Landing IT jobs definitely gets easier when you enlist some strong IT recruiters and IT staffing firms to help you in your job search. There are some things you need to do on your own, though, to strengthen your candidacy. One of the most important things that your technical recruiters can’t do for you is to write a thank you note after job interviews. How do you do this well?
Firstly, take notes in the interview. Are there topics of conversation you will want to re-hash in the thank you note? Maybe something the hiring manager said was vital to the job? Write it down for yourself during the interview so you don’t forget it later.
Secondly, tell your IT staffing companies you’d like to write thank you notes to your interviewers. IT recruiting agencies are usually thrilled to pass along thank you notes for candidates, so this won’t be a problem. You may even be beating them to the punch—sometimes IT recruiting firms will ask you to write a thank you note themselves. For a timetable, you should try to aim for about 24-48 hours. A quick response will reflect well on you and the IT staffing agencies you’re working with.
Lastly, do more than just thank the interviewer for their time. Continue a piece of the conversation you may have been having with the interviewer, mention a resource, or offer some thoughts on what you’d do if you were offered the job. The point is to show a little initiative and interest in the position itself. A generic thank you note won’t mean much. However, one written with real thought about the position, company’s needs, or even just the interview itself, will make a big impact.
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.