I will always hire former walk ons of NCAA varsity teams.
Why, because all they want is an opportunity to prove themselves and be part of the team.
Yesterday I was speaking to a head college basketball coach. He spoke proudly about a walk on senior. A kid that had zero minutes the last three years. This kid shows up at ever practice, 5am lifting, shooting alone after hours, an A student and putting in incredible effort everyday.
And yea, coach never received one call from the parents complaining. They only thanked him for the opportunity. Their kid is crushing it this season.
That DNA is not one you can coach, teach or parent. It's an internal engine that drives them which you can not measure in how they look in a uniform or in a suite/dress. Excuses or blame are not part of their thought patterns.
They think "Give me a chance and I will show you".
Those same kids who put in the work to be part of the team will become the stars of your business.
They will outwork the more talented employees on paper everyday!
Why, because all they want is an opportunity to prove themselves and be part of a team.
Only 6% of High School Athletes actually play NCAA sports at any level. Why? Because it's hard.