eLearning Micro-Scenario – What to Do When Employees Pump Up Resumes

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Here’s another dose of our weekly vignette, free, as always, for you to use. These vignettes are short, real- life depictions that learners can readily relate to. Vignettes are proven effective and worthy additions to your learning programs. They not only help learners focus but also deepen their understanding and retention of significant context immediately applicable to job performance.

This week, the vignette “ Pumping Up the Resume” will take us through a situation where Paula, a company manager, faces a dilemma when one of her direct reports, Jeff, admits to pumping up his resume. Though he had quite an impressive college record, he decided to include a last-minute tweak in his resume indicating that he was a member of an Honor Society even though he really wasn’t.

Paula’s decision in this predicament could greatly affect both the company and Jeff’s career, therefore, it is crucial that she makes the right choice. How should Paula deal with Jeff’s dishonesty? Should she consider it as a grave offense, or weigh it against Jeff’s other contributions to the company? What consequences are involved? Click here and watch the vignette for “Pumping Up the Resume”.

How to Use the Vignette

Although the situation presented is specific, this vignette covers a wide range of topics, including conflict-resolution, work ethics and other management-related issues. This vignette is very useful for eLearning sessions that require your learners’ undivided attention, especially those that deal with specific situations that need to be resolved in a timely manner. Use it as part of your lessons or as a post-training test. Face-to-face, eLearning or webinar, this vignette is a sure way to push your learners to the EDGE.

Vignettes are powerful and hi-impact learning tools that add depth and enhance your classroom training, eLearning activities and social learning communities. Click here to view “Pumping Up the Resume”.

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Ray Jimenez, PhD
Vignettes Learning
“Helping Learners Learn Their Way”