If you’re working with IT recruiters and IT staffing agencies for your IT job search, you’ve probably talked to them at least once on the phone or in person. Sometimes, IT candidates are concerned about what they tell IT staffing firms and technical recruiters. They apply the same polite, guarded etiquette you’d use with a hiring manager or interviewer. However, it’s actually in your best interest to be as open and honest with your IT recruiting companies as possible.
Why should you be an open book with IT staffing companies and not with hiring managers? Because you want your IT recruiting firms to know everything you can relay about your ideal next IT jobs. If you hide your preferences for particular work environments or embellish your actual certifications, skills, or experience, it will only hurt you. You want your IT recruiting agencies to know what kind of job you can be successful and happy in. If you hide any of this information or omit it, you’ll be preventing IT recruiting firms from getting you that kind of job. You may even be guiding them to place you in a job that makes you unhappy, stressed, or potentially a job you even fired from. Nobody wins in this scenario– not you, your IT recruiting companies, or the employer. So don’t hold back. Tell your recruiter everything that you think will help them find your dream job.
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.