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  •  I agree. (14+ / 0-)

    When I'm hiring, that's what I'm looking for in a potential employee.

    The only situation in which I care about their test results or any kind of "raw" ability like that is if I'm looking for a pure technician who will just be fulfilling a "function" when given clear instructions—in which case I'm not interested in them for an ongoing role, but on a temporary, job-by-job, defined-project basis.

    If I'm looking for someone for an ongoing and sustained role, I look for how they have translated whatever raw abilities they have into ensuring that their clients are satisfied with what they've received, confident that they've gotten their money's worth, and likely to work with the potential employee again.

    "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

    by JamesGG on Sun May 05, 2013 at 11:14:27 AM PDT

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    •  In other words, (5+ / 0-)

      interpersonal skills and integrity, not merely technical. Is this correct?

      •  It's getting there, but it's not quite there. (7+ / 0-)

        Interpersonal skills are still, well, skills—either natural or developed abilities that can be used for better or worse, or not used at all.

        Integrity is something that I consider a baseline, regardless of whether I want someone who will be "functional" or sustaining; if someone doesn't have integrity, I don't want them in any way associated with my organization, no matter how well-developed any of their other skills are.

        What I'm talking about goes beyond skills and abilities, to whether or not a potential employee can demonstrate that he or she knows how to use those skills and abilities to deliver a product to the client that satisfies their needs, that actually has value to them, and that makes them likely to want to work with us again.

        "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

        by JamesGG on Sun May 05, 2013 at 02:11:43 PM PDT

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    •  Yes. See my response to Adam B in this thread. (4+ / 0-)
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      My references will tell anyone interested in how capable I am socially and in execution. Wanted to underline "I can do anything" in this diary.

      Which I can.


      Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats

      by Jim P on Sun May 05, 2013 at 02:02:30 PM PDT

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