As candidates seek new career opportunities, they have the opportunity to choose from large corporations or small businesses. While most are easily swayed by the aura of a prominent brand name, they may not realize the benefits they pass up from snubbing the smaller corportations. Here are some reason IT contractors should consider working with the little guys.
Part of the Team
Smaller companies tend to be teams working together to reach a common objective. Each IT headhunter plays a crucial role toward the process of achieving that goal through teamwork and an individual strive. Working side by side, technical recruiters are bound to develop more personal relationships than the standard IT recruiting connection. Also, because employees in a small IT staffing company work in such a tight knit group, workers have the opportunity to voice suggestions and provide honest feedback to management.
The efforts of a technical recruiter are more likely to be noticed at small technical recruiting companies than at a larger corporation. He will have the opportunity to see how his work contributes to a project and its final output. IT headhunters can also help to implement new policies if the company is flexible and standards are not already in place.
Most emerging companies perform on the trial and error process. IT recruiters must be ready to step outside of their comfort zone, make mistakes, and take on additional responsibilities. The benefits to employees are they are exposed and cross trained to different departments and forced to find a drive for inner creativity.
Is it the Right Atmosphere for You?
As an IT contractor, are you ready to on the risk? Not all emerging businesses are guaranteed successes, but if the company thrives, you will be taken along for the ride. Likewise, if it fails, you will experience the downfall and disappointment. Are you ready for additional responsibility? The words “not my job” are rarely used at small companies. You must be willing to take on more than your fair share of work to succeed at the company. Finally, if you are not willing to work in a team, emerging corporations are not the place for you.
Not everyone is cut out to work in a small company, but part of finding out is being involved in the experience!
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.