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The Ethics of Providing Misleading References

21 December, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
One of my mother’s oft repeated lines, reflective of her status as a true Southern Lady, was, “If you can’t say anything good about a person, don’t say anything at all.” Hardly her original line but it is certainly a standard of conduct worthy of practice. There is a variation to this standard in the recruiting industry. When giving a reference, recruiters would prefer that executives adopt this rule: If Read more»

On Reference Checks, Background Investigations and Telling the Truth

8 February, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
References, Credential Verification, Background Investigations. These are important issues for candidates entering the job market. Managing this part of your job search is critical to your success. Before discussing the guidelines for these issues, it is important to establish some context concerning the job search process. Read more»