You can have an impressive education, some nice work experience, and remarkable references, but if they are in the wrong domain, it doesn’t matter. Sure, there are some skill that overlap quite well, but there are also some jobs that demand specific requirements.
Just because a candidate is impressive, does not make him/her a great fit for the role. There are impressive cities, but not everyone will think so. Impressive food or performances to some people are strange and confusing to others.
All depends on your perspective.