Companies need to hire for performance, not experience


Check out this video from Jason Shen, How to find better talent, and how to stand out when applying.

Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how job seekers can make themselves more attractive — and why employers should look for ability over credentials.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.