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What IT Managers Look for When Hiring IT Employees

What IT Managers Look for When Hiring IT Employees

Author: Chris Alex /Tuesday, October 29, 2019/Categories: SNI Companies, SNI Technology

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When looking for a new IT role, you may feel you know what the hiring manager is looking for however the technical skills that are required for the role is only a part of what hiring managers actually want. Often times you get into the interview process and realize what they are looking for is beyond the bullet points listed on the job description. In today’s blog we look at the top things IT hiring managers want that often isn’t listed in the requirements for the role.

Good communications skills
Depending on your role in IT, you may be required to work with employees at the company to either fix technical issues or collaborate with marketing and accounting departments. Therefore it’s important to be a good communicator and be able to explain IT issues to those unaccustomed with technical language.

Flexibility
Technical issues can happen around the clock so depending on the field in IT you are in, you may be required to work odd hours or overtime. Another common scenario is working overtime to complete a project for a client by their deadline. Some companies offer employees laptops so they are able to do their extra hours, or off hours, at home. Other companies might need you to be on-site so it’s important to have the flexibility to go where you are needed to depending on the companies’ needs.

Additional Technical Skills
Beyond an Associates or Bachelors degree, those in the IT field may want to look at getting additional certificates. Having additional certificates in your area of business will show that you went above and beyond to take an initiative in your career and advance your knowledge and experience.

Cultural Fit
This is a common theme in any business. Employers want to ensure that you will be a good cultural fit and work well with their current employees. It’s important you are helpful and friendly and show an eagerness to learn and support the team.

We hope these tips are helpful for you when considering what IT hiring managers are looking for beyond the bullet points in the job description. It’s important to think about what you bring to the team and show the hiring managers that you are a team player, knowledgeable in your field, and enthusiastic about the job.

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Chris Alex
Chris Alex

Chris Alex

Chris comes with 10+ years of Specialized Staffing industry experience and he has placed 400+ Professionals in various markets.

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Chris comes with 10+ years of Specialized Staffing industry experience and he has placed 400+ Professionals in various markets. He is a multi "Reach for the Stars (both Chairman's Club and President's Club)" Winner and he prides himself in having a high level of ethics while providing his clients with the highest level of service possible.

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