I'm going to try out a new feature every Tuesday, which I'll call "Tidbit Tuesday" (catchy alliteration, huh). I welcome anyone sending me an item they think would be worth being included, and I'll put it before my editorial board for consideration (that would be me).
From BusinessWeek.com: "Jude Werra's semiannual barometer of executive résumé deception—his very own "Liars Index"—hit a five-year high, based on his review of résumés he received during the first half of 2007. He figures that about 16% of executive résumés contain false academic claims and/or material omissions relating to educational experience. That was up five percentage points from the levels he witnessed between July and December of last year."
From CareerJournal.com: It's OK to omit your Social Security number on a job application, or even supply a false one, since indentity theft is such a big problem these days. Just let the employer know that you'd prefer not to give the number unless you get the job, or that you're supplying a fake in order to protect your privacy.
Job of the week at Portolio.com is doorknob desinger Ryan Hale. A mid- to senior-level designer can expect to earn between $75,000 and $100,000, while a background in industrial design and an engineering degree is helpful. Also, having experience working with architects is a plus. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were about 6,000 specialty design jobs in 2004. So the number of doorknob designers is significantly smaller than that.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Nobel Prize winner Mario R. Capecchi noted when he came to America as a child after he survived being homeless and alone as a child in during World War II while his mother was sent to a concentration camp: ''I literally was expecting the roads to be paved in gold -- and what I found actually was just opportunity.''
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