Take 1: It is 8:45 am on a Monday morning. Your interview is at 9:15 am. One slight problem… your printer is jammed and you cannot print the latest copy of your resume. You were going to research the IT recruiting company before you left. You rip the pages from the printer and trip out the door to your car. On your commute you realize you do not know the name of the IT recruiter. You quickly jot down two questions on the back of your crinkled resume. Flustered, you enter the lobby of the IT staffing agency with one minute to spare. At 9:15 am, you hang your head and enter the IT job interview.
Don’t let this be you! In the world of IT staffing, we live by Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong!
Quite the pessimistic view, but if you are in this position you’ll wish you had been better prepared. Our AVID technical recruiters make it a point to ensure that you do not find yourself in this situation. AVID IT recruiters take the time to reach out to you and provide tips from tweaking your resume to interview prepping.
Here are just some key tips for your interview:
– Always wear a suit and iron the night before: You never get a second chance to make a first impression! Even if you are overdressed for the IT recruiting firm’s environment, you’ll still look good and you will feel it, too. Having a back up outfit doesn’t hurt either.
– Research the night before and write down your questions: You will look prepared and have you questions answered. Make note of recent press releases, the hiring staff will see your interest in the IT recruiting company.
– Know your resume: Always make sure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant experience. Be prepared to answer questions about employment gaps or responsibilities.
– Take the commute: Research your commute to your interview at least a day in advance. Take the drive, take the train, or walk it the day before and be sure to time it. Leave yourself enough time to arrive 15 minutes early for the interview.
Take 2: It is 8:00 pm on Sunday night. You are prepping for the interview with the technical recruiting firm. You are ironing your suit and a back up outfit just in case. You research the IT recruiting agency, their technical recruiters, and latest press releases, writing down questions and thoughts. You are flipping through your notes, reviewing your resume and remembering all of your interview tips. You pack your bag the night before. You’ve done the commute and spare yourself an extra fifteen minutes to arrive early. Next morning, you arrive fifteen minutes prior to your interview as expected with a clear mind, no worries. You walk in, looking sharp and present your values and experiences. Your technical recruiter calls you the next day with good news!
For more tips, visit our interview tips page!
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.