All IT recruiters have a list of generic tips for IT professionals who are polishing their resumes. These may vary from IT staffing firms to IT staffing firms, but there is one major rule that all IT contractors should abide by if they want to attract a lot of attention from technical recruiters and IT managers: have a killer ‘Technical Proficiencies’ or skills section.
Why is this section so important? It provides a very efficient response to the question that most IT headhunters and the managers they’re working for have: can you take care of the particular kind of problems and work we need taken care of? While things like making sure you’re a great cultural fit are important, it’s imperative for managers to hire people who can do the work they need done. Your ‘Technical Proficiencies’ section will answer this question immediately, especially if you put it at the top of your resume. Polishing this section can quickly bring you to the top of the ‘yes’ pile!
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.