New IT Job Interviewing Strategies

Many prospective IT job seekers are very similar in their technical ability.  Additionally, with so many candidates on the market to choose from, the hiring process has become increasingly difficult for managers.  IT recruiters often debrief prospective candidates after they interview to try to get insight into what hiring managers are looking for.  Recently, IT recruiting firms are reporting an increasing trend in some alternative interviewing strategies.

One in particular is the personality test.  The goal of the questionnaire is to find out how you react to different situations.  This is something that hiring managers cannot get from an interview, and is imperative to help ensure you fit with the company’s culture and dynamic.

Another interview strategy that IT recruiters reported was logic tests. The interviewer uses this test to get better insight into the IT job seeker’s problem solving skills.

Therefore, if you are currently searching for new IT jobs, make sure to practice some problem solving tests.  Feel free to contact one of our IT recruiters at AVID Technical Resources.  You never know when a hiring manager will surprise you with a pop quiz!

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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.