IT contractors usually know that it’s imperative to ask questions in interviews for IT jobs. (If they don’t, IT recruiters and IT staffing firms usually set them straight!) What IT consultants may not know is that there are some questions you should always include in the ones you ask. The following questions aren’t just helpful for you, but also for forming a great impression with your interviewer (and that will help form a great impression with your IT recruiting agencies and technical recruiters).
What defines success in this role? What would the ideal candidate contribute to this company and team? This is the kind of question that shows you have your priorities straight and you’ve got an organized, focused approach to your work. Employees who care about carrying their weight in a company and have the foresight to request their goals before they’re given are the ones people want to hire and keep.
What are attributes you’d like to see in the person who fills this role? What are attributes you would NOT like to see in the person who fills this role? These questions are important for the prospective employer and for you as the prospective employee. You need to know if your work style, personality, and experience are a good fit for this job. If they aren’t, these questions will quickly reveal that. For the employer, asking this question lets them know you are looking at the bigger picture: the company’s needs. Asking questions like this is far more effective than saying cliché things like ‘I’m a team player!’
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.