For IT contractors who’ve worked hard with their IT recruiters and IT staffing firms to land a new job, it may feel like you have confirmation that you know what you’re talking about. Your technical recruiters and new bosses clearly approve of your technical knowledge and your ability to work as a member of your new team. But before IT consultants start new IT jobs, the best thing they can do is check their ego and closed mind at the door. Information technology may seem like a field where jobs are pretty uniform- what you know about one technology and way of doing things carries over from job to job. However, your best bet is to ask a lot of questions and listen well.
Even if you know how to use a technology perfectly, your new company will probably have its own corporate culture and way of doing things. Try to adapt to this as well and quickly as possible. Your prior knowledge is important. But one thing holds true even if you’re the most competent programmer, Business Analyst, or anything else. The more seamlessly you blend into your team, the better an impression you’ll leave on your bosses, coworkers, and IT recruiting firms. Companies don’t just want somebody who’s good at something in a vacuum. They need somebody who’s good at doing something within their company. Keep this in mind at your new job, and you’ll definitely succeed.
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.