a great time to ask good questions about the company. Asking questions will help you appear more prepared and professional.
- Types of web developers
- Server technologies
- Getting web development training
- Choosing the right tools
- Getting a job
- Negotiating your salary