Often when firms are looking at candidates they focus on the skills and experience rather than thinking about what the candidate could do for them. They look backwards not forwards.
What we all need are creative problem solvers. It is attitude that is key to this matched with optimism and with determination. These are more important than experience.
Candidates are too often screened out because they don’t fit a particular pattern – one survey found as many as 75% of resumes don’t make it past Applicant Tracking Systems.