If you work in the IT staffing industry, you will meet people in various fields. Whether they are working in the IT recruiting field like you or a completely different one, it is always a good idea to speak with them and learn more about what they do for a living or for fun. As an IT professional, it’s always important to network with everyone you meet. You never know when they will come to you with a side project or even your next IT job opportunity.
The key to networking is getting to know the IT professional or technical recruiters on a personal level. Find out what their interests and hobbies are or if they have a family. Learn about the sports teams they follow so you have a topic to keep in mind when you meet again. This is a great way to show them that you are not just trying to network with them, but to get to know them on a personal level.
Networking is not just about meeting new people, but building relationships. You want them to trust and interact with you. If they know of an opportunity, they will only recommend you if you are someone they think of in a positive light.
So take time to develop that relationship with fellow IT professionals or IT recruiters Boston. Connect with them on LinkedIn. To stay in touch, you can send them emails about current events that may interest them and every once in a while meet up for coffee to catch up.
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.