Talent is blindI think the overall point for this article is to follow up on something I mentioned at the end of a previous post. The notion that talent…
I think the overall point for this article is to follow up on something I mentioned at the end of a previous post. The notion that talent is blind.
these are blinds
The message I want to communicate: hire the best possible person for the job. Talent does not discriminate based off of taste, gender, race, geographic location, or even age.
Fairly obvious observations.
So Why Am I Writing This Post?
People are afraid to hire unique candidates. Unique, meaning candidates that are different, or in my case, younger, than the typical applicant. This is particularly relevant to me, an 18 year old college student.
Most people do not even give me a chance. I’ve been told:
“You’ve got a couple years to develop”
“Come back when you are a Junior”
“Don’t worry about finding a job”
I think — often times — people do not even look at what I have to offer or the intent of my message. There’s a reason I took my intended graduation date out of my email signature.
But, there are people who take chances on unique talent (young talent).
The Opportunity: This is a chance to accelerate an individual’s potential 10, maybe 100X.
Next time you see an application or an email from someone out of the ordinary — take 2 seconds and read it. It may not be a waste of time.
Thanks for reading! I am Jordan Gonen: I love helping people solve hard problems.
By jordangonen on February 29, 2016.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.