9 Things to Look for When Hiring a Programmer

Hiring top-level programming talent can be tough, especially if you don’t know much about coding yourself. But to make the process easier, here are 9 things to look for when hiring a programmer.

Are you having trouble in knowing what to look for when hiring a programmer? Don’t know what to look for when choosing one?

Programming is one of the professions that people who are not programmers don’t have a clear understanding of how hard it is to pull off. There’s also the fact that programming is a broad term. Someone could be great at CSS but not so well-versed in PHP scripting.

This leads to a misunderstanding of who’s good in programming and who best suits your needs.

And with a median base salary of $64,008 per year recorded in 2016 and only growing, we understand why looking for the right programmer is a big deal. We’re here to help you choose the best candidate when you’re looking to hire a programmer.

To find out what qualities make a good programmer, read what we have listed below.

1. Curiosity

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The Top 10 Highest Paying Programming Jobs

Looking to boost your income? It may be time for a career change. Here are ten of the highest paying programming jobs available right now.

For the last decade, tech companies have been viewed as some of the best employers. A huge chunk of millennials has opted to study tech-related courses such as programming in hope that they will work in these companies. Landing a job in a tech company typically means that you earn a sizeable salary and enjoy perks such as free snacks, happy hours, etc.

Although tech-related careers are considered lucrative it doesn’t always turn out as expected. Sure, you will find companies with the highest paying programming jobs but you will also realize that these jobs are reserved for highly skilled programmers.

Top 10 Highest Paying Programming Jobs

Below are some of the most lucrative programming jobs.

1. Data Scientist

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Boost Your Resume – The 7 Best Programming Languages of 2019

Ready to take your career to the next level? You may need to pick up some new skills. Here are the top programming languages you should learn right now.

In 2019, there are at least 256 programming languages that are used by individuals, companies, and businesses to keep their digital lives running smoothly. While this sounds overwhelming, it’s also an excellent situation. The sheer number of coding language means that there will always be something to meet your needs.

If you’re looking to boost your resume or your productivity in the workplace, or you just are interested in coding, you’ve probably thought about using some programming software. This would mean learning a programming language.

But which should you look into? Where should you begin learning?

Here, we’re going to help you figure out an answer to that question by sharing seven of the top programming languages in 2019.

1. Python

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Assessment Time: How to Test Your Programming Skills

How to Test Your Programming Skills and Get Better at Coding

Are you wondering how to test programming skills? Whether you just want to get better, or you’re prepping for an interview, here’s how to test coding skills.

Here’s an astounding figure for you: over 419,000. That’s how many computer programmers there are in the United States alone.

Do you count yourself a part of that group (or hope to someday)?

Then you’re obviously skilled—or you will be very soon—and you can show it too. That’s one of the biggest parts of your job.

Because programmers need to show and not just tell the world what they can do, it’s wise to stay on the pulse of how to test programming skills.

Know how to do your own self-assessments and get a feel for how a tech recruiter will assess you too.

Build Something

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New Programming Languages and Technologies Worth Knowing About

If you’re a programmer or in the programming world, you need to know about these new programming languages and technologies. Here are the worthy contenders.

If you’re wading through what seems to be thousands of programming languages with new ones popping up almost every day, you’re not alone.

The truth is that programming jobs are growing 12% faster than the average market.

The upcoming programming languages are responding to the demands of better languages.

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15 Software Engineer Interview Questions You Should Always Ask

If you’re looking to hire a software engineer, you need to be sure you’re hiring the right person for the job. Here are 15 software engineer interview questions that you should always remember to ask.

Computer science, despite its birth in the ’80s and ’90s, is still a rapidly growing job field. Globally, there are an estimated 18.2 million software developers. It seems like the common advice for college-aged people is to learn how to code.

This is a good and a bad thing for an employer. A larger hiring pool means that you have more candidates to choose from, but it may also dilute the overall quality of said hiring pool. Because of this, it’s harder to find the most qualified candidates.

If you yourself don’t have programming experience, it can be doubly difficult. But we’re here to help. If you’re having trouble with your hiring process, you may want to check out these software engineer interview questions.

15 of the Best Software Engineer Interview Questions

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How to Hire a Coder When You Know Nothing About Code

If you’re looking to hire a great coder for your business, but don’t know the first thing about coding, how do you know you’re hiring the right person? We take a look at exactly how to hire a coder even if you know nothing about code.

Computer programmers, despite Comp-Sci’s meteoric rise in popularity as a field of study on college campuses everywhere, are still in high-demand. In fact, as of 2015, there are 7 million coding positions still available on the job market.

Right now, demand far outweighs supply.

Because of this, it can be incredibly difficult to hire a coder for your company. This is especially true if you don’t know a lick about coding yourself.

But fear not, because we’ve got some suggestions on how to find the right coder for your company.

Ask Other Developers

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What is a Codeathon and Why Should You Run One?

A codeathon can be a great way to find the perfect coders for your business. Here’s what you need to know to run your own.


What on earth is a Code-a-thon?! How is it different from a Hackathon?

Well, I don’t know how to code and I thought hacking was illegal…

Don’t worry. It’s not that kind of hacking!

Codeathons and hackathons are actually the same thing. They’re synonyms for each other.

Even better, anyone can run a codeathon. Yes, anyone! Even if you hate computers, you lose your phone constantly, and you think Google’s the new Skynet.

You can run your own hackathon, and you should for many reasons.

Continue reading to learn what a codeathon is and why you should run one.

All Brains and Hands On Deck

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