Getting That Reference

When you are a job seeker, you will be applying to many IT jobs.  IT recruiters and hiring managers will want to know about the various experiences you have had during your career.  They will also want to know about how well you worked with others and interacted with your previous employers. This is when your references and referrals will come in handy.

When choosing your references, make sure that the person will be able to evaluate your performance accurately, and of course, communicate your experience in a positive light.  Put together a list of the references you want to use.  When you create this document, you will want to put their name, the company where you worked together, the date/timeframe when you worked there, his or her role, then your IT job as well.  In addition, you will need to write down their phone number and possibly an email address.  To be considerate, you should be sure to ask them about their preferred method of contact.

Once you identify who will be a suitable reference, contact them and give them the courtesy of a heads up.  They need to know that they may be contacted – you never want to give out a reference without getting their permission ahead of time.

During your interview, you will then appear prepared when you’re able to give IT recruiters Boston or hiring managers a complete list of references with everything they will need to know in order to get a better understanding of your work ethic.  It will allow you to impress the technical recruiters or hiring managers and possibly give you a better chance of impressing them for that IT job.

AVID Technical Resources About 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.