Last Updated Jun 26, 2008 12:15 PM EDT
- The Find: Practical, expert guidance on how to stay on the right side of the ethical divide when polishing your resume.
- The Source: Harvard Business Online's Conversation Starter.
Of course, you don't want to sell yourself short, and you can be sure than your competitors won't be understated in touting their accomplishments. Korver comes to the rescue with two rules of thumb to help you understand whether something on your resume is simply creative wording or crosses the line into outright deception:
- Other-shoe Test: How would you feel if the shoe were on the other foot and you were the hiring manager looking at this resume?
- Front-page Test: Would you think the same way if your accomplishment in question were reported on the front page of the Wall Street Journal?
Those intriqued by Korver's tips should consider picking up a copy of his book "Ethics in the Real World," out tomorrow.
The Question: In your view, when does resume creativity cross the line into downright deception?