The perfect resume minus the fudging

Yahoo boss Scott Thompson's current woes only reaffirm why padding up a resume is not a good idea.

It might be deemed forgivable to exaggerate a little on your resume when you apply for your first part time job.

Let face it, other than your interests and a bit of volunteer work, you wouldn’t really have much to write about anyway.

But when you’re the exec of a multi-million dollar website company, resume fudging becomes a little bit more dangerous – case in point Yahoo chief executive, Scott Thompson.

To set the scene, the whole debacle started when Third Point, an American hedge fund and one of the largest stakeholders in Yahoo, began its campaign to force the internet company to change its board of executives.

In a bid to force the company to conform, Third Point’s head Daniel Loeb began digging into Thompson’s past, attempting to undermine their qualifications. And he struck paydirt. 

Loeb is now alleging that Yahoo chief executive Scott Thompson said he had undertaken a degree in computer science, that didn’t exist until after he graduated.

The move has not forced Thompson to resign, but the whole scandal is putting Yahoo under a negative light and investors may be getting worried about the competency of the company’s board.

It just goes to show that with resume building, honesty is the best policy – as you never know who is going to come out of the woodwork and conduct a background check on your qualifications.

So today’s infographic holds advice for any would be job-seeker and for embattled Yahoo board members. It’s a couple of tips on how to create a modern age resume.While the way in which we promote ourselves to employers is changing, some of the basic job application principals - like honesty - still remain the same. 

This infographic was created by Colorado Technical University and sourced from Daily Infographic



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