Answering “Why Are You Interested in this IT Role?”

Most IT recruiters and IT staffing agencies will prepare you to answer a few basic questions in interviews.  One of the most common ones that your technical recruiters and IT recruiting companies will tell you to be ready to answer is “What interests you about this role?” Here are a few tips to make sure you give the kind of answer that will make your IT recruiting firms and IT staffing companies proud to represent you.

1.    Don’t talk about why you need to leave your current job or field.  You’ll be wasting time you could be strengthening your candidacy if you vent.  You’ll also create a negative image of yourself.

2.    Make sure you talk about what excites you about this role and company.  Give some concrete specifics to make your answer stronger.  Help your interviewers picture you succeeding on their team.

3.    Keep your answer organized and focused.  This answer will be important, so don’t go off on any tangents, repeat yourself, or ramble.  Try to think about the main points you want to make, then stick to them.  This is the kind of interview behavior that lands IT jobs.

AVID Technical Resources About 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.