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Stolen Valor and Fake Resumes

Robert Miner, an eTeki executive and long-tenured IT & recruiting sales professional, sees a lot of similarities between our military personnel and our information technology personnel.  The basic similarities are obvious: drive, dedication, working long hours to complete a mission, striving for advancement, and a belief that a strong team can accomplish more than a group of individuals. The less-desirable similarity is both parties are having those accomplishments taken away from them by “stolen valor” (those impersonating veterans) and fake resumes (those claiming to have completed, or managed, projects they never did). How wide-ranging is this issue in recruiting, and how can we make it better and make sure only truly-qualified candidates are getting through the pipeline? Read the full blog on