Technical recruiters and IT managers alike love working with young IT professionals. However, IT staffing firms can only work with IT consultants that act as polished and professional, rather than young and inexperienced. IT contractors whose resumes reflect little more than a recent graduation from school can do a few things to make themselves stand out to IT headhunters trying to fill IT jobs.
Recent grads starting in the information technology field will really wow IT recruiting agencies and IT headhunters by doing ample research before any interviews. This means research about the company and interviewer if you happen to know their name. Another move that will really impress IT staffing agencies is to make sure one comes to an interview professionally dressed with no visible (or audible) cell phone (and no parents!!). Lastly, IT recruiting companies look for candidates who have practiced their “elevator pitch” and answering tough interview questions. Doing all of these things will make IT staffing firms take notice of a candidate—in the best way possible.
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.