Revealing the Truth About Your Employment History

Many companies look at employment history when deciding who to hire. If you have gaps in your resume or you don’t have a lot of professional experience, this could be a problem. You are going to have to tackle the thorny issue head-on if you want to have the best chance of landing and keeping a great job. This means being 100 percent honest at all times about your employment history.

Honesty is vital when it comes to sharing you work record because:

  • You could be fired if an employer finds out you lied. If you exaggerate your work history or make downright false statements, your employer can and often will fire you when the truth comes out.
  • You could find yourself in over your head if you exaggerated experience to get a job. If you are dishonest about your job history, experience, or skills, you could get hired on false pretenses. The problem is, what happens then? If you don’t actually have the background or the skills you claim, you could fail your new employer and forever burn a bridge.
  • You could ruin your reputation in your industry if you are dishonest about what you have done. Many industries are comprised of a relatively small group of professionals who have at least some shared contacts. This means if you lie to one employer, this lie could impact you when you try to apply for other jobs. If and when the deception is revealed, your reputation for dishonesty could follow you for your entire career.

If you have an employment history you are worried about, such as one with gaps in experience, it can be nerve-racking to be honest about your past. The good news is, SmartTalent can help you find employers in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynwood, Everett and surrounding areas who are eager to hire someone with your skills and breadth of knowledge.

Our staffing professionals can connect you with companies that are willing to give you a chance, even if your employment history is not perfect. Give us a call at 585-374-5210 or contact us online to find out more.

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