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Tech Job Hunt Handbook: Career Management for Technical Professionals by Kevin W. Grossman

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Background Screens and AssessmentsKnow Thyself (and Then Some)

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.

—Noel Coward, English playwright

Maybe you heard about it. The fact (or lack thereof) that ex-Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson had published bios, including the one in Yahoo’s annual report, that claimed that he had a bachelor’s degree in both accounting and computer science from Stonehill College. Unfortunately, his degree was actually in accounting only, not computer science as well.

Now, anything the CEO publishes about himself in an annual report, a legal document that CEOs must personally swear is truthful, ...

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