by Kristina Burroughs
In the world of recruiting, hiring managers place a very high value on one particular quality in their employees: integrity. Integrity is adhering to moral and ethical principles – and that begins with being honest on your application. There are far too many great candidates who make the wrong choices on their resume to enhance job titles, fudge GPAs, or graduation dates. These small errors, whether intentional or not, will hinder your chances of being hired, even if you are fortunate enough to receive a pending offer upon background check.
The details do matter and your potential employer’s HR department will likely catch the error. At that point, your personal integrity is perceived as questionable. Here are 3 important tips for maintaining your integrity throughout the application process:
The bottom line for job explorers is to value your integrity from the application to the interview. Recruiters want to help you but they are less willing to help someone who lacks integrity. They are responsible to their clients for putting the best talent forward. Their name is attached to yours when they pass your resume along.
What do you think about the topic of integrity? Have you ever thought about integrity from that angle?