IT specialist: How to remain attractive to recruiters?

Companies mostly expect IT professionals they wish to recruit to demonstrate curiosity, versatility and be at the cutting edge of technology

Companies mostly expect IT professionals they wish to recruit to demonstrate curiosity, versatility and be at the cutting edge of technology. But how do you remain on top, in an industry that constantly requires change? Simple: by practicing and training yourself.

IT, a versatile industry that lives at 100 miles per hour

The IT sector has been the largest provider of jobs, despite the corona virus crisis. However, IT is a bit like fashion. Each year trends change. In 2020 for example, Python3 is very trendy while JavaScript is making a surprise comeback among the best computer languages such as Java, PHP Symphony or React. Progress moves at the speed of thought when it comes to new technologies.

Businesses want passionate IT and operational professionals

To learn and grow, turn to tech blogs or online courses ( MOOCs are 98% certified today). And to practice, participate in famous hackathons, a great way to get noticed by recruiters e.g. the Covid-19 global Hackathon . Companies organize marathon competitions to identify future talent. 

Companies unanimously prefer enthusiasts in love with new technologies. Their expectations are clear: they are ready to offer golden bridges to the most advanced developers but they want candidates who are immediately operational, who are interested in all the new subjects in their field, talents who are a source of proposals, who are recognized by their desire to stay on top.

Learn foreign languages

IT specialists must also be aware that their employability depends on keeping other skills up to date, starting with languages and mainly mastering English as well as French and Chinese. Many companies in fact require fluent use of English as part of their assignments. In a this global economy spanning continents,  IT specialists oversee support missions around the world. Companies therefore demand a good level of English from profiles, not only from senior executives.