May 17th, 2013
What should IT professionals wear to an interview with an IT manager or their IT recruiting companies? There is no “one size fits all” answer for the information technology field.
IT recruiters CA will try to fill IT jobs for companies with very different dress codes than IT recruiters Boston. The differences don’t just vary from coast to coast, either. Different departments within the same company will require different dress codes. IT headhunters may interact with IT managers who dress in business casual, while company account managers or CEO’s may wear business professional. IT contractors, meanwhile, might wear jeans to work every day.
Though the dress codes vary greatly from company to company, there is one rule of thumb that IT staffing agencies would advise IT consultants to follow when going on IT job interviews. The best way to project a successful image is to dress at the highest level of dress in the company. IT staffing companies can enlighten you on this, but you can never go wrong dressing as well as the CEO.
May 15th, 2013
With recent graduates getting ready to step into the information technology field, IT recruiters can be a great source of advice for how to be the best IT contractors they can be. IT recruiting agencies would prefer to work with IT professionals who embrace the professional, 9-5 life. This means IT headhunters look for people who don’t try to live the college life while attempting to perform well at their IT jobs. IT managers want employees that are well-rested and take care of themselves so they have the energy to put their job performance first Monday through Friday.
IT staffing companies also want to work with IT consultants who are ready to work them—and many other people. Recent college graduates are used to the luxury of choosing their company all the time. IT recruiting companies need job candidates who are flexible and willing to spend time and work with people (including IT staffing firms) they don’t always have a lot in common with.
While there are plenty of other pieces of advice that could be given, all of it comes down to this: IT recruiting firms want IT job candidates who are not just nice resumes. They want people who are ready and willing to commit themselves to their jobs and companies. This means letting go of the college lifestyle—at least Monday through Friday.
May 13th, 2013
IT recruiters CA to IT recruiters Boston tend to subscribe to the conventional wisdom about failure: avoid it. But technical recruiters and IT professionals should seriously re-think their concept of failure.
As the founder of Linked In, Reid Hoffman, is now advocating in his new book, failure is merely an opportunity to learn in your career. Hoffman suggests IT recruiters and IT consultants consider taking more risks in their careers and become more comfortable with the result when things don’t always work out. The lessons IT staffing agencies or IT contractors can learn from risks and failures far outweigh the other consequences—even if it’s a firing. The information technology industry is an especially hospitable field to fail in. With resumes full of contracting stints and innovative projects that sometimes do and don’t work, taking risks looks downright de riguer. Perhaps one of the most interesting reasons why Hoffman advocates a healthy acceptance of risk and failure is the way he views career paths overall: They are full of uncertainty, which is a good thing. IT headhunters or IT mangers never know what great surprise is around the bend.