He’s got the looks, he’s great at playing the part

Here is one great advice for talent as well as job seekers from movie (and book) Moneyball:

He passes the eye candy test. He’s got the looks, he’s great at playing the part.

Spectacular startup success often becomes a game about scouting and recruiting. A common mistake entrepreneurs make is recruiting team members early on simply becausethey look the part. In the long run, it doesn’t matter if on paper, someone’s perfect. You want people that can actually do the job. That VP of Sales candidate that has 15 years of experience at Oracle? Likely not worth it for you. They’ll look the part, but they may not be able to deliver the goods. And, like Johnny Damon, she’s going to be expensive.

Get good at seeing talent where others don’t.

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