The IT professionals that IT recruiters love working with, the ones that land IT jobs over and over again, have at least a few traits in common. Technical recruiters look for great resumes, excellent references, and strong interview skills. But there are some things that IT staffing firms look for in an IT consultant that are a bit more intangible. One of the most important things IT recruiting agencies like to find in a candidate is an ability to work well with IT managers. How can you make sure you’ve got this ability? Here are some tips.
Firstly, be easy to manage and coach. IT recruiting companies look for people who make a manager’s job easy. Take feedback well and be proactive with it. Think about things from the manager’s, company’s and team’s perspective. Acting with these things in mind will make your work meet and exceed a manager’s expectations.
Secondly, take up as little of your manager’s time as possible. Managers are busy and they don’t need employees who require any more of their work day than absolutely necessary. Keep emails, phone calls, and face-to-face conversations short and to the point (unless it would come off as rude). Solve as much of your problems on your own as you can. These are the things that really endear an employee to an IT manager—and to the IT staffing companies they work with.
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.