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KURTORTOISE
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8/24/10 12:52 A

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I guess that people without a lot of experience might try to stretch the truth a bit, but I don't know how anyone could get away with lying considering the information I've been requested to give when applying for jobs.

I'm in my 50s, and I understand that I'd have to go into detail about my college education, my work history, and check a box that I've never been convicted of a felony.
But lately I've come across requirements for:
-- a credit check (to see if I'm in debt)
-- a background check (to see if I have a criminal history; one job would have charged me for it.)
-- a complete educational history in reverse-chronological order to grade school (I'm in my 50s with college and additional education; why do they need grade school and high school?)
-- my parents names and where I was born (isn't that illegal, or is it just the date they can't ask?)

I've been refusing to fill-out applications like that (on-line or on paper) because that's too much information to put on an application, especially one with my social security number (at least they don't ask for that on-line) -- I have no idea who they have working in their offices, and who would have access to my information.


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8/23/10 11:04 P

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Resume Padding: A Dangerous Game

hotjobs.yahoo.com/career-articles-resume_p
adding_a_dangerous_game-1415


"Fudging your hire date or your end date for a past job. Inflating your job duties. Adding a few tenths of a point to your grade point average.

It's no big deal when job seekers make these types of adjustments to their resumes, right?

Wrong."

Check it out at the above url!

Don

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