I met someone who lied in his resume to get a job.

I met someone who lied in his resume to get a job.


Long back, my boss started involving me in interviews to gain experience, before promoting me to a manager.

One day, I witnessed the unexpected

When we started the interview, the candidate said, ”I lied on my resume to get a job invite. I’m sorry Sir”

I was flabbergasted!

I never heard of any such thing.

Then he said, ”I always dreamed of working in this company & the best I could do for an interview is to alter my work experience a bit.”

I thought this would be the end , but instead, my manager kept quiet & continued.

I couldn’t believe it.

To my surprise, the candidate landed the role.

I asked my boss why he allowed him to continue.

He said, β€œHiring systems are broken, it is not possible to gauge people from their CVs. You must try to identify the real value and passion of the person.”

I may never be able to accept a lie while evaluating candidates – but I learned:

1) There is always a different perspective of looking at the same thing.

2) Being right & being wrong is subjective.

3) Always try your luck – what happened in the past may not happen again & what people say can turn out to be completely wrong.

Do you think hiring processes are efficient?


#hiringpractices #thinkdifferent

Published by: Zeeshan Sajid Amin

Zeeshan Sajid Amin is a Senior Media Professional with proven record of driving better revenues, productivity & profitability for the various companies he worked with. His key expertise Include (& go beyond) : Revenue generation, Ideation, Content, Partnerships & OTT. He has participated in launching major sales campaigns for several leading regional media houses/television channels, including ARY Digital, B4U Aflam, B4U Plus, NEO Cricket, Zee Aflam and Zee Film Hindi, contributing in recent years to multi-million $ revenue generation. Follow him on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/zeeshansamin

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