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Social Media Roundup: Is Your Job Applicant Being Honest?

Warning signs to watch out for in case someone's lying on their resume. Also: The scariest parts of business travel.

Warning signs that someone’s lying on a résumé. Also: the scariest parts of business travel.

Just because you can write on your résumé that you graduated from Harvard doesn’t mean it’s true. For companies looking to hire fresh talent, that’s a big problem.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. More in today’s Social Media Roundup.

Lie Detector Test

Let’s talk about me: People get to talk themselves up on their résumés, so right off the bat there’s incentive to fudge things here and there—which means  it’s easy to get burned if you’re hiring. So what should you watch for? “When looking at résumés the best way to pick out a lie…is to know what the most common lies are,” Blogging4Jobs‘ Eric Friedman writes. Among the warning signs: Education often gets stretched, as does salary. Read on to get a full picture of the red flags. (ht @ceVoke)

Don’t Get Spooked

Halloween for business travelers: Traveling abroad or elsewhere? Make sure you’re minding your p’s and q’s so you can avoid a scare. Business travel firm Egencia has created a new Halloween-themed infographic with some business-traveler safety tips worth keeping in mind—including how best to carry money, how closely you should follow corporate travel policies, and how you can avoid mind-numbing delays on the way. Check out the full infographic here [PDF], which is chock-full of tips. (ht @QuickMobile)

How do you stay safe on the road? Let us know in the comments.

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Ernie Smith

By Ernie Smith

Ernie Smith is the social media journalist for Associations Now, a former newspaper guy, and a man who is dangerous when armed with a good pun. MORE

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