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Five things to consider before you hire a PHP programmer

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					?The on going economic crisis has made business houses shift focus on cost cutting
and they are on a lookout of ways and means of cost cutting alternatives in doing
business. One such feasible cost cutting idea is to hire skilled laborers like
programmers, website designers and developers for a particular project only. This way,
they would save the overhead costs of maintaining an employee and need not retain
them when there are no projects to work on.

Of late, there has been an increasing demand for skilled and experienced PHP
programmers. While there are several advantages in hiring a PHP programmer, you
should be sure that you are hiring a competent PHP programmer. Here are a few
things you should consider in hiring a PHP programmer.

Theoretical knowledge about PHP programming is the basic necessity of every PHP
programmer. The knowledge he/she has should be put into test before they are hired.
Also make sure they have kept themselves updated with the latest developments in
programming.
Check for experience. A good PHP programmer must have at least two years of
experience in working with projects involving PHP programming. They are likely to
work faster, understand better and produce better results
.
It is a good idea to hire a programmer who is experienced in handling projects that is
similar to your project requirements. Their expertise in the field will be a merit over
others who have not worked with a similar project.

Communication is important. It is not enough if the person is familiar with PHP.
His/her communication skills count a lot and should not be neglected. In fact this is
one of the most crucial aspects to be taken into consideration. Miscommunication can
result in a end product that does not meet your expectations.

The person should be friendly, accommodative and accessible at all times. This will
help the person interact with other people involved in the project and produce the best
output.

I work as a technical lead in a offshore software development company. I hire PHP
programmers for the company and also assist existing php programmers in effectively
managing client projects.

				
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