As an IT professional, after you complete an assignment or project, make sure you ask for feedback. What aspects of the project did you handle well or what are your areas of improvement. Any criticism you receive may in turn help you improve your abilities, thus only making you more marketable in the future. If you utilized IT recruiting firms, then make sure the IT recruiters provide you with feedback from your direct report. Again, knowing where you can improve is the first step to actually improving.
Feedback should actually start before you land that IT consulting engagement. You should ask IT recruiters for feedback after interviewing for IT jobs. If it feels appropriate at the time, ask the hiring manager on the spot to ensure you’re provided first-hand information. It would be good to know how you come across face to face when interviewing so you don’t put off future hiring managers.
Feedback is extremely important in helping you build better relationships with other IT professionals. In the IT consulting industry, this is a critical component to ensure you’re never between IT contract jobs. This will also gain the respect of the various technical recruiters that you work with – another important resource to help you consistently remained employed.
Therefore, remember to ask for feedback after your next interview and/or IT job assignment. This will only help you identify your strengths – and continue to fine tune them…..and even more important, it will isolate your weaknesses so you can focus on improving them. Do not to take any criticism to heart as it is only to help you better yourself.
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.