IT staffing companies and technical recruiters give plenty of advice to IT consultants about interviews: what to wear, when to get there, what kinds of questions to be ready to respond to or ask. There is a subtle underlying rule that IT headhunters hope that IT contractors are already aware of, though. It’s best to be genuine throughout an interview.
While IT staffing firms aren’t looking for people who flaunt the rules of office and interview etiquette, they are looking for people who provide more genuine, personable responses to questions than their resumes might provide. IT professionals who give the perfect, cookie-cutter response to questions are pretty questionable in their own right. IT managers know nothing about them at the end of the interview because the answers they’ve given don’t say much about them as employees.
IT professionals who are getting ready to interview can easily avoid the trap of looking too perfect. Preparing for interviews should be done in a way that doesn’t rob you of your personality or work style. If you find suggested answers to questions online or elsewhere, make sure they are still answers you could honestly give. Perhaps doing this kind of preparation might take a bit longer, but it’s worth it. The price of not doing it will likely result in not getting the job.
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.