When you’re looking to hire, the last thing you want to do is take time out of your busy schedule to pour over resumes. You’re short-handed as it is, and if the applicant ends up not being a good fit you feel like you’ve wasted your time on the entire application process.
One way to help get around this is to create a resume red flag checklist. It’s tough to know if someone is a good employee without meeting them, but you can make some safe assumptions based on how many red flag triggers you get from your checklist.
If a resume triggers enough red flags, you won’t even need to read what’s on the page because you’ll know immediately that this person is not a good applicant.