Turtle on a fence post
“Whenever I see a turtle on a fence post, - I know I don’t have the whole story.”
Some candidates reach heights they can’t get to on their own. Maybe like the turtle, they had some help. I’ll have to uncover the rest of the story.
(Old fable, old joke, still true)
Life is unique, different and the surface story is often only part of a candidate's true picture. If the underlying story makes sense, I'm fine with that. Or, maybe it doesn't make sense. Perhaps what's being presented is not true. Either way, it's part of the hiring decision.