We are NOT looking for the perfect candidate!
People are not perfect. They never have been. So we stopped looking for PERFECT and accept the fact that humans are funny, crazy, messy, smart, inspired, ambitious, shy, doers, followers, scared, troubled, fabulous and imperfect in every way.
Job ads never say "the perfect candidate will be able to work 20 hours a day for the pure satisfaction of being held in high esteem and willing to manage their super, hands-on, narcissistic boss with a smile on their face." When in actuality that is what they are looking for.
There is NO "perfect". Let's hire smart, ambitious, funny, troubled, messy, fabulous people because they are PEOPLE. Capable, qualified and teachable.