Making good hiring decisions is one of the best ways an employer can avoid problems in the future.  In various posts, I’ve discussed ways of accomplishing this, through the use of reference checks, background screening, offer letters and the like. 

But for most employers, the single biggest "screen" of employees is through a review of a resume. For job applicants, a good resume may not get you hired, but a bad resume is the easiest way to not get hired.

The Ladders has taken a non-partisan approach to putting together "resumes" for each candidate.  (McCain’s is available here; Obama’s here.) It’s an amusing and yet serious approach to looking at the qualifications of each of the candidates for the position they are seeking. 

Update: just picked up on the story as well.