Candidate Tips

At ITHR, our focus is on supporting our candidates in every aspect of their career life cycle. No matter whether you’re just starting out or you have years of experience under your belt, we have the advice and expertise to help you get the most from your next move.

At IT Human Resources, we know that all of our candidates are different, boasting the unique skills and experience that make them so attractive to potential employers. When you work with us, you’ll get the tailored advice and expertise you need to move your career to the next level.

In the meantime, check out our top tips below on the areas we think that every IT professional needs to focus on, no matter how experienced.

  1. Get qualified – professionals with industry recognised qualifications are always more appealing to employers. Qualifications don’t just prove that you’re knowledgeable about what they do - they show that you are willing to commit time and effort to your career too
  2. Stay up to date – the IT Industry is constantly evolving and your career needs to do the same as a result. Be proactive about keeping up to date with current trends, be aware of your weaknesses and take steps to fill any skills gaps you may have
  3. Deliver results – whatever you’re doing now, focus on execution and delivery of results. This is key as it will allow you to demonstrate a history of quality work
  4. Communicate – make sure you can communicate effectively and on equal terms – prove that you are not limited to “techie-speak”
  5. Be part of the team – if you want to progress within a team you need to be able to integrate within it. Demonstrating your ability to work with your colleagues will show your potential to lead them
  6. Network – industry referrals can help to verify and qualify your expertise. Build relationships with fellow IT professionals and senior managers
  7. Have a career plan (or, know where you’re going!) – planning is essential. Work out where you want to get to and you are more likely to achieve that goal
  8. See the bigger picture – if you want to stand out from the crowd, show that you have a clear understanding of the implications of IT and how it contributes to wider business Strategy. Demonstrate an ability to think outside the walls of the IT department.