10 Must Ask Questions When Hiring a Full Stack Developer
February 20, 2017
Every now and then you’re going to want to boost your development team. But a lot of the time when you hire a full stack developer, you may not get a good understanding of their skills from your interview questions. Whether you’re a technical recruiter or an over-worked CTO looking to build out your team, there are interview questions you must ask to learn about their real experience. Below you’ll find my 10 must ask questions when hiring a full stack developer.
Must-Ask Interview Questions for Full Stack Developers
Describe a virtual method table
What is the difference between 3 tier architecture and 3 layer architecture
What is REST?
What is aspect-oriented programming?
What is CORS, JSONP?
Identify SQL join types
What different kind of methods are available to scale a database?
What is map reduce?
What is the difference between thread and process?
What’s the difference between Multithreading vs select?
The above interview questions will help you gain a good understanding of the skills and experience of your prospective developer. Remember, making the decision to hire is already a big commitment, the worst thing you can do is get it wrong. Make sure to carefully evaluate the skills of your talent and also take some time to learn about their cultural fit.
Making the wrong decision can have a negative impact on the development of your software/applications, as well as team morale. If you’d like to learn more about how to make cost-effective hiring decisions, then download your free copy of our Recruiting Metrics and Cost Calculators here.
Founder and CEO of SkillGigs
A consummate innovator, Kashif is the brains behind SkillGigs. Kashif caught the entrepreneurial bug at age 10 while visiting his father’s manufacturing facility. He developed a love for programming after writing his first lines of code at age 11 and founded his first company, an IT consulting firm at age 25 which he bootstrapped to profitability within its first year. After exiting that venture, he started three additional companies, IQTech Pros, the world’s largest full service IT integration network with over 30,000 members, NursesPro, a travel nurse staffing company servicing some of the largest hospital systems in the US and TAMH a holding and investment company which he took public in the UK. Beyond growth hacking his way to success, Kashif enjoys traveling the world and is an acclaimed songwriter.
Thanks for visiting the SkillGigs Facebook page! By using or accessing our Facebook page, you agree to comply with Facebook's Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. As always, the content posted by fans of SkillGigs' Facebook page does not reflect SkillGigs' views or opinions. Just because you see content from other fans of SkillGigs does not mean SkillGigs confirms the accuracy that content.
Our hope is that your experience on our Facebook page is just as awesome as your SkillGigs experience on our website. That’s why we’re asking all of our fans to follow a few guidelines to help maintain this standard. Please do not post content that:
is fraudulent, deceptive or misleading;
is threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, indecent or objectionable;
violates any law or regulation;
violates the intellectual property rights of another;
is hateful or otherwise targets race, religion, political beliefs, ethnicity, gender, sex, or nationality;
is spamming (including link baiting) or commercial in nature; or
is otherwise offensive.
We reserve the right to remove any posts that violate these guidelines or that we otherwise determine are not appropriate. By posting content on our page, you hereby grant to SkillGigs a worldwide, royalty-free license to use and fully exploit the content in any manner or media, forever, without any obligation to you. This includes the right to use any ideas you submit (including ideas about our products or advertising campaigns) in any manner that we choose, without any obligation to you.
Employers or hiring managers, you may know to make a good first impression with potential #talent by sharing the company benefits & activities, but how do you get them excited for the actual job? As we are in #tech, we are passionate about providing innovation junkies. Check out a few of my methods for charging up the talent. #hackathons
Our tool offers candidates with all kinds of job type preferences. We know startups need to grow and the need to grow fast. Check out George Deeb's advice on when to hire #employees, #contractors or crowdsources for your #startup.
Lesson #30: When to Hire Employees vs. Contractors vs. Crowdsources
Now, when is it best to use employees vs. contractors vs. crowdsources? The answer typically comes down to: (i) is the position long term in nature, or temporary; and (ii) does the complexity of the work require onsite management or not.
12 Innovative Recruiting Strategies That Savvy Companies are Using via @hireonlinkedin gives you the cheat sheet on what top companies are doing to hire talent. I have to say - some of these methods are seriously cut throat!