0 By: Varun Asked: 18/03/20In: Screening How to identify fake candidates while screening? 0 Many a times we come across profiles which look authentic bu then turns out to be fake later in the interview process. How can we eliminate such cases at the screening level? screensourcing Share Facebook 6 Answers Voted Recent Ashfaq Ahmed BANGALORE, India 4 Questions 36 Answers 2 Best Answers 207 Points View Profile Ashfaq Ahmed Added an answer on 02/04/20 at 12:48 pm IT Industry has thousands of fake folks out there, its all about how smart is the fake candidate. If he or she is too smart, then he can bypass any strategy of yours or AI. But here are a few tips around how to minimise fake candidates There are a list of companies which provide fake certificates. Many large organisations have this list and this helps them spot fake folks. If you look at their projects it will be very similar or very small scale (school/college or some basic projects) Ask open ended questions to the candidates, this is the best way to spot fake ones. Here are some samples of open ended questions You have mentioned using spring, what was your contribution using spring in your current project? Can you explain me about the project and what was the use case of the project? How big was the team involved in this project, was every team member was based out of India or there is someone in client location? Ask for colleague or manager reference(name) for BGV, say you wont contact them until you are offered. But we take these details during the initial round itself. Asking such open ended questions which can be only answered by people who have been physically part of the project, this helps in weeding out lot of fake candidates as they would stammer or wont have a proper answer. Hope this helps 4 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp johnrambor 0 Questions 1 Answer 0 Best Answers 15 Points View Profile johnrambor Added an answer on 10/04/20 at 12:12 pm Hello Varun, Sharing a couple of links of my old blog posts that I had written a couple of years back. Still you might find most of the points relevant. I hope you find this useful. How to identify fake candidates via CV Screening? How to identify fake candidates via Phone Screening? Happy Recruiting! 3 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Jonathan Kidder 0 Questions 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 20 Points View Profile Jonathan Kidder Added an answer on 17/04/20 at 3:20 am Another great tip is to reverse search an image on google. You can easily spot a fake LinkedIn profile that way too. I recommend using this extension tool: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tineye-reverse-image-sear/haebnnbpedcbhciplfhjjkbafijpncjl?hl=en 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Arumugam V Bengaluru, India 0 Questions 1 Answer 0 Best Answers 8 Points View Profile Arumugam V Added an answer on 12/06/20 at 9:05 pm This answer was edited. Hello Varun, To answer your question, We should dig deep in a resume and look for: Analyzing their gaps between education & employment We need to check if they moved carrier from functional to technical also if they had self-employment period. They dont give proper justification about the reason for leaving a job. More importantly we should check the candidate email id whether they mentioned technology in that or not. Example Babu is a fresher, he wanted to get job so he will learn which very easy tech stack. Now he will check with his friends or relation circle and identify the top 2 to 3 tech stack which is demandable in the IT industry. he will go for a training in the institute and learn the datawarhosuing tech stack like and datastage and abinitio and then he looks for a job oppotunity, thats why he use to prepare to 2 resume & emaild such as firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Happy Recruiting!!!!! Arumugam V Outbound hiring || Building a techies team👀 || @ Mphasis 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp US Tech info 0 Questions 4 Answers 0 Best Answers 30 Points View Profile US Tech info Added an answer on 02/04/20 at 5:55 pm Hello Varun, well i can give my view, when you received any resume, never see from top to bottom, come from bottom to top, check his 1st project in India, if he mentions any company name or Bank name If he mentions any bank name simply you can say that its a fake resume check with dates after done his project in India, if he continuously mentions dates mean he opts guy. ask him India project or 2nd or 3rd project instead of the current project, if he murmured mean if he explained mean ok or else if he said anything considers profile is fake after getting his details to search in google with his full name or legal name you can find details check all his info with given company names or his social network you can find some info if it is genuine ok or else ask a candidate some Technical skills, and ask him in-depth questions you will know about his profile Hope this info will help you out, Thak you 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Varun Kapadia Bangalore, India 5 Questions 2 Answers 0 Best Answers 13 Points View Profile Varun Kapadia Replied to answer on 05/04/20 at 9:56 am Hi Ashfaq, Those tips will definitely help in minimizing fake candidates in our talent pool. Let me implement all those tips which you have shared and assess the situation for 1-2 weeks. Thanks for valuable inputs. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp You must login to answer this question.