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Discussion on: Trouble finding good front end dev

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Tsvetan Ganev

I can't tell you without looking at the job offer you're posting, but I can share a list of things that I find as a red flag:

  • salary range not included (personal opinion)
  • no option for working remotely (personal opinion)
  • tech stack is not mentioned or includes legacy technologies that no one wants to work with
  • silly mistakes about technology, e.g. typos in programming language names or absurd/wrong statements
  • requesting too many skills and too broad knowledge that is irrelevant for the role (such things should be optional or mentioned as a bonus)
  • using too many buzzwords just for the sake of it
  • no information about the product your company is building
  • the company has a shitty website or no online presence
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Gabriel Linassi • Edited on

I always check this one: the company has a shitty website or no online presence

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Nika Ptushkina Author • Edited on

Thanks @tsvetanganev! Really helpful. Also, where do you usually look for jobs? Which platform is best to post to? Also, any idea on good salary ranges?

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Tsvetan Ganev

Lots of these depend on where the candidate lives and where the company operates. I usually look at a specialized job board for developers which is popular in my country. Sometimes I find interesting job postings on Twitter as well. Nothing can beat personal recommendation from a friend though - HR people often hide unpleasant details about working at the company or simply aren't aware of the problems that the development team is struggling with.

About salary ranges - again that really depends on where the candidate lives - some people might be top 1% earners in their country with a salary that is considered really low for US or Canada. However, some companies can't hire people abroad due to legal obstructions or time zone differences. It's best to open a job board in your country and look at similar job offerings with declared salaries.

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