It’s one of the most popular (if not the most popular) programming languages with thousands of repositories on GitHub. The massive resources that are available can give startups and enterprise HR departments an idea of the scale of talent they have to weed through to find the right match.
Top talent won’t come cheap, so if you’re just starting out, paying a developer over 100k and then some can be an overwhelming thought. But there are third-party staffing options that can get you access to the skills you need at a lower cost. Or you can look to Eastern Europe, South Asia, or even the vibrant city of Vancouver to outsource (or poach) the talent you need.
But if you want someone to work for you on the ground in the windy city, how do you go about finding them?
1. Try the Traditional Approach
Not only should it address what you’re looking for, but you should also communicate your company’s culture, benefits, and the perks of working there. But what kind of skills and expertise should a seasoned JS veteran have?
An expert in the field will have significant experience using all or most of the following:
- React + Redux
Asking the right questions during an interview will help weed out unsuitable candidates. Further, if you ask questions that are irrelevant to the job, you will probably turn off most outstanding developers.
2. Look for the Right Candidates where they are
You don’t really have to try hard to find suitable candidates if you know where to look. You can find them on platforms like Reddit, but you really have to approach this in a different manner.
But what about professionals that already reside in Chicago? How do you connect with them?
3. IT Staffing Providers
Yet, today's staffing agencies offer various engagement models, so if permanent placement is too expensive for you, you can use contract to hire (try before buy), contract resources (T&M resources billed on an hourly / monthly / spring basis) or ad-hoc resources, which will help you lower down your overall cost of resources and allow team scaling and overall resource planning flexibility.
Hiring the wrong candidate can be a serious problem because debugging the code can set your project back by weeks or even months. So make sure that they are held accountable to the quality of their code.
If they don’t know the toolset really well and they’re making common mistakes, it’s time to go back to the drawing board because you have made a mistake.
No matter what situation may arise, a seasoned developer will be able to demonstrate outstanding problem-solving skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple way. So it’s a good idea to invest in the hiring process to ensure that you get the right individual for the job.