Hiring Manager wanting to hire from a resume!!!
Believe it or not there are hiring managers(HM) who want to be able to make a hire decision from a resume. They may not admit it, but deep down, that is what they want. Mainly it is because they do not want to commit the needed time to do it right. As a result allot of great candidates get passed by, and jobs that should be filled relatively quickly take forever.
How do we stop this, is the more interesting issue. Sometimes the only way to stop it is to explain to them what the resume is really for. As most of us know a resume is not designed to say "hire me". It is designed to say "talk to me". Sometimes a HM needs that explained to them. Sometimes he even needs it proved to them. The best way to do this is to get resumes of really good people currently on the team and show the resumes to the HM so they sees what you mean. You can even take the names off to further prove the point. You would be surprised how well this can work.
In the end it is all about educating your HM about staffing and how it really works as opposed to how they want it to work.