There are a lot of factors that IT professionals use to decide what IT jobs they want to interview for and what they tell their IT recruiters they’d like to pass on. Here are 2 factors that you may not have on the wish list you give your technical recruiters and IT staffing agencies, but are worth asking about in IT job interviews. They might not be immediately obvious, but these factors will definitely impact how much you like your job.
1. Ask your interviewers about how much collaboration you’ll be doing with team members, end-users, etc. Most IT professionals have some idea of how much they enjoy working with others—and who they like working with. Your IT recruiting firms aren’t necessarily going to be able to tell you exactly how much collaboration you’ll have in the jobs you’re interviewing for, or who you’ll be collaborating with. This is something to make sure you talk to your interviewers about and really consider if you get a job offer.
2. Especially in the IT field, continued learning can be very important. Not keeping up with the latest technologies, programming languages, etc could be detrimental to your career. The interview is a great time to ask about what opportunities this role will offer for continued learning. While your IT staffing firms may have some ideas about this, your potential employer can likely give you much more information.
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.