What will the consequences be when it later emerges that the person hired for that high-profile job actually cheated about their academic qualifications?
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) February 08, 2013
When anyone is conducting job interviews and are presented with the most impressive resumes, how do people verify that the others they are about to employ are not telling tales about their academic qualifications? What will the consequences be when it later emerges that the person hired for that high-profile job actually cheated about their academic qualifications?
According to WarrantCheck.com officials, the most common lie that prospective employees tell involves adding to their resume qualifications that they could have obtained but actually never did because they did not complete their studies. Where a person joined a degree program but quit halfway, they are likely to present a resume showing that they actually earned the degree.
Anyone might wonder how this is possible given that such claims can be certified simply by asking for degree certificates and SAT scores.
Yet the many cases of high-profile individuals who have been found to have lied about their academic qualifications (and the embarrassment and monetary losses they caused their employers) should make every employer careful when verifying academic claims.
Take the example of Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson who claimed to have earned degrees in computer science and accounting. In 2012, a background check confirmed that he did not have the computer science degree he claimed to have. Or the case of Ronald Zarella, former CEO of Bausch & Lomb, who claimed to have earned an MBA from NYU. A background check confirmed that he enrolled into the program but never completed.
As a consequence of this discovery, the company soon found itself the subject of lawsuits for product liability. Even the respected MIT was duped by a former employee who claimed to have bachelors and masters degrees (when she had neither) and actually remained in the institution’s payroll for 28 years.
To save agony, embarrassment and possible financial loss that hiring liars that might expose, trust WarrantCheck.com with the verification of all academic records. A consumer can view their own records or search those of whom they might be in the position to hire.
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