What follows is a true story. Names, places, and companies have been changed to protect the innocent (or not so innocent).
I was catfished by a candidate. And not just during a phone screen. This guy made it through a recruiting agency, a phone screen, and three rounds of interviews. We were about to make the hire when everything unraveled.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, a catfish is someone who creates a false identity online. The motivation behind a catfish can vary from tricking someone in an online dating app, seeking revenge, simply playing a joke, or in my case, seeking a job.
I learned a lot from this experience (plus it is a pretty good story), so I thought it would be fitting to share.
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