Before IT job interviews, you probably spend plenty of time prepping—both on your own and with our IT recruiters and IT staffing agencies. After doing all that work, you don’t want to blow it and embarrass yourself and/or your technical recruiters and IT staffing firms. Here are two pitfalls you can easily avoid in your interviews.
- Be concise, but don’t be so brief it can be interpreted as rude. It’s particularly easy in interviews for IT jobs to give long-winded answers. Technologies and processes and projects can be complicated to explain. However, you want to try to reign in your answers to a shorter, more manageable format. Watch your interviewer’s body language to see if you’re taking too long to answer their question. Be mindful of how technical they are and how much technical detail they may want. On the other hand, avoid giving answers so short they’re incomplete or could come across as rude. One way to avoid either is to ask a clarifying question. Your IT recruiting firms and IT staffing companies will be pleased if you can do this well—it will make sure you give exactly the kind of answer your interviewer wants and it will show that your communications skills are good.
- Make sure to really illustrate your worth. IT recruiting companies will tell you that this tip is actually true for your resume, too. Naming your skill-set or your basic duties at previous jobs isn’t nearly as effective as giving concrete examples of your achievements. What value have you added to your previous employers? What have you done to help your previous teams reach their goals or complete projects? This is what hiring managers want to hear. Make it easy for them to see why you’re well worth a salary at their company.
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.