Because We've Always Done It This Way is NOT a Strategy | "Resumes Suck" Edition


On occasion I come across interesting articles written by thought leaders from all types of industries representing all types of points of view. The one thing they have in common is their refusal to accept "because we've always done it this way" as a legitimate excuse for why we're doing a stupid thing. For instance, resumes suck and we should quit depending on them.

Just because when you looking for a job you were required to submit a resume ... that's not a reason why you need to require resumes for your jobs.

Just because resume-writing was a class you took in college or a service you purchased once ... that's not a reason why you need to require resumes for your jobs.

Just because all the other businesses require resumes to "screen" their applicants ... that's not a reason why you need to require resumes for your jobs.

The only reason you should include something as a feature or function of your company's hiring process is that it is the best way to get what you need. Kathy Rapp, CEO of hrQ, articulates a compelling argument about why resumes suck and are the WORST way to get what you need. She sugg