How do I verify if a someone actually graduated with distinction?
September 6, 2010 6:15 PM Subscribe
How do I find out if someone actually graduated with distinction?
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (35 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I've received a resume for a project, and there seems to be something a bit off about it. I not only googled the applicant's name but also some projects he claimed to have worked on and came up with nothing. I mean really nothing. However, the applicant's resume is FILLED with accolades and honors (the type that would surely be documented in at least a few publications). He claims to have graduated with distinction, and yet I can not find one reference to him on the school's website or in local publications. I've searched for references to this person through relevant scholarly databases and come up with bupkis. How can I verify that this person actually graduated with distinction*?
* Note: At this point, I am not interested in verifying this information to hire him. However, this resume brought up an interesting problem. It seems odd to me that I can not find one trace of him on the web, but perhaps I am wrong about how easy this information would be to find. I figured the super sleuths of mefi could set me straight.