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Getting Schooled in Education Verification

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Sometimes it’s difficult to know if you’re reading real news or the Onion… A candidate for the Florida state House recently was publicly shamed into admitting that she lied about her education, and was compelled to drop out of the race. Melissa Howard claimed to be a college grad, but a local news site reported […]

A Brief Course in Education Verifications

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It’s best to verify all elements of a resume and job application – including those of newly-hired C-level executives.

Since many candidates have assumed that a prospective employer may not bother verifying his or her educational background, he or she may exaggerate or provide fabrications in this area.

Demonstrating due diligence by directing a background check company to thoroughly validate job candidates’ education references will keep an employer at the head of the class.

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Don’t Give Non-College Grads the Third Degree

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Yep, there they are, right after the section about your name and where you live – the questions on the job application that many candidates over the years have dreaded seeing: – “What is the name and location of the college you attended?” – “How many years did you attend?” – “What was your major? What degree did […]

Does Requiring a High School Diploma Violate ADA?

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In November 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an informal discussion letter that addressed whether employers that require a high school diploma as a condition of employment may be discriminating against individuals who are unable to earn a high school diploma due to a learning disability. The letter indicated that organizations that […]