Daily Inspiration 10-12-12

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“We’ve all seen job ads that say, “Five years
of experience required.”
That may give you a
number, but it tells you
nothing. . .
How long someone’s been
doing it is overrated.
What matters is how
well they’ve been doing it.”

— Jason Fried & David
Heinemeier Hansson
from the book,

A long time ago, I heard something that has stuck
with me ever since. It was about someone who had 20 years experience–one year,
repeated 20 times. As a manager who has hired a lot of people, I could so relate
to that as being generally true. And those ads that require a certain volume of
time of experience, are missing out on a lot of potential, because potential
exists in everyone, regardless of experience.
A little experience can be helpful, and a lot can
also be a detriment. I know that in the auto business, I generally had an
aversion to hiring people with car business experience because in my own hiring
experience, I found it harder to untrain their previous experience in order to
instill what I wanted. It was easier, and more effective at the same time, to
hire people with no experience at all. Maybe a better way to state it is, “we
are looking for a few people who have a desire to learn and a passion to serve.
We will help with the rest!”

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