Resumes – Lipstick on a Pig
If you Embellish, it will be a Blemish – or Much Worse
The results of a recent Career Builder survey have been splattered all over the internet in the last several days. The responses reveal that 58% of employers have caught a lie on a resume; and 33 % said they have seen an increase in resume embellishments post-recession.
The poll found that this transgressions include embellished skill set (57%), embellished responsibilities (55%), dates of employment (42%), job title (34%), academic degree (33%), companies worked (26%), and accolades/awards (18%). It is very interestingly the industry that finds the most fibbing is financial services (eh-hem) at 73%! But Information Technology came in a 63%, and Health Care at 63%.
HireRight.com, a provider of on-demand employment background screening, found that 34% of job applicants lie on resumes. (more…)
Holiday Rush – The Yearend is Busy!
By Joanna Edwards, Executive Recruiter, High Tech Sales & Marketing Division Manager
As I write this, a beautiful snowfall blankets Sun Valley, Christmas music is playing and eighteen resumes were in my inbox prior to 6am MST. It can only mean one thing: yearend is approaching. We are just weeks away from January 1st and in the world of recruiting it is typically our busiest time of year for a multitude of reasons.
First, many companies and/or hiring managers have a specific number of open roles they must fill prior to EOY, or they lose the open requisitions, or worse their MBO or an equivalent monetary sum. (more…)
The Art of Salary Negotiation: Understanding What You’re Worth
In today’s economy, most of us think that salary negotiation involves taking a huge gamble, thus putting the security of one’s current position on the line. To be honest, there may be a few risks involved with stepping up and asking for what you think you deserve, but if you equip yourself with the knowledge beforehand, these risks are dramatically reduced. Take our advice to mind, and you will end up on top. (more…)