You may be wondering what an IT search firm is. Ultimately, this is a firm that will help you conduct an IT search. It is just like an IT recruiting company – only they don’t like to use the word “recruiter” because it can often have a negative connotation. Regardless of whether they are searching for you or recruiting for you, it can help you find a job and gain employment.
When you begin working with such a firm, they want to see your resume. This means that you need to make sure you have the most up-to-date version including all education and experience. If they like what they see, they will contact you for preliminary interview. This is done so that they can get to know who you are, what your work ethic is like, and what your personality is like.
The IT search firm that is working with you wants to make sure they find the best fit for the company that they are also working with. More and more companies are focusing on their work environment and finding the right fit of people because it will reduce the total turnover. This means that your resume may be just what a company wants but your personality would clash, therefore causing you not to get the job. This is nothing personal and in the end, you want to make sure that you find a company where your personality matches otherwise you will not be happy.
If your resume is ideal for the job and your personality is a good match, you will then be sent over to the actual IT company for a final interview. In most instances, once you get to the final interview, your outlook is very good for getting the job. This is because the IT companies trust the IT search firms in their ability to find the right people for them. The final interview is a matter of formality.
When you go in for your final interview, you want to have a copy of your resume and you want to be ready to wow them. It’s usually a done deal, but you don’t want to set off any alarms. The IT search firm will even go over some questions that may be asked of you to ensure that you know how to answer them to the best of your ability and so that the company will feel comfortable with making the final hiring decision.