Frustrations With Resumes And Interviews

Frustrations With Resumes And Interviews is a post by SEO expert Boyd Norwood. For information about our SEO services or more great SEO tips and tricks, visit the SEO.com blog.

Frustrations-With-Resumes-And-Interviews

I recently read a post from Seth Godin titled “References available upon request”.

It got me thinking about all the hundreds of resumes I’ve skimmed, and I do mean skimmed, and the dozens and dozens of interviews I’ve conducted over the last four years whenever we were hiring.  I also thought back to how well I felt the interview went for each person that we hired and compared that to their actual work ethic and value contributed during their employment here.

This is all anecdotal, but here are my conclusions:

  1. Hiring based off of resumes and interviews alone is probably only slightly better than picking applicant’s names out of a hat
  2. Some of the best interviewees ended up being the worst employees
  3. Some people we hired who didn’t stand out too much in their interview eventually turned out to be the best employees
  4. Whether you have a college degree or not does not predict how well you will do in this industry
  5. The type of degree achieved has been no indicator of success
  6. Those who have played college sports or who grew up on a farm have all been great workers
  7. The “Objective” section on a resume is a bunch of fluff and is not helpful at all
  8. If you don’t know what Alt Tab does, you won’t work out well
  9. Knowing someone that already works for the company significantly increases your chances of being hired

The main thing I look at on a resume is work history and skills. I’m looking for any indication that you have experience with online marketing, and then I’m going to ask questions to see how in-depth your knowledge is about the items listed.One thing

The best thing to bring up in an interview is examples of projects that you worked on directly and the results that came about because of your efforts.

What are your thoughts about resumes and interviews from your experience?

Get Internet Marketing Insight For Your Company - SEO.com

Frustrations With Resumes And Interviews is a post by SEO expert Boyd Norwood. For information about our SEO services or more great SEO tips and tricks, visit the SEO.com blog.


SEO.com » Blog

July 17, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: SEO / Traffic / Marketing

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.



TechNetSource on Facebook




TechNetSource » Frustrations With Resumes And Interviews