#1 Credentials/Certification – who they are certified gives me information on how challenging those certifications are and what they took to achieve. As well as what types of courses and things they’ve done to continue to maintain their certifications. It provides me with information as to how they think….do they go for the easy out or like a challenge and value?
#2 Experience – how long have they been doing what they do? Do they have a mentor? Recommendations and results. Do they have experience with a group I’m interested in them working with? How did they get that experience? Examples of challenging situations/clients.
#3 Age/Gender….not really a consideration….