How IT Contractors Can Hit the Ground Running at New Jobs

IT professionals, especially IT contractors, tend to start new IT jobs often.  It’s helpful, then, for them to really impress their IT managers and IT recruiters by getting a running start in their new positions.  Here are a few ways IT contractors can knock the socks off their technical recruiters and new managers.

1. Make a plan.  Get clear on your manager’s goals, your company’s goals, and your team’s goals.  Set a broad plan on how to achieve what you can within these lists and consider submitting it to your manager for feedback.

2. Come in with a great attitude.  It may sound obvious, but coming in with a positive outlook and demeanor will do a great deal to bring you into alliance with coworkers, managers, etc.

3. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel.  To a certain extent, it’s good to find ways to work efficiently and effectively.  However, when you are faced with a choice between the way your current company does things and the way your old company did things, try to adapt to the new way.  Your new manager and coworkers will deeply appreciate it if you respect the way they already do things.  Suggesting new ideas for improvement isn’t bad, but showing respect for current protocol is imperative.


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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.