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Information Technology (IT), is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world right now, as the rapid rise and expansion of digital technology is rewriting the rules of how everybody does business. That means there’s never been so many high-value jobs available in IT. It also means there’s never been so many candidates who may not fit the skill level required, along with other candidates who may actually have more nefarious reasons for applying.
In this ebook, we’ll explain the specific goal of screening candidates for IT positions, along with punctuating the reasons behind it.
Not just anyone can jump in and do the vast majority of the IT jobs available. In fact, if they could, IT would largely be an irrelevant sector. It takes a highly unique skill set, and in almost all cases a course of study (whether from a university or through a company) to not just execute many of these jobs, but execute them to the fast-paced, high-knowledge level required.
The data many IT professionals are handling is not exactly beginner stuff, but there’s more than a few candidates out there with decent experience who assume they can fake it until they make it. After all, when it comes to many companies with an IT department, the vast majority of co- workers consider what goes on there to be a natural mystery. There’s a lot more potential to fool enough of the company for a long period of time than you might expect. A deep background check is therefore a practical safeguard against wasted paychecks and wasted time for any IT-centric projects an unqualified hire might muck up.