“The Experienced”: The experienced candidate has encountered and overcome many common challenges in the position and has learned many valuable lessons that the inexperienced candidate is not familiar with. Voting for someone with the knowledge of the position cuts down the learning curve, which allows for faster productivity and better results.

But there are possible downfalls that come with years of experience. After years of being in a position, many people develop habits and methods that can be difficult to alter. The attitude of “Been there, done that, I know what to do” may come into play, which could lead to being headstrong and not willing to change their ways.

“The Inexperienced”: A prolonged learning process is necessary for the inexperienced candidate to get them up to speed on all processes, which could result in delayed results and low productivity. Without a lack of understanding of potential job requirements and voter problems, the inexperienced candidate may buckle under the pressure that a proven professional can easily handle.

But a key benefit of voting for an inexperienced candidate who hasn’t developed “bad” habits is that they can bring new methods and work patterns. Typically, candidates who lack experience must be ready to prove their worth to gain the voters’ trust and respect. In today’s world of politics there is not a right or wrong choice, but rather who is the better fit for the position.

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