The new year is a common time for IT recruiters to be placing IT contractors in new IT jobs. There are plenty of obvious pieces of advice that IT staffing agencies give to their IT consultants starting new jobs. There are a few subtle things that IT professionals can do to really impress their IT managers in their first 30 days on a new job.
Learn your new company’s business: Learning your role and your job expectations is pretty par for the course, but to really stand out you can make a concerted effort to learn about the bigger picture for your company. What are some of the major factors of your its industry? What are the big challenges your company faces currently? What are its goals? Knowing these things and how your role might relate to them will make you really stand out from the crowd quickly.
Show passion and excitement for your new role: Without getting on your managers’ or coworkers’ nerves (or taking up too much of their time), display an enthusiasm for your upcoming workload. Show initiative and try to find ways to make sure you will truly succeed in your role.
Build relationships: Build relationships with coworkers and managers, but also with contacts in your industry. Create relationships with people who can act as resources within and outside of your company—whether it be the obvious, like potential clients, or the not-so-obvious, like a vendor that might get you a nice discount on some material your company uses.
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.