Posted by Dana Fink, Director of Staffing at Glenmont Group
As golden rules go– “Thou Shalt Not Lie” –is just one of the Ten Commandments. There was a good reason for this. As it pertains to applying for a job, it should be the only rule.
Most, if not all hiring firms now use third party background check companies that go beyond just calling the three references you have supplied. They will often review salary history, criminal records and employment and have access to public and employment records.
Fabricating any of your past could do more than just cost you the job you are applying for; it can jeopardize all future employment with the company and their subsidiaries.
As it pertains to skills and abilities, your employment tenure will be short lived once any new employer realizes you don’t have what it takes to do the job. Many new hires are subject to a probation period, generally 90 days, where they can release you from employment without much explanation.
The economy will improve, hiring will increase, and employers will understand that all of the American population was somehow impacted by an economic downturn and you will still have your good name to put on top of your resume.
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