Have you ever shifted your dates of employment on your resume or LinkedIn profile? Have you wanted to have a certain job “disappear?” Perhaps there were some problems, and you were fired? What are you trying to hide? I am just being very blunt here.

It happens more often than you might realize.

One time I had a client who was looking for a job. He left the business he and his wife built after they divorced. When we met, the name of an earlier CFO at the company unexpectedly came up in conversation, and we found her on LinkedIn.

Irene Marshall - Tip Call Out -Don’t lie about your dates of employment

Did you realize that any recommendation you give shows up on both that person’s LinkedIn profile and yours? She did not know that.

Her recommendation said, “I worked with John Doe at “company ABC”. He was an excellent employee because he …..”

That was my client’s company! He said that he fired her for incompetence because she almost bankrupted them during her tenure as CFO. He totally understood why she didn’t want his company to show in her job history.

Accurate dates:

Earlier job, 2010 – 2014
CFO at my client’s company, 2015 – 2017
Next job, 2018 – 2020

Look at this now. The CFO’s job had disappeared, so the chronology did not match her recommendation for the other employee. Three jobs became two.

Earlier job, 2010 – 2016
Her next job, 2017 – 2020

But the problem is this: It is really important that your resume and LinkedIn profile tell the truth. You should not lie about anything that is written. You could lose a job offer if it is discovered.

I discovered the lie because I am very experienced working with LinkedIn.

If this is your situation, I can help you find a way, to tell the truth in a professional manner. All you need to do is visit my website for a free consultation!