Joel Spolsky writes:
Our policy at Fog Creek, then, has three parts:
1. We try to be selective about how we advertise our jobs, so as to limit the amount of noise in the resume pile.
2. We certainly dont hire based on resumes; we only screen out based on resumes to reduce the number of people whom we have to interview.
3. In order to sort the remaining resumes to decide what order to interview people, we use a strictly objective system of reviewing and scoring them, so at least we are being fair and consistent in our interpretation of that very weak signal that comes from resumes.