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The most common resume lie? Education.

In a recent study by Hloom, education was shown to be the #1 topic people lie about on their resume. In fact, 5 of the top 10 lies reported were all related to education history: college graduated from (#1), academic degree (#3), college major (#4), GPA (#5), college minor (#8). Perhaps even more surprising is that just…

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'Staggering' trade of diploma mills revealed

A BBC Radio 4’s File on Four program investigation found a “staggering” trade in worthless diploma mill degrees from Axact, a Pakistani firm claiming to be the “world’s largest IT company” that operated a network of hundreds of fake online universities. Buyers include NHS consultants, nurses and a large defense contractor. One British buyer spent almost £500,000…

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What employers need to know about education background checks

a study by Greater Lansing Business Monthly shows that 52% of job candidates identified mere attendance as a college degree, 70% overstated their educational qualifications, and 61% received their degree from a diploma mill. As an employer or hiring manager, this ought to be a big concern. Quite simply, you don’t know if a resume…

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