Why Doing Favors are Key to Succeeding in Your IT Job

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in—from information technology to fashion to publishing, making sure you get your priorities taken care of by your reports and coworkers is hardly ever an easy task.  How can IT recruiters, IT contractors, and IT managers all make sure they get the help they need on their most valued projects?  It starts by setting a standard of teamwork—in subtle and not-so-subtle ways.

When IT headhunters and IT consultants readily offer to help out, or respond to requests for help, from their coworkers, they set the stage for getting help in the future.  These favors don’t have to be huge.  Sometimes a small, unexpected favor will go pretty far just because it’s unexpected.

There’s a second, very important step to this process, though: Saying out loud after completing these favors, ‘No problem, I’m sure you’d do the same for me.’  The sentence will really drive home the message of teamwork.  Coupled with the action of doing that favor for somebody, this step will set the stage to make it easy to ask for future favors from coworkers and reports.


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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.