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IT Job Seekers: Resume Liars
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phillyrivera
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phillyrivera,
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8/12/2014 | 5:59:44 PM
Re: Catch 22
Good points from both of you. Automated vetting of candidates is not a fine science and companies who use this should be asking themselves: Are we letting in the right people, or excluding good people? Without some human intervention, analysis or ongoing optimization of the process, you could be thinking you are getting good results, but either missing good people or getting unqualified candidates, causing extra work for your recruiters.
Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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8/12/2014 | 4:25:38 PM
Re: Catch 22
Are most resume lies caught by careful research or automated flagging? If the latter, I'd expect some false positives. I wonder if that's an issue.
TerryB
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TerryB,
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8/12/2014 | 12:53:58 PM
Re: Whew!
You found me out. I sure wasn't putting "failed Presidential candidate" on my resume, nobody hires a loser.  :-)
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/12/2014 | 12:42:27 PM
Re: Whew!
Wait, are you Al Gore in disguise, Terry?
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/12/2014 | 12:41:41 PM
Catch 22
"There's this perception that their resumes will be vetted by a computer, so if they don't list the keywords and skills that the company is looking for, they may not get a call." Yes, we have heard this repeatedly from job seekers. Yet lying is not a good option, either. Vetting resumes by computer certainly has its downsides, doesn't it? My resume has the right keywords but doesn't tell you who I am. My recommendations do...
TerryB
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TerryB,
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8/12/2014 | 12:37:51 PM
Whew!
Sure glad my company never checked on whether I invented the Internet or not....
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