The best person for the job isn't necessarily the one we had in mind when we drafted the job spec. So how do we keep our minds open to "left field" candidates and how do we know what will really make someone a great, but different recruit.
When looking to hire for an open position, your ideal candidate is someone who meets all of the job requirements, right? Maybe not. Even the best-crafted job description may not capture every person who might flourish in the position and some applicants with untraditional backgrounds or non-standard career trajectories may offer something that you may not want to miss.