Getting that IT job interview is the first step of many. You need to keep your name fresh with the interviewer(s) to make sure they remember you. Sometimes there is a big gap of time between getting the interview and getting the job. Here are a few things our IT recruiters recommend going through the interview process.
1. Business Cards
Before you leave that in-person interview, ask for the hiring managers business card. Remembering the names of the people who interviewed you, as well as their proper spelling and contact information, is important.
2. Thank You Card
As we mentioned in previous blog posts, IT recruiters believe that a thank you card is one step you should not miss. It gives you a chance to answer some of the technical questions you were not able to answer during the meeting as well as reinforces your interest in the role. By going just a bit above and beyond, you can leapfrog other equally qualified candidates who did not do this. Thank the interviewers for their time.
3. Social Media Networks
Do not go and update your status on Facebook or twitter about how well you interviewed with Company X or write anything that could hurt your chances of landing that IT job. Clients working with IT staffing agencies are known to check up on your social media networks.
Follow these steps and it will help you get that next IT 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.