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Smart People Are Smart in Any Industry

Written By: Lauren Howard

Smart people are smart in any industry.

Do yourself a favor and consider applicants with transferable skills.

I promise there is a treasure trove of talent out there who are ready and eager to learn whatever you are willing to teach them.

I see them every day.

The best hire I ever made for software implementations was a restaurant manager for her entire career. She caught on faster than any industry expert I’d ever brought in.

And you know what? I picked the person with industry experience first because I thought I was supposed to, and he was absolutely the wrong hire. He didn’t even make it to the first week.

Glad that I got a second chance on that.

There are lots of those people looking for someone to give them a shot.

Find someone with critical thinking skills and transferrable experience, and everything else will show up where you need it.

Oh, and pay people fairly. That too.


Founder & CEO at elletwo


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