If you’re generally honest and are not comfortable with inflating your resume, you are in a group getting smaller by the day. We’ve had two issues with fraud this week alone. Both are a serious indicator of the path we are on as a global society unless real solutions surface in the mainstream.
What if you knew the person who received a job over you was outright lying on their resume? But besides that you knew about collaboration of a network of conspirators committing document fraud or practicing collusion to confirm false information of a person competing for your job?
This week I was approached by a concerned citizen in this very position. I really am not happy about explaining on a blog how this can happen and how a person may “beat” a general background check so I’ll not explain the particulars of this new sophistication among those committing this type of fraud.
What I will say is resume fraud is a type of theft without many consequences. What’s the worst thing which happens? The offender gets fired from a job [once the fraud is brought to light] they never would have received in the first place? As our society’s compass of right and wrong erodes, this issue increases.
So a fraud alert from an unfairly affected job applicant was one fraud issue. You may be affected by this every time you receive a job and just not know about directly. The second one was a finding of a “front” employer. The front “employer” has everything to gain by changing an employment start date to show a consultant “employee” has more experience than they really do.
You may be asking what you can do about this? Stay tuned for a public profile version of egoCertified with the solution. Your participation will be the reversal of this trend and the honest applicant will shine above the resume fraud.