Posted on March 14th, 2013 by Quinnox Solutions
Top 10 Recruiters’ Peeve Number 6: Incomplete or falsified resumes
Years ago, recruiters will share horror stories on how they have received 2 completely similar resumes albeit with different names. More than 80% of the projects experiences, dates, and skills are the same for 2 different people. It cannot be a co-incidence. These days, we see less of such “outright forgery” cases but falsified resumes can still be found.
There are many reasons why resumes are incomplete. Job seekers may black out a certain ex-employer or combine the periods of employment in their cvs. Candidates may think that it is not a big deal to round up/down the dates or skip 1 or 2 ex-companies that they would rather disassociate themselves with. However, this is strongly discouraged.
Many companies conduct reference and background checks on potential hires and most of them have a zero-tolerance policy to inaccuracies. If you are still puzzling over a potential offer that was dropped at the last minute, this may likely be the reason. At this point, you will have no chance to explain yourself.