Seven ways to fudge a resume

Yahoo chief Scott Thomson is the latest high-profile individual to be caught for 'embellishing' his resume, but a look at recent history reveals there are many ways to cook a CV.

When Yahoo chief executive Scott Thomson was found to have fudged his resume, including a degree in computer science that was in fact, a bachelor of accounting, he was subject to a higher level of scrutiny than usual. The internet giant was subject to a proxy fight in which the man who outed Thomson – Daniel Loeb, head of hedge fund Third Point, which holds a Yahoo stake worth around $US1 billion – had been pushing for months to replace several board members with his own nominees.


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