When putting together your resume it is important to be completely truthful. You might be tempted to embellish the truth a little bit, or to even make something up in order to gain an advantage. Don’t! Doing so could be a costly mistake.
Fudging the truth on a resume is something that is done quite often. This is especially true with individuals who have been turned down for job after job and are becoming desperate. According to some studies, some 34 percent of job applicants have lied on their resumes. Areas that are most commonly lied about include education, employment dates, job titles and technical skills.
The problem is that lying on your resume is not only unethical, it’s much easier to find out about these days. All companies have to do to verify your resume is to do a quick search online. If they find out you’ve lied, not only will you not get the job – you’ll never have the opportunity to interview with them again. You may even receive a reputation for lying, which is the last thing you want following you around.
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