Ask This Question in IT Job Interviews

Plenty of IT professionals have a hard time coming up with great questions to ask at the end of interviews.  There are a lot of standard questions out there that your IT recruiters and IT staffing companies can give you.  This won’t really wow your interviewer and guarantee some good feedback to your technical recruiters and IT recruiting firms, though.  The questions that make a strong impression show that you’re interested in finding new IT jobs that are a good fit for you.  Here’s one example of a question that will really wow hiring managers.

Start by identifying things you really want in your next IT job.  Maybe it’s a more collaborative environment, working with a particular technology, or something else.  Run it by your IT staffing firms.  Ask them if the jobs you’re interviewing are likely to have this quality.  If your IT staffing agencies are good, they’ll be submitting you for jobs that are a good fit anyways.  These jobs will likely have the qualities you want.

When you go to the interview, you can tell your interviewer that this quality is something you’d really like in your next job.  Then ask them whether this IT job will offer it.  If they don’t say much more than yes, you may want to ask your interviewer to expound on that a bit.    Your interviewer will really appreciate this question because it will help them to see that you’d be a good fit for the company and role.   When you show them your priorities and values are in line with the company’s, you can really strengthen your candidacy.  Your interviewers will also appreciate that you don’t just want any job—you’re working with your IT recruiting companies to find a job that you think you could succeed in and enjoy for a long time.  This is their ideal employee.

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Take time to think about what qualities you want in your next IT job. Photo credit: Marc Eliot via Flickr.


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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.

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