15 Apr

How an IT Recruitment Firm Can Help You Go from IT Jobs to IT Career

Posted by John Brandwagt

How_an_IT_Recruitment_Firm_Can_Help_You_Go_from_IT_Jobs_to_IT_Career.jpgNot all IT jobs are created equal. For many people it’s a dream come true just to get to work with computers and be paid for it, but many more professionals are looking to turn their basic IT jobs into a lucrative IT career. If you’re feeling stuck in your current position or are having a hard time making the transition from a job to a career, then working with an IT recruitment firm might be a great idea for you. Here’s how.

You’ll Gain the Relevant Experience Needed to Further Your Career

Most IT recruitment firms hire for a wide range of jobs in information technology. You’ll find careers related to security, networking, system administration, development, project management, and business analysis—and that’s just to name a few. Depending on your set of skills and education, it’s possible that you’ll be able to work in tech support one month and be working as a software developer the next. This type of contract work through an IT recruitment firm allows you to gain much needed experience working out in the field, so that when the time comes for you decide on your career, you’ll have enough on your resume to be placed anywhere that appeals to you.

Gain Competitive Advantage

With an IT recruitment agency working to help you find your career, you’ll have an incredible advantage against your competitors who might have the same experience level as you. A reputable agency has a great relationship with employers, and if the firm you’re working with has a notable reputation, businesses are more likely to take your application seriously.

The hiring timeline will also work much better for you. If you’ve spent a lot of time looking for a career on your own, you know how hard it can be waiting by the phone, hoping to get a callback from that interview you went to last week. With an IT recruiter, you’ll be getting constant feedback from employers so you don’t have to waste your time waiting. You’ll leave all of your competitors in the dust.

You’ll Have Access to a Hidden Market

If you’re stuck in an IT job that maybe isn’t the most fulfilling or the most interesting, chances are you found that job through a job board or internet posting. This is because all of the biggest and best companies work with IT recruitment firms—and they work with them exclusively.

The most successful organizations know how important using a staffing agency can be to the prosperity of their business, so they won’t be posting about their job openings publicly. When you work with a recruitment firm, you’ll have access to all of the hidden markets and to some of the best tech companies in the business.

You’ll Make Connections

Sometimes the best thing you can do to further your career is to have someone in the industry helping you along. Connections are vital in the business world, and gaining a network in your chosen field is the stepping stone you need to finding your dream career. IT recruiters are experts in tech, so they’ll know exactly who you should be meeting and how you should approach them. When you’ve met the best employers in the business, it’s only a matter of time before you find a company that suits your needs and you can settle down into your brand new tech career.

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John Brandwagt

John is a Practice Leader at Inteqna. He’s been working in IT Search in Calgary since 1997. He works best with selective job seekers—those who excel at what they do and enjoy their current jobs. Since they don’t have time to look for themselves, he helps them find their dream jobs. From a client perspective, he helps organizations find the talent that will propel their business. John is involved in several of Calgary’s technical user groups and has held board roles in non-profit groups. He is a single dad of four boys who try to beat him at every physical activity from hiking to rugby.

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