Most IT recruiters and IT staffing agencies will tell you to make sure you do research on the companies that you’re interviewing with. Your technical recruiters and IT staffing companies may even give you a bit of background information on the companies. But having a familiarity with the company won’t impress your interviewers and win you IT jobs. If you want to really stand out and impress your IT recruiting firms with your interview performance, you should try to find one or two things that you really like or admire about the IT companies you’re interviewing for.
The key to doing this is two-pronged. Firstly, try to make sure you can speak about these items that you really like about the company for at least a few minutes. If you merely state that you like that the company is doing things to be more environmentally friendly, that’s not enough. Be able give a few examples and/or to tie this to your own career trajectory. Secondly, it will really impress your interviewer and IT recruiting companies if you can talk about these one or two things in an authentic way. To return to the environmentalism example, don’t mention it if you aren’t actually interested in this topic. If you try to fake an interest, it will likely show through to your interviewer.
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.