We often review technical skillset for different projects. In our evaluation, we notice similarities in many candidates on their programming languages. So, how do you really differentiate what you want? I will liken coding to sport players at times. There are technical, flair or elegant coders similar to star players in a soccer team. The question is how to you spot this gems?
- Who are you looking for? A star player, coding machine, or a problem solver.
- Set a benchmark on the types of resources.
- Look for project trends and the role they play.
- Ask specific scenario based questions to the role you want.
If you are a coder yourself, ask yourself which role you play best! The best fit will bring out your best performance. If you are hiring for one, what coder you need to make up the rest of your team?