Doesn’t exist, there’s really no such thing as the perfect candidate but we can get something close.
Every entrepreneur has her own list of things they look for in hiring an employee, intern or taking on a board member, the good ones at least.
Early employees in your business much like a co-founder can’t make or break your organization.
For me I look for someone with similar interests to me but smarter, passion in the mission we are for is standard but also with engineering you need a problem solver and with a track record from the past of building and solving things.
We often always ask the wrong questions in interviews and focus on qualifications etc… when that means little to nothing.