Chicago Tribune Article on Fudging Your Resume

Nick Fishman

The Chicago Tribune published a great article, Honesty Always the Best Policy When Writing Up Your Resume, offering cautionary advice about (pick one) stretching details, lying, fudging, taking liberties with the truth, padding and, or embellishing your resume.  This story can’t be written enough and I think that the advice provided is great.  Honesty is the best policy.  Tell the truth.  In this day and age, a background check will most likely shed light on even the most minute “white lie”.  The scary thing is that many mis-truths and mis-rememberings (see Roger Clemens) wouldn’t have prevented qualified people from getting the job if they just would have been honest in the first place.

For those who have different definitions of some of the phrases mentioned above, perhaps a refresher course might help.  Click on some of the words above for the proper definitions.

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You get the picture!  Now get out there and tell the truth. (Well, not all of you.  That would put me out of business.)

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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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