2 Strong Questions to Ask in IT Job Interviews

If you’ve worked with IT recruiters before to find new IT jobs, you already know that strong questions can be your best assets.  Here are two strong questions that IT staffing agencies would recommend you ask.

Firstly, your IT recruiting firms would suggest that you ask about how the company or team does performance reviews. Since this is the kind of in-depth information that your technical recruiter doesn’t include on the basic job description, it shows that you’re considering the position a bit more deeply.  It also shows that you’re considering how success is measured in this position.  This is the kind of candidate that IT recruiting companies have no problem placing in jobs.  You can show that you’re the kind of candidate who doesn’t just want to land any job; you want to land a job you can succeed in.

Secondly, IT staffing companies would recommend that you ask if the interviewer has any ballpark ideas of what they’d like the person they hire to achieve in the first month or the first quarter.  Sometimes interviewers won’t have any estimates about this, but often in IT your interviewer could have specific ideas of what they’d like done on a project and deadlines.  If you show that you’re already interested in these deadlines and expectations, you can demonstrate that you’re a conscientious employee.  You can also gauge for yourself if you think the company works at a pace that’s compatible with your work style.  If they expect too much to be done too quickly, you’ll know that you should tell your IT staffing firms the role isn’t a good fit for you.


Asking how the company does performance reviews strengthens your candidacy. Photo credit: geralt via Pixabay.


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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.