In the IT staffing Industry, there are many techniques aimed at helping a candidate land an IT job. As a prospective candidate, you should utilize all of these “tricks of the trade.” One “trick” our IT recruiters recommend is trying to schedule an informational meeting with a potential IT hiring manager. Most managers and executives like to talk about how they got to where they are. It gives them a chance to look back on their IT career and see what got them there. Another great way to learn more about that IT job you hope to have one day is shadowing an executive or manager for a couple of hours or a couple days. You would of course first have to make sure they feel comfortable with this. They can tell you, the job seeker, what technical skills you need to know and the different tasks they handle throughout the day. So when you can’t find too many IT job opportunities, try getting to know IT managers and executives. Not only will you likely learn something about the IT industry, you’ll make an important contact as well.
Just last week the Boston Business Journal wrote an article on AVID Technical Resources in their small business Growth Tools section. It featured both Brian Tomasello and John-Paul Treacy the co-founders of the IT recruiting firm, AVID Technical Resources. Check out the article here: Boston Business Journal – 8.13.10
Even with a weak economy, AVID has continued to hire IT recruiters and salespeople to help fuel the company’s growth. There are still IT jobs out there; it just takes a skilled IT Account Manager to find the positions. In addition to seasoned Account Managers, the IT staffing firm has a number of dedicated IT recruiters who hard to find candidates that will fit these IT job requirements perfectly. They know how important it is that a candidate has the technical skills that will help him or her succeed in the Information Technology Industry. The company uses their robust database of IT candidates, as well as all of the common job boards and social media sites to fill a variety of IT job positions. However, at the end of the day, the secret to the IT recruiting firm’s success has simply been hard work.
AVID’s team has done a lot work and continues working hard to help us succeed and overcome our competition in the IT staffing industry.