Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience | Jason Shen

Looking for a job? Highlight your ability, not your experience | Jason Shen

Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how job seekers can make themselves more attractive — and why employers should look for ability over credentials.

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50 Comments

  1. 17113 ruru on March 29, 2020 at 4:19 pm

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  2. bumble345 on March 29, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    thats a wide stance

  3. Luz Ortiz on March 29, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Kudos for the Video clip! Forgive me for the intrusion, I would appreciate your thoughts. Have you considered – Chiveard Discovering Potential Framework (probably on Google)? It is a great exclusive guide for finding your true calling and achieving success minus the normal expense. Ive heard some super things about it and my mate at last got cool success with it.

  4. A 1 on March 29, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    A 20-something explaining the job search. The very same kind of 20- something millenial that would NEVER want to work with nor hire a person over age 32.

  5. SukaBeda on March 29, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Thank you for.sharing this

  6. D K on March 29, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    What about people without potential?

  7. Anne the Minutelass on March 29, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Can we all agree that employers treat all applicants like walking garbage piles?

  8. Shadevi S on March 29, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    These days companies have their own job application forms that you have fill in the same freaking things that are written on your resume. Like your name, address, job experience… It is so freaking annoying takes such a loooong time.

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  10. Miss Dor's daughter on March 29, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    One good talk out of a bunch of bullshit talks.

  11. WildBlessings2U on March 29, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    Bravo!

  12. Fabian on March 29, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Nice in theory, but all they ask about is experience. Nobody wants a master gratuate. They want them, but only if they already got some experience. So.. who is going to give them the first experience? That’s the hard part. After that you can basically get jobs where you want and even ask for more money than what they’d give you since you could just go somewhere else.

  13. arthur pacheco on March 29, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Chinese version of Mark Wahlberg

  14. TheAccountCreated on March 29, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Title doesn’t match subject.

  15. Career and Wealth advisor on March 29, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Very powerful information. Thanks for the great video.

  16. Monica Kawade on March 29, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    I agree with Jason Shen on the fact that our practices for finding a job are outdated. Gone are the days of HR’s reading hundreds of resumes or a computer performing a blind keyword search. I found a similar talk to this one that also talks about outdated practices and suggests and idea for a new one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oAZSd1hrxU

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  18. Choi Ivan on March 29, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    I agree with Jason Shen but I think this theory cannot put in Hong Kong.The hiring system in Hong Kong is looking at your education or your working experience even though it cost us to miss out many people with incredible potential,in Hong Kong still have many employer think that is was a faster way to find a good employee.

  19. Cecilia Spears on March 29, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    Right?? When I was a journalist I would be asked what I majored in… um… journalism. LOL!!! XD

  20. Austin on March 29, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    Degrees are fucking pointless because you end up working in retail until your eyes bleed

  21. Awang Budiman on March 29, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Why not highlight both?

  22. Rabin Lama on March 29, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    http://StartWeeklyJob.com/?userid=1902
    For those who looking for online work

  23. fashion4point0 on March 29, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    👏🏽👏🏽

  24. Joshua Allison on March 29, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    man this guy is fake

  25. Magar Kasish on March 29, 2020 at 4:48 pm
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  27. Michie Mich on March 29, 2020 at 4:50 pm
  28. Thanh Trúc Nguyễn on March 29, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    I love his accent so much

  29. J J on March 29, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    The one who really deserves applause is his shirt.

    I really did enjoy this talk. Great job. Very, very insightful.

  30. vy ngo hoang lan vy on March 29, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    He is very handsome. Kkkk

  31. Said Ali on March 29, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Awesome

  32. Chetan Vithlani on March 29, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    Awesome, short and precise!

  33. jigme1968 on March 29, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    The stage was "tight" , either

  34. Michelle G on March 29, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Is he reading a script? It sounds memorized, and that’s a little distracting. Regardless, it was an interesting speech

  35. Janice M. on March 29, 2020 at 5:01 pm

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  39. Hfg Gdvb on March 29, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Wasent very helpful with the hire, i’ll use it none the less.

  40. Mentor Shelly on March 29, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Ability vs. Experience… #greattalk

  41. J Dice on March 29, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    If more people thought like Mr. Shen, we wouldn’t continue to promote people to their level of incompetence.

  42. Choi Ivan on March 29, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    I agree with Jason Shen but I think this theory cannot put in Hong Kong.The hiring system in Hong Kong is looking at your education or your working experience even though it cost us to miss out many people with incredible potential,in Hong Kong still have many employer think that is was a faster way to find a good employee.

  43. Choi Ivan on March 29, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    I agree with Jason Shen but I think this theory cannot put in Hong Kong.The hiring system in Hong Kong is looking at your education or your working experience even though it cost us to miss out many people with incredible potential,in Hong Kong still have many employer think that is was a faster way to find a good employee.

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  45. Farhan on March 29, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    applied for 200+ jobs online and got no response from most of them and the ones who replied rejected straight away without even an opportunity for interview. Having a postgraduate degree in MBA from a british university but still can’t find a decent job because all companies require expreince and that too loads of it and that too only from the relevant industry and relevant position and don’t forget to have a work permit already and a driving license. Really sad and depressing for a fresher where talent and ability does not matter, only experience.

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  47. Rebecca Waychunas on March 29, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    This was a really wonderful talk!

  48. Air Elegant on March 29, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Title benefit me the most. Focus on your ability not experience.

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