There are a lot of mistakes you can make as you interview for IT jobs. Most are hard to avoid, even if you have the support of IT recruiters and IT staffing companies. Maybe you’ve spent a lot of time prepping both with your technical recruiters and IT recruiting agencies and on your own, but you forget some crucial info. Maybe you wind up being late, despite extensive preparation and leaving early. There are just some mistakes that are hard to avoid. However, here are two mistakes you can very easily avoid (and make it more likely your interviewer gives you IT recruiting firms some good feedback).
- Leave any anger, bitterness, or sadness at the door. Even if your previous boss was terrible to you, you can’t bring your feelings about that into your interview. Interviewers will be overwhelmed and uncomfortable if you bring any emotion into the interview besides some moderate enthusiasm. Keep things light and your IT staffing firms are more likely to hear good things about you.
- Don’t overemphasize it if you’re looking for work-life balance. You may have been overworked in your previous jobs, but this is a topic for your IT recruiting companies and IT staffing agencies. If work-life balance is important to you, there are subtle questions you can ask that will reveal whether a position offers it. Check out this blog post on the topic.
About AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.