If you were an interviewer whom would you hire?Nowadays with increasing competition in job markets and cost-cutting measures companies are always looking to hire employees who have ready-made skills to perform the job right from day one. Nowadays concepts of hiring an employee and training him or her are getting rare day by day as companies are unwilling to invest in training costs and looking for readymade employees.
But is having an employee with relevant experience and skills enough for a company? Can such employees always perform well? Should having the right skills be the only criterion for the company during hiring. Due to this mindset of companies, many candidates who may not have exact skills and matching relevant experience but have a passion to learn and work on new technologies lose out as their resume does not get shortlisted due to matching skills criteria.
As per me a candidate with passion and urge to learn new things and a positive mindset with partially matching experience and skills should be more preferred by the companies rather than candidates just having fully matching skills and experience for a job. New skills can be always acquired after joining a company if a person has positivity, mindset to learn, and explore. On the other hand, a person with readymade skills but no mindset to learn and negative attitude may not add value to a company in the long run.
If you were an interviewer hiring for a position in your company, whom would you prefer to hire? A person with average matching skills and experience but with a passion to learn and explore new things or a person with exact matching skills and experience but with no mindset to learn new things and explore?