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Old 12-07-2013, 11:14 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I would bring him back in and push a little, asking if there was anything on the resume that wasn't 100% accurate. Don't be specific. See what he says. If he comes clean and has a reasonable explanation, I wouldn't disqualify him over it, but nor would I discount it... i.e. if you have a similarly qualified alternate candidate, that might be enough to sway me the other way. If he's clearly better than the rest, I wouldn't knock him out of the running over just that. If he continues to lie when pushed? I wouldn't do it, especially not if my boss's boss disagrees.

The candidate needs to own up to the lie on his resume.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:09 AM
 
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Very true, sadly. A lot of people don't have any integrity and are pathological liars. It's pretty much impossible to hire those people for most positions. You couldn't put them in front of a cash register even. They might have exceptional technical abilities and do great work, but they're just unemployable because of character defects.
70% of people lie on their resume. many countries are run by liars elected into office because they lied. more people lie than tell the truth. the world moves on...

Only thing Op should think about is covering his/her behind. if your superior knows they got a liar in their midst, you better steer clear so it doesn't come back to bite you in the rump. not that these little hiring blips every seem to make any serious or real impact on hr's careers....

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Old 12-08-2013, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA/Seattle, WA
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Disqualifying him seems a little petty, but then again don't burn your own bridge.

After verifying that he actually lied, I would have a talk with him about it. One thing that comes to my mind is; if he's dumb enough to lie about his title, how smart could he possibly be? Maybe he forgot about the "lie" while applying to other companies?

Either way, don't put yourself in jeopardy, do what your bosses boss wants. Look out for yourself first, it's a tough economy!
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:42 PM
 
Location: SC
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70% of people lie on their resume. many countries are run by liars elected into office because they lied. more people lie than tell the truth. the world moves on...

Only thing Op should think about is covering his/her behind. if your superior knows they got a liar in their midst, you better steer clear so it doesn't come back to bite you in the rump. not that these little hiring blips every seem to make any serious or real impact on hr's careers....
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Hiring Manager, CYA!!!
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