How Not to Get a Job: Lie on Your Resume

5 November 2007 at 6:50AM Leave a comment

As I noted earlier, I’ve caught about 20 people who have falsified their credentials or degrees on their resume. Microsoft Recruiter Jim Stroud has had a similar experience. ON his blog, he details “Six people who were caught lying on their resumes“.

At least George O’Leary was honest when he got caught, saying, “In seeking employment, I prepared a résumé that contained inaccuracies…”

The problem is, many people do it, and so few get caught.

HT: My buddy Art Romero at the CheckMate blog.


Entry filed under: NotJobs, Resumes.

Tips: Longhorn cover letters-bad, better, best How Not to Get a Job: The Checklist

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1. "I can't tell you the best way to get a job - because there is no one best way. After 21 years of recruiting, I CAN share things I've seen candidates do to guarantee they DIDN'T get the job."

2. "Most companies don't realize how their recruiting process impacts their candidate pool, and their business. Attention to simple things will result in big improvements."

About the Author

Troy Bettinger, SPHR is a Denver Recruiter, Public Speaker, HR Metrics Analyst and Human Resources Leader who has been recruiting in corporate and municipal environments since 1991.

He specializes in the complete hiring process: defining, sourcing, recruiting, testing, interviewing, offering and orienting new hires. He's also well versed in strategic human resources, college recruiting, diversity recruiting, AAP, EEO, ATS integration, recruiting metrics, social media, recruiting leadership, training and employment branding.


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