Downplay Money in IT Job Interviews

In interviews for IT jobs, it’s not uncommon to be asked what motivates you.  You may want to tell your IT staffing firms and IT recruiters that you’re looking for a job that makes more.  Making more money isn’t a bad reason to want to switch jobs.  However, you never want to tell hiring managers and interviewers that you’re motivated by money.  Why is this?

Technical recruiters and IT staffing companies understand that making more money can be an important factor in your job hunt.  However, both your IT recruiting companies and your potential employer want to know that you’re interested in the job and the work that you’d do in the role.  If you’re purely motivated by money, it means you’ll always be on the lookout for a new role.  If you’re interested not only in the compensation for the role, but also the role itself, hiring managers will feel more comfortable investing in training and on-boarding you.  Keep this in mind the next time you head to an interview.  Downplaying your interest in compensation and playing up your interest in the role, the work, the company’s culture, etc, will leave a stronger impression on your interviewer—and make it easier for your IT staffing agencies and IT recruiting firms to find you new jobs.


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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.