I am very confused. I am senior technical manager and member of our company interview panel. We are total 5 people in interview panel.
I have been noticing since long time that 2 people from team are rejecting candidates or don't allow to call them for interview based on candidate's resumes design and format even if candidate has required skills. They believe that resume is only first impression of any candidate and if resume is not strongly designed or written then we can not expect much more from candidates.
I disagree with above as I have noticed in last company that many candidates whose resume was like not shining but they were performed very well in interview and sounds in technical as well.
I am confused for 2 things :
- How to deal with other interviewers who are with me in same panel and believe that resume is everything for next interview round.
Should I get agree with them? As per my experience we are loosing some good candidates to call for interview only because they have not prepared resume well enough.
Note : Job is about coding and programmer.