People lie on resumes. It’s a sad but true fact: The Society for Human Resources Management estimates that as many as half of resumes contain at least one material misrepresentation. A survey from First Advantage, a background screening and analytics firm, found that one applicant in four is willing to lie on a resume in […]

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Over four out of every ten employers are hiring academically overqualified workers – and they’re happy they did. A recent survey from Career Builder found that 41 percent of employers are hiring workers with college degrees for positions that don’t require them, and had in the past been filled with workers who have only a […]

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  The scene: An unemployment office in Ancient Rome. A line of downcast men, dressed in togas and sandals, are lined up outside of the window to receive their unemployment pay. –“Occupation?” barks the clerk to the first man in the window. –“Gladiator.” –“Did you kill anybody this week?” –(Gladiator shakes his head ‘no.) –“Did […]

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