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Read about how you can hire developers as contractors before you hire them full-time through Moonlight

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Written by Damon Jackman
Updated over a week ago

Use Moonlight to hire engineers and designers quickly. We recommend hiring potential candidates as a contractor first, and then hiring full-time once you've had time to test out a working relationship. 

How it works:

  • Search for contractors in the app to hire directly, or post a job to get proposals from qualified candidates. 

  • Select who you want to hire and start working right away

  • Track progress and pay invoices weekly. 

  • When you're ready to hire the developer full-time, send an offer directly from their profile. Moonlight has no additional cost for full-time hires. 

Benefits of contract-to-hire:

  • Trial period: Both you and the contractor have time to make sure it's a good fit. Learn how to work together and see results before making a decision. 

  • Hire quickly: Developers and designers on Moonlight are specialized, so there's little ramp-up time to start working on your product. You'll get work done right away, instead of waiting months for a full-time hire. 

  • Try out multiple candidates: Hire several candidates as contractors and choose the person who is the best fit for your team.

  • No more coding test: Instead of sending candidates home with a test, just hire them to work on your code. You get a real-world example of how they work, and they get compensated for their time. 

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