Hiring for Potential

Heather Leigh of Microsoft has an interesting few words to say regarding hiring for potential. Well, most of the article isn't directly about hiring for potential, but it's the bit that caught my eye.

When recruiting for my team, I've very infrequently looked solely at academic results. In fact, one of my recent candidates had a 2:1 Oxbridge degree, but was very ropey in the interview, got 9/30 on the aptitude test and didn't have that "spark" either. So, qualifications aren't everything.

About Rob

I've been interested in computing since the day my Dad purchased his first business PC (an Amstrad PC 1640 for anyone interested) which introduced me to MS-DOS batch programming and BASIC.

My skillset has matured somewhat since then, which you'll probably see from the posts here. You can read a bit more about me on the about page of the site, or check out some of the other posts on my areas of interest.

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