Searching for a new job can be a nerve-wracking experience. Being unemployed is an anxious time for anybody. As you conduct your own IT job searches, and tap into your personal network, be sure to also utilize IT recruiters. Don’t just cast your resumes to any technical recruiters with email addresses, but find a select few that have either earned your trust or work for highly reputable companies (like AVID Technical Resources), then work on building a relationship with them. More specifically, set up a time to meet them in person.
Here is the reality: recruiters talk to hundreds of candidates every week. The best way to ensure your IT recruiter calls you when they receive a position that matches your background is simply by building a relationship with them. Furthermore, it doesn’t matter how many times you call or email a recruiter, how many times you speak to them on the phone each week, the best way to build a relationship is by meeting someone face to face. It sounds cliché, but putting a face with the name goes a long way in the IT recruiting industry.
Therefore, next time you speak with an AVID Technical Resources recruiter, ask if you can schedule a time to come into our office and meet with him or her. It will benefit you in the long run and put you atop that recruiter’s list of candidates when your future employer comes knocking.
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.