Screening Process for IT recruiters

The reality with most IT recruiting companies is that their IT recruiters are not technical.  Does this mean that IT staffing firms have no value?  Of course not.  The mere fact that IT recruiting firms weed through dozens, if not hundreds of candidates, for each position is a time-saving that is priceless to most clients.  Additionally, even though most technical recruiters, are anything but technical, the good ones still know how to identify the best talent…. and weed out the pretenders, or those not truly interested in making a move.

IT recruiters are not just matching buzzwords and skill sets, they’re matching people.  Finding the candidates with the appropriate technical skill set, who are also committed to the entire project and fit into the client’s culture and environment, are the most important ingredients to successful placements.

Additionally, successful technical recruiters stay away from asking closed-ended, ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions.  Instead, they make the candidates explain their technical experience in-depth and why they’re a fit for IT jobs.  Strong IT recruiters also take the time to screen every candidate and disqualified folks for various reasons such professionalism, commute, lack of motivation, etc.

Finally, the best IT recruiters go through an extensive screening process to ensure our candidates are qualified and the very best available.  These often include:

  • Internal Candidate Interviews (where the IT recruiters meet with each candidate to ensure they were respectful and professional).
  • 2 Technical Reference Checks.
  • Drug and/or background test per the client’s request.

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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.

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