Do You Have These Important Soft Skills for IT Professionals?

All IT jobs require particular technical skills, but they also require soft skills that are beyond the usual content of resumes.  IT recruiters can all attest to the power of likability in IT professionals.  IT managers will always pick the IT contractors who not only have the ability to do the job, but also have these important soft skills:

1. An optimistic, happy demeanor: The happier and more optimistic IT consultants are, the more pleasant it is to work with them.  It’s easy to demonstrate this in an interview.  Make sure you smile and keep conversation upbeat and positive.

2. Confidence: Nobody wants to hire somebody who seems unsure of themselves.  In IT, this lack of confidence can leave users feeling unsure about the quality of service they’re receiving.

3. Strong communication skills: In some sections of IT, this is absolutely imperative.  If a client is involved, it’s very important for the IT professional to always be able to communicate well and maintain positive working relationships.

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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.