I actually placed an advertisement in the newspaper because I needed to hire a few new HVAC specialists.
Business has been picking up since the warm season started and I thought a few more specialists would lighten the load on our already busy HVAC appliance repair techs.
The day after I decided to place the ad, I got a couple of responses. One gentleman in particular had a rather stunning resume. The guy worked for a commercial HVAC replacement supplier for approximately 5 years… He was in charge of a team of guys. On paper, the guy seemed to be perfect. I seriously thought he was the best candidate for an interview, so I called the guy and set something up for the upcoming day. During the interview, I didn’t get the sense that the guy was as knowledgeable as I believed. I asked the guy a few simple questions and he was actually searching for the answers. I expected him to be able to answer them easily, especially given the huge amount of experience on the guy’s resume. After the interview, I made the choice to call a few of the references and HVAC companies shown on the resume. Three of the venues never heard of the guy. One venue could not actually locate his name in their employee database for the whole country. I’m actually ecstatic I didn’t hire the guy during the interview, because his entire resume seems to be a forgery. I’m not even sure that the guy has any actual HVAC appliance experience. The whole resume could have been printed online. It’s a really good thing that I chose to ask a couple of questions during the interview.