Why Resumes Are Worthless via Fast Company

If you’re spending a lot of time sifting through resumes looking for the perfect candidate, you might be spinning your wheels.

Resumes provide hiring managers with two pieces of information—education and experience—but Tim Stevens, author of Fairness Is Overrated: And 51 Other Leadership Principles to Revolutionize Your Workplace, says those are two things a company should care about least.

"A person’s skill set and personality—the things behind the resume—are much more important," he says. "You need to know if a person has an aptitude for leadership, how they deal with failure, how they treat people when they disagree, and if the role you’re hiring for is their passion or a stepping-stone to something else."

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