Is Your Attitude Hurting Your IT Career?

The best IT professionals, the ones that IT recruiters are constantly calling are obviously successful for their pristine resumes and glowing references from former IT managers.  But there’s certainly more to it than that.  IT consultants who are truly successful and have their pick of IT jobs are that way because of their attitudes.  Below are a few ways you can build an attitude that will have IT headhunters calling you non-stop.

1. Keep your mind open.  The best IT professionals are the ones who can think creatively and can keep up with changes in protocol.  It’s far more challenging, but making sure you adequately consider new and differing viewpoints on a project will make you a much better team member and employee.  If you stay stuck in one mindset, you’ll be rejecting a lot of interesting and helpful new data.

2. Try to think of everything as possible.  When you come at any project or task with a good mindset, it will be much easier to get it done.  Simply thinking that something isn’t possible will block your ability to get it done.  Be the kind of employee that managers want: the one who gives 100% to get things done.

3. See the bigger picture.  The employee who keeps not only their tasks in mind, but how these tasks fit into the company and its goals, will be the most successful.  You don’t always have to sacrifice for your company, but you should at least be aware of what you can do to better meet the company’s needs—and do that as often as possible.


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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.