Certification, certificates, degrees, demonstrated skill, practice (jobs). When I read a resume, I see these things. Each provides a data point about the person. Each can be used as a filter in hiring. Next, many people looking to hire have interview questions (even standardized ones). I asked a few of these after I read the resume. But to me when I was looking to hire someone, I looked for a quality that is hard to see on resumes or in standard questions. I want to see passion for the job I am offering. I believe my thinking is that passion about doing the work was more important and that passion would lead to the person seeking knowledge to perform well in the job.
How do we inspire and find passion?