Unemployment is high, and so is résumé fraud, according to executive recruiter Chris Brown. “We’re seeing that more and more people aren’t telling the full truth when they’re completing a job application.”
Exaggerating on résumés has always been a bit of an art form. After all, no one ever describes himself as a below-average performer who attempted to push his difficult or boring tasks off on to co-workers. We know that going into the situation. (And let’s face it, hiring managers lie as well. How often have you gone for an interview where the hiring manager says, “Well, basically, this job is lousy, because I’m a terrible manager. I’ll allow pushy co-workers to walk all over you, yell at you for things that aren’t under your control, and base my year-end salary increases on how much I like you.”?)
But which signs do you need to be wary of? And how do you recognize a fraudulent résumé?
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