What Not to Focus On When Hiring

What to look for when hiring? It’s not what usually appears on people’s resumes. It’s not grades or degrees. Google has proven that for us. And it’s not experience or accomplishments; these are too tied to the work of past collaborators and to past companies’ cultures, industries, and market conditions.

Instead, focus on the role. Determine the personal traits such as communication, resilience, self management, and personal accountability that would be needed to do a great job. Then hire for those traits.


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PS: Look at grades, certifications, and accomplishments, for sure, but don’t put too much weight on them. Past performance is simply not good enough of an indicator.


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