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With everything I've been going through, I decided to write a post about some of the characteristics in the best programming talent that I've been able to attract to my startup. Beyond knowing the programming languages necessary to do the job, there are certain requirements that are essential in hiring the right programmer.
Here are 15 characteristics that can signal an applicant would make a great addition to your programming team.
1. Impressive technical skills.
One mistake many hiring managers make is hiring from a checklist of requirements. Instead of requiring three years of C++ and one year of Java, look at the big picture. A programmer who has worked mostly in an older language but has recently added a new language to his certifications may be the perfect fit, since his years of experience give him a great foundation in other areas of programming.
Sample interview question: Describe your experience with different programming languages.
2. Willingness to learn.
Technology is always evolving and the skills and abilities a programmer has today will likely be outdated in a few years.