Imagine you have a decent job in a bad economy. Your company has a position to fill, and you must fill it. Your good friend has been out of work, and needs the job. She is qualified on paper to fill the position. She is missing some experience or training that your company wants, but isn't making a requirement for the position. She does not know that the final decision rests with you, only that you are part of a small team that will screen applicants. Another candidate has better qualifications on paper and was recommended for the position by the other two members of the team. Would you hire your friend anyway?