I was told this from a recruiter I am working with. We whitewashed my Heald work. Saying I was a stay at home mom caring for kids. Do not put this Heald or Everest work on a resume. Good luck.
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Way to keep it classy while demonstrating your intelligence and superior vocabulary.
Well, I doubt he's lying to his resume. In fact, he's not lying on his resume, either. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/can-i-leave-a-job-off-my-resume/
836 You're a faculty and lying to your resume?
I have honestly never been required to put more than three employers on an application. I choose my best three and only add more to show flexibility or a specific skill. Currently I adjunct for three different colleges, all for profit, and keep a full time at a non-profit. That is without Heald. I have recently taught for two other institutions, of which one was for profit. I try to send out at least 2 resumes per week. You simply never know when some HR person or department chair is going to be desperate for someone who knows the subject and the LMS and can start in 24 hours. I have stepped into several positions that way.
677, 679, thanks for the salient commentary. I suspect you're the same person who replied "you're full of shit" to any of the posts suggesting Heald would close. I'm sorry that the messages don't always suit you. Life is kind of like that.
543 GO F•••K YUORSELF TOO!
720 If you were from HR...FU!
Omitting information is not wrong. A resume designed to be a marketing tool, not a history sheet or career obit. (Applications are a different story.) Career coaches advise job seekers to omit jobs more than 10 years past, for example. However, omitting recent information can create gaps, and that's an issue in itself. "What have you done for the past X years?" becomes the question if a gap of more than one year appears. Questions about truth on a resume center more on embellishment of duties and titles, not on omitting information. Basically, if you were full-time with no other jobs and worked more than a year at Heald/CCi, you pretty much have to put it on your resume. Adjuncts and those who worked less than a year have more leeway.
545 - As an adjunct/contractor who worked for several schools simultaneously, I suspect it may be easier to diguise your involvement with CCI. If you were never officially "employed" by CCI/Heald, perhaps it shows up dfferently on a background/credit check. HR input, please.....?
You are one of the fortunate ones, 545. The adjuncts, even those with experience at other for-profits, were among the first to spot the corruption. We had a gen ed instructor quit before the end of a single term at our campus. Many of the longterm instructors were kind of lulled to sleep, and many of them are the ones protesting that Heald was somehow different from the rest of CCi. It wasn't. You are simply boiled frogs.
I, like many adjuncts, work for multiple colleges at the same time. For instructors like myself, it is a good idea just to leave it off your resume. It is not lying to do this. I think it is slightly ridiculous to assume an adjunct will only teach for one institution. No college or university pays their adjuncts enough to do that, regardless of whether the institution is non profit or for profit. Teaching at multiple institutions, I was able to identify the beginning of the end quickly and look for a replacement adjunct position months ago. Heald is one of three positions that I will never add to my CV. Also, by teaching at multiple schools I never have a span of absolute unemployment to account for and the loss of the Heald revenue stream was not as painful as it could have been.
You DO realize that your employment history is reported to the three credit reporting agencies, right? ( Equifax, Experion, and Trans Union).
Potential employers usually run both credit and criminal background checks, and will see Heald in one's credit check.
Do what ever you wish. Lying on a job application about past employment is a reason for an HR person like me to round file your application and move on to the next one.
A recommendation would be to list the duties, skills, etc that you attained from that employer and be honest at the interview. Best of luck to all affected.
P.S. Mc Donalds usually has open interviews on set day/s of the week.
102 - Unless there is more to the story, you have been given terrible advice. Lying so blatantly on a resume is easy to detect, and will haunt you for years. Dont do it.
249 - If it offers any consolation, this is what i experienced: If you stay in for profit education (not advisable) many schools recognize that it was leadership and not front line that caused the issues. Focus on your skills and accomplishments. Don't dwell on the mess that was CCI/Heald. If you leave the industry - as I did - no one really knows anything about CCI. Again, focus on what you learned, your accomplishments and skills. What did you do for Heald? Many jobs there have strong transferrable skills.
If you worked for Heald for more than a year full time, you're going to have to include it on your resume. I noticed one clever instructor happened to be working part time on other projects while at Heald. When Heald was doing well, his LinkedIn profile referred to being an award winning (Parthenon) instructor. After things went south, he pushed Heald down on his LI profile, and listed the projects. I think that was an absolutely outstanding move. If you can camouflage it, great, but don't lie.
102 Who was this recruiter working for?
I'm young and it's the only experience I have. I will have to live with this skid mark on my resume and hope for the best.
174 - You went to another for-profit? They are all going to get shut down over the next 5 years.
Yeah, it was all Kamala's fault.
For profits know the politics. I didn't have a problem.
Careful with OP's advice. If your new employer runs a background check and finds that you lied about your work history, you run the risk of losing that job as well, and will then have to explain why that happened to other prospective employers.
If you are in education as an educator, recruiters aren't needed.
The full time faculty and anyone in Business or CJ have the most to lose.
All other staff from admissions to CP are gonna have it tough, especially in the smaller communities.