With so many options for development, we’re looking not just for technical skills, but also for soft skills and a cultural or team fit. A warm personality and good customer service skills are extremely important. “You have to be sharp and receptive to feedback. Be willing to put in the time and effort and make yourself accessible. Work well with others, listen and apply what you learned and you’ll go far,” says Kris Minkel, technical recruiter at our Bellevue location. According to senior IT recruiter Anthony Wilkinson, based in Louisville, “If a candidate has great communication skills, both in speaking and writing, and is a team player with a desire to help, then that’s a good fit for us.”
Veterans’ Skills Are a Great Match for CompuCom
Darryl Denson has been a systems integration manager for a large global client at CompuCom® for a year and a half. He manages operations for the client’s datacenters, both domestically and internationally. Darryl was always fascinated by technology, learned programming, pursued a degree in technical writing, and joined the military where he continued working in IT.
“I think CompuCom is a great place for ex-military because there are opportunities for leadership roles. There’s a very good CompuCom Cares program that supports vets and their families. Out of my team of 60 people, about 15 are vets from every branch.” Denson found CompuCom online, then applied for a leadership role and sees himself in IT customer support for the next 3-5 years with the goal of moving into more senior positions. “I get to work with some of the most sophisticated technology around, but I’m not micromanaged, so it’s a great opportunity.”