IT recruiters and IT staffing firms tend to see plenty of resumes from recent veterans, but not all of them value the military experience. While there plenty of IT staffing companies that do think about it, not all technical recruiters understand how military experience translates to most IT jobs. Though the skills can be different, sometimes this is a good thing. IT recruiting companies and the companies they work for are starting to realize that military experience can translate to special skills that not all IT contractors have.
This trend isn’t currently growing fast enough to accommodate the number of unemployed veterans in the US. However, the good news is that it will likely grow in the future. The military relies on technology more and more every day. Soon IT recruiting agencies will be able to see a plain link between the jobs IT professionals have done in their military past and the civilian jobs they’d like to be considered for. In the interim, it’s up to IT staffing agencies to be creative enough to start to see how well veterans are often prepared for civilian IT jobs.
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.