By Jeanne McPhillips~
I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING.
You know you’ve been here.
You loved the one with “all that” experience.
They knocked your socks off.
You were super impressed, inspired, invigorated.
SOO much content. Personality. Charisma. Leadership. Talent. Education.
…but you have reservations.
STOP. DROP. ROLL….AND PULL THE TRIGGER
STOP. I hate to tell you…..but chances are, you’re misguided!
Simply put…. THESE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY the winning bet is to hire the seasoned guy or gal:
#1 Do something every day that scares you…Eleanor Roosevelt
#2 Success leaves clues. This human has been successful, and will have a toolbox full of tools for repeat performances in your business.
#3 Experience (aka paper) covers rock. It’s worth its weight in gold. Chances are your fave pick has encountered and solved many types of business challenges, therefore bringing this expertise to your organization, with a new mitigated perspective.
#4 Leadership. Seasoned leaders will ignite and mentor your team to greatness. Not to mention they will most likely be politically savvy and adept at managing “up”.
#5 Humans are still running businesses. Technology is paramount for our business models of today. Humans are still behind the tech. Humans are making decisions,analyzing the data, forging relationships and changing the world. Most likely your seasoned candidate has impressed you with their years of business development and network building. Say the word and this is all yours to leverage.
#6 Don’t underestimate commitment. This older boomer generation has toiled for some time. They have banked many years of hard work. They understand what it takes to get the job done – blood, sweat, tears, years. If they are still actively in the job market, it’s no joke. They know the value of the dollar and it is motivating them.
#7 Perspective is Power. More life, less drama. These folks have perfected the work/life balance, keep it real, and stay focused on the job. If you’re lucky, they can share the wealth with their teams…all leading to a happier workforce.
GO AHEAD. MAKE MY DAY.
Go ahead. Make your day, month, year. Take that well calculated risk, check the references, and go for it.
HIRE THE SEASONED ONE!
Congratulate yourself on a job well done….and get ready for that bonus! BRAVO!