First 3 things to ask when hiring your next CFML developer

Clear intent — a first step

Before you start asking your intuition for help on successfully filling your position, you must have super clear intent as to what you want and don’t want.

  • What is your ideal person for this position?
  • What skills, characteristics, and energy do they have?
  • Which ones must they have?
  • What ones would be nice to have?
  • What ones must they not have?
  • Must not be a complainer → must have positive attitude
  • Must not be late to meetings → is always on time to meetings

Your intuition is valuable companion

Your intuition can help you in getting clarity by asking yourself WWIT (What Would It Take) to know what an ideal candidate is for me?

  • You are a creative person who is passionate about implementing effective marketing campaigns.
  • You are a genius at getting other team members to perform their best and beat their job metrics.
  • You live and breath GTD and get shit done on schedule every week.
  • You love tasks to be organized and clear and change anything that is not to be that way pronto.
  • You have a natural curiosity that drives you to learn, research and investigate.
  • You have done some amazing work to date and are certain your best work is still ahead of you.
  • You have an irrepressible joie de vivre that permeates your work and elevates it from good to great.
  • You know that great marketing is the result of both your spiritual side and your practical side.
  • You are good at working remotely, working smart for results and working reliably.
  • You love to get results and track different marketing approaches obsessively to optimize your campaigns. You have a secret romance with numbers and statistics that makes this part of the job fun.

WWIT to attract an ideal ColdFusion developer?

Now you are ready to use some WWITs (What Would It Take).

  • WWIT to attract an ideal candidate?
  • WWIT to attract an ideal candidate who can start by or before the end of this month?
  • Posting a job ad in a certain job board
  • Asking a friend for a referral
  • Looking through your LinkedIn connections to see if someone jumps out at you
  • Searching for that kind of person on LinkedIn.
  • Who do I know in LinkedIn who is a marketing manager? If they are not available for this job, then who do they know?
  • How could I use FB ads to find an ideal marketing manager?
  • How can I have a better job ad than my competitors?
  • What kind of salary will attract this person?
  • Where do people like my ideal marketing manager hang out? Are there groups or conferences for them?

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Michaela Light

Michaela Light

ColdFusion development, security and optimization. CEO at TeraTech. Host of CF Alive podcast.