On Friday we discussed the BS you lie about on your resume to get hired. Well, it turns out, not only are companies using background checks to factcheck your lies, but they’re also telling quite a few of their own … More
Lying on resumes isn’t new, but it is much easier to call you out on your BS now than it ever was before. Our pals at BackgroundChecks.org composed this handy dandy infographic about lying on resumes (and lying in general), … More
Lying in general is a horrible thing to do and a pain in the ass to keep up with (just ask your parents about the Santa Claus charade), but lying on your resume? That’s even more dangerous than a lot … More
Considering the economy is in pretty dire shape, it’s not surprising that you may be tempted to lie on your resume to get ahead. And let’s be honest: Sometimes that’s encouraged and not always super shady. But if you change … More
Evolv, a data provider that uses analytics to study employee retention, wanted to find out exactly how “little white lies” impact workers after they get hired. Instead of asking questions about honesty and integrity — which would most likely lead to employees answering in a way they think they’re supposed to — the researchers decided to ask a sample of 31,000 employees about their tech skills, because the results can easily be tested for honesty. More
Manti Te’o is a star football player at Notre Dame, but I had never heard of him before yesterday. Now, he’s at the center of what I’m pretty sure will be the strangest, most fascinating story I read all year. Last fall, at the height of football season, Te’o spoke often about Lennay Kekua, his beloved girlfriend who had been diagnosed with leukemia, and then died; her last words to Te’o, he said, were “I love you.” Yesterday, Deadspin revealed that Lennay Kekua doesn’t exist. The whole thing was a hoax. But was Manti Te’o victim or perpetrator? Is it possible he invented a dead girlfriend in an attempt to secure the Heisman trophy?
It was reported today that mogul Bethenny Frankel’s recent dramatic tale of being lost at sea was not so dramatic at all. In fact it didn’t really happen even though Bethenny told any media outlet that would listen that it went down that way. The man who “rescued” the reality star and her husband last month after their boat supposedly broke down near Nantucket now says it was all scripted for her Bravo show, Bethenny Ever After. Is this a career killer for Bethenny? More
Embarrassment is a natural first reaction to being laid off. Even in an era of 9% unemployment, and with a whopping 212% increase in layoffs this September compared to a year ago, no one is proud to become a statistic. But would you be embarrassed enough to lie about it for more than two years? More