There is no correlation between qualifications and capability.
Hire people with a great attitude, a willingness to learn and the ability to ask good questions – irrespective of their qualifications.
Consider that most of the great breakthroughs in history have been achieved by people under 25 before you reject potential employees because they aren’t qualified or don’t have enough experience.
“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.”
– Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group
“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.”
– Lawrence Bossidy
“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb.”
– Andrew Carnegie