Yahoo CEO departs amid job history “error”

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Posted By: garyc Posted In: News Date Posted: May 14th, 2012 Comments: 0

While we don’t have the full details yet on this story, it appears the “outgoing” Yahoo CEO claimed a computer science degree on his resume that he did not in fact possess.

There’s often a tendency when dealing with senior or professional candidates to take them at their word. Almost a professional courtesy if you like.

The best approach is always to handle performance claims with a slight degree of scepticism, until you have satisfied yourself via thorough interview questioning, reference checking and then the sighting of all claimed qualifications. I’ve dealt with candidates who have claimed misplacing their qualifications when moving house.

When it comes to qualifications from a reputable learning institution, a candidate can obtain a certified copy with a quick phone call supported by personal identification. This story is a great reminder that “embellishment” of résumes occurs at all levels. Story here:

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