Updating resume after graduation
The result is a clear topography of this slippery slope for all those job seekers who’ve found themselves questioning the distinction between exaggeration and fabrication.
Employment and education dates – Bottom line: It’s a bad idea to fudge dates, given how easy it is to check dates of employment and graduation.
Embarking on your career after university should be exciting.
But many graduates find themselves facing the same frustrating conundrum: you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience.
She wanted to be hired full time at the Ohio-based manufacturing facility where she was temping, and asked what she had to do to make that happen.
“If they list five jobs with no dates, we don’t know if they spent 25 years at one job and one with another,” Hudson said.
“(Dates) show consistency and what your (work history) pattern is.
The point isn’t to lie, Burdan said; the point is to “throw (employers) off the trail as long as possible.” An employer will eventually find out a candidate’s age.
But the longer it takes for that to happen, the less time there is for that employer to rule somebody out due to preconceptions about their age, and the more time there is for a candidate to get into an interview and to build a relationship with her interviewers.