If you’re running a web development company, then you probably know that a React JS Developer can play major contributions to the growth of your company. However, in the present times, finding an efficient and skilled React JS Developer is a tiresome job.
If your web-development company is based in the US, UK or in any other western companies, then your job is even more challenging.
It may seem from the outside that every year, tons of engineering graduates are becoming eligible for jobs. Hence, how much difficult can it be to choose a skilled React JS Developer?
The answer to this question would be very difficult.
Most of the web-developers who are looking for jobs are either inadequately skilled or are less experienced. The demand for a React JS Developer is so high that, a skilled and experienced individual can find a job easily.
But how can you find such a candidate?
If you’re in search of a React JS Developer then you need to know the steps of selecting one. From a pool of developers, it is difficult to select the most skilled ones.
What are the steps for selecting a world-class React JS Developer? What tools can you use to simplify your job?
If you’re searching for the answers to these questions, this article is where you should stop. You’ll get all your answers here.
Steps to Select a World-Class React Js Developer for Your Company
Step 1: Sourcing
Candidate sourcing is a very imperative step. As an HR professional, you need to invest your time in sourcing suitable candidates whose profiles match perfectly with that of your job requirement.
Sourcing can be a dull process as finding quality candidates is not an easy task.
The most essential aspect of sourcing is posting your job description (JD). If you can create your job description in a striking manner, you can easily draw the attention of skilled candidates.
You can prepare a graceful and fun JD discussing the overview of the job, responsibilities, skills, expected salary, perks and benefits and more. The JD should be interesting enough to entice the proper group of candidates.
Another thing that matters here is where you are posting the JD to draw the attention of the potential candidates. If you’re planning to post it in a newspaper or on your company’s website only, then let me tell you, that’s not enough.
Candidates are more active on various job portals like Indeed, Glassdoor, Monster, etc. and you need to post the JD in these portals first.
To increase your outreach, we would suggest you submit the job details on social platforms like LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, etc. From these platforms, you can generate many leads.
Finally, you should never neglect the popularity of freelancing sites like Upwork, Freelancer, Toptal, etc. You can find many skilled candidates on these platforms who are willing to work on a freelancing basis.
Blogs like Sirona Says, Snark Attack, etc. also welcome you to post your JD.
Step 2: Screening
Once you post JD on different platforms, you’re most likely to receive many resumes. It’s now time to screen the candidates and their resumes. The purpose of this step is to shortlist those candidates who will be called for the final interview.
Let me tell you that screening can be done in two ways, namely candidate screening and resume screening. In the case of resume screening, you should prioritize those candidates who have the expertise and required skills to React JS.
There can be many such candidates who are skilled React JS Developers but have an unorganized resume. Hence, there are plenty of chances that miss out on skilled React JS Developers based on resume screening.
To avoid such mistakes, you need to focus more on the previous experiences of candidates during resume screening.
For candidate screening, you can use the Interview Mocha tool. This tool can help you in assessing to what extent the candidates are skilled in the field of React JS Development.
Some major skills on which you should focus on are :
- Past experience of working with React JS
- Good understanding of data structure libraries
If your project requirements are related to the development of hybrid mobile applications, then you need to add the following skill sets as well :
- Detailed knowledge of Android and iOS development
- The fundamental idea of Xamarin and Unity
- Previous experience of working with Rest API
Step 3: Preparing the interview questions
You can arrange either a face-to-face interview or a Skype interview for the remote candidates. Preparing a set of suitable interview questions is a top requirement.
The interview panel should contain such experts who can assess the React JS Development skills of the candidates, their past experiences and their motivation level.
The members of the interview panel should be specific in their questions so that the candidates don’t have any ambiguities in understanding.
You need to focus on the fundamental topics as such questions can easily dig-out the appropriate knowledge of the candidates.
Some sample questions you can ask are as follows:
- How can you create an event in React?
- How can you use keys and refs within React?
- How can you apply the React components to create a certain type of interface?
- How can you build a HOC ( Higher Order Components) within React?
- Do you know about DOM? If yes, explain.
- How can you modularize codes within React?
- Do you know the basic differences between React and Angular?
- Can you differentiate between Redux and Flux?
The above questions can help you with the technical efficiency of a candidate. However, there are certain soft-skill questions as well.
You can refer to the following soft-skill questions:
- Can you handle consistently with pressure and stress?
- There can be many such co-workers who would challenge your ideas. How will you deal with them?
- Can you work within a team?
- Can you lead a team? Do you have any past experiences?
- Can you submit all tasks within a given deadline?
- How can you handle a situation where you face an ethical dilemma and cannot select a particular alternative?
- Can you stay self-motivated and motivate others as well?
- Can you handle rejection sportingly or will you become demotivated in such a situation?
- What are your biggest achievements and failure until now? What have you learned from both cases?
Step 4: Evaluating and selecting a suitable candidate
Now that you have interviewed the shortlisted developers, you probably have a detailed knowledge of their soft skills and technical skills.
It is now the time that you evaluate the skills of each candidate individually to select the suitable one.
The candidate you finally select should be the one whose profile matches with your JD and who can stay productive within your organizational culture.
If you’re an HR professional for a React JS Development Company, then make sure you discuss with the senior React JS Developers before reaching any decision. They can help you in selecting the most suitable candidate.
After making the final decision, you need to inform the candidate. You should also discuss the terms and conditions with the candidate before making their position final within the organization.
There are many such examples, where web-development companies are unable to retain the React JS Developers even after hiring them by following the right steps. That is because they don’t reveal the terms and conditions properly to the candidates.
In any recruitment process, it is equally crucial to give preferences to the candidates’ needs and requirements.
You should specify to the candidates about what kind of projects they are expected to handle, how frequent the deadlines will be, the speed in which they should continue their tasks, etc.
The candidates who agree to those terms and conditions should be your ultimate selection.
In this article, we have tried to assist you in selecting the suitable React JS Developer. We know the challenges of finding a suitable React JS Developer.
We are confident that, by following these steps and tools, you can select the appropriate candidate for you.
We know it is a monotonous job to select an apt React JS Developer. But we suggest you that never hurry during this process.
If you rush now, you might have to repent later. Hence, throughout the process, you should remain patient.
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Harikrishna Kundariya is an accomplished Design & Development executive with over 10 years experience in the Developing industry. He is currently President and CEO of eSparkBiz Technologies , a Website Design Company.