Why most people do not think of using an IT staffing agency?

Many IT recruiters may think that job seekers would naturally choose to work with IT recruiting firms when looking for new IT jobs.  Unfortunately this is not the case.  Most people do not know how IT staffing companies work.  The worst part is that they think that they would need to pay a fee!

IT recruitment companies collect their fees from the clients.  In a permanent placement scenario, IT staffing firms typically charge the client anywhere from 15-25% of the candidate’s first year annual salary.  In a contract IT staffing situation, IT recruiting agencies will pay the consultant their market rate, then bill the client a higher amount.  Minus overhead costs (which can be significant), the difference/margin is how the IT recruiting firms make their money.

Therefore, there is no cost to you, the IT job seeker.  Utilize as many IT staffing companies and IT recruiters as you feel comfortable with.  It will only provide you with additional resources to help you land that next IT job.

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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.