Re: Resume Facts

Subject: Re: Resume Facts
From: d r <writeagain -at- JUNO -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 13:13:13 EST

Zoe,

This is a new low. Consider the chances of that happening though. Was
there an outcome?

D.R.
writeagain -at- juno -dot- com


On Fri, 21 Feb 1997 07:19:17 UT Zoe Oredson <zoredson -at- MSN -dot- COM> writes:
>Speaking of lying on resumes ... how about submitting samples to
>prospective
>employers that aren't yours? I recently went to an interview and
>discovered
>that a guide that I had co-authored had also been submitted to my
>prospective
>employer by a former employee of my old company as one of his writing
>samples.
> Needless to say, this former employee had not contributed one word to
>this
>guide - the nerve!
>
>Zoe
>
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>Eric,
>
>I come to see you. You like me. You like what I've done. I've
>impressed
>you. You ask me if I can start tomorrow. I say yes. I leave. Do you
>check
>my information? I am now about to start work for you. Do you see if I
>really worked at the jobs I have down on my resume? And if so, and you
>find out that I didn't work there - what do you do then?
>
>Someone wrote in their post that the one thing is to never lie on a
>resume. How about "fudging a little"? Reason I bring this up is
>because
>not that long ago I required resumes of some people I had been working
>with on a project and then decided to hire for my own projects. I had
>known/worked with these people for about a year and it was just a
>formality for me to ask for a CV to keep on file since I wanted to
>write
>a press release about the new members of the crew. It was JUST A
>FORMALITY nothing more.
>
>It was really just a fluke that as I was filing it I noticed something
>that I had taken part in and I *knew* that this other tech editor
>wasn't
>there. So I looked further and there were titles of publications that
>didn't seem to exist. I called the library; I searched on the
>Internet.
>No such publications - but I might add that he was rather creative in
>what he put. I will tell you what I did and what happened but I would
>be
>very interested in hearing how you (and everyone else here) might have
>handled this.
>
>Another time with a fellow I hired as a fact-checker sent an email
>resume
>in which he stated that he had done the same type of work for the
>broadcast radio team for the Dallas Cowboys. One call to the COwboys
>and
>he was out of a job with me. And I wondered, WHY pick the Dallas
>Cowboys?
>Had he said the Pawtucket minor league team I probably wouldn't have
>(well maybe I would have...) checked - but why lie so blatantly?
>
>D.R.
>writeagain -at- juno -dot- com
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