Kirk Johnson, Managing Director of Sanford Rose Associates® – Corona, Featured in American Express, How to Tell if a Job Candidate Is Lying to You

Dallas, TX 10/21/2014

By Geoff Williams

Most employers don’t expect job candidates to lie in an interview. After all, in this day and age, when it’s so easy to do a background check, why would anyone take a chance and lie about something you can confirm with a few mouse clicks?

So while some lies may be little more than white lies, it’s the ones that are more blatant that can end up causing future problems. Kirk Johnson, Managing Director of Kirk Johnson Executive Search, says, “I’ve had job candidates customize a resume with fictitious employers … and candidates who claimed they were still employed by their most recent employer when, in fact, they were let go months ago.”

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