Spotting Résumé Fraud
The hiring process can be long and frustrating – reading résumés, checking references and interviewing candidates requires significant time and effort. The process can be complicated by applicant deception during the hiring process or résumé padding.
Even top-level execs can provide inaccurate résumés. For instance, Yahoo’s former CEO Scott Thompson stated that he graduated with a degree in accounting and computer science. However, the college he attended did not offer a degree in computer science until several years after Thompson claimed he earned it.
How can you spot résumé fraud? Start with tried-and-true methods, such as obtaining specifics from the applicant, confirming information provided and checking references.