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Subject:Re: Networking groups From:Christine Sigman <c -dot- m -dot- sigman -at- gmail -dot- com> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:43:47 -0500
In the cases I am thinking of, all I did was make a mental note of it. If I
were in the running for a position against such a person it might become
It reminds me of a letter written to a popular magazine some years back
signed by a group of women. They lavishly praised the profile the magazine
had run the month before on a prominent actress, but questioned how, since
they had all graduated from high school with the actress, she could still be
in her late 30s when they were all well into their 40s. In a networked world
we are all "famous" and the old poetic license has gotten a bit more
On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:45 PM, John Posada <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> If it impacts me, then I might point it to them privately, like if
> they say they were the manager of the department I worked in and since
> they weren't, implies the need for a level of supervision over me that
> wasn't there or needed.
> OTOH, if it doesn't, forget it. After all, nobody assigned you or me
> to be the credentials police and besides...it could be a matter of
> interpretation. Interpret how? You know they didn't obtain the
> certificate for a BA degree from the same college you went to and they
> aren't listed with the University. So to you, they didn't get the
> degree. However, after they left there, they got the remainder of the
> credits through other legit means, but since you didn't have
> knowledge, the reality is different between the two of you. Let the
> entities who care do their own fact checking.
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 6:35 PM, Suzette Leeming
> <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > Just curious, should one do anything when they see that someone they
> > has inflated their credentials? It seems a foolish thing to do, to post
> > exaggerated resume on a public website.
> > I would be tempted to publicly call them on it - but that's because I
> > stand deceitful people. How would others handle that situation?
> John Posada
> Senior Technical Writer
> NYMetro STC President
> Looking for the next gig.
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