The demand for qualified, skilled IT specialists in the Chicagoland area shows no signs of slowing down. According to a Crain’s Chicago Business article, unemployment across all industries is at record lows, and IT is one of the hottest job sectors in the city. While that’s great news for experienced workers with in-demand skills, it means employers may find it challenging to attract highly qualified candidates.
MZN Management can help. We began as a staffing agency specializing in IT placements, and though we’ve broadened our services over the years, we continue to offer our clients a competitive pool of the highest level of IT trained personnel to fill open contract and direct-hire positions.
Every IT position has different skill requirements, and every company has a unique culture. However, in our years of experience placing IT specialists from diverse technical backgrounds, we have found that the best applicants all have these four key characteristics.
4 Key Characteristics of IT Specialists
Excellent Problem-Solving Skills
Whether developing new programs or solving a glitch in an existing application, the best IT employees can work through challenges until they arrive at a solution.
IT work demands the kind of person who consistently pays attention to details and can anticipate what aspects of the work require close observation.
Great Communication Skills
The ability to communicate clearly in text and spoken word is essential to support the collaborative nature of IT projects.
Individuals who are proficient multi-taskers, who can easily pivot when one approach isn’t successful, and who possess a broad understanding of different types of knowledge perform well in fast-paced, ever-changing IT environments.
Work with MZN Management to find the best IT candidates for your business’ individual needs. Click here to learn more about our IT Specialist placement services or contact us today!