After four months on the job, a Yahoo CEO is out because he lied on his resume.
Scott Thompson claimed to have accounting and computer science degree.
Thompson embellished on the later and his resume padding extends pass Yahoo.
False statements about Thompson’s degree stretch beyond his time at Yahoo, which began in January. References to a “computer science” degree also appeared in his online biographical information on PayPal’s website when Thompson was president of the eBay (EBAY, Fortune 500) subsidiary.
Before leaving Thompson told his board of directors he has thyroid cancer and is beginning treatments.
Yahoo media chief Ross Levinsohn will be named interim CEO.
Take home lesson: Honesty is always the best policy.
So let’s start a conversation. Have you ever padded up a resume?