IT professionals who are working with technical recruiters and IT staffing companies are probably well-versed in making sure hiring managers can see they’re a fit for IT jobs. Most IT recruiters and IT staffing firms help their candidates prepare to show they fit the basic needs for a role. What can really impress your interviewers (and in turn your IT recruiting agencies) is if you can make it obvious that you’re a unique fit for this role.
What does this mean exactly? Sometimes it’s obvious: you’ve got 4 years of experience using a technology when they only ask for 2. Sometimes you need to be a bit more creative. Perhaps you have some background in a tangentially-related subject. (For example, you majored in Biology and you’re interviewing at a Biotech company.) Maybe you’ve created a kind of database or program that this company doesn’t currently use, but could be useful to them.
The point isn’t to reach– this will just come across as desperate, disingenuous, and a waste of time. If you think your IT staffing agencies can help, run some ideas by them. If you can find some way to show that you’re not just a fit, but an especially good fit for this job, then you’re all the more likely to land it.
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.