How to Find Exceptional IT Candidates

March 1st, 2016

If you run a successful business, you know the importance of having an exceptional IT team. Having great employees who work IT will increase your company’s productivity and will reduce the chance that you’ll ever be taken out of a work day due to technological difficulties. Here’s how you can find exceptional IT candidates:

Use LinkedIn to check people’s skills.

LinkedIn is a great resource if you’re searching for exceptional candidates. It allows you to sort quickly through a candidate’s experience and projects, see recommendations, and look at their education. You can also reach out to and contact candidates directly on LinkedIn so they can see that you’re a legitimate company with hiring needs.

Ask present employees, friends, and family for personal recommendations.

Referrals and personal recommendations can be a great way to find reliable employees. When a candidate can be vetted for by someone you trust, it adds that extra layer of protection and security before you invest your valuable time and resources into them.

Employ a practical IT test to assess skills.

When you’re hiring an IT professional, you need to see how they work under pressure and see that they can solve your company’s unique IT needs. The easiest way in which you can do this is to employ a practical IT test in which you can assess their skills. This can and should be done during the interview so that the candidate can be monitored.

 Partner with a staffing company

 Staffing companies typically have an extensive resource of candidates. They are skilled at screening and evaluating which ones will be the best choice for your company. They can connect you with candidates you would have never known about – after all, finding best-fit client-candidate matches is their specialty.

If you are in need of help for finding an exceptional IT candidate, contact Olympic Staffing. We have the necessary experience to be able to find someone who meets all of your company’s IT needs but also fits well into your company culture.



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