Past accomplishments indicate future successes. When you see a well written resume you will know about the results the candidate has accomplished in his/her roles, and how their work served their teams, companies and the industry at large. You should be able to get a feel for their passion and drive, as well as commitment to results, not just a regurgitated job description.
Use the resume as a starting point. During your interview with the candidate:
- Find out what their specific contributions were to the successful outcomes
- Ask for specific examples regarding their ability to influence and drive projects forward
- Discuss the outcomes of the differences they made to their team and companies they worked for
- Find out how they have impacted to the industry at large.
In today’s competitive business environment, it’s important to find that leader who will drive results. The accomplishments you see on their resume will let you know if you have the luminary your organization needs.