In my last blog, I discussed staffing and during the interview process, I put more emphasis on the person sitting in front of me than what’s on a resume.
In the peak of the season, our operation is busy and you have to be committed to putting in the time and being committed to the process and it’s up to us to find that type of individual.’’
I think resumes are still crucial to the hiring process. You need to know the basics, so you get an indication of their skill levels, but I’ve seen some that have come in with spelling mistakes or were meant for somebody else.
At the end of the day, they’re still going to have to sit in front of me. Besides, in this day and age, you can always Google people.
Applicants need to be able to work with people, work with me, work with what we have, be a people person and be hard-working and committed. If they’re not strong in things like budgeting and forecasting, we can teach them that.
As long as they want to be part of something and know what the parameters are, then we’re off to a good start in the hiring process.