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Lies and Resumes

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Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

Lies and Resumes

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Webinar Attendee + Recording (Best Value)   more info Oct 24, 2019 $298.00 $0.00
Live Webinar Attendee   more info Oct 24, 2019 $219.00 $0.00
Recording On-Demand   more info Oct 24, 2019 $219.00 $0.00
All Access Pass (12 Months)   more info Oct 24, 2019 $599.00 $0.00

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Live Webinar or Recording
October 24, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern
Credit: HRCI: 1.5, SHRM: 1.5 (Live Only)

Do you really know who you’re hiring? Although employers often treat resumes as facts, a resume is just a marketing tool for many job applicants.  Although it is not unusual for job candidates to want to present themselves as favorably a possible, it becomes a real problem when a resume crosses the line into fraud and lies and qualifies as a work of fiction.

When a candidate’s resume misrepresents things like past job titles and responsibilities, employment dates, skills, experience, or their academic credentials, employers waste valuable time and run the risk of making a bad hiring decision.  Most employers know from experience that if a candidate got the job fraudulently, he or she is likely to be a poor performer in the job.  

The problem is that such resume fraud is not simply an isolated incident.  Human Resources (HR) professionals, hiring managers, recruiters, and background screening firms have all seen an alarming increase in resume fraud and exaggeration.

Resume fraud is made easier by the use of the internet.  There are web sites that will create a false employment history along with authentic looking but fake web sites for supposed former employers, and operators that will verify the false information. There are numerous web sites that will provide applicants with either fake degrees from real schools, or worthless degrees form online diploma mills. 

This webinar will alert employers to the dangers that are lurking in resumes and job applications, and provide practical tools that they can use to immediately to defend themselves from bad hiring decisions based on fraudulent credentials.

During the session, HR managers, recruiters, and hiring professionals will learn:

•    How to legally check a candidate’s references and verify education.
•    The ten sure signs that an application is a lawsuit or bad hire waiting to happen.
•    Methods to improve resume screening skills.
•    The importance of verifying past employment.
•    Keeping past employment and reference checks legal and useful.
•    The legal and non-discriminatory use of social media to verify credentials.
•    Critical interview questions designed to root out fraud and problem candidates.
•    How background checks help guard against fraud.
•    Background check “do’s and don’ts.”
•    Best practices and legal developments that affect background checks.
•    How to verify past educational claims.
•    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the use of criminal records and credit reports.
•    The impact of new wage secrecy laws.
•    How the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) impacts employers.

Guest Speaker: Lester Rosen - Employment Screening Resources

Level: Basic
Format: Live Webcast
Field of Study: General
Program Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None

This program has been approved for credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at

Aurora Training Advantage is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Have questions about Lies and Resumes? Contact Aurora Training Advantage

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