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Why Fact Checking Your Resume Is Vital

August 5, 2015 Posted by Remede in Blog
Remede Consulting Group

Think you don’t have the experience to land your dream job? While you may be tempted to pad your resume with skills and work history you don’t possess, doing this can backfire in the long run. Here are a few reasons that fact checking your resume is vital before you email it to an employer.

It’s Easy for Employers to Verify

Just as it’s easy to apply for a job these days with the click of a button, it doesn’t take much for employers to verify your work history and education. Not only will a savvy employer fact check your degree or training certificate with the institution in question, but they may also call past workplaces. For best results, refrain from stretching your employment dates to make up for gaps. If a hiring manager finds out you fudged the truth, you almost certainly won’t get the job.

You May Be Asked to Back Up Accomplishments

Thinking of beefing up a few of your on-the-job accomplishments? It’s best to avoid this temptation, as companies may ask for proof to back up your claims. Hiring managers know that candidates exaggerate their achievements, and they may ask for confirmation of those achievements.  If you aren’t prepared to substantiate your claims, you should probably leave them off your resume.

What If You Get Hired?

Of course, there’s always a chance that the facility in question won’t realize you’re misleading them. Unfortunately, if you claim you have a certain skill set, the employer will likely expect you to demonstrate said abilities on the job. There’s nothing more embarrassing than having to admit that you exaggerated and don’t possess the skills and experience you claimed on your resume.

Let Remede Help You Land Your Travel Nursing Next Position

Whether you’ve already launched your job search or are just thinking of leaving your current position, Remede’s team can help. We work with job seekers to develop factual, targeted resumes sure to attract attention. Plus, we help you negotiate for the best salaries and benefits. Contact Remede today to build your resume and then speak to us about finding your next job in travel nursing and beyond.