Can You Ever Be Too Honest in the IT Recruiting Industry?

If I could be accused of anything, it’s of being too honest.  Sometimes probably brutally honest.  Maybe I’m like that because in turn, I’d prefer to know exactly where I stand with people.  I have very little respect for anyone that tells you one thing to your face, and then says something else behind your back.  I take this approach in business and as the owner of one of the leading IT staffing companies Boston. However, is there such a thing of being too honest?

I realize that there are times in which brutal honesty is not the best approach.  There are times in which a good manager should hold back their true feelings as to not deflate or demoralize an employee.  However, in general, honesty is the best policy.  At least each person knows where they stand.  Top producing or hardest working IT staffing salespeople or technical recruiters Boston should know how much they’re appreciated, while underachievers should have a black and white picture as to where they need improvement.

As with other roles in the IT recruiting industry, open and honest communication is critical to being successful.  Technical recruiters must let their candidates know where they stand in the minds of a hiring manager or where they’re at with the hiring process.  In turn, IT staffing salespeople must let the hiring managers know where the candidate rank their opportunity and/or whether they have other hot irons in the fire which could factor into how long he or she remains on the market.

Like with most relationships, business or personal, communication and honesty is critically important.  While there are times in which you should hold back on answering brutally honest questions (“whether she looks big in those jeans!”), honesty is typically the best policy and the secret to success.

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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.