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The Truth About Background and Reference Checks When Hiring by Cathy Fyock

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The Truth About Background and Reference Checks When Hiring

Cathy Fyock

Your Candidate May Be a Scam-Didate

The candidate you’re interviewing appears to have everything—the right background, perfect experience, and all the credentials you’re looking for. But you know what they say about things that appear too good to be true.

And this is about more than just spin. This is about those candidates who go beyond just making themselves look good, to outright lying about their background and credentials.

National scandals have recently focused on the falsification of candidates’ credentials on their resumes. Radio Shack’s CEO David Edmondson lied on his resume about receiving a psychology degree from Pacific Coast Baptist College in California, where ...

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