IT staffing firms and IT recruiters are always looking for job candidates who excel in ways beyond just their technical skills. Having certain skill-sets might make it seem like somebody is a great fit for particular IT jobs. Howevever, it’s important for IT staffing companies and technical recruiters to be able to present candidates who not only have great IT skills and experience, but are able to demonstrate they’re excellent assets to their teams and managers. How do you demonstrate to IT recruiting firms, interviewers, and hiring managers, that you’re an asset to the teams you work on and will work on in the future? Tell some stories.
Tell IT recruiting agencies or interviewers a story about a time you stepped up and owned a process, fixed a problem, or did something else that was out of your job description. Talk about how this affected your team and managers (positively, obviously) and what you learned from it. These kinds of stories will demonstrate initiative, follow-through, team-work, and reliability.
Tell IT staffing companies or a hiring manager a story about a time you met somebody’s expectations—before they even expected it. Maybe you anticipated a manager’s need, headed off a potential problem with a project, or were just prepared for something your team wasn’t. These kinds of stories demonstrate that you are not only capable of doing your job, but doing it with little supervision. This is a manager’s dream.
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.