Hiring Junior Software Engineers
Approaches to hire and retain software engineers with little to no experience.
Q: We want to hire more engineers who are early-career. What are hiring approaches that work well for other companies?
A timely topic. Hiring software engineers with less experience is an underrated strategy.
In this article we cover:
Reasons to hire entry-level engineers. The six largest benefits that these developers bring to the table.
Team dynamics to consider before hiring less experienced engineers.
Hiring approaches for early-career talent, as observed across the industry. The five most common hiring tactics, their benefits and drawbacks.
Hiring, however, is only one part of building a team with entry-level engineers. Two other articles that build on this piece are:
I suggest treating the three things - hiring entry-level engineers, growing a junior-heavy team, and retaining these engineers - as one unit. With that, let’s jump into the reasons to hire early-career engineers: