Key Steps to Include in Your Interviews When Hiring Developers

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Veronica Arreche
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Originally published on Mar 31, 2021Last updated on Oct 20, 2023

Key Takeaways

How do you interview a candidate for a software developer?

Before jumping into an interview, it's important to map out key questions like "How many interviews do you plan to conduct?" "How will you assess soft skills, logistical suitability, and cultural fit?" and "How will you carry on technical evaluations and in-depth technical discussions about your project?"

How do you conduct a technical interview for a developer?

Technical experts should be in charge of designing a coding challenge that aligns with the role at hand. It should cover required skills and test candidates on tasks they’ll work on daily. Some other helpful tips include: providing preparation tips, setting a time frame on the coding challenge, and giving feedback.

What questions should I ask a developer in an interview?

During an in-depth interview, you should ask questions geared towards understanding what technologies the developer is currently working on and what they're excited about, what attracted them to this role, what they're experience is with the tech stack, and if they have worked on similar projects before.