by Michael Lopp

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A Glimpse and a Hook

The terrifying reality regarding your résumé is that for all the many hours you put into fine-tuning, you’ve got 30 seconds to make an impression on me. Maybe less.

It’s unfair, it’s imprecise, and there’s a good chance that I make horrible mistakes, but there’s a lot more of you than me, and while hiring a phenomenal team is the most important thing I do, I’m balancing that task with the fact that I need to build product and manage the endless stream of people walking into my office.

But here’s a glimpse. I’m going to walk you through the exact mental process I use when I look at a résumé. I don’t know if this is right or ...

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