As recruitment and HR professionals, we are trained to spot the embellishments in a story, to zero in on the candidates whose credentials don’t quite line up, and to ask those uncomfortable questions that often lead to answers none of us are looking forward to hearing. Spotting the white lie, figuring out where the titles, responsibilities or dates have been boosted, and reading between the lines to fully understand how the career path really must have flowed, are all key components to uncovering the true merit of candidates we encounter on the recruitment journey.
Of course, candidates want to present the best picture of themselves. Just like a celebrity won’t show up on the red carpet in less than their best, candidates are unlikely to share the unbridled version of their failed career move. Read more