How to Interview for Your Dream Job

When your IT recruiters set you up for an interview for your dream job, your first instinct is to probably to tell your interviewer that.  You probably just want to gush to your interviewer about why this job is everything you told your IT staffing firms that you wanted.  Some IT professionals even say this their dream job– even if it isn’t.  Plenty of technical recruiters have had candidates say this in hopes of landing a job.  The problem is that this phrase is pretty meaningless to interviewers.  If the job you’re interviewing for is your dream job, or it just sounds good, here’s what you should do:

1.    Strike a balance.  Talk about why you’d be a great fit for the role and why the role is something you think would be ideal for your strengths, work style, technical skills, etc.  The candidates that IT recruiting firms place in IT jobs are the ones that can show how hiring them will be great for both sides.  Don’t just say the job is your dream job—show them why you’ll be a great hire too!

2.    Get specific in talking about why you’re ideally suited for a job.  When you say a job is your dream job without much elaboration, you’re just drawing on a meaningless cliché. (IT staffing agencies suggest you avoid any and all clichés in job interviews anyways!).  Give specifics that will help interviewers easily picture you in the role.  Tell your interviewer that you’ve tackled similar projects before, or you have a deep familiarity with the technologies they use.    IT recruiting companies find that the candidates who get hired can present hard evidence that they’ve had successes similar to the job description.  Can you say you’ve provided support for end users 50% faster?  Can you point to a specific project in which you successfully used a certain technology?  This is what interviewers care about.  They don’t care if you dream about the job, they care if you can prove you’re prepared to take it on and knock your goals out of the park!


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It might be your dream job, but that’s not what you should say in your job interview! Photo credit: Sipa via Pixabay.


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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.