In a field like information technology, where teamwork is often so imperative, trust becomes necessary between IT professionals and their coworkers and IT managers. IT recruiters can’t help IT consultants get IT jobs when they merely have perfect resumes. They must be the kind of employees and coworkers that everyone can really trust will get the job done and help to keep the company’s culture positive. So how can IT contractors make sure they’re trustworthy? By honestly evaluating themselves in these categories, as suggested by Dr. Paul White:
- Competence: Can you perform your responsibilities without more than the occasional issue? Do you fulfill your role on your team to meet expectations? This is the more obvious part of what makes a good employee.
- Character: Are you not only good at your job, but also a good person to work with? If you’re reliable, honest, and pleasant to deal with, this makes you much more trustworthy.
- Consistency: Do you perform at a high level all the time? It’s hard to trust an employee or coworker who doesn’t always meet expectations. If your competence isn’t consistent, it may well not even exist.
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.