This is a must read for any Web Designer (and front-end Web Devs too). Mike's process and outlook match mine – though I will say that resume does matter to me (but it's the least important aspect).
My addition to the list is a requirement that the resume, portfolio and cover letter (if provided) be proofread. I've tossed many resumes due to multiple misspellings or other mistakes. Attention to detail is important.