TALENT or EXPERIENCE?

@kokopelli (4842)
United States
October 21, 2006 4:45pm CST
In hiring someone to do a job, what would you consider more, talent or experience?
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8 responses
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I think that attitude trumps both of those. I would take a candidate with a great attitude and work ethic over someone with a ton of experience and a poor attitude any day! Having a talent for the work is also quite important but I would look for the attitude. You can always teach someone new skills, but it's very hard to teach a positive can-do attitude!
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
21 Oct 06
good point. tnx.
@manodogs (415)
• United States
21 Oct 06
That's a really good point, too. I think that people with more experience in a field would likely have an attitude suited for the job, since they have been doing it for so long.
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@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
27 Oct 06
Or they might be turned out. You just never know.
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@SPRAJAN (50)
• India
27 Oct 06
For successful completion of a job no doubt talent is mandatory, but one cannot underestimate the experience. When talent fails to diagnoise a problem and find a solution, it is the experience that comes to the rescue. So ultimately the experience that matters much more than talent.
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
27 Oct 06
that's a good point, too. tnx! :)
@abhisree (521)
• India
27 Oct 06
i would give more weightage to talent.a talented person can gain experience and learn pretty fast but a person with a lot of experience may not have much talent and thus may not have good chances of growth.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
27 Oct 06
good point! tnx :)
@BuffMom (2215)
• United States
23 Oct 06
I think experience cause thast usually what they are looking for
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
23 Oct 06
tnx.
@manodogs (415)
• United States
21 Oct 06
Excellent question! It really depends on the job I am interviewing for. In a creative field with lots of leeway (big budget, plenty of time, etc.), I'd definitely go for talent. But if it was a logical-type of job or if there were constraints (such as a tight deadline or budget, etc.), then experience would win out.
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@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
21 Oct 06
tnx, you're right, it also depends on the job.
• United States
27 Oct 06
I will look for attitude
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
27 Oct 06
yes, that's important. tnx.
@anthrax (383)
• India
22 Oct 06
talent
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
23 Oct 06
tnx 4d reply.
@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
21 Oct 06
experience is the best.
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
23 Oct 06
tnx.