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Verify the resume is true

Thankfully, it’s been about 13 years since I’ve had a resume. It wasn’t a fun job and I never knew what people would ask for. I always thought objectives for resumes were silly, but people had them.

Years ago, I worked at a third-party administrator (TPA) where a whole bunch of us left a TPA which was closing, as our block of business was sold to Bisys (now known as Ascensus). About 2 years after we joined this new TPA, some of us were asked to review the resume, of one of our former fellow employees. He was in compliance testing and he claimed he would hold seminars on testing. That was news to us, including the guy working for us, who used to run the day-to-day administration of that old TPA. Needless to say, he didn’t get the job.

Any resume you get, you need to vet. Degrees, job experiences, references, everything needs to be checked out. The greatest liar in the retirement plan business was a guy by the name of Matt Hutcheson, and he only succeeded by creating a career out of wild claims and a PBS Frontline episode.

As a plan provider, you’re involved with retirement plan assets at stake, verifying that what a candidate is saying, is true.

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