I have a friend who is a Director of Sales for a medium-sized company. A few months ago, he had a major issue with one of his salespeople in another Midwestern state. The salesperson cursed out a customer on the phone (the customer was “pestering” him by calling his cell phone more than 1 time in the same day). He was let go by my friend.
Now it turns out that this salesperson is pushing his resume out to prospective employers. One of them called to verify his employment and had some interesting facts.
- Salesperson claimed to be a Sales Manager (he wasn’t)
- Salesperson claimed to win the President’s Award (they don’t have one)
- Salesperson claimed to be part of the Top Seller’s Circle (again, they don’t have one)
You get the point. Let’s just call it creative resume writing.