Job Applicant Lies Articles

Background Checks Ferret Out Those Who Use “Diploma Mills”

If you’re an employer and you’re not familiar with the term “diploma mill”, you should be. Diploma mills are made-up educational institutions where individuals can essentially pay for a copy of a diploma that looks real. Thus, when they apply for jobs, they can say they have a BA, BS, MBA… even JD. Fortunately, background checks can and do ferret out such deceptions.

Applicants Who Lie, part II – Jobs Held

You're browsing through the resume of a potential applicant and he/she looks pretty impressive on paper.  There are a number of management positions and responsibilities that he/she has held, and that's exactly what you need for your position.  So you give him/her a...

Applicants Who Lie: Biggest Resume Lies

Education History There are numerous ways that job applicants can and do lie to potential employers.  One of the easiest ways is by fibbing their education history.  They make up degrees, they make up schools attended, they even make up schools!  (There's a whole...

Applicants Who Lie, part I: Education History

There are numerous ways that job applicants can and do lie to potential employers.  One of the easiest ways is by fibbing their education history.  They make up degrees, they make up schools attended, they even make up schools!  (There's a whole market selling...

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