05 Sep A Guide to Being Our Ideal Candidate
At YourCode Solutions, we are proud that all of our candidates are world-class engineers. Extensive relevant knowledge, however, is not the only thing that makes a great candidate. During our many years of experience sourcing outstanding candidates in the technology sector, we’ve noticed our best candidates all have these seven qualities:
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs
The biggest difference between a good developer and a great one is passion. Passion allows our candidates to strive for excellence day after day; enthuse customers and clients with their vision and motivate their team members to perform at their best.
We can spot a passionate candidate a mile off when they:
- Radiate enthusiasm when they talk about their work and their goals
- Are actively involved in the technology community, sharing their experience and participating in discussions on contemporary topics and trends within the technology sector
- Proactively seek to develop their skills and keep abreast of the latest technologies
“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” – Benjamin Franklin
Passion fuels you to work harder but organisation allows you to work smarter. You can be an engineering genius, but if you are not able to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines, you will not be able to work effectively. Our clients are able to work efficiently, saving time and money and reducing stress to produce outstanding results.
“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw
When working collaboratively, and often remotely, on large-scale, complex projects, communication is critical. We look for candidates who can demonstrate their ability to communicate consistently; build friendly working relationships and translate specialised information into a consumable format.
“You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.” – Doug Floyd
Working as part of a team goes beyond effective communication with co-workers. When collaborating on a project, the ability to assess your own and others’ strengths; create shared targets; delegate and carry out tasks and assess group performance is crucial. We look for candidates who can demonstrate these skills.
“Excellence isn’t about working extra hard to do what you’re told. It’s about taking the initiative to do work you decide is worth doing.” – Seth Godin
Equally as valuable as the ability to work well as a part of a team is the ability to work well independently. Our candidates have strong work ethics, the ability to show initiative and reflect continuously on their performance to ensure they remain world-class professionals who are highly valued for their talents.
“Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought.” – Albert Einstein
It goes without saying that our developers are analytically minded and demonstrate meticulous attention to detail. What makes our candidates stand out, though, is their ability to think creatively and produce solutions that are outside the box.
Interested in YourCode Solutions candidates and what they could offer your business? Visit our website www.yourcodesolutions.com or contact email@example.com