advertisement advertisement advertisement The truth is out: A 2020 ResumeLab study shows that a majority of job seekers fudge a detail or two on their résumés. Thirty-six percent of those surveyed confess to outright lying, and still others admitted to stretching the truth, bringing the grand total of résumé fraudsters to 56%. advertisement advertisement If you are a recruiter or hiring manager you may well have seen a résumé that has this touch of “creativity.” In fact, a full 93% of people surveyed in this same study said they knew someone who had lied on their résumé. Let’s look at what constitutes a lie, why people do it, and what the consequences are if you’re caught. WHAT CONSTITUTES A “LITTLE WHITE LIE” ON A RÉSUMÉ? There are several common ways job applicants “enhance” their résumés, convinced such statements will improve their chances of landing the job. The most common lies are in work experience. That might … [Read more...] about What’s the actual risk of telling a little white lie on your résumé?
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advertisement advertisement advertisement Hey Kermit , try being red . Now that’s not easy. advertisement advertisement That’s the conclusion sisters Stephanie Vendetti and Adrienne Vendetti Hodges reached, growing up as natural-born redheads. In so many ways, the world just wasn’t built for them, says Adrienne. “For prom, we’d go get our makeup done, but no one knew how to do a redhead’s makeup. Our skin was so sensitive, it was hard to find products.” They’d go to the store to buy hairpins, but everything was made for those much larger markets of blondes or brunettes. Worst of all, though, Adrienne remembers, was the bullying. In their small Rhode Island town, the Vendettis were the only redheads in their school. “The bullying starts early, around second or third grade,” recalls Adrienne. “There are so many different names people call you: carrot top, freckle face. They make fun of your pale skin.” One teacher took to … [Read more...] about Gingers Rule! How Two Redheaded Sisters Turned Hair Color Into A Growing Business
advertisement advertisement advertisement In 1949, when she was 14 years old, Claudia Coger dropped out of high school. Despite being an A+ student and having skipped two grades, she knew that college was out of reach—she was the second of 10 kids, growing up in Sumter County, Florida, and there was no indication, she says, that scholarships would be available to her. It’s a reality for too many kids: Students from low-income families are 2.4 times more likely to drop out of high school than those from middle-income families, and 10 times more likely than students from high-income families, which affects how much they can earn out of school and contributes to the racial wealth gap. advertisement advertisement Now 85, Coger is helping ensure that kids in the Astoria Houses, the public housing complex in Astoria, Queens, where she’d lived since moving to New York at 20 , don’t have to make that same choice. Coger helmed a … [Read more...] about How this Queens community built $1,000 college savings accounts for all its kids
advertisement advertisement advertisement Buzz Aldrin, living legend, was one of the very first humans to ever walk on the moon. These days, Aldrin has fashioned himself as an elder statesman for space exploration, and has set his sights even higher: Mars. advertisement advertisement In recent years, space travel has returned to the spotlight thanks to private sector players like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic, and Aldrin is pushing for an audacious (and difficult) goal: the colonization of Mars by astronauts who would never return to Earth. Aldrin likens the idea to the Pilgrims migrating from Europe to present-day Massachusetts and argues it should be the whole world, not just the United States, working on the project. Over the past few months, Aldrin has been conducting a bit of a publicity blitz on behalf of the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11, which has included everything from moon landing-themed sneakers to a high-end … [Read more...] about Buzz Aldrin’s New Mission: Life On Mars