[ Quote ] We want to hire people who are closer, not necessarily capable

Job search is difficult for everybody. The ways most people go about it don’t work very well because essentially people want to hire people they know or someone they trust. They are not necessarily looking for the best person. They are looking for the person who is going to fit in. The secret is to make it personal. Forget all the jobs that are advertised now. You are probably not going to get one of those jobs. They are always going to hire the younger guy — always, always. And so when you have some unusual circumstance, which could be age or other things, too — you are green or 10 feet tall — whatever it is…you have to make the case why you are the person who is going to both do the job brilliantly and fit in.

Nicholas Lore, Entrepreneur.com