Schmidt said he learned some advanced techniques from working with a well-heeled client who had sold an internet company in the mid-2000s, then taken some time off that he wanted to retroactively erase from his résumé. The client was willing to hire investigative firms to check his references, then work with Career Excuse to fill in the holes, Schmidt said.
"The highest technology we use is the phone"
Providing fake job references has become a cat and mouse game, of sorts, as more employers have gotten wise to the practice. More and more, hiring managers are outsourcing reference checks to specialized firms who are more savvy about weeding out dubious references."This is why we tell HR people that they really shouldn't be doing verifications themselves," said Christine Cunneen, who is the CEO of the background check firm Hire Image and the chair of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners.
"This is why we tell HR people that they really shouldn't be doing verifications themselves"