Once I had a guy who had applied for a sales manager position. This was a big job, with a six figure salary, and this guy had a pretty impressive resume.
We set up a phone interview, and I called him at the scheduled time. We got through the preliminary questions, and then I moved on to the stuff about his experience.
I asked him about a particular achievement he’d listed on his resume. It was the third bullet down for his current job.
He had no idea what I was talking about. No clue.
I read to him, word-for-word, the bullet point I was talking about on his resume, thinking maybe he was nervous or I wasn’t being clear or something.
He said, “Really? It says that?”
Clue: If you’re going to have someone else write your resume for you, you should at least read it before the interview. That way, you’ll know what stuff they fabricated, and you can play along more effectively.
Tales of the Cluefree appear pretty much every Friday. Past stories are here.
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