Hiring a Software Engineer? Here’s Your Ideal Candidate According to Behavioral Science

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This is part of a series about “ideal candidates”.

We take a position, run it through TalentSorter’s scientific algorithm, and provide you with the behavioral characteristics of an “ideal candidate” (note: download the full report at the bottom of the post).

Because of the way TalentSorter has been designed, it is able to compare the personality traits and other attributes of an individual to those of people who have been high performers in a given role, and generate a FitScore™ that is a very accurate predictor of success.

Learn more about our behavioral hiring science here.

Ideal Candidate Traits: Software Engineer

Extraversion: Degree to which one requires social interaction and authority.

A Software Engineer position calls for people that display this trait less prominently than most people. The ideal candidate will likely follow group consensus when required to work in a group.

Conscientiousness: Tendency to strive for perfection, sometimes at all costs.

This position calls for people that display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate usually develops a thorough plan before beginning a task.

Stability: Degree to which one reacts positively to negative or stressful situations.

Software Engineer positions call for people that display this trait like most people. The ideal candidate has ability to make careful decisions that is sometimes hindered when the situation is out of control.

Openness: Willingness to try new ways of doing things.

This position calls for people that display this trait more prominently than most people. The ideal Software Engineer candidate usually embraces the opportunity to try new ways of doing things.

Resolve: Willingness to work for the intrinsic benefit of work and its ability to enhance character.

Software Engineer positions call for people that display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate tends to be passionate about their work and get a lot of enjoyment and pleasure out of it.

Acumen: Tendency to use logic and objective information in decision-making process.

This position calls for people that display this trait differently than most people. The ideal candidate prefers to base their decisions on factual information rather than intuition.

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