What to Look for When Hiring an IT Consultant or Digital Trade
Knowing what to look for when hiring an IT consultant or digital trade can help ensure that you are hiring the best consultant for your particular business needs. At Danory Digital Consulting, we understand how important it is to hire an IT consultant who has the knowledgebase and skillset to work with your business. In order to ensure that you have access to the best experts available, we use the following list to help us hire our digital trades or consultants for each of our clients.
1. Technical Knowledge
Before hiring an IT consultant or digital trade, it is important to first evaluate their technical background. Their resume should include the specific technical skills needed for your business, including knowledge of industry-related hardware and software. It is also a good idea to have the IT consultant or digital trade provide a demonstration of their expertise through an in-person interview, a portfolio of online work, or by providing references.
2. Business Knowledge
Similar to having technical knowledge, the best digital trade will also have the right business knowledge and experience working with other companies of comparable size in your industry. Even though technology is the same no matter where it is used, the way the technology is used and how it impacts the effectiveness of a business will depend on each business’ unique constraints. Hiring an IT consultant or digital trade who has experience working with other companies in your industry will ensure that they are able to develop solutions that are appropriate for your business’ size and environment.
3. Strong Communication Skills
The right consultant for your business will be able to easily communicate with your team through both spoken and written communication. Having the ability to easily communicate with your team is essential to successfully helping with your technology needs. Consider hiring an IT consultant or digital trade who is able to defend their point of view but is also able to recognize when others might have better ideas.
4. Innovative Problem-Solving Skills
An effective IT consultant or digital trade will be able to innovate by identifying and solving problems that you could not have known existed. Make sure to look for a consultant who is confident enough to correct you when you are wrong, point out what you are missing, and steer you in the right direction, even if it is not the direction you thought you should be heading in.
If you would like to learn more about what to look for when hiring an IT consultant or digital trade, or if you are interested in one of our IT consulting services, please contact Danory Digital Consulting at 604-371-0714 or by filling out a contact form on our website.