There are a fair amount of standard questions that you can expect to encounter at interviews for IT jobs. Perhaps your technical recruiters and IT staffing firms will help prepare you for them, or perhaps they’ll simply assume you’re ready to answer them. Your best bet is to prepare for all standard questions—whether your IT recruiters and IT staffing companies know if they’ll be asked or not. Here’s one crucial question your IT recruiting agencies will appreciate you preparing for: Why would you succeed in this role?
This might seem like an easy question to answer: just say you have all the skills and experience they require, right? Not quite. To prep your answer for this question (or forms of it) start by asking your IT recruiting firms what qualities they think the hiring managers would value most in this position. Take the time to figure out which ones you can genuinely say you have. Then, think of stories or achievements that illustrate how you’ve used these qualities.
When you go to answer the question, start by outlining the qualities that will be imperative to success in this role. Then highlight the qualities you feel you’re especially strong in and quickly provide anecdotes to demonstrate it. Lastly, if the position covers any work or subject matter you’re particularly passionate about, consider mentioning it to your interviewer. It will be especially helpful if you have proof of this—perhaps you have been blogging about the topic for a while or volunteer in a relevant capacity. Combined, these steps will really impress your hiring managers.
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.