Working in the IT recruiting industry can take a lot from you. Depending on the technical staffing firm that you’re working for, you may have to work late for days without many breaks. Like many IT recruiters before you, there is always the chance that you will become exhausted and produce sub par work.
So how do you prevent burn out? First, make sure to leave early at least one night during the week. Use this time to do something that you enjoy…preferably something relaxing. Second, if you have more work than there are hours in the day, try to do some from the comfort of your own home. At IT staffing agencies, much of the work can be done from virtually anywhere with an internet connection. Therefore, relax on your couch and search resume databases while enjoying your favorite show or listening to relaxing music. Just because you’re doing work, doesn’t mean you have to be sitting in an uncomfortable chair or at a desk.
In addition, there are also many things that company leadership can do. Let your technical recruiters out early every now and then (especially if you can wrap the occasion around an award or acknowledge hard work). Bring in lunch or order pizzas at night for those IT recruiters who are staying late and going above and beyond. Lastly, provide a healthy office environment – be positive and offer praise when necessary.
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.