As much as I want to believe the software industry is a meritocracy where people who can code and learn the latest technologies are automatically successful, there’s no denying that there are a lot of people who don’t have the skills or drive to be successful.
There are also plenty of companies that are doing great things with their software but don’t see the hiring of software developers as a priority.
As the hiring process for software engineers gets more and more complicated, it can be difficult to keep up with what’s going on, and it can sometimes be difficult for people who are not technical leaders to make the right choices about who they want to hire.
In an article published in the April issue of The Journal of Management, Peter Gros, the co-founder and CEO of eXperts and the founder of the consulting firm EXperents, outlined a few of the most common misconceptions that are often used by software engineers when trying to find the right candidate for their job.
While the article includes some of the common myths that are perpetuated about software development, it also offers some helpful tips to help developers and hiring managers avoid the common pitfalls and pitfalls that can crop up when you’re hiring for software roles.
For starters, it’s important to be clear about your role.
As long as you’re not the sole reason for hiring, the hiring manager shouldn’t ask about your background, which could confuse the candidate.
Additionally, if you don’t know the company well, it could lead to the potential hiring manager asking you questions that you’re unlikely to answer, which is not helpful.
The hiring manager should also be careful not to use outdated information or stereotypes, as those can cause a person to feel like they have a more specific skill set that they want and don’t.
Lastly, when hiring, it is important to make sure that the candidate knows your role, which can lead to potential problems.
For instance, the software engineer who is hired to develop a new feature might not be familiar with how that feature is used in the organization and can be hard to find.
Similarly, the developer who is trying to work on a new application might not know how to code well, and the hiring managers might be tempted to hire someone who has an idea about how to improve the application.
If you’re looking for a person with a wide variety of skills, including some technical skills, and a passion for software development and technology, you should be sure to reach out to your hiring manager before you hire them.