This Is What You're Missing In Your Hiring Process
Academic qualifications on a resume are secondary. Unless of course, if you're looking to hire a heart surgeon or an astronaut to carry out a space mission, then there are certain academic criteria that are necessary.
But what happens when we have the ability to choose someone based on something other than their academic qualifications, what becomes our primary qualification?
People will always make themselves sound better on paper. It's how we are taught to sell ourselves for the job we want. However, often times there is one qualification that will beat out the rest that most people don't think about putting on their resume.
This is where the role of the interviewer comes into play. The candidate you've chosen might have checked the boxes on the majority of things you're looking for but now you have an opportunity to test their curiosity.
When you bring them into the room for a job interview, pay attention to their communication skills and how they interact in the real world.
This is where you can find out what really drives them. This is where you can find out if they are willing to stand on the edge of new ideas with you. This is where you will find out if they are more determined to learn than succeed. This is where you can see if they have it in themselves to care more.
Don't hire someone that will do the job right.
Hire someone that's curious enough to find a way to look at the job differently.
They are the people worth investing every penny in.