But before you rush to freelancing platforms and open a new job post, let’s understand what you should and shouldn’t do during that process. In short, here are the:
Let’s start with the good ones:
1) Do make your job post clear
In short, write a good job post so that it is clear which level of expertise you are expecting, what the deadlines are, and how challenging your task is.
So if you want your job to be done quickly, don’t even think of it: pay a little extra, but hire a senior.
3) Do skim through their portfolio
So before you make an offer, skim through your potential developer’s portfolio and understand whether he is really the one.
4) Do conduct an interview
Some people love to miss this part. “Ah, there’s no time for an interview: I’ve seen his CV, I’ve skimmed through his portfolio, the man is exactly what I need,” is the main thought people get when they need the project to be completed as soon as possible. But remember: never skip an interview.
So do a quick interview, and check if he is really suiting you.
5) Do give him a task
Finally, before or after the interview, give your JvaScript developer a task. Ask him to make something for your website or come up with an imaginary task to test his skills. You’re the one to choose how to go with it, but make sure that you see how he works before you hire your developer.
It will also help you understand whether your freelancer is punctual or not. If he gives the task on time, you can be sure he won’t miss the deadlines, but if he delivers it later, he might also have your entire project delivered a little past the deadline.
That’s not a big issue for many, but it can be problematic for you if you want everything to be perfectly punctual.
1) Don’t pick a developer who has no idea about privacy issues
2) Don’t close your eyes on the soft skills
Sometimes, when hiring a developer, people close their eyes to communication skills and focus only on the technical aspects. Well, this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make.
If you want your work to go smooth, make sure your developer is good in communication, collaboration and is, in general, your type of person to work with.
Here is how you can check the soft skills of your developer during the interview.
3) Don’t forget to show him the big picture
4) Don’t forget to check his reviews
If you’re hiring through an online platform, check the reviews to make sure it’s not a scam and that clients were indeed happy with his work. If you’re hiring in the real world, ask for referrals from clients or employees, or get it yourself by contacting the previous employers.
5) Don’t go too cheap
Finally, we’ve already mentioned that it is way better to pay a little extra and hire a senior to go with a junior.
However, in many platforms, you might see even senior developers ready to work for less but promise to give the same results.
Don’t get allured by these offers: if you know that your project will cost approximately X money, don’t hire someone who asks for less.
Remember, price=quality, and you certainly don’t want to sacrifice the quality.