Like most managers, IT managers are pressed for time and sometimes (if not often) stressed or overwhelmed with deadlines and projects. For IT contractors, communicating with a manager at their IT jobs can be intimidating, especially when they don’t know them well. Below are a few tips for IT consultants to improve their communication with managers.
- Say what you have to say with confidence. This is for a few reasons, especially for time management. Managers don’t often have time to hear you puzzle out the best response. Probably the most important reason, though, is because managers want to believe they can trust you to deliver answer and information that they can rely on. IT recruiters presented you as the best candidate and your manager went through stacks of resumes to find yours. This alone should be enough reason to feel a bit more confident when you are relaying information to a manager.
- Keep your communication organized and to the point. Relaying info in the form that makes it easiest to digest and use will make you a superstar to your manager. They don’t want to waste time wading through a long email or presentation.
- Use the most concise and professional language possible. In information technology especially, it’s important to demonstrate that you know what you’re doing and what you’re talking about. Using the best and most up-to-date terms will give off a great impression when speaking with managers.
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.