As expected, IT staffing firms and IT recruiters prize technical skills in a candidate when staffing for IT jobs. It’s important to know that communication skills are nearly equally important for some IT recruiting companies and the jobs they’re filling. Here are some tips for cultivating communication skills that will impress IT recruiting firms, technical recruiters, and hiring managers.
- Keep in mind the perspective of the other person. When you show that you care about others’ wants and needs, they’re more likely to connect with you. This makes for better communication and better relationships (which can be key at work).
- Keep the playing field even. Whether you have more degrees, success, a better, title, etc, is irrelevant. Coworkers, bosses, and IT staffing agencies will respect you more if you show respect to them and treat them as an equal.
- Listen more than you speak. It might take practice, but listening pays off. People appreciate this deeply and they will appreciate you more if you can be a good listener for them.
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.