I barely look at resumes. They only tell me where they have been. A resume doesn’t tell me where they are going. You see! There’s an evolution factor. People learn, grown, and change.
Someone could’ve attended to seminars, read books, listen to Podcasts, hired a coach or a mentor. Things that you don’t put on a resume.
It is hard to describe a person based on appearance, let alone to figure someone out in a 45 mins to an hour interview.
I have interviewed over 1,000 prospects in the last three years and I cannot seem to find a pattern when it comes to describe the great employees I do have today!
Some have shown up in their worst clothes, tons of jobs on their resumes, some have brought their kids, but I gave them the chance and boy I am glad I did. They are the most amazing employees I have today!
Meanwhile I have interviewed people that have done very well, showed up on time with hell of resumes and turned out to be the bad ones.
So for us, we look at performance in their first 90 days and it seems to work Well to find great matches and team members for our organization.