One of the challenges faced by an executive looking to make a career change – transitioning to another industry, or taking the next step up the ladder – is demonstrating the ability to do the job. This is particularly challenging on Linkedin, where the executive needs to use the keywords associated with the position she wishes to be considered for – but can not overstep the line into misleading people.
The ramifications of dishonesty are apparent from this article about an Australian candidate who lied on her resume – and was able to land a AUS$270,000 job because of it.
The candidate made up references, used a photo of a model on her Linkedin profile and – once she was hired into the position – actually had her brother do the work.
She lasted a month.
Unfortunately for the candidate, she was subsequently found out – and received a 25-month jail sentence.
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Unfortunately for the candidate, she was subsequently found out - and received a 25-month jail sentence.