Duration: 54 minutes
Presenters: Jessica Holden, BALANCEtrak Product Specialist, Berkshire Associates, and Tim Hudec, Screening & Verification Manager, Justifacts
According to Business Insider, recruiters take an average of six seconds to scan a résumé and determine if a candidate will receive the anticipated phone call for an interview. Aware of this statistic, the anxious job seeker is completing an application, and feeling the pressure to ensure in those six seconds their introduction to the recruiter will give them the interview they so badly desire. As they put their best foot forward, making sure to highlight their most relevant job requirements and skills, they are faced with a decision—to stretch the truth and increase their chances of moving along in the hiring process, or do their best to exemplify a qualified candidate with honesty, integrity, and accuracy. Unfortunately, many candidates make the wrong choice. They lie on their résumé, are hired for a position, and in the long run cause great stress, financial loss, and reputation damage to the organization.