If you’re in the process of interviewing for IT jobs, your IT recruiters and IT staffing firms are probably helping you prepare. There are some things IT staffing agencies and IT recruiting companies are taking for granted that you’ll know about going into job interviews. One of these things your IT recruiting agencies may not even mention in your prep conversations is to avoid clichés. Why avoid clichés? Business is full of easy clichés that seem like the most efficient, satisfactory way to answer interview questions. The problem is that clichés don’t mean much to hiring managers anymore. When everybody uses the same phrases, like ‘nose to the grindstone,’ or ‘work hard, play hard,’ to describe themselves, hiring managers begin to have a hard time believing them. So what can you do in an interview instead of using clichés? Try to think about what you’ll be saying ahead of time. Your IT recruiting firms are likely going to give you at least a few of the questions or potential questions you’ll be asked. Practice answering them honestly and without using any buzzwords or clichés. If you find that you can’t avoid using a cliché, take a moment to admit it. Then suggest what this means about you. For instance, if you say you’re a ‘hard worker’ then find a unique anecdote that illustrates your work ethic. Don’t panic if you do find that you have to use a cliché in a job interview. However, if you do your best to avoid them, you’ll make an excellent impression on your IT staffing companies and hiring managers.
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.