IT contractors start new IT jobs much more often than their counterparts in other fields. The best IT consultants, the ones IT recruiting agencies love to work with, are the ones who know how to start a new job well. IT headhunters really appreciate IT professionals who know how to make a great first impression with IT managers because that first impression really sets the tone for the rest of the contract. Here are a few ways to start a job well:
1. Create goals for yourself. Make sure these goals are in line not only with your job description, but the company’s goals overall. The best asset a manager can have is a report who understands the big picture.
2. Don’t ignore your coworkers. In fact, take time to make sure you get to know them a bit, try to do what you can to help them out, and make sure to give them credit where credit is due. Being a team player is incredibly impressive because it’s not always easy to do. If you put energy into actually making your teammates’ plates less full at work and their days more pleasant, you’ll be recognized for it.
3. Figure out the office culture and try to blend into it as quickly as possible. The best new employees are the ones who don’t feel new. Figure out the written and unwritten rules at work and start to follow them as soon as possible.
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.