If you follow these steps, you will get a team in which everyone works and everyone shares your vision. If you try to fill a position among a few applicants, hire the best writer. A good writer is good communicator and a clear thinker. Just give the applicant some test work for a small project over a short period of time, and then hire him.
Don’t choose the best candidates based on their résumés.
We all know that résumés are exaggerations. People list their job titles and responsibilities, which actually can’t be verified.
Trust your internal reaction.
If your gut says there may be a match, move forward to the interview stage.
Don’t pay attention to the years of experience that a candidate has.
Here you will never know how the work was done; you just see that the applicant has done “some” work. Besides, the years of experience fill the cup of personal ego, and the candidate thinks he knows everything, has the background and education, and has nothing new to learn.
Forget about formal education.
There are plenty of intelligent people who don’t excel in the classroom.