If IT recruiters were hummingbirds, what would be IT professionals’ honey, so to speak? IT certifications are certainly a possible solution for the metaphor. IT staffing firms appreciate IT certifications for many reasons. Perhaps the most obvious reason IT recruiting companies appreciate IT certifications is that it makes candidates eligible and more likely to get IT jobs. IT staffing companies feel confident in passing resumes for IT contractors for positions who have relevant certifications. Even if the certified candidates don’t get the positions, simply suggesting them to IT managers still reflects well on IT staffing agencies.
While IT certifications are generally a great investment that attracts IT recruiting firms, it is imperative to note that experience will always trump a certification. If IT consultants don’t put a certification to good use, IT headhunters will be generally uninterested and move on to the next possible job candidate.
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.