The Myth of Job Experience

Experience is supposed to be the best teacher.  If that is true, then why does this scenario play itself out over and over again? A hiring manager stares at 75 resumes submitted for a job that should have been filled yesterday.  The manager carefully reads them, screening for the best experience, skills, and credentials. She interviews six people – one is outstanding – personable, outgoing, and has four years experience - hired! Six months later he is gone.