Whether you’re bored with a current role, looking for a new challenge, or simply disliking your position, you might be on the prowl for new IT jobs. A common concern for these IT professionals is how to interview when they are already employed. The IT recruiters of AVID Technical Resources can provide some helpful insights to those who are fortunate enough to have a position, but are seeking new opportunities.
If given the chance, interview after or before work. Interviewing outside of office hours will help ease nerves, especially first thing in the morning, while allowing you to complete your responsibilities with your current employer. If do not have much flexibility, try interviewing with IT staffing firms during your lunch hour. Make hiring managers and technical recruiters aware that there may be a time constraint.
Take a Personal Day
Take a personal day and try scheduling as many interviews as you can in one day. Most IT staffing companies allow their employees days off for appointments and personal matters. In fact, if you do not use them, you may lose them! Be mindful to not overbook yourself, though. If you schedule too many IT job interviews in one day, you may lose track of your thoughts or run into schedule conflicts.
Do’s and Don’ts
When searching for a new job, never use your company’s resources to your advantage. Avoid taking calls from IT headhunters in the office or responding to emails on your work email address. If you must take a call, make sure it is in private and on your own line. Provide your notice in a timely manner according to your company’s policy. Tie all lose ends and complete your work. Basically, your goal is to leave on good terms!
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.