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Motivation not experience

In this podcast, Adam Grant and John Ameichi talk about a meta study which concludes

 a study of 81 studies across a wide range of jobs. The finding: past experience rarely predicts future performance. What matters is past performance and current motivation and ability. It’s how well people can learn to do a job, not how long they’ve already done it. Job postings with minimum years of experience often prevent promising people of color from getting a foot in the door.

And here, for a little levity, is a job ad from a fictional character

Forty-something professional seeks opportunity in an environment that is neither “fun,” “playful,” nor “collaborative;” minimal responsibility preferred but not required. Salary increase negotiable

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