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How to verify if someone is an alumni of an overseas university (US)?

I am working in the Human Resource Department of a bank. My job involves checking the authenticity of the information that applicants declare on their CV/ job application. It's not so difficult for me when I check there home qualifications and working experience, for I am familiar with our home country administration system and regulation about signatures/ seals, etc. However, I find it a big challenge for me to check some overseas degrees/ working experience of the candidates. The supporting documents are strange to me and I'm afraid I cannot know if the candidates are cheating. In a recent case, the applicant wrote in the CV that he studied in University of Webster, but during the interview he gave us feeling of uncertainty and untrustworthiness. If the degree is forged, accepting him will bring big trouble. Could you pls tell me a way to avoid this?

Asked By: Thuy M - 7/4/2007
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I would never rely on a document given to me by the candidate him/herself as proof of a degree, even in the U.S. It is too easy to get a good forged diploma these days. The only way to know if a degree is legitimate or not is to tell the candidate that they have to have transcripts sent to you directly from the school... More
Answered By: neniaf - 7/4/2007
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In the US we have a way of avoiding this for higher education, but I"m not sure what businesses do to avoid the problem. And it is a problem here in the US as well... More
Answered By: Mimii - 7/4/2007
 
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