Human Resources News & Insights

The risky hiring shortcut nearly half of HR pros are taking

Study after study confirms that an alarming number of applicants are blatantly lying on their resumes, and a new study reveals many of these folks are likely to get away with it. 

5 adjectives you want to hear job candidates say

It’s difficult to tell what kind of person someone is just by their resume. Heck, it can even be difficult to tell when face to face with the person. But there are some approaches that will do the trick. 

31 of the stupidest things ever put on a resume

Want to meet a bunch of people who absolutely didn’t get the job?

10 unforgettable lies HR has discovered on resumes

More than half of HR pros (51%) said they’d automatically dismiss a candidate if they found a lie on a person’s resume. So it’s likely these applicants are still job hunting.

Intoxicating: He put his resume on beer — and got a job

It would be hard to NOT bring this guy in for at least an interview, right? 

Social networking profiles more accurate than resumes?

In the debate about whether to search for candidates online before they’re hired, here’s another reason hiring managers may consider doing so:

Should HR care about spelling mistakes?

You hear from an applicant with all the skills and experience the hiring manager wants. But there’s a problem: The resume contains a spelling error. What do you do?

Walking resume lands job

These days, we’ve been hearing a lot of stories about crazy stunts job seekers are pulling to find employment. Well, here’s one that actually worked.

Woman uses 'resume shirt' in job search

These days, more people are desperate for work and go to greater lengths to land jobs. But would a stunt like this get your attention?

How to spot phony degrees on resumes

One of the most common lies used by job applicants: listing a degree from a non-existent educational institution. Here’s some help identifying those phony degrees.