I Was Hired After Lying on My Resume. Should I Tell Them? | JobSearchTV.com

This is one of the most painful questions someone needs to address.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and welcome to another episode of Job Search
TV. I like to spend a little bit of time daily talking with you about some
element of job search because I believe it doesn't have to be as hard difficult
painful or take as long as it usually does because the fact of the matter is
the skills didn't define the job or different than the skills they need to
do a job. And now you're an amateur at job hunting and you may be an expert at
your career so I'm here to talk with you about job search and I received the
question from someone the translates into the fact that they lied on their
resume and they got hired for a high-paying job and they're wondering if
they should tell their employer now I always look at it from the standpoint of
the resume is one thing the application is something different the application
is the legal document and as such if you completed an application you do have to
tell them that you made a mistake and you can simply say you know I went back
because there was something that was bothering me and I went back and I
looked at it and when I completed the application you know I had the wrong
dates and my title wasn't exactly accurate and I just want to be clear
about that because I don't want any problems coming around later you know it
just isn't quite right. So, the correct date of employment is ___." Because, in the
u.s. post employment if you've completed an application they're gonna send a note
back to your previous employer looking to substantiate dates and wages on the
application and it's grounds for termination
if you've lied on the application the resume is something different
Most employers aren't quite that fussy over the resume but the application's
different. I remember many years ago, I was working
with someone who was hired for very senior role in an organization and he
was told they're gonna do a background check
don't lie and he did at the end of the first week he got poured into the office
of the head of HR for this major American corporation and
fired after being given the opportunity to confess the truth because they already knew the
answer. Now, they'd already spoken to the previous employer so they knew that this
guy was lying and he confessed them they fired them another situation where
someone working for a bank was told the degree doesn't matter he lied about the
degree on his application and resume and got fired and of two weeks at his kid's
hand of the Box thrown out the door folks they will find out but the issue
isn't the resume necessarily it's the application so if you realize he made a
mistake on the application by all means go to them and do it fairly soon you can
just send an email over to HR saying I realized something I went back and
checked and what I wrote on the application wasn't completely
accurate so I want to correct it, rather than have you every worry
about my being truthful. I'm Jeff Albin I hope you found this
helpful. Visit my website TheBigGameHunter.us. Go exploring. I've
got a ton there that you can watch listen to a we that will help you find
work quickly. Also, if you're interested in one-on-one coaching with me, reach out to
me through the site send me a message or just get on to my calendar for a
discovery call . I'd love to help you with your search. Again Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Have a great day and take care.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1700 episodes and “The No BS Coaching Advice Podcast” and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was named a Top 10 podcast for job search. JobSearchTV.com is also a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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9 Responses
    1. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

      And when they do the background check and found you lied, it can be grounds for termination.

    1. Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

      You have run out of time to do that. Don’t put in on your LinkedIn profile. You must do it on an application

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