16 Mar '11, 7am

Hire The Right Person, Not The Right Resume

Hire The Right Person, Not The Right Resume

The resume is a powerful document. It’s been around for decades, and it shows little sign of disappearing any day soon. It’s usually a candidate’s first means of creating an impression with a desired organization, and many companies rely heavily upon it to create a picture of the candidates that apply to them. Candidates go to great lengths to craft a resume that stands out, extorts their virtues, and seems to position them perfectly for the position they seek. Additionally, there are books , Internet sites, and consultants that focus on helping candidates craft just the right tone, content, and format. In turn, companies quickly screen out those candidates whose resumes don’t show the right stuff. Then, they often look even harder at the remaining resumes to see if the candidates have already accomplished a similar position or if the details of the resume point to a fatal...

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