Iranian Minister of the Interior Admits He Lied On His Resume, Political Turmoil Ensues

ali-kordanOf the many ways to screen job candidates, using set standards for resume reviews, behavioral interviewing, and pre-employment testing, there is one fundamental that cannot be overlooked–reference checks.  Don’t be fooled into believing that no one gives reference information.  Not true.  At the very least, verify academic credentials. 

The reality is that people lie on their resumes.  I recently heard that it is estimated that as many as 62% of resumes contain “inaccuracies.”  And those “inaccuracies,” in large part, are related to the individual’s employment and education histories.  So check the history stated on the resume against the real history.

Don’t believe me?  Just ask the Iranian President Ahmadinejad, whose Minister of the Interior, Ali Kordan was impeached for dishonesty when he admitted that he’d falsely represented that he held a law degree Oxford University.  The revelation has caused major political turmoil, as reported in detail by the Washington Post.

[H/T to Employee Screen IQ University]