Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Employers: Don't try to hire perfect people
David Brooks has an interesting opinion page in the Tuesday New York Times, p. A21, about whom to hire, called “The Employer’s Creed”, link here
Perfect people apparently need not apply. Brooks thinks employers should look for candidates who have been able to live out of the box (director Richard Kelly’s at least, if the job is around Richmond, VA), or off the grid, so to speak. A dose of altruism or eusociality – like a willingness to give up a job for needs in extended family (like Derrick Evans, who returned to the Mississppi Gulf as related in his film “Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek”, Movies blog, March 30), or even to follow a religious calling – are in order. Maybe this has something to do with service, when it changes who you are (my main blog, April 1).