Why Getting the Job Isn't Everything

It's OK to work hard for the job, but forgery would be taking things too far.


We all go to great lengths to get the job we want—new haircut, professionally drafted résumé, sessions with a career coach, and follow-up thank-you notes. But let's not allow desperation to lead us into such nebulous (possibly criminal) waters as this:

A Florida businessman who was reportedly rather interested in earning $300,000 a year as CFO of a packaging company has been charged with forging letters under the guise of a being a Securities and Exchange Commission attorney and sending them to an executive search firm. The recruiting firm had questioned the businessman about the status of an SEC investigation into his conduct at a previous employer.


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