How to Hire A Web Developer: Review Their Resume

by arex on November 19, 2012

How to hire a web developer includes a review of their resume.

Have you ever wanted to improve your company web page but didn’t know where to start? Want to hire someone to help you but don’t know what to look for in a web developer resume?

Two things to look for when hiring a web developer for your business:

Look at their portfolio:

When looking to hire someone to do a job that requires artistic/technological skill you need to be able to see what their work is like.

Darren Veerapa, CPA, Master in Finance, says that when they do show you a portfolio you should “Check that you can see their logo at the bottom or look for other proofs that it is their work.”

This is incredibly important because you must make sure that you will be getting what you are looking at. If there is no proof you could be looking at an elegant and sleek web page then end up with one that has monkeys on it.

A web designer is going to create an online image for your business and if you are not happy with what they have done in the past they are not the person to hire. I

It is also at times difficult to explain to someone what it is you want done so looking not only at the web developer's resume but also at their portfolio will give you an understanding of what their work is like.

If you see things you do not like it is best to not hire them. Doing this will help you avoid the situation in this video:

Check For The Right Attitude

“Attitude is about how effective a person is at overcoming tough challenges.”- Carol Quinn; speaker, Author, and CEO for Hire Authority, Inc. Web designing is a challenging job and you need to make sure you hire a person who will be a problem solver who is also optimistic.  

By optimistic attitude I don't mean hire a highschool cheerleader but rather someone who is optimistic in the normal sense. I mean, imagine your web developer standing in front of a computer screaming "give me a W!" nothing would get done at the office.

If a person seems to make excuses rather than coming up with ideas on how to make something work it is unlikely that you will get the website you are looking for from them. 

In order to have a website that you are happy with your web designer needs to be able to figure out a way to do what you want them to. It is incredily important to look for clues of good attitude/problem solving skills that show they could be a good web developer.









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