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  1. 13 May '12 23:09 / 1 edit
    Imagine the number of up-and-coming execs that are now worried, including perhaps some that had to back his being axed. Reportedly resume padding is a wink wink, nod nod sort of thing all over industry.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/13/technology/yahoo-ceo-out/

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is out after it was found he padded his resume with an embellished college degree, ending his term at the company after just four months.

    http://articles.cnn.com/2012-05-07/living/living_resume-padding-scott-thompson_1_large-consumer-technology-companies-bachelor-of-science-degree-r-sum?_s=PM:LIVING

    In a 2010 survey of 1,818 organizations, 69% reported catching a job candidate lying on his or her résumé, according to employment screening service HireRight.
  2. 15 May '12 16:25
    Originally posted by JS357
    Imagine the number of up-and-coming execs that are now worried, including perhaps some that had to back his being axed. Reportedly resume padding is a wink wink, nod nod sort of thing all over industry.

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/05/13/technology/yahoo-ceo-out/

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is out after it was found he padded his resume ...[text shortened]... a job candidate lying on his or her résumé, according to employment screening service HireRight.
    Resume padding usually involves exagerating something you did do, or its importance. Not that it's ethical, but usually they don't just pull something out of the air.
  3. 15 May '12 17:40
    The interesting thing is that apparently he was found out not because he lacked some knowledge which would have been essential, but merely because the paperwork did not turn out to be in order. If I were to try doing my current job without my degree, I would be found out within three femtoseconds because I would not be able to demonstrate the required degree of knowledge and skills. I guess it shows that most CEOs are just schmucks who don't know anything about anything but are good at sucking up to people.