Honesty is the Best policy for Job Seekers


By

Swati Bansal
Assistant Professor
Sharda University
Greater Noida
 


A job seeker is an unemployed person who is seeking for a job. There are some personal characteristics which are seen as universally desirable and some that are seen as undesirable in an individual seeking for a job. All employers see some personal qualities as desirable. For example: honesty, self discipline, team work,diligence,delicacy,etc.People may be tempted to make themselves look as attractive as possible to employers, but honesty is always the best policy, since many pre-employment tests have ways to spot fakers," said Chris Wright, associate professor of psychology at San Francisco State University.

Job-seekers in one of the study were warned that a pre-employment test could detect fake responses. Consequently, their answers were more honest than average - possibly improving their chances of being hired. Most people try to get there using an honest and reliable approach, while others may look to more sneaky tactics like office politics, extreme violence or by misrepresenting their work and accomplishments. Jobseekers should clearly know what employers can be expecting, in order to make the best hiring decision. In a tougher economy, applicants can never expect to get hired quickly unless they offer what an employer actually wants. It's only through a clear understanding of the job market that you can beat out the competition and increase your employability manifolds. Nobody likes liars. Employers don't either. They are always looking to hire applicants who speak with honesty, whether it's the information accessible on the resume or responses during an interview. Jobseekers need to make sure they never lie, as it reflects really badly one one's reputation. Most of the companies will conduct a background check to test your honesty or truth. Ethical conduct is not simply compliance with legal requirements but extends to honesty, respect for and equitable treatment of others, integrity and social responsibility. It is conduct that holds up to disclosure and to public scrutiny. Specialist Recruitment Services will act towards other members and non-members, candidates, clients and others at all times in good faith. Working according to basic principles is good not only for your employer, but also for you. It is more likely that you will leave work each day with a sense of satisfaction if your work is based on certain fundamental principles. A better sense of satisfaction at work often correlates to a happier life outside work. When compiling the CV, make sure that you are honest about the qualifications and experience you have. This does not mean you cannot tailor your CV to highlight the skills and qualifications you have that match the job you are applying for. Although, still ensure that all information you provide is true and correct and can be verified by a potential employer.

References

* http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-09-06/work/29739298_1_employment-job-seekers-job-appli cants
* http://www.hrmguide.net
 


Swati Bansal
Assistant Professor
Sharda University
Greater Noida
 

Source: E-mail February 24, 2012

          

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