As an IT job seeker in the information technology industry, you are constantly looking to meet new people and network with other IT professionals. Whether you’re speaking with them in person or via email, you need to be aware of how you present yourself.
Depending on the area of technology that you specialize in, some IT jobs will require you to be able to communicate or present well to clients rather than intimidate them.
Even when you are still in the IT job search process, you need to be able to come across as an intelligent and respectable technical professional. So when you are looking over that resume, also take a look at your email. Sometimes people use email addresses that they created when they were in high school or college. Of course like many of us out there, when we created our email addresses we wanted to choose something that would stand out and did not think about how we would be perceived by IT recruiters or employers when applying for a job. So if you’re on the fence about your email, just create a new one specifically for jobs.
Another factor that will play into how you present yourself is your business card. You may say to yourself, what does a business card have to do with how I present myself to an IT recruiter? Like many IT professionals out there, you most likely will not be carrying around your resume everywhere you go. You will meet interesting people in the most random places, so it is great to have a few cards with you at all times. This tiny piece of paper will provide contact information and probably a little bit about you. So try to make your cards unique but professional at the same time.
You can network anywhere in the world, it does not matter where you are. So remember that you should present yourself professionally at all times. You never know when a cousin’s friend’s friend may work for an IT recruiting company and looking to fill an IT job that you may be perfect for. Therefore, remain professional at all times.
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.