At SolutionsIT, we believe in an apprenticeship model of employment, where we look for people with the aptitude and character that we feel will work well for our clients. When we find the right kind of person, we train them and develop their skill set through hard work and continuous development over time. As a result, we are less concerned with what you know at this present moment.
Instead, we are more concerned with where you want to take your career. What’s important to us is that you have the soft skills that we can help you develop in a way that benefits you, our clients, your teammates, and our company. This apprenticeship model requires a lot of hard work for all parties and is not for everyone, but if you are looking to learn from some great people and want to someday be someone that trains others, we very well may be the place for you!
We know that a job posting is often a daunting list of things that the “ideal candidate” should and must have, but the reality is that this theoretical person is fictitious. We try to manage the tension in our postings to give you an idea of the actual job and the obvious. We’ve found that the obvious is often ignored, as every company says they are looking for the same thing. Yes, we want you to have an education. Yes, we want you to be able to write. Yes, we want you to be a team player. Yes, yes, yes…you’ve heard all of this before. What you know and have done are important, and we want you to help us understand what qualifies you for what we need.
That said, your past is only one part of what we are looking at. We are far more concerned with where you are going than where you have been. We want to hire people that are capable of learning, want to learn, desire to serve others, are driven to grow, get our culture, and can handle a variety of tasks. If that is you, please help us understand how that plays out in your life. If that isn’t you, don’t bother listing your credentials, as they don’t really matter much.