Survey Shows Companies Don't Always Put Their Best Foot Forward When Interviewing
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August 28, 2012
Job hunting can be stressful, even under the best circumstances. According to a new report, potential employers are doing little to alleviate that stress. In fact, more often than not, they may make matters worse.
Staffing industry consulting firm CareerXroads has published its annual report evaluating the hiring and recruiting experience of Fortune's Top 100 companies, including Google, Whole Foods and Zappos. According to Recruiting Trends, researchers Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin created a fake applicant to conduct their evaluations. This year's fictitious character: Charles Brown, recently the marketing manager for a major corporation's Great Pumpkin division. Past identities have included the likes of: Chris Kringle, Ted E. Baer, Jack Coostow and Vinnie Boombotz.
Once Charles Brown's fake resume was complete, Mehler and Crispin submitted it to companies through their websites and analyzed the application process as a real candidate would experience it. The
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