I placed an advertisement in the newspaper because I needed to hire two new HVAC technicians.
Business has been picking up since summer started and I thought two more technicians would lighten the load on my already busy HVAC service techs.
The day after I placed the ad, I got a couple of responses. One gentleman in particular had a stunning resume. The guy worked for a commercial HVAC installation company for five years. He was in charge of a team of guys. On paper, the guy looked perfect. I thought he was the perfect candidate for an interview, so I called the guy and set something up for the following day. During the interview, I didn’t get the idea that the guy was as knowledgeable as I expected. I asked the guy a couple of simple questions and he was searching for the answers. I expected him to be able to answer them very easily, especially given the immense experience on the guy’s resume. After the interview, I decided to call some of the references and HVAC companies listed on the resume. Three of the places never heard of the guy. One place couldn’t even locate his name in their employee database for the whole country. I’m glad I didn’t hire the guy during the interview, because his entire resume looks like a forgery. I’m not even sure that the guy has any real HVAC experience. The whole resume could have been printed online. It’s a good thing that I decided to ask a couple of questions during the interview.