Why Are There So Many Introverts in IT? And How Can it Help You Land a Job?

Why is it that IT recruiters and IT staffing companies find that most of their candidates for IT jobs are introverted?  It turns out the IT field draws a large amount of IT professionals who identify more as introverted than extroverted.  The jobs that technical recruiters and IT recruiting firms need to fill often require qualities that introverts seem to possess naturally: an ability to focus for long periods of time, especially on details; the ability to manage and follow through on one’s own workload, etc.

This means that over time, companies have come to value IT professionals who are particularly outgoing.  Because they’re rarer than more introverted candidates, companies are happy when IT staffing agencies can provide candidates who are exceptionally social.  If you’re searching for an IT job and you’ve got particularly good social skills that translate into the workplace, don’t be afraid to highlight them for your IT staffing firms.  They may be able to place you in better jobs for it!


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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.