Checklist of Preparation Tips before an IT job interview

Job seekers put in countless hours applying for IT jobs and contacting IT recruiters.  High activity typically translates into multiple interviews.  The focus then becomes the face to face meeting with the client company.

First, take a close read through our Interview Tips.  Always remember that you never get a second chance to make a first impression.  Therefore, do everything you can to put your best foot forward the minute you walk through that client’s door or the lobby of the IT staffing company representing you.

Do the research.  When you interview for a company, have a background of what they do.  Find their competitors in their industry.  Show the interviewers that you are familiar with their company – this will let him/her know that you at least have some level of initiative…and interest in working for the company.

Think about why you want to apply for this position.  Some hiring managers will even ask why this position interests you.  Even if you are not completely interested in the position, make sure you have a response ready for this question.

Know your strengths and weaknesses.  Cliché question, but it’s one of the interview questions often asked by IT recruiters Boston and client companies alike.  Take your skills and experiences and show the technical recruiters or hiring managers why you are interested in the IT job and why you want to work there.

Most importantly, ask the hiring manager questions.  Questions can range from topics surrounding the IT job description to the company culture.  Having questions prepared will once again show the interviewers that you have a strong interest in the IT job opportunity as well as the company.

So do your homework and prepare before every interview. This will ensure you’re putting your best foot forward and will help separate yourself from other IT job seekers applying for the job.

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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.