Mostly ideal candidates don’t know how to sell themselves, and the ‘not so ideal’ ones sometimes know exactly how to..
Ideal candidates are good with technical skills, they know the’re stuff and are passionate about it
Since they spend more time polishing their skill, might not be as great communicators or leaders
Hence don’t know how to sell, and are difficult to find and persuade
Not so ideal ones lack technical skills, and sometimes make it up by being good at selling
They know how to up-sell and might be good communicators as well
They come up easily in the net, but can be hard to fish out,
And, IMHO, can be equally destructive for your team
So the trick I use is to stick to the few fundamental traits/skills only, and do not compromise on them.
Tomorrow I’ll talk about the candidates I call ‘unicorns’. Want to guess..?