Back in 2015, over 231 million iPhones were sold globally, so it’s no surprise that the demand for iOS app developers is on the rise. To create software for iOS, two main programming languages are used - Objective-C and Swift from Apple. Specialists who are familiar with these technologies have become the most in demand in the labor market. The more popular iOS becomes, the greater the competition between companies that want to hire talented developers who can develop a quality product.
The Talent division of Stack Overflow has published a piece with tips to help you get ahead of the competition in the race for iOS programmers.
It is important to know where developers spend their free time
Since iOS programmers are in high demand, it will be difficult to find a large number of specialists in job search. However, this does not mean that you should not try your luck on thematic forums. One of them, iPhoneDevSDK, is a large community of iOS developers and marketers. Mobile developers can also be found on the MacRumors forum, as well as cocos2d for iPhone and iOS Developer Forums. Users of these resources actively communicate to learn something new and share ideas with like-minded people. Other than the sites listed, the iOS tag is one of the most popular on Stack Overflow.
It may seem that since there are a number of popular thematic resources where you can find iOS developers, then it will not be difficult to hire them. However, according to a special study by Stack Overflow, for 65% of the programmers surveyed, finding a job is not the only motivation for visiting such sites. Also, developers can be found here [url=https://stfalcon.com/en/services/hire-ios-developers]https://stfalcon.com/en/services/hire-ios-developers[/url]
Therefore, the topic of job change should not be dominant in the process of online communications with potential candidates. When communicating with them, a recruiter should demonstrate not only an interest in hiring a person, but also in what he is currently doing, what applications he is currently developing.
It is necessary to understand what difficulties developers face on a daily basis
This does not mean that you need to understand all the intricacies of this process, but it is worth keeping in mind some non-obvious problems that developers solve in the course of their activities:
It is worth understanding what inspires developers
Basic knowledge of iOS can help recruiters attract new job seekers. Moreover, understanding the expectations and requirements of job candidates will help you hire the “right” developer. Ben Shive, an iOS developer with six years of experience, and Alex Stralger, a junior iOS developer at TWG, commented on what they would like to see in a new potential job.