Resumes and professional profiles can reveal a candidate’s experience, skill sets, and culture fit. It can be easy to overlook a potential great hire, or, worse, pass another unfit candidate on to the next stage in the hiring process. 

By understanding how to look for indicators of high performance, you’ll also be able to spot red flags, which can help you identify top candidates faster and save time sifting through countless resumes. Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • 12 traits to look out for to quickly identify high performance indicators and candidate red flags 
  • How to pinpoint signs of motivation, perseverance, loyalty, a growth mindset, and a strong culture fit in a potential hire
  • Tips to spot easy-to-miss resume fluff like role discrepancies and inflated responsibilities

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