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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

IT recruitment companies help people find jobs

By Sarah Smith

How they operate

The first thing you want to know about an IT head hunter firm is in regards to how they operate. In simple terms, an IT head hunter or recruitment firm works to match an employer to a qualified employee that is an IT professional. Most of the time, these firms handle document processing and referrals. However, the skill and the level of expertise are still in the hands of the applicant himself.

How they match employees with clients

Most IT head hunters already have a pre-established database of clients and possible employers. Employers range from medium to large scale IT companies that opt to seek help in terms of manpower pooling. Since these IT head hunters have a reputation to provide quality workers, companies know they are passionate in delivering the highest level of service for both employees and employers.

Head hunters obtain a level of satisfaction beyond compare because at the end of the day, they have to accomplish their goal: to give employees the job they deserve, and the employers, the employees they need. So, as an employee seeking lucrative jobs, you might be considering contacting an assistance from an IT head hunter. If doing that, you will need to know about what to look for, which is outlined below.

Characteristics of a reliable IT head hunter

Vast experience

The IT industry has been in existence for a long time already. Needless to say, IT head hunting firms must have a broad background, experience and great communication skills as they frequently
collaboration with other IT companies in the industry.


Understanding of technology

IT companies must prove they are technologically savy by focusing on what’s hot and on top of the list in the IT world. A good indicator of whether an IT company is up-to-date with their technological skills can be shown by updates and posts of online job listings.


Frequent job postings

This shows the level of exposure that the IT head hunter has had in the world of IT. Be sure to analyze both past and present postings to grasp a better understanding of how well the company is established. 



Their database of employers should without a doubt, include high calibre companies. When this is true, it directly represents the high level of respect the IT head hunter firm is receiving from other companies.


Consultancy based recruitment services

An IT head hunter firm should also serve as more than a bridge between employers and employees. Recruitment firms should also offer consultancy based recruitment services and take a personal approach and apply it to every application.

This way, the recruitment agency can personally gauge what their candidates are looking for and what they can really do. Searching for the best candidate should include multiple phases such as psychometric testing and assessments, interviews, and other tests as needed. This will also prove to the employer, the quality of the candidate being forwarded to them.

As the applicant, you have the power to explore. You do not have to jump on the bandwagon. The best advice I can give you is to research as much information as you can on a headhunter firm before trusting them to help determine your future path in life. Read blogs, and see what other applicants have said. However, be careful of negative comments because they aren't always true. You want to be aware of things and honestly, use your best judgement regarding whether you are fit for the head hunter and/or job placements they find for you. 

About the author: Having had an IT career in the past, author Sarah Smith, provides advice for what to look for when seeking assistance from an IT consulting agency such as PCR.


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  3. Psychometric testing is not something to afraid of. Infect, this process let you know about yourself. Undoubtedly, it is very important aspect of interviewing a candidate and finding the most suitable for the profile they are looking for. Today, many big organizations include psychometric tests in their interview criteria in order to find the best applicant and to check the efficiency of doing work and handle work load. Reply with confidence and honestly and be yourself.