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.