After preparing with your IT recruiters for IT job interviews, you’ll need to do some preparation on your own. Your best bet is not to just prepare to answer the questions your IT staffing companies tell you to expect. You should also plan to be able to ask some questions of your own at the end of interview. The answers to these questions can be important for you, of course. But potentially more importantly, your technical recruiters and IT staffing agencies will be impressed if you can ask questions that leave a great lasting impression on the interviewers. How do you ask a question that will land you the respect of your IT recruiting firms and possibly the IT jobs you’re interviewing for? Here are some tips:
- Start your question by stating something that shows off your expertise in the field. This will only work if you truly know of information that will impress your interviewers. For instance, you could say something along the lines of, ‘Since we’re seeing a trend in X, then how will it affect this role?’ You might try asking your IT recruiting companies if they think your question will be a good one to ask if you’re not sure.
- Use your question to show that you’ve done research on the company. The trick is not to make the question feel like you already know the answer—or worse, don’t care about it. Your interviewers will feel like you’re wasting time if your question feels like a hollow attempt to show off. And your IT staffing firms won’t be too pleased with you either.
- Use your question to show that you’re excited about the job. Again, the trick is to make sure your interviewers do feel like you’re interested in the answer. Showing enthusiasm is important and so is asking good question that don’t seem like a waste of the interviewer’s time.
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.