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How to Know When a Job Candidate Is Lying

Watch more How to Hire & Fire videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Know when a job candidate is lying by using this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Research the previous employer Research the previous employer listed on the resume. Some job candidates list fake past employers. Check the Chamber of Commerce or the Better Business Bureau website for the company. Tip Do a reverse telephone search on the internet to see whose phone number is listed. Step 2: Run a background check Run a background check to learn the truth about your job candidate's work history, dates of employment, and residences. Step 3: Give a pre-employment test Administer a pre-employment screening test to measure candidate's honesty. If they are dishonest on the test, it's a fair assumption they are dishonest about other things. Step 4: Get the details Ask specific follow-up questions to get as many details as possible. A fake story will fall apart under careful scrutiny. Tip Request recent pay stubs or a tax return if you think the candidate is lying about their previous salary. Step 5: Watch for facial expressions Watch your job candidate's facial expressions. Look for a lack of movement in their eyes and forehead, which could indicate insincere facial expressions. Did You Know? According to a 2008 survey, 10 percent of job candidates admitted to lying about their academic degree on a resume.
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