Department of small comforts: Everybody lies
Some salve for the departed CEO of RadioShack
The Associated Press is reporting that David Edmondson, the CEO of RadioShack Corp., is stepping down for lying on his resume. Coincidentally, a press release came over the transom today proving that Edmondson is hardly alone--a survey found that nearly half of some 1,000 resumes contain a "significant" inaccuracy.
Someone named Mike from ResumeDoctor.com sends this missive:
Brad Fredericks, co-founder of ResumeDoctor.com, explains that, "Although many employers no longer offer character references, they will still confirm or deny an employee's dates of employment and overall role at the company. Surprisingly, these are the most common details for a job seeker to exaggerate." He adds, "Odds are that nearly one out of two resumes misrepresent the job seeker's employment history or education."