chris webster wrote:
I have seen plenty of great-looking CVs - especially from offshore staff - who clearly think by talking big they can get a "big" job. ..............
This has become a real problem in the last 10 years, as the market has become increasingly swamped with CVs from liars, so it becomes harder for recruiters to identify the people who really do have the skills/experience to do a particular job. Many organisations fail to filter out the crud CVs adequately (or are restricted by having to work via consultancy agreements that do not provide any decent candidates anyway) so they end up recruiting liars. This costs money in wasted recruitment effort, poor performance, or replacement costs for useless staff, and also contributes to pushing honest skilled workers out of the job market.
There is a lot of talk in the IT industry about the "skills shortage", but there is no shortage of liars in any industry. If people think they have the skills and experience to get a job, let them compete for it on the basis of their real skills/experience and may the best candidate win. But if they want a "career" as a liar, I suggest they stick to marketing or politics and leave the serious work to people who know what they are doing.
preethi kumar wrote:yes indeed Jeanne..
i too had 90% real experience .. but added 10% fake experience since i had a gap in my career during 2008 recession.
so paid the price now by getting fired...
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Srinivas Sridhar wrote:People who get scared of such discussions, never make any progress in their career, people who do not get scared have reached a lot ahead in their career. I know several people who have some fake experience and working these companies.
And people will *real* experience have done well in their careers too.
no i really got fired in july last week dude.
i do not know how they came to know after 1 year
i have doubt on my friends . maybe they informed the company.
i got fired in IBM recently...
1 year i worked there.. then they came to know about my fake experience after 1 year... am confused...
what were they doing all 12 months?