How to Hire a IT Manager

Does your growing business need a IT Manager? An IT Manager is responsible for managing the smooth operations of computer systems within a company as per laid down cost, specifications and guidelines.

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

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $40.37 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $13.50$90.00 hourly
  • Find more information on Indeed Salary

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an IT Manager?

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

• Manage and monitor the company’s computer systems and information technology
• Implement and analyze electronic and IT data operations
• Directly manage and train all existing and new IT staff

Skills to look for in a great IT Manager

IT Managers are an essential part of a company. It is crucial to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable IT Manager.

• Bachelor’ Degree in Computer Science or similar field
• Work experience of more than 5+ years’ in information technology management
• Good understanding of client-server technology and network architecture
• Knowledge of MS Office and Software development skills
• Advanced multitasking and problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Writing an IT Manager job description

A thoughtful job description is important for attracting qualified IT Manager candidates. A complete IT Manager 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 Manager jobs, such as:

• Senior IT Manager
• IT System Administrator
• Information Technology Manager

Interviewing IT Manager candidates

To hire a suitable IT Manager, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Proficiency in software development, maintaining client-server technology
• Past experience in managing computer systems in a company
• How they’ve contributed to sales and profit goals of the company by actively working towards resolving all issues in computer systems and managing IT technology.

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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