Do Not Mislead Your Recruiter
My database consists of over 5000 resumes. I generally delete most at the end of each year if they are four years or older. Many candidates generally send me updated resumes from time to time and I will store them in my database if I cannot help them at that moment. It amazes me the number of times I have caught candidates sending me resumes which are different than the ones they sent four years ago. Some people have a tendency to conveniently remove a particular job and squeeze dates together to make the background look cleaner. Or they will load the resume up with junk to try and distract me from the overall message. Or they will send a resume indicating that they are currently employed when they have been unemployed for eight months. Let me offer this advice – don’t misrepresent your background. Your integrity will be questioned immediately. And when we present your background to the hiring manager and
With me and with my client.
Look, people get terminated. It is not a sin. But misrepresenting yourself is. And for those who think they can put one over on recruiters and hiring managers, remember one thing. You will live with the knowledge that you accepted an offer under false pretenses, and sooner or later you will be found out. All it takes is a background check, or a previous manager coming up to your booth at a trade show, or a negative reference and you…are…done. And we recruiters talk with each other. All the time. Shoot straight with us, and we will fight for you. Tarnish our credibility with our client? It will get out there. Keep it honest.
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