With an influx of new tech developers entering the job market, competition is fierce. Developers looking to land a dream position need to make a good impression immediately through their résumé and their interviews.
Experienced tech industry executives have seen their share of memorable candidates—some who’ve stood out for good reasons, and some for not-so-good reasons. Below, tech experts from the Forbes Technology Council share their advice on good signs and red flags when interviewing potential developer candidates.
Bad: Opposition To Unit Testing
“Most developers I’ve interviewed either have a lot of experience with automated unit tests or, at a minimum, understand the value they provide. However, I occasionally come across a developer who is fundamentally opposed to unit testing. That would be a huge red flag for me. Great developers understand that unit tests provide the safety net required to write world-class code and move fast.” – Dave Todaro, Ascendle