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LYING CANDIDATE WON $104,000 SALARY – AND A CONVICTION

A job candidate was convicted of fraud after claiming on his resume that he had performed more than 50 specialist surgeries. He was named specialist colorectal surgeon at Alexandra Hospital in Redditch, yet only had performed six surgeries. Sudip Sarker denied lying to get the role, saying he had taken a guesstimate at how many procedures he had performed. He was suspended after it became clear he could not fulfill the job specifications. For hiring managers, the dangers of taking on candidates who are found unsuitable for the position, or have lies on their resume, can be damaging for a business. Michael Whittington, Head of Employee Screen at the Risk Advisory Group, said: Some discrepancies may be genuine slip-ups, but others are deliberate attempts by jobseekers to deceive employers in order to get ahead.”

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