When I hired my first employee the process was overwhelming. So many resumes to go through, many of the just sent because it was job opening. You'd think they didn't read the job description.
Once I weeded through the resumes it was time to schedule interviews. Since I was hiring for an executive assistant most, if not all, were women. Now my buddies in the office wanted me to hire the best looking regardless of qualification. That wasn't happening.
The one I selected was chosen because she took the time to research my company before coming to the interview, came with a print out of the web page. And had a basic understand of what we did and could discuss it. That combined with here skill got her the job.
She was with me for 6 years. Best hire I ever made.