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Being in the recruitment industry, we have witnessed many half fake or completely fake resumes where candidates lie about their qualifications, skills and proficiencies. If we analyze the reason, rejection or fear of rejection in the interview is the biggest reason for such lies. The term we use is ‘ Resume solecism’, and it is one of the most common problems nowadays in the Job market. But we need to eliminate such resumes to achieve our desired success in the industry. A thorough resume verification process should include certain checks that cover each and every aspect of the information provided in the resume
Below are some ways to validate if the candidate is being honest with the resume
Background/Reference check: We need to approach the candidate’s immediate manager of the previous company to cross verify the skills mentioned by the candidate. Generally, all the major companies do this practice with previous companies and Education institutes to crosscheck the overall background and many hire third-party verification companies for this type of verification too but in this practice, the chances to skill verification might miss out. To overcome this problem, we can directly call the immediate Manager of the candidate to verify the skills and area of expertise mentioned by the candidate.
Detailed interview on doubted parts: Smartly detailed interview on the information provided by the candidate is always a smart move to verify a resume one on one. HR should be smart enough to identify such questions related to the skillsets in the 1st screening round of interviews only. Our HR usually cross verify the skills and other information provided in the resume but barely put a question on the provided skillsets or qualifications, if we start this practice, half of the fake CVs would be eliminated.
Skill test or assignments: Pre-interview assignments are on-trend nowadays, as it has their own advantages and disadvantages. Pre-screening assignments and test verify a candidates’ skill sets and qualifications for the role as well as the resume of the candidates. But we need to customise such assignments or tests according to the claims the candidate is doing on their resumes.
Professional Social media verify: though social media are not a reliable source to verify a person’s professional and educational background, Professional social media platforms (in this case LinkedIn) come to the rescue. Usually, A genuine candidate would not lie about work experience and qualifications on LinkedIn, so we can verify resume information on the LinkedIn profile of the candidate, we also can check for the immediate manager of the candidate in the previous company.
The main aim of HR is to find the right person for a given profile. Therefore, checking the candidate’s profile is essential. Following the above processes, we can certainly get the right candidate for our client/Company.