The good news for hiring managers: an IT pro who doesn’t meet your years-of-experience expectations could really be your best fit.
Sifting through applications is one of the most important first hurdles for an IT hiring manager to overcome in the selection process. Unfortunately, this first step can also be the downfall of the hiring process due to one key mistake: prioritizing applications with greater years of experience instead of looking for contenders whose experience shows potential. This mistake can not only run the risk of losing out on top consultants and employees, but in light of the always-mentioned tech talent shortage, can be a major road-block to filling a need. Instead of focusing your screening and interviewing energy on selecting the “Most Experienced Candidate,” consider which prospects stand out for their work in the following four categories.