How to Hire Coders

As a User Group Manager I get hit up by companies, recruiters and individuals all the time about how to find coders or how to find good companies to work for.

Check out this article on readwriteweb.com. There is a lot of great insite on how your company can find coders but I would encourage developers to check this out too. There is a lot of good insite for the type of companies you should be looking to work for.

Understand them: In order to pry them away from their current job, you need a strong lure, and you need to understand what their motivations are to craft something tempting. The best programmers often aren’t driven by money, so figure out if they’re after more responsibility, independence, the chance to work with cutting-edge technology or recognition from their peers. Sit down with them over coffee, join them on a hike, spend time with them however you can. Once you know what makes them tick, you can build an offer that’s hard for them to refuse.