Jason Fried:

There’s a lot of future perfect people. People who have the potential to become the perfect person in the perfect role if just given the right opportunity.

I was very blessed early in my career to be hired by people who saw what I could become, not on the merits of my college degree or my last job. Hiring someone like this is the biggest gift you can give an excited and passionate person – coach them, mentor them, and give them a chance to fail and succeed.