Placing today's top IT professionals.
At AMTRA, our principal service is placing IT professionals. Our team of recruiters specialize in IT and are well-networked. They will effectively work with you to identify your key criteria for making the next move including permanent and short-term positions. We then source opportunities that match your requirements and work with you to find the best employment opportunity to suit your skills and expertise.
If you're looking to contribute to a company on a permanent basis, we'll uncover those opportunities for you and take you through a thorough screening process to ensure we match your ambitions with the needs of the organization. Overall, we'll assess your skills, aspirations and organizational fit.
If it is a short-term position you are seeking, we place people with clients who are looking for talent to cover major projects, peaks in workload, sickness, disability or strategic plans limiting permanent head count.
The duration of these assignments are usually 6 - 12 months and we take you through the same thorough search and assessment process used for permanent searches.
The following sections offer helpful tips and resources for anyone who is exploring a career move. These ideas will help you in your recruitment process with AMTRA.
The following will help you write a concise, effective resume.
State the facts. Your resume should focus on the facts (where you worked, how long you worked there, what your title was). For each position you've held, list your responsibilities, then describe your accomplishments. This is a perfect place to showcase your strengths through your achievements. Your ability to make an impact is what employers are really looking for, so ensure you focus on what you've accomplished.
Simple formatting. A chronological format with concise bullet points is recommended. This makes your resume easier to read and allows employers to quickly assess your credentials.
Basic guidelines. Try to address any gaps in your career history, as employers will wonder about the spaces. If your career experience is short, keep your resume short. If your experience is lengthy, focus mainly on your current experience and major accomplishments. Please keep it relevant.
Sell your strengths. Come up with a handful of accomplishments that show your abilities.
Quantify your achievements. Companies are looking for people who can positively contribute to their bottom line. Hence, it is a good idea to quantify your achievements (i.e.: reduced technology expenditures in your last company by 25%; implemented a new procedure that decreased production time by 20%).
Intangibles. When meeting with AMTRA and our clients, don't forget the little things. Your communication style, attitude, punctuality, presentation and professionalism all go a long way in making a big impression.
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