Why It’s Important to Be Pleasant in IT Job Interviews

When your IT recruiters help you prepare for job interviews, they’ll usually go over things like what technologies you should brush up on or the main responsibilities of the role.  What your IT staffing companies probably assume (and hope) you already know about are the soft skills necessary for interviewing for IT jobs.  Probably one of the most important things you must do in IT job interviews is be pleasant.

Why is this important?  There are two main reasons.  Firstly, you need to make sure your interviewer can see that you’ll be pleasant to work with.  Your IT recruiting firms will already have made a case for you as a strong candidate because of your technical skills and experience.  When you go into the interview, your job is to build on that impression, then show that you’ve got the necessary soft skills for the job.  On a very basic level, this means having great communication skills and a positive attitude.  If you’re not pleasant at your interview, you’re failing on this very important part.

The second reason you need to be pleasant at your IT job interviews is because you want to make the interview process easier on your interviewer.  Just as interviewing is hard for you, it may be difficult for your interviewer.  They may be taking time away from an already full plate to interview candidates.  They may get nervous, just as you do.  Bringing the right demeanor and attitude to your interview will make the process much better for your interviewer.  The better you make this process for your interviewer, the more likely it is that your IT staffing agencies will hear that you got the job!


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Don’t leave your smile at home. Being pleasant is imperative in IT job interviews. Photo credit: dilsileimonteiro via Pixabay.


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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.

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