Without your knowledge and old classmate applies to the company you work for. Knowing that you recently graduated from the same school, the director of engineering shows you the application and resume your friend submitted and asks your opinion. It turns out that your friend has exaggerated his participation in campus organizations, even claiming to have been an officer in an engineering society that you are sure he was never in. On the other hand, you remember him as being a highly intelligent student and believe that he could really help the company. How should you handle the situation? You should remove yourself from the ethical dilemma by claiming that remember enough about the applicant to make an informed decision.you don't You should follow your instincts and recommend the applicant. Almost everyone stretches the truth a little in their resumes, and the thing you're really being asked to evaluate is his usefulness to the company. If you mention the resume padding, the company is liable to lose a good prospect. You should recommend the applicant, but qualify your recommendation by pointing out that you think he may have exaggerated some details on his resume. You should point out the inconsistencies in the applicant's resume and recommend against hiring him.