TRUTH 8 Don’t let the candidate’s resume drive the interview

Everyone knows that resumes are an essential tool in most selection scenarios. Yet most of us would also agree that candidates receive lots of coaching about how to put together their resumes, from which items to put first to which achievements to highlight and what competencies to underscore. There are executive coaches and job placement professionals who make good money providing this advice to your applicants. In fact, you might have received professional help getting your resume into shape for your own last job hunt—probably for the job you have now.

So it wouldn’t surprise you to hear that many candidates tailor each resume they send out to meet the exact specifications outlined ...

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