I am not interested in
your medals, accomplishments, or
what you have already done;
your losses,
failures, and
other negative
synonyms mean

I do not care about
where you have
come from, what you
overcame, or
the forces once
arrayed against you.

Your certificates,
degrees, ribbons and
accolades tell me
nothing about what
you will do; only what
has already been done.

Experiences, professional and
personal, internships and
scholarships to put you
a little further ahead.

Based in skill,
biased in the search;
what makes you stand

by Erik Shinker