IT consultants change IT jobs more frequently than most other professionals. With more frequent job changes, come more frequent changes of bosses. IT professionals need to sharpen their abilities to spot not only the kinds of jobs that fit their resumes, but the kinds of bosses that fit their work styles. While IT recruiters and IT staffing firms can help with this, it’s important for IT contractors to be able to spot a great boss for them without help from technical recruiters. Here are two signs somebody will be a great boss for you:
They let you complete your work and solve problems in ways that challenge and interest you and are within your abilities. Obstinate bosses who might respond to your work style with rigid rejections are going to be a bad fit in the long run. Try asking about their management style in your interview.
They don’t rule by fear. A boss can be loved or feared. The best bosses are the ones who inspire great things in their employees because of good relationships. The worst ones force employees to perform under pressure all the time. This isn’t sustainable long term and it’s also incredibly unpleasant. You can get an idea of whether a manager is appreciated or feared by his employees by looking on Glassdoor, checking any contacts you might have within that company, or asking about why the previous person in your potential job left.
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.