In America today, we have record poverty and hunger: 50 million Americans, 17 million households, one in every six Americans. We have a real unemployment rate of 22% when discouraged and part-time workers are added; close to the highest levels in American history. The numbers of new jobs claimed versus the number of unemployed make the odds of getting one of these jobs about as likely as getting into Harvard.
CareerExcuse.com mission is to help our subscribers in NOT joining the statistics listed above. Over 12 million Americans have been fired or quit their jobs in the last 5 years alone. This can be devastating for anybody who has been laid off and is looking for a job in today’s job market.
Is It Illegal?
This question was asked at adminSecret.monster.com and this is what they had to say….
Surprisingly, the legal framework of CareerExcuse’s business is solid- except for their fake diploma offerings. According to law, falsifying information on a resume is not illegal unless you’re lying about your educational credentials.
Falsifying your work experience could, however, almost certainly get you fired, not to mention the fact that your lack of experience might lead to incompetence at a new job that would be telling and risky in and of itself.
The study concludes that it is illegal to commit résumé fraud only if the job seeker (1) is claiming an educational credential from a “diploma mill,” a bogus institution and (2) is using the résumé in a state that has enacted legislation to discourage the activities of these schools. However, an employer may be within its legal rights to terminate an employment relationship based upon misrepresentation of qualifications, depending upon the state and the nature of the falsification.”
In another online article, a study by resume checker HireRight that shows: “Eighty percent of all resumes are misleading, 20 percent state fraudulent
Reported problems with resumes
|Altered employment dates
|Inflated salary claims
|Inaccurate job descriptions
|Companies no longer exist
It appears most new hires today are just as likely to be fired for “lying on their resume” as anybody else who uses a professional job reference service.
The key is to exceed your new employers expectations with your job performance and become a valuable asset to the organization. Failure to do such, or to perform poorly for your new employer will only invite them to look for excuses to fire you.
Be sure to check the laws in your state and local area.