Interviews for IT jobs tend to be about two things: whether you have the technical skills and experience to do the job well and whether you have the personality to succeed well in the employer’s corporate culture. Your IT recruiters and IT staffing agencies can give you insight into both of these categories. In fact, your technical recruiters and IT staffing firms want you to know exactly what kind of candidate the employer is looking for. However, even if you do your best to prep for both these categories, you can still hurt your chances by coming across as too needy.
Most IT recruiting firms and IT staffing companies would agree that it’s hard not to sound needy if you really want a job. There are some things that you can do, though to help yourself avoid giving this impression. Firstly, keep in mind that your IT recruiting companies are likely keeping you in mind for other positions as well. Secondly, to keep things in perspective, remember that if you don’t get hired for a position, it’s because a manager thinks you aren’t equipped to succeed in it. Being in a job you’re failing at is much worse than being (temporarily) unemployed. Lastly, take deep breaths, lay off the caffeine before the interview, and take good care of yourself the night before. Be as relaxed as you can, because it’s only to your benefit.
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.