DEV Community

Idris Rampurawala
Idris Rampurawala

Posted on

Interviewing without Resume? Give it a thought

It's been a week now interviewing candidates without me taking a look into their resumes. Been a good experience so far, not judging a candidate by their resume but rather having a direct conversation with them. Do you think this style will help one choose a right candidate?

P.S. We do look into resume to shortlist for face to face discussion though.

Top comments (2)

carsturdy profile image
Carson Sturtevant

Very interesting. What got you going on this idea?

idrisrampurawala profile image
Idris Rampurawala • Edited

Frankly, this has been going on my mind since a while. I believe that what we think of a candidate by reading their resume turns out to be only 20-30% correct, especially in tech roles.

Interviews are basically to understand what experiences and passion a candidate has got which would help to fill in the position for a greater good. Things go ugly when we start asking questions by the judgement of their resume.

By practicing this idea, I go in a fresh to the interview and ask the right questions and try to understand more about the candidate. This help me take my decision efficiently.