IT Job Interviews for Introverts

Interviewing for IT jobs is pretty intimidating to most IT professionals.  Many will consult with their IT recruiters and IT staffing firms at length about what IT skills to highlight, what interpersonal skills to highlight, etc.  If you’re an introvert, interviewing for jobs can be even more nerve-wracking.  While you can prep with your technical recruiters and IT recruiting companies for any obvious questions your interviewer might ask, there is one aspect that you’ll have to prepare for on your own: small talk.

While this might literally seem like small thing, for some IT jobs it’s not.  IT staffing companies and IT recruiting agencies regularly are given jobs that require excellent customer service skills or the ability to work well with clients or a team.  If you can’t show some ability to do small talk, it could kill your candidacy.  Try to make sure you push yourself to do a bit of small talk (with energy and enthusiasm!) at the beginning and end of the interview.  These are the points you’ll make the biggest impression.  If you’re nervous, think about a few questions or topics that could be relevant: neighborhood restaurants near the office, seasonal activities, etc.  Keep it light and positive.  Your IT recruiting firms will be hearing great feedback in no time if you take these tips to your next interview!


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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.