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How To Hire a Junior Javascript Developer

A junior Javascript developer works as part of a development team on both front-end and back-end code for a platform. A junior Javascript developer must be extremely skilled in coding and the Javascript program language, as well as other languages such as HTML and CSS, in order to be able to proficiently do their job. Along with their knowledge of coding and programming languages, a junior Javascript developer must be able to develop and troubleshoot programs and work towards achieving business targets and goals.

Day-to-day tasks of this role:

  • Develop and troubleshoot programs.
  • Test software and eliminate bugs.
  • Work proficiently with all kinds of Javascript infrastructures.

Recruitment Process


Skills profile for a Junior Javascript Developer

Most organizations will require a junior Javascript developer to have a Bachelor degree in computer science or another relevant field from a tertiary institution. It is also favourable that the candidate has past industry experience and training. There are some common skills required for this position.

It is vital that a junior Javascript developer has strong and extensive Javascript skills. They must have knowledge and experience coding in Javascript, and have previously worked on projects using Javascript. They must also understand the strengths and weaknesses of Javascript and keep these in mind when approaching tasks.

A junior Javascript developer must have a strong desire to learn to be successful in this role. They must demonstrate a willingness and desire to learn new skills as well as refine current ones. They must actively seek out feedback to improve their performance, and take initiative to learn outside of their direct work.

It is also important that a junior Javascript developer has a strong sense of professionalism. They must have the ability to liaise with various stakeholders internally and externally in a professional manner, as well as be able to take responsibility and accountability for their work and any mistakes they make.

Once you’ve determined the skills required for the role, you can write the job description to advertise for your position.


Junior Javascript Developer Job Description


  • Why is this role being filled?
  • How does this role fit into the organization and the team?
  • What makes your company unique?
  • What would it be like to work for you?


  • What technical skills are needed for this role?
  • Which soft skills are applicable?
  • What are the nice-to-have experiences of your ideal candidate?
  • Include availability preferences in this section


  • What are the key deliverables for this role?
  • What does the day-to-day of this role look like?


  • Compensation & bonuses
  • Employee benefits & perks
  • Ongoing training benefits

As this is a highly technical role, it is important to include any particular competencies this role requires. This might include listing all of the specific operating systems, all of the coding languages, network configurations or software that the junior Javascript developer needs to be able to work with.

Ensure that the entire recruitment process from job description to assessment to interview reiterates your company vision and values. This will help you identify the right people for the role, and applicants will know whether your company is the right fit for them.


Sample skills assessment

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Question 1

Desire To Learn

Question Type: Doc

How do you learn outside of your study/work? What resources do you use to stay up to date with emerging trends in the industry? Please outline this in the document below.

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Question 2
Question Type: Text

Describe a time where you have had a disagreement with a team member or supervisor. How did you resolve this?

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Question 3
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Question Type: Video

What are the advantages of using Javascript?


Interview guide for a Junior Javascript Developer

Once your Vervoe skills assessment has surfaced the most qualified people for your open role, you can focus on interviewing these candidates. The PDF interview guide contains structured questions against each of the competencies for this role.

This interview guide is intended to be used in conjunction with the Vervoe skills assessment. Where a candidate has scored Low – Medium on a skill, focus on asking more questions from that skill to gain deeper insight into their level of competency.

Get your copy of the  interview guide to complete the hiring process. Includes questions against each of the skill competencies for the role.

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