Hiring for potential, not direct work experience
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Laura Dolan Laura Dolan
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Hiring for potential, not direct work experience
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The requirements for recruiting a new hire have shifted over the past few years, what was once invaluable has been moved to the back burner, as recruiters are now finding more value in potential talent rather than work experience. During my job search before being hired at Keap, I noticed recruiters were more impressed with my variety of jobs than my staying power. Sure I'd accumulate three years here, two years there, but what attracted them to my resume was not work experience alone, but rather that I was ambitious enough to leave a job that did not see my full potential.

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