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In résumés, cutting the fiction reduces the friction

It's okay to sell your strengths (and admit your weaknesses), but recruiters prefer you back it up with hard facts, ROMA LUCIW writes:

Nothing in the job interview alerted Lorna Hegarty to the candidate's lie.

It was only after a routine check with the company where he worked that she learned his term there was closer to 18 months rather than the three years he had claimed. When Ms. Hegarty asked for an explanation, the applicant said part of his working stint had been on contract. But that also turned out to be untrue. Several awkward phone calls later, his credibility fading fast, he withdrew his application.

See the Globe & Mail article for the balance of the article.

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