When hiring you are given 2 hard choices – choosing experience or potential. Do you choose someone who has done it before? Or do you choose someone who has little or no direct experience but shows high potential to do the job.
Hiring someone who has done this it before might work better for things like jobs that require practice to perform e.g., plumbing, surgery. We dont want a plumber with no experience working on our home do we?
Creative jobs – where new ground need to be treaded, possibilities explored – potential take strong precedence over experience.
Potential is more difficult to indentify. It’s tough to see the tree in a seed; future possiblity in the present. It’s tough to risk failure over the comfort of safety. Hence, most people take the easy route and always choose experience over potential.
You are the best judge of what you need. Choose wisely.