For Barbara Corcoran, judge on ABC's "Shark Tank," a fine resume is just that: Fine.
Don't rely on it alone to get you very far, she says.
When Corcoran, who runs a $6 billion real estate company, is hiring, she looks for traits not easily conveyed on paper, like honesty, enthusiasm and, most of all, persistence.
"I don't care about a resume," she says on Twitter. "The right attitude always wins."
When it comes to hiring, the best people are honest + have lots of enthusiasm. I don't care about a resume- the right attitude always wins.— Barbara Corcoran (@BarbaraCorcoran) December 18, 2016
She worked several low-paid jobs, including one as a diner waitress. Then a $1,000 loan changed her life.
Corcoran used that loan to expand a tiny real estate business into a multi-billion-dollar one.
I don't care how talented someone is but I do care how persistent they are.— Barbara Corcoran (@BarbaraCorcoran) December 18, 2016
Now the mogul looks to invest in other hard workers.
Corcoran isn't the only Shark to foreground the importance of determination and resilience. Her fellow investor, entrepreneur and founder of FUBU Daymond John, says, "Life is a series of pitches. You are always pitching."
Disclosure: CNBC owns the exclusive off-network cable rights to "Shark Tank."