Omission on Application

TitleOmission on Application
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsFunke, RD, Dillard, B, Potthast, A, Boxall, SF, Carr, E, Carr, S, Diaz-Sprague, R, Elliott, D, Funke, MB, Price, C
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractA doctoral student in psychology is having an extremely hard time finding work in his field. Based on a number of jobs he has applied for, he feels that companies may feel he is "overqualified" for the positions. In an application for a job in his field, he replaces a previous job title as "counselor" instead of "psychologist" and does not mention his years of doctoral work. At the end of the application, he is worried about signing a disclaimer that reads, "The information provided on this employment application is true, correct and complete."
NotesCase Study from the 2009 National Ethics Bowl. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2009
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