I once heard a story about a CEO who had a rather unusual strategy for culling through resumes.
This successful and brash leader of a large, well known company would print all the resumes he received for an open position an put them in a stack in no particular order. He would then take half the resumes right off the top of the pile and throw them straight in the garbage without giving them a second look.
One day a precocious young human resources employee finally questioned the CEO’s technique. “What if there’s a good quality applicant that you miss because you randomly threw out their resume!?” she demanded.
“Well,” said the CEO, “the way I figure it, I don’t want to hire someone that unlucky anyways.”