I've recently been allocated the budget to hire my first direct report and this is the first time I will be involved in reading through CVs to determine who gets a phone interview. Previously, I have been tangentially involved in the hiring process but only being pulled in at the end to see how the new hire would fit in our team dynamic.
I'm a little out of practice in reading resumes and CVs and I find these to be a little overwhelming. Can you give me some pointers for anything I should look for as red flags? Anything I should be focused on? It's a little tricky because we didn't flesh out a job description - we are working with a placement agency we have a history with and we gave them an informal idea of what the role would entail and asked them to send us some candidates they had in mind. We are planning to refine once we review the first several resumes, but I'm still at a loss as to where to start. I appreciate any pointers you all can provide!