Recently, technical recruiters and IT staffing agencies have come across candidates who are acting on some terrible job interview advice. Some IT professionals have heard that it will really impress their interviewer if they ask them if they have any concerns about them as a potential hire. IT recruiters and IT staffing firms would strongly urge that you never, ever ask this question when on interviews for IT jobs. Here are 2 reasons why this is a terrible question to ask.
Firstly, asking this question might suggest that you aren’t confident in your own candidacy. Your IT recruiting agencies and IT staffing companies are advocating hard for you. You need to supplement this effort by coming across as confident in your abilities and experience. When you’re in IT, confidence is especially key. Nobody wants to hire somebody who does a sub-par job working on important internal systems, websites, or provides poor tech support. Giving the impression of low confidence will make it easy for your interviewer to question your competence as an IT professional.
Secondly, asking this question may actually highlight any weaknesses your interviewer hadn’t really noticed before. Again, your IT recruiting firms are working hard to highlight why you’ll be a great candidate for the IT job. You should do the same for yourself. Don’t bring any extra attention to your potential (or perceived) flaws.
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.