Sometimes during the search for IT jobs, it can be surprising when your IT recruiters and IT staffing companies say you weren’t called in for an interview. You and your technical recruiters and IT staffing agencies may have thought you were a perfect fit. Here are two things that could have gone wrong:
- Your resume didn’t show you were a good fit quickly enough. While your IT recruiting firms will usually help you update your resume, some of this is your responsibility, too. The resumes that IT staffing firms find most successful are the ones that have a strong professional summary and list of technical proficiencies. Time is of the essence for busy interviewers and hiring managers. If you can get these two top sections polished and tailored to the role, you make it more likely a busy hiring manager asks your IT recruiting agencies to get you in for an interview.
- You list duties, not achievements for your jobs. Again, while your IT recruiting companies will help you edit your resume a bit, some of this is your responsibility—especially since you are the expert on your own career. When you are writing your resume, make sure you make it easy for hiring managers to see how you’ve been impactful at your previous jobs. Don’t just list what you did, list the impact of what you did. Giving them a picture of your achievements will make it easier for them to picture you achieving more at their company!
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.