How to Hire a IT Director

Does your growing business need an IT director? An IT director ensures that your IT network is operating efficiently within an environment that utilizes the best practices in cybersecurity. They oversee employees in the IT department may be responsible for hiring and training programs.

Here are some tips to help you find great IT Director candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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IT Directors search for Jobs on Indeed*

120,025

job seekers clicked on IT director jobs

516,477

resumes from job seekers with IT operations & helpdesk experience on Indeed

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IT director jobs received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $52.21 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $20.00$125.50 hourly
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Common
$20.00
$125.50

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an IT Director?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great IT Director hire can help your business:

• Strategic planning for hardware, software, and storage components
• Identifying and mitigating cyber-security risks
• Ensure that you have little to no downtime via your network services

Skills to look for in a great IT Director

A great IT Director candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related field
• At least three years of experience in an IT management capacity
• Creating a departmental budget
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Team leadership and management
• Proactive problem solving

Writing an IT Director job description

A thoughtful job description is important for attracting qualified IT Director candidates. A complete IT Director job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for IT Director jobs, such as:

• IT Director
• Director of IT
• Information Technology Director

Interviewing IT Director candidates

Strong candidates for IT Director positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• How they manage the time, scope, and cost of IT projects
• Best practices in cyber security
• How to prevent network down time or how they solve this issue if it occurs

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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