Why an impressive resume won’t get you hired


The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question “What are three tips for nailing a job interview?” is written by Sunil Rajaraman, co-founder of Scripted.com.

The single hardest job a CEO has is hiring a great team. Especially, when you’re just starting out — under-resourced and short on time — the only way to get great people in the door is to have a rock solid interview process. When I was CEO of Scripted, I hired some amazing people, but I also made a few mistakes. When you make a hiring mistake, it can steer your company completely off track and taint the culture permanently. Here are my top three tips for candidates interviewing at startups:

Show up with a playbook
I recently attended a…

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