If you haven’t worked much with IT recruiters and IT staffing firms, it’s easy to get confused about how to interact with them. Should you treat technical recruiters and IT staffing agencies with the same deference and professionalism as a hiring manager? More? Less?
The good news is that IT recruiting firms and IT staffing companies are actually more of your allies in your search for IT jobs. Unlike hiring managers and interviewers, you can be a lot more unfiltered and open with your IT recruiting agencies. Your IT recruiters want to know what kind of job you want, what kind of coworkers or corporate culture you need to succeed, how much you’re willing to commute, etc. If they know exactly what you want—and what you don’t want—they can help you find a job you’ll like and do well in. Good IT staffing firms don’t want to place you in IT jobs that you hate or can’t succeed in. This will only damage their relationships with employers. So be professional with your IT recruiters, but be slightly more open, too. The more they know about what you want, the better!
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.