As candidates become more tech savvy, choosy, and purpose oriented, firms are having a hard time building a robust pipeline through traditional mediums like job boards. Yes, the organisations are suffering from a slow hiring process which means that they can’t keep their demand quotient in check. Or maybe the candidates have advanced way too far while the recruiters are still stuck to decade old ATS’, manual screening processes, and age-old cold calling.
Identifying the right candidate for a position is a tricky task for any recruiter. Job seekers have, on occasion, been known to get a little creative on their CV and exaggerate their skills so they stand out from the crowd. However, some applicants often take this one step too far by completely lying about aspects of their professional life.
A recent survey has shown that seven out of 10 employers have reported finding a lie on a CV, a statistic not completely unexpected with 38% of British people admitting to falsifying the document.
So, with many sections available to disguise incorrect facts, here are some of the common places that candidates attempt to pull the wool over recruiter’s eyes.
When you think about virtual reality, you may think about how it has been used in the entertainment industry, such as by enhancing the gaming experience and improving graphics in sci-fi movies.
However, virtual reality has more practical applications in everyday life and many company owners are starting to realize this. For example, companies that use Skype and similar tools to communicate regularly with remote workers could use advanced virtual reality technology for collaboration, making remote workers feel like they’re actually in the office and thus, more like a part of the team.
I was on LinkedIn one day this week and I saw a question that one of my connections had commented on. Let me share it with you…