A thorough resume verification process should include certain checks that cover each and every aspect of information provided in the resume. Below, we outline which areas you should not miss out in your CV validation process for job applicants.
1) Education Verification:-
Among the 1 out of 6 candidates who lied on their resume, 1.56 percent misrepresented information about their education in 2019. And this is just considering the discrepancies which were found out. Your resume verification process must verify the education credentials applicants present on their resume to make sure they are properly qualified for the job.
2) Employment Verification:-
No CV validation process can be complete without a comprehensive employment history check. A whopping 12.14 percent of all reported job applicants misrepresented information about themselves related to their employment history like which positions they held in which organisation and for how long, and so on. So, make sure you verify all employment-related information of your applicants.
3) Identity verification:-
No kind of background verification, including a resume verification is complete without a thorough identity verification. This is one of the most basic, yet extremely crucial checks that organisations must include in their hiring process. If an applicant is not the person he or she claims to be, chances are their entire resume is a lie. In 2019 alone, as much as 4,352 candidates provided fake IDs (Aadhaar, PAN, Passport, Voter ID).
4) Address check:-
6.67 percentage of applicants provided false information regarding their address in 2019 as reported by The Economic Times. Therefore, to ensure that applicants do not indulge in such fraudulent practices, and to verify their addresses so you can easily reach them in case of any emergencies, make sure your resume verification includes an address check.
5) Reference check:-
It’s a common practice among many job applicants of today to provide false reference letters or fake referees. In fact, 2.99 percent of cited referees did not respond in the year 2019, while 3.35 percentage of discrepancies in resumes were related to references. Therefore, make it a point to always cross-check every reference that applicants provide as part of your CV validation process. This practice will save you a lot of time, resources and trouble in the future. Ensure that the candidate’s resume states the correct information with background checks before investing your trust.