In your opinion, who got more value:
Someone skilled with years of experience or a young passionate ?
In my previous company, (shoes and fashion industry in Singapore)
my colleague needed to hire someone to join her team.
“Hiring someone whose passionate
is more important than anyone skilled with average interest.”
We hired by values.
learn and adapt himself to the company’s needs and mindset.
We were looking for a long term creative relationship.
So they could recommend us candidates
all along the recruitment process.
It was a project she did for school as her own brand.
It was a perfect project for Moschino but not for us.
I could not introduce her portfolio as it is to my colleague.
few days later she offered something relevant.She actually just needed some extra guidance to be on track.
She could create accordingly to a quick design brief.
But she came without her portfolio… neither laptop to show her work to discuss.
She sincerely thought by sending her work by email was enough.But an other colleague join me at the interview to meet her as well.
She assumed I would be the only to receive her.
And she missed a chance to promote her work face-to-face.
So we asked her few questions to know more about her.She had a great and positive energy !
(Even though she admitted later she was actually hyper nervous.)I do not remember the question and response she gaves.
It was 3 years ago.
What matter to me was her creativity,
her passion for fashion and shoes,
but especially the feeling we had on how she could bring
her freshness to the company and match with the team.
And not long after she invited her to join the company. 🙂
We believed in hiring from values, then train people.
So we could build stronger team with a durable relationship, and create greater collections.
I did write an article to help you turn your portfolio
into a Marketing weapon:
remember to be sincere and give your best!