Volano recently hired two software developers whom you’ll read about later this week. We are also hiring our first office admin person. The process of finding and screening good candidates has been educational and cause for some reflection. Finding people whose skills line up with the prerequisites of the job is one thing but identifying the intangibles is quite another. You’re not only trying to find a good employee, you want to find one that will take the position and re-define the role, raise the expectation level and help elevate the culture and production around them. No role is immune from these opportunities but a bad hiring decision can have the opposite effect on morale, production and culture.
I got to thinking of a few professional attributes that are harder to represent or quantify on a resume but have equal if not greater importance.
Candidates that possess these skills empower employers to utilize them in multiple roles and capacities. Subsequently, these types of employees make themselves hard to get rid of when budgets tighten up. For employers, the key to unearthing these qualities in an interview is by asking for specific examples that demonstrate these attributes and by checking references. Good candidates have people who love to sing their praises. Candidates should avoid clichés and platitudes. Assume that every job candidate competing for that role will say they are a hard worker, fast learner and love working with people. Specifics sell. Chances are, you’ve got a lot of stories that exemplify these traits.
September 14, 2022
Why build software of our own? Any good story of a project starts with a problem that needs to be addressed. We work with many clients in the manufacturing vertical and during our time spent with them, we noticed a challenge with synchronization with their dealers. Much of the dealers’ in-office time was spent hunting […]
May 23, 2022
Is local the real secret sauce leaders deploy for a successful development project? Rod Smith, Volano Software Partner, and Co-founder defines the benefits of working with a local development shop.
March 25, 2022
Are you relentlessly passionate about every detail and every pixel when it comes to front-end development? We’re looking to add a Senior Front-end Developer to join our growing team. At Volano, you will work with a variety of clients and projects alongside a remarkable team of back-end and front-end developers, designers, and management to build […]
March 15, 2022
It was 8:00 am on a sunny morning in Hawaii in January. People were hustling to get to their typical morning responsibilities. Cars were on the highway commuting to work, school, and other destinations when all of a sudden chaos breaks out. People start to panic, kids have been thrust down sewers for safety, everyone […]
February 7, 2022
As we continue to grow, we’re looking for an experienced ASP.NET MVC Developer to join our team. At Volano you will work within our high-functioning team to build web and mobile applications for our clients that make their work easier.
November 5, 2021
As we continue to grow, we’re looking for an experienced Senior Front-End Web Developer to join our team. At Volano you will work within our high-functioning team to build web and mobile applications for our clients that make their work easier.