Focus more on enthusiasm. I’ve always found that the best junior devs are the ones with the greatest enthusiasm for the work. They’re the ones who won’t get discouraged when they’re presented with a challenge.
Exactly this. Remember that you are hiring Jr. Developer not an Intermediate Developer, he probably doesn't know much, what is important is the willingness to learn.
Ask about hobbies, involvement in dev communities like dev.to, freecodecamp, etc...
And most importantly, make sure you hire a nice guy, you don't want to work with an asshole.
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