Wednesday, February 17, 2010

need the perfect resume without the experience?

I read about this website and its services online today, and I am shocked! provides services that allows you to "choose your career history". Sounds suspicious yet?
On the website, it explains how to create the perfect employment history. You can choose your industry, position title, salary, and other important employment details. They also provide a real company address, a company logo, and even a phone number. They even offer letters of recommendation for those who don't have one. On the faq site they state that since a resume is not a legal document, it is not illegal to lie on one.

Go visit it yourself:

Isn't this ridiculous? This seems to undermine the very process of hiring on recommendations and references. Actually, a google search of "fake career history" brought up many other websites providing similar services.

What about after getting the job by using such services? The new hire would have gotten the job as an unqualified employee since he needed the fake references. This might get him the job, but it won't help him keep it.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Jill Bolte Taylor, on having a stroke

An instructor from a leadership class I'm taking sent us the link to this amazing video.

Jill Bolte Taylor, is a neuroanatomist who at age 37, had a massive stroke that took her 8 years to recover. I watched her TED Conference video, but she also has a bestselling book named "My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey".

Here is a quote from the talk, when Dr. Taylor talks about waking up the afternoon of the stroke:
"Because I could not identify the position of my body in space, I felt enormous and expansive, like a genie just liberated from her bottle. And my spirit soared free, like a great whale gliding through the sea of silent euphoria. Nirvana. I found Nirvana. And I remember thinking, there's no way I would ever be able to squeeze the enormousness of myself back into this tiny little body."

Here is the link on the TED website:

Watch it. These will be the best 20 minutes you spent of your day yet!