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Why There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Underqualified For a Job


Mar 14, 2016

The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question: What’s the best way to keep your company successful? is written by Kon Leong, CEO and founder of ZL Technologies.

Is more experience always better? Not necessarily. In fact, it might be hindering innovation. Yet in business, the concept of a great candidate has become nearly inextricable from the concept of having a lot of experience in the industry of choice. The rationale is that experienced individuals require less training, less guidance, and are less prone to mistakes. That mindset, however, might be ultimately counterproductive and destructive.

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