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102: Trending Topics – Resumes vs. Cover Letters, Pick Your Poison ft. Lex Winship

June 13, 2024

Resumes vs. cover letters: which is the best way to truly evaluate a candidate? Or is this decision simply choosing the lesser of two evils?

In this Trending Topics episode, Sam and Lex explore the flaws and frustrations associated with these traditional methods and discuss the need for innovation. So much about recruitment has changed in the past decade — yet the oft-complained about resumes and cover letters prevail. Will it always be this way? Is there a better way?



00:00 – Podcast Intro
04:10 – Ignored Resumes: The Attention Deficit in Recruitment
14:03 – Unconscious Bias: The Resume Dilemma
17:20 – Cover Letters: Necessary or Obsolete?
27:37 – Why Top Talent Often Lacks Stellar Resumes
36:10 – Imagining a Resume-Free Future
42:04 – Wrapping Up: Final Thoughts and Farewell

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