Verify Degrees and Protect the Company from Resume Fraud

From ATD, “”We’re doing the background checks, and we can’t confirm her education. We can’t prove she got her MBA. Then we can’t find that she’s a certified public accountant. We can’t even prove she’s got her BA. We call her and she says she’ll send over a copy of her degree. We sent that document to the school and find out it’s phony. She wasn’t who she said she was. And she had been in her position for 20 years.”

That incident is not isolated. The CEO of Bausch & Lomb from 2001-08 faked an MBA from a business school he didn’t graduate from. The dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology admitted in 2007 that she had claimed degrees she hadn’t earned and in fact had never graduated from college. The CEO of Yahoo was forced to step down in 2012 after it was revealed that his academic credentials did not add up.

“Resume fraud is rampant,” Meschke said.”

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